Proudly hosted by Brunswick CC
Race Director(s): Andrew Gannon
Pop was renowned for his attention to detail, his preparation of the Allard Park cinder track is one example [similar to tennis court gravel], he would water, rake and roll the surface and no one would be permitted on the track for at least three hours to allow it to settle. Everyone could tell the difference if someone else had prepared the track on a Saturday. Pop was the Handicapper, back then every Saturday was a Handicap at Brunswick. The common goal of any young competitor was to make it to A grade and work their way back to Scratch. That’s what Pop would tell you and his words encouraged all to give it their best effort.
Pop’s daughter was interested in the bikes and he was drawn into becoming an active committeeman through her. Pop took over the president’s role when some Brunswick members convinced the relatively unknown Pop to put his name forward as President of the Club. The then (unpopular) current President was so annoyed that he did not nominate and Pop, a footballer, became the president unchallenged! Pop as a non-rider then went on to preside over the club for twenty years in the role as president.
Pop was organising racing in 1953 and 29 years later in 1982 was still a pivotal person for Brunswick and Victorian racing. All handicaps were meticulously handwritten using carbon paper. Pop was aided by a fantastic memory for riders and always gave great encouragement of riders of all ages perfect gentleman.
The E Grade will do 2 laps of the 30k circuit. The first lap will be under control with the group staying together and practicing skills such as handicap starts, rolling turns in various conditions, pacing uphill and downhill. After the first lap, the group will be under race conditions with podium places just for that grade. The group won't be part of the longer race.
Rego Location: - Rotunda, just off High St on the left hand side of the road after you turn onto High St from the Melbourne road. Google Maps
Parking: At Rego.
Toilets: At Rego.
Presentations: At Rego.
Race Number Return: At Rego.
Misc : Note: Race Start - Dirt driveway on the Broadford/Sugarloaf road – it’s about 100-200m North from the Broadford-Glenaroua Rd. PLEASE ENSURE YOU REGISTER IN TIME TO GET TO THE START Google Maps
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Select races throughout the season will offer women's grades as part of a Women's Series.
For scratch races not designated as Women's Series events, women can race in the standard Combine grades with separate recognition of results. In other words, there will be a race within a race for women's placings (with the composition of placings offered a function of how many women race). We strongly recommend you enter the following grades:
|Women's Grade||Combine Grade||Note|
|Women's A||C grade|
|Women's B||D grade|
|Women's C||E grade||May race with D grade (with calculated headstart) if no E grade is offered|
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