Northern Combine
Hell of the West - Balliang

Sat, 25 Jun 2022
Balliang (Hell of the West)
Entries open
Sat, 04 Jun 2022 6:00 PM AEST
Entries close
Fri, 24 Jun 2022 2:00 PM AEST
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Sat, 25 Jun 2022 11:59 PM AEST


Following our pre-race course inspection, we advise a course change is required due to road works on the Geelong-Ballan Rd.
Rather than cancel the event, we will now be offering the Granite Hill course as an alternative.(still based from the Balliang Hall)
Alternate Course here
See further details below.


Sunbury CC request all riders have a timing tag (aka Season Number) to start.
No tag will mean no result.
More info below
LIVE Race Results will be available here: Click here

Event Summary

Event Hell of the West
Club Sunbury Cycling Club
Race Director Colin Bell
Course Hell of the West (Balliang)
Format Graded Scratch Races
Race Notes 20/6 Course change due to Road Works
COVID Requirements This event will comply with COVID requirements

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 09:00
Race Start Time 10:00
Rego Location Balliang Hall - note: back deck due to COVID
Parking At Hall
Toilets Inside hall
Race Start Location Balliang Hall
Roll out & Start instructions Riders will be marshalled in the car park of the hall & breifed by Commissaires
Special Course Notices Course contains 3km dirt sector per lap and 20% climb
Finish Claims Riders should Claim.
Fundraising Voluntary donation to Balliang CFA
Presentations Back deck of hall
Placings 3 person podiums for each grade offered.
(Separate U17 prize for any U17 racing shorter distance due to 70km age limit)
License Collection / Number Return Season number collection at rego, no returns necessary
Tech Guide TBA
Seperate Women's Grades? Normal combined start / separate results arrangements apply. Women welcome to race men's/open grades should they prefer.
Other U17s & U15s - We can pop U17's & U15's into desired grade after initial short loop resulting in 70km race distance. This means they can race an appropriate grade without breaching their tech reg max distance. Separate U17 & U15 prize as they don't complete same distance as grades doing full course, but a somewhat unique race experience. Must run junior gearing

Laps / Distances

Grade Distance Description Map
Men’s A – D, Women’s A-B 94 km
Start loop + main loop
Revised - Granite Road Loop (25km per lap) x 4 laps
course map here
revised course due to road works
Women’s C, Men’s E, U17 70km
Main loop
Revised - Granite Road Loop (25km per lap) x 3 laps
course map here
revised course due to road works

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).

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

  • 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)
  • Younger juniors (U15 and below) are requested to race with David Morgan.

More Information


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COVID-19 Notice

We are taking COVID-19 restrictions seriously.
By entering this event, you agree to the following:

  • you agree to follow Government COVID recommendations applicable to your jurisdiction
  • you agree to follow the Event's COVID directives
  • you agree that you may be asked to leave the event for non-compliance
  • we appreciate your cooperation, our intention is simply to run a safe event.
Entry prices

Online pricing:

Volunteer + Season Nums
Regular Entry
Reg Entry + Season Nums
Juniors J17 *
Jnrs U17 + Season Nums *

Vol Season Pass Holders are recognised at entry and FREE to eligible events. J17s can enter if distances allow.