Victorian CX Series
VICXS R1 - Fields of Joy CX

Sun, 6 May 2018
VICXS 2018
Fields of Joy CX
Entries open
Sun, 22 Apr 2018 7:00 PM AEST
Entries close
Wed, 02 May 2018 11:59 PM AEST
Scratch cut-off
Wed, 02 May 2018 11:59 PM AEST
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proudly presented by Sunbury Cycling Club & Cycling Victoria

General Info

  • Men's Categories: - CX-A, CX-B, CX-C & Opens
  • Women's Categories: - CX-A, CX-B, CX-C & Opens
  • Kid's Categories: - kidz - generally graded small, medium, larger - Boys & Girls, (+ Young Guns see below)
  • Bikes: - CX races are for CX bikes (note: max 35mm tyres & drop handle bars), Opens are for any bike (inc CX bikes).
  • Series Rules: Cycling Victoria's Series Rules can be found here TBA

RACE SCHEDULE (Provisional)

Main Activity Start Time Duration Finish Time
Free Practice - may be partial course 09:30 40 10:10
CX C (40mins) & Open M (30mins) & Young Guns (3 laps) 10:10 40 10:50
CX B (50 mins) 11:05 50 11:55
Morning Presentations (+ Free Practice) 12:10 10 12:20
Kids (+ Seniors Free Practice) 12:20 20 12:40
CX WA (50 mins) & CX WB (approx 40 mins), CX WC (30 mins), Open W (30mins) 12:40 45 13:25
CX A (60 mins) 13:40 60 14:40
Presentations 15:00 15 15:15
Course pull down - all help appreciated

Subject to change depending on entry numbers.

  • Free Practice: - additional free practice will be available whilst kids racing is on.

  • Presentations: - See race schedule.

  • Start procedures: - Riders need to present for their race start at least 10 minutes ahead of the scheduled start time so that they can be Called-Up by Commissaires. It is likely that the first 3 rows will be called, rest in random order. Cycling Victoria administer the Series points and as such the call up order. First race of the season, call-ups are based on last year's series points. See series rules for further detail.

  • Riders in timeslots with multiples categories racing. - We generally stagger the start for riders with shorter race durations, which means once the chequered flag comes out, that signifies the end of the race for all categories. This means, for instance, WA racing for 50 minutes will start at the schedule start time, with WB who are racing for 40 minutes starting approx 10 minutes later - with everyone finishing together. It's still a good idea to be in the start area early for you call up, regardless of whether you have a staggered start or not (because: logistics of organising people).


  • CX bikes must run CX tyres - 35mm max width (as written on tyre with tiny allowance for tyre flare on wide rims). Definitely no gravel grinder or Monster Cross tyres in CX Race Category. Riders can race Opens with any tyre, any bike.

  • PITS will be in operation: - As is the tradition in Cross, mechanical assistance must be taken from the designated pit area. Spare wheels & bike changes cannot be taken from random locations on the course - only in the pits. Riders must run the course to the pits if their bike is unrideable. We will run double-sided pits so the max distance to pits should be no more than half a lap depending on course layout.

  • Series Races - minimum ages? - Open category races are not part of the VIC CX Series points aggregate and are regarded as 'club racing' categories. The minimum age for Series races is riders born 2003 (please check CV Series rules for DOB/effective date requirements). Older juniors (say U15), with suitable experience, looking to race the full course for a full race duration can enter Opens. Young Guns will be for a reduced number of laps and can be chaperoned (see below for more info).


  • Seniors: $30
  • Race & Vol: - $15 if volunteering at this race
  • Young Guns: - $10 (will be transponder timed). Please pre-enter.
  • Kids: - by donation (on the day) - no need to pre-register.

All senior grades are pre-enter only.


If in doubt, please refer to this article from the FOJCX way-back machine for advice regarding grading.

VICXS Series Points

VICXS is a race series, and series placings are determined by a points aggregate across the series. Please note that riders that need to change grades during the series, can only take half their points with them upon grade changes. Please take this into consideration when selecting your grade.


  • Everyone who races needs to be licensed for insurance purposes - including kids. Many licensing options exist, depending on age & what you ride (see below).
  • Riders can race on either a CA & MTBA race license.
  • PLEASE BRING YOUR LICENSE RACE DAY as it will need to be sighted at Rego.


  • On-The-Day Entries: - Riders should pre-register as on-the-day entries are not permitted at State-level events
  • Scratching: - online entrants can withdrawal with a self-serve, automated refund within EntryBoss prior to the scratching cut-off.
  • Licensing: - All riders need to be licensed to race. Either Cycling Australia or MTBA Race Competition licenses, or an on-the-day MTBA license ($30). PLEASE NOTE: No 3 Race Licenses (3RL) for State-level Events, although 3RL's can race Opens.
  • Unlicensed Riders: - if you are unlicensed, we recommend having a look at MTBA 2 Month Free trial licenses from the MTBA website. Cycling Aust 3 Race Licenses are also an option (Open Categories only). Kids 8 & under can ride on CA Kidz recreational license or get a $5 on-the-day license. Older kids need a race license or a day license or a MTBA free trial license. One massive benefit from having a license is 24/7 insurance whilst racing & training and we encourage all unlicensed riders to join a club and get licensed purely so they are covered.
  • Time Management: - Please aim to arrive with sufficient time to rego, get ready, familarise yourself with the course, say hi to mates and to warm up. Most people need at least an hour prior their race start.


  • Kids enter on-the-day. Pre-entry is not necessary. Kids are guaranteed a start (note: must be licensed for insurance purposes).
  • Balance Bikes and Non-Balance bikes race separately with separate courses. Non-Balance bikes will be graded by Commissaires on the day prior to race start (either by wheel size or age - to be decided based on logistics of administering the finish).


Young Guns is a special category allowing older kids with suitable experience to ride the full course (as a guide, say 12yo+ but depends on child). Young Guns can be chaperoned by a parent or other capable rider.

Anyone entering Young Guns needs to talk to the Race Director on race day to assess your child's suitability.

Spots are limited. Please allow time to have the required conversations. The course is tough and we want kids riding Young Guns to have a positive experience. Feedback on Young Guns has been fantastic but we recognise this category is not for everyone. Young Guns need to be Race Licensed (not Recreational Licenses sorry). Young Guns will be timed like senior riders so they can compare times.

Young Guns is more a participation category and allow younger riders to experience the full course. Older juniors (say U15) wanting to race the full course for full duration should enter Opens. Please note that CX is very physically demanding so please ensure your child has enough experience to know what they are in for and are likely to come away with a positive experience.



Address: Larkin Court, Essendon Fields, Melbourne Australia

Essendon Fields is 12km from the Melb CBD in the grounds of Essendon Airport. Follow the signs to Essendon Airport.
From the City, take the Tullamarine Freeway and exit left at Matthews Ave Essendon. Turn Right at lights onto English Street Essendon Fields. Continue straight (English St turns into Wirraway Rd) to first major roundabout on Wirraway Rd. Turn right into Larkin Court. Continue to signs for parking.


  • Parking: Follow the signs.
  • Toilets: Onsite toilets available. Alternate locations at Shopping Centre and Essendon Airport.
  • Coffee Guy: yes
  • Food: yes
  • Water: There is water but access is a little inconvenient (Some available at rego, tap will involve a walk or short ride).
  • Electricity: generator only



Series proudly presented by Singapore Airlines

Entry prices

Online pricing:

Regular entry
Volunteer entry
Under 17

Kids by donation (kids no need to pre-reg).

A payment card fee of $0.30 will be applied.