Bendigo & District Cycling Club
2019 BDCC Merv Dean Memorial Senior Club Tour

Sat, 8 Jun 2019 - Mon, 10 Jun 2019
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Three day tour - Road races, ITT and Criterium - proudly presented by Bendigo & District Cycling Club.

Merv Dean was a member of the Bendigo and District Cycling Club for 50 years. He was successful in both track and road cycling. He was highly regarded for his achievements in the Wangaratta Wheel and Road Races and in the Midlands Road Race. After retiring, Merv stayed very involved in in the club, serving as Secretary for 14 years and being a Club and State Commissaire. He was awarded a Life Membership of the Bendigo and District Cycling Club and VCI.

Merv was passionate about junior cycling. He along with other officials from Bendigo, formulated and introduced a training program to educate and develop junior cyclists. This was accepted by the ACF and is what we now know as the J Cycle Program.

Merv’s wife, Ruth is honoured to have this Club Tour named in memory of Merv as he enjoyed planning this tour and the courses to make them challenging. He won the Senior tour in 1966. Thank you to Ruth and Dean family for supporting this weekend.


  • Day One STARTING AT 1pm– 82km road race: start and finish at Bagshot Hall
  • Day Two STARTING AT 9am – 12km ITT: start and finish at Water Wheel Winery, Bridgewater
  • Day Two – 79km road race: start and finish at Bridgewater Football ground
  • Day Three STARTING AT 9am – Criterium at Huntly Livestock Exchange

More details to come, please check back.

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Entry information

Entry fee: $100 + payment card fee
Eligibility: A Cycling Australia Race membership is required

No on the day entries.


Volunteers are needed to ensure a safe and enjoyable tour. If you can assist with any roles over the weekend, please click on the link below to choose your role:


President: Garry Pontelandolfo 0419 311 890
Handicapper: Chris Eddy 0477 982 322

Entry prices

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Regular entry

A payment card fee of $0.30 will be applied.