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

Sat, 8 Jun 2019 - Sun, 9 Jun 2019
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Two day, four stage tour – ITT, road races 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.


  • Stage One starting at 10am: ITT at Newbridge (all grades from U11 to U17)
  • Stage Two: Road race at Newbridge – U13: 17.8km – U15: 26.6km – U17 52.4km
  • Stage Three: Road race at Mandurang – U13: 19.3km – U15: 28km – U17: 28km
  • Stage Four: Criterium at Livestock (all grades from U11 to U17)

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Entry information

Entry fee: U11 $20 + payment card fee – two stages (stage one and stage four)
Entry fee: U13-U17 $40 + payment card fee – four stages
No on the day entries

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:


Rik McCaig: 0417 341 168

Entry prices

Online pricing:

Under 11

A payment card fee of $0.30 will be applied.

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