Canberra Cycling Club
Alivio Tourist Park | Iron Mike (Monument 3)

Sun, 15 May 2022
Iron Mike
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The race that makes walking the next day something to be feared.

This event is held in memory of club hardman from the early eighties, Mike Paral.

Mike was formerly of the Canberra Old Boys (COBACC) who merged with the Canberra Wests to form the Canberra Cycling Club. Mike died in March 1983. Traditionally a handicap, the Iron Mike is now run as a scratch race.

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Combined Calendar

We are proud to announce that this year's road season will be sponsored by Alivio Tourist Park.

VCC and CCC are again teaming up to bring you a combined road calendar for 2022. Each road race is the result of a collaborative effort from the two clubs and supported by Alivio.


By registering for this event you agree to act in accordance with our COVID Safety Plan.

Event Information


Course start/finish is at the Stromlo Forest Park West Carpark.


Riders will ride through Uriarra Crossing and along Brindabella Rd to the end of the bitumen and return to start/finish. Each lap is approx. 50 km

Grades and Times

Open Grades

Grades and Times

Open Grades

Based on rider feedback men and women can register and ride in 'Open' grades.

  • Open A-C Grade - 2 Laps - 100 km
  • JU15, JU17, Open D & E - 1 Lap - 50 km
  • Come & Try & Juniors (U13) - Modified Course - 1Lap - 13 km
  • Juniors (U9, U11) - Modified Course - Half Lap - 6.5km

There will be Open placings and Women's placings for each grade.


Juniors will race distances that are in line with the AusCycling Technical regulations.

  • U9 & U11 8km max
  • U13 20 km max
  • U15 40 km max
  • U17 70 km max

Lap details

Juniors will race distances that are in line with the AusCycling Technical Regulations.

  • U9 and U11 will ride half a modified lap, starting at the top of the 3 Sisters and returning to the main start / finish location.
  • U13 will ride a full modified lap, starting at the start / finish location, turning at the control point at the top of the 3 Sisters, and returning to the start / finish.

If you are entering a junior rider we recommend that you provide a chaperone (outrider) to support them during their race.

Junior Rollout requirements apply and will be checked as per the AusCycling policy.

Race Schedule

Contactless rider 'check in' 09.30 - 09.50
First grade roll away 10:00

Be sure to confirm your start time at check-in.

Do not arrive at the last minute - allow yourself enough time to attach your timing tag and race number.

VCC and CCC Season Numbers

VCC and CCC Season Numbers will be used at this event.

Frame Plates and 1x Cloth Number

If you have been issued with a VCC or CCC season number ensure you arrive at the event with your number pinned and frame plate correctly fitted to your bike.

Non-VCC and CCC riders who participate will be issued a temporary number and plate that must be returned after the event.


There is off-road parking available near the start-finish. Please ensure that all vehicles are parked off the road if parking on the verge. All vehicles are to be kept well clear of the start/finish area.


The 2022 Alivio Tourist Park Road Series is run by volunteers from the CCC and VCC, but members from other clubs are welcome to volunteer and support racing in the ACT as well as receive the volunteer incentives set out below.

Volunteers will receive the following incentives at eligible 2022 Road Events:

  • Race Director once in the season - next race free, access to $10 race entry per race *
  • Race Director two or more times - access the whole season of racing for free *
  • Volunteer two or more times in a non Race Director capacity - access to $10 race entry per race *

To be eligible to claim these benefits you must have nominated and been allocated to a race.

Use this form to nominate for a race.

*Excludes ACT Champs events

Volunteer FAQ

Can I volunteer for a race later in the season, but claim my free race now?

You are expected to complete your volunteer duty on the date(s) you nominate in the season. If you've nominated and been assigned to volunteer at a race in the future you can still claim the appropriate benefits before you've volunteered.

Can I volunteer and race on the same day?

Race Director, Assistant Race Director, Turn Marshall, & FIrst Aid: You cannot race on the day you perform your duty unless you arrange for someone else (ie a friend or relative) to perform your duty on your behalf (must be as capable and willing as you are).

Other Roles (check-in desk, set up, pack up, van/trailer driver etc): You are welcome to volunteer and race on the same day. Just make sure you arrive at the race with enough time to do your job. Once that's done then get ready and race.

How do I claim my benefits?

Once you've been allocated to a race(s), we'll send you a special code that you'll plug into EntryBoss each time you register.


To ensure that we have a record of all participants registration is only via EntryBoss.



AusCycling Race All Discipline licences are required for this event.

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct licence. This will be verified when you register here.

No licence?

Not to worry! If you are eligible you can take out a 4-week free trial or sign up for a one or 7 day event licence.

Unfortunately, we can't accept other types of non AusCycling cycling insurance/membership.

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct licence.

On the Day

  1. Upon arrival please confirm your attendance at the check-in desk (including collecting a number and timing chip) and then move clear of the check-in desk area.

  2. A rider briefing, count and roll call will be conducted before each grade roll away. Please be ready when your grade is called.

  3. At the end of each grade ALL riders must visit the desk to confirm that they have returned from the course, and return temporary numbers and tags.

  4. Placegetters please wait for presentations and photos.

What's on at Alivio?

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Winner

Scratching and Cancellation

  • Scratching - Scratching is a self-serve, automated refund via EntryBoss if withdrawing within scratching cut-off.
  • Event Cancellation - Riders will be provided with a full refund if the event is cancelled for any reason.
  • Refunds - Refunds will not be provided for no-shows or if you scratch after the cut off.

Contact Information

Club Contacts

Canberra Cycling Club
Vikings Cycling Club

EntryBoss Support

Entry prices

Online pricing:

Senior Riders
Juniors (up to U17)
Pre-approved Vols