NCC Winter Criteriums
Mens, Womens Graded Criteriums.
NCC Online Nominations only.
Online nominations provides NCC with accurate records, improved race administration / management of results, and importantly direct access to rider medical and emergency contact information.
CA race License: You must bring your valid Cycling Australia race license or proof of information.
New riders: please see more information below.
Online entry $25
On the day entry Sorry, online entry only
NCC KIT: NCC members in NCC Kit entries are eligible for a $10 discount. Please nominate online, then sign-on on race day wearing your NCC kit and $10 will be returned to you.
Sign on: from 8am, closes 10min prior to race.
|Junior D||8:40am||10 Mins||Blue|
|Junior C||8:40am||15 mins||Yellow|
|Junior B||8:41am||20 mins||Red|
|Junior A Boys||9:00am||30mins||Green|
|Junior A Girls||9:01am||25mins||Green|
|Mens B||9:40am||40 mins +2||RED|
|Mens D||9:41am||30 mins + 2||BLUE|
|Mens E||9:42am||25 mins + 2||LIGHT BLUE|
|Womens B||10:21am||30mins + 2||DARK BLUE|
|Womens C||10:22am||25mins + 2||Light BLUE|
|Womens A||10:20am||35 mins + 2||YELLOW|
|Mens C||11:01am||35 mins + 2||YELLOW|
|Mens A||11:00am||50 mins + 2||GREEN|
NCC enforces strict grade caps at our crits in the interest of rider safety. We have been selling out grades regularly over the past 12 months, so encourage everyone to enter early to ensure that you don't miss out. You can scratch with full refund up to nomination closing time.
If you receive one of the five waitlisted places - this means you are first in line if anyone scratches. We will move these riders up if we can, but it is unlikely that you will get to race.
If you get Waitlisted (Doubtful) it is very unlikely that you'll get to race.
-Ask to race with another grade;
-Turn up on the night hoping someone doesn't show;
-Ask to be given special consideration to race.
NCC is a volunteer run club and we hate having to say no to people! We want everyone to be able to race, but it just not possible sometimes.
Prizes and premes for the season thanks to Giant Adelaide
1st-3rd in each Grade + 1st Women in each grade
(Women can claim a place and 1st Women)
Giant Adelaide Preme Sprint - preme sprint every grade
To assist our Line Judges, can all riders please claim places following each race. Claim with line judges and commissaires after your event in a timely manner regardless of transponders being in place or not. Thanks.
Grading is at the discretion of the handicapper, and not at the whim of the rider. Riders who request grade changes through EB without having their preference ok'd by the handicapper will be placed into their existing grade. Handicapping takes in more than rider fitness, but considers skill, ability to contribute positively to the race and appropriatness. The best way to move up a grade is to win. If you can't win your current grade, you probably aren't ready to move up.
Please check what grade you have been placed in by the handicapper via the "View startlist" button prior to the event starting. The handicapper reserves the right to handicap riders as they see fit. It is the responsibility of the rider to review the published start list. Please enter relevant information for the handicapper when you nominate. The earlier you nominate, the earlier you get handicapped. Changing of grades on the day is not permitted. Only the Handicapper or the Chief Commissaire may regrade a rider on the day.
Please do not request grade changes to our volunteers on the Sign-on desk
To assist in the development of bunch and race skills, an experienced racer from the club will lead the E grade race as a Ride Marshal. The first 10 mins of the race will be run under “controlled conditions.” This will allow participants to gain confidence and race experience, while developing their bunch skills. The Ride Marshal will lead the first half of the E grade race at a sustainable pace for all riders, ensuring that the bunch remains together for this part of the race.
Before the race, the Ride Marshal will be around the sign-on area. Look for someone in cycling clothing with a hi-viz vest. If you have any questions regarding racing, the Ride Marshal will be happy to answer your questions or assist you if they can.
Your first criterium may seem like a daunting prospect with many unknowns, but our experienced Ride Marshals are a wealth of knowledge and experience who are here to help. They can help you with:
- Pinning on numbers and transponders
- Bunch etiquette and race skills
- Tips to help you get the most out of your racing experience
First time racing this season? Moving forwards, we will be using AusCycling South Australia's Fixed Number System. When you sign up for your first race, you will be allocated a number for your grade. You keep these numbers and bring them to every crit you race. If you go up a grade, you exchange your numbers when you sign on for your first race in your new grade!
Are you new to racing? Then why not try the AusCycling Australia's 4 week free license, to try racing before committing to a full license, see link below. https://www.auscycling.org.au/membership/other/free-trial
Not quite sure which grade you are? Please feel free to have a chat with NCC Handicapper Peter Varricchio on 0411 118 262. If you have questions about racing please contact NCC on facebook messenger. If its your first race recommend arriving at sign on at least 30min prior to your race starting, to sign on, have your paper work with proof of license. Leave time to pin on numbers, zip tie on timing transponder and warm up / have a nervous toilet break!
If you have never raced a criterium before and not confident in your bunch riding skills, we recommended you attend a Norwood CC + AusCycling SA criterium training session. See the AusCycling SA and Norwood C.C. facebook pages for more details.
Through our Facebook page Messenger!