proudly presented by Ballarat Sebastopol CC & Cycling Victoria
|Main Activity||Start Time||Duration||Finish Time|
|Free Practice - may be partial course||10:30||40||11:10|
|CX C (40mins) & Open M (30mins) & Young Guns||11:10||40||11:50|
|CX B (50 mins)||12:05||50||12:55|
|Morning Presentations (+ Free Practice)||13:10||10||13:20|
|Kids (+ Seniors Free Practice)||13:20||20||13:40|
|CX WA (50 mins) & CX WB (approx 40 mins), CX WC (30 mins), Open W (30mins)||13:40||45||14:25|
|CX A (60 mins)||14:40||60||15:40|
|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.
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. http://fojcx.blogspot.com.au/2014/07/what-grade-please-be-guided-by-your.html
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.
Address: Ballarat Pony Club, Victoria Park, Ballarat (Entry at 255 Winter Street, Delacombe 3356)
The Ballarat Pony Club is on the southern side of Victoria Park in Ballarat. Take the Gillies St exit on the freeway and follow through to the southern end of the road. Turn left and shortly after turn left again into Winter St. Continue to signs for parking.
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