Northern Combine
Autumn Cycling Classic @ La Trobe University

Sat, 28 May 2022
La Trobe University
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Sat, 07 May 2022 6:00 PM AEST
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Event Summary

Event Autumn Classic
Club Preston Cycling Club (with assistance)
Event Director John Mitsinikos
Race Director Alison Skene
Course La Trobe University - Closed Road
Format Simplified Race Format:
Regular Graded Scratch Races w Intermediate Sprint lap(s) - see below
Race Notes

Race Results / Season Numbers

LIVE Race Results will be available here: Click here

  • Anyone without Season Numbers is asked to buy them at entry for an additional $15.
  • These are yours to keep (forever) & include; 2 x quality race numbers, frame plate with transponder (aka tag) & frame plate holder.
  • More Info here. Season Number Pre-Order
  • These can be purchased as part of your race entry and will be ready for collection at Rego on Race Day
  • Please mount your frame plate off your seatpost as advised.
  • Transponders DO NOT WORK in your pocket
  • To be included in timed results, you need your frame plate mounted correctly
  • Check the Transponder MASTER LIST here
  • Please help your friends get sorted with Season Numbers and tags.

Volunteer Season Pass

The Volunteer Season Pass is available again in 2022. $45 for a full season of racing.
Volunteers are the magic that makes this all happen, so thank you.
More Info here. Volunteer Season Pass

Event Specific Info

Rego Start Time 7am TBC
Race Start Time 8am - refer race schedule below TBC
Rego Location Latrobe University, Bundoora Campus, Science Drive, east side
Do I need to attend rego desk? only if you don't already have a season number/frame plate
Parking Car park 1 (refer map). Also easily accessible via Darebin Creek Trail
Toilets plenty on campus
Race briefing please line up on start line for briefing 10 minutes before your start time
Special Course Notices clockwise direction
Finish Claims Please claim
Red rear light required? no, as it's on a closed road
Presentations as soon as practicable following each race finish, Thomas Cherry Courtyard/behind rego
License Collection / Number Return TBA
Catering House of Cards cafe will be open, other facilities may be open in the food court
Separate Women's Grades? Yes
Junior grades? Yes, juniors may also race adult grades

Race Schedule (DRAFT)

Notes on Placings

  • This is a graded scratch race, with 1st, 2nd and 3rd places awarded at the end of the final lap
  • Riders race for an estimated time plus bell lap
  • Intermediate sprints will take place (1-2 depending on grade), with a ($) prize for first in each sprint
  • Sprint location and finish line is start/finish line on Science Drive
  • Sprint lap will be signalled by a whistle and white flag
  • Sprint results DO NOT count toward final placings (ie NOT a points race)
  • Riders race as individuals (no Teams prizes)
  • Women' series points will be collected for each grade (1st to 3rd)

Race Fees

  • Fees:
    • Volunteers $15
    • Non-Volunteers $30.
    • Vol Season Pass holders - recognised for free entry,
    • U17 see below.
    • Season Numbers - Don't yet have your own season numbers? You can add $15 to your entry and have a Number Pack waiting for you at Rego - ready to use.

  • Waitlisting: - Races have pre-set limits per grade.
  • Scratching: - Scratching is a self-serve, automated refund via EntryBoss if withdrawing within scratching cut-off (generally midday Friday - pls see above).

Generic Race Day Procedures


  • Finish Line Area: - Please keep all finish lines free from congestion.
  • Racing Incidents: - Safety is important. Please report all race incidents to the Race Director, or alternatively via the post-race rider survey.
  • Spectating: - It is requested that family & friends watch from roadside vantage points & do not follow bunches in vehicles.


  • No License, No Race: - riders need a current license (or proof of renewal) to race. AusCycling accepted licenses only.
  • Red Light Policy: - The Northern Combine complies with AusCycling Victoria's red light policy. Riders are required to have a rear red light on solid to race. Spare lights may be available at Rego to borrow for riders who forget (no guarantee).
  • New to Racing: - AusCycling offer a 4 week trial license. Please see
  • On-the-day Entries: Sorry, on-the-day entries are not accepted.
  • Announcements: - Please check the Northern Combine Facebook page, twitter or website for any announcements regarding racing.

Women's Grades

  • Select races throughout the season will offer separate women's-only grades.
  • For most races, Women will start with an Open/Men's grade (combined start) but be recognised with separate Women's results and podium. This allows for a bunch race experience without the disadvantage of having to race men.
  • When combined starts are required, the Women's A bunch starts with C Grade, Women's B start with D grade.
  • WC start separately wherever possible.

  • Occasionally some women do wish to race in harder grades rather than with the Women's designated grade (for instance Men's B). This is entirely your own decision and something that is supported.

  • See for more details on the Women's Series Points. In every race, every female who starts gets a point. The best 3 female finishers get extra points.

Juniors Racing Senior Grades

  • THIS RACE U15 & U17 Juniors are welcome to race senior grades as long as AusCycling Tech Reg distance and roll-out/age-appropriate gearing restrictions are adhered to.
  • Junior pricing will apply - but no prize money will be awarded. (applies to U17 only. No restrictions on U19)

More Information

Special Offers from our Major Event Partner - La Trobe University

10% Discount on High Performance Programs

Entry prices

Online pricing:

Volunteer Entry
Volunteer + Season Nums
Regular Entry
Reg Entry + Season Nums
Jnrs U17 + Season Nums *

Vol Season Pass Holders are recognised at entry and FREE to eligible events.