Blackburn Cycling Club
2022 Damian McDonald Memorial Road Race - Eildon

Sun, 10 Jul 2022
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Thu, 02 Jun 2022 6:00 PM AEST
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Wed, 06 Jul 2022 11:59 PM AEST
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Wed, 06 Jul 2022 11:59 PM AEST

COVID-19 Notice

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

  • you will not attend unless you are double vaccinated (aged 18 years and older)*
  • you agree to follow Government COVID recommendations applicable to your jurisdiction
  • you agree to follow the events COVID plan
  • you agree to follow the events COVID directives
  • you agree that you may be asked to leave the event for non-compliance
  • Our intention is simply to run a safe event, we appreciate your cooperation
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Blackburn Cycling Club is very pleased to announce that the "Damian McDonald Memorial Road Race" will be ran again this year at Eildon, on Sunday 10th July.

Damian was a champion cyclist from Blackburn CC, who was tragically killed on March 23rd 2007, in a traffic accident in the Burnley Tunnel. In 1990, Damian won the Australian National Road Race title, and in 1992, he was the reserve rider for the Teams Pursuit at the Barcelona Olympics. The Australian Team went on to win a Silver medal, against Germany. It was also within this year that Damian was recognised as a Life Member, at Blackburn Cycling Club. Damian went on to win a Gold medal at the 1994 Commonwealth Games, in the Road Teams Time Trial, with team mates, Henk Vogels, Phil Anderson, and Brett Dennis. Damian also went on to win many Road and Track events, and also represented Australia at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.

Damian is remembered not only as a wonderful athlete, but as an amazing family man. This race will honour the memory of this cycling legend. RIP 1972-2007.




  • Sunday 10th July 2022 (Start time - 11:00AM)
  • Registration from 9am at Eildon Community Center

Event Type

Road Race - 84kms

Eligible Membership Categories

  • The race is an open to J19 and older (Men and Women) and will be graded depending on the number of entrants
  • There will be separate J19 Men & Women categories.

Entry fees

  • Open Grades (Men & Women) - $45 + cc merch fee
  • U19 Men & Women - $45 + cc merch fee

Event Details

Start lists/results link will be uploaded shortly.

Event Guide for all events - published 5 July 2022

Prizes / Awards

*Minimum $1000 in cash and prizes thanks to our amazing sponsors, trophies and your name on the prestigious Damian McDonald Memorial Road Race perpetual trophy (Fastest Male & Female)

Course Info

Damian McDonald Memorial Open Road Race:

The road race will start and finish near Eildon Pondage Power Station on Back Eildon Road. They will head east along Back Eildon road towards Eildon and turn left onto South Crescent before ascending Skyline Road up to the Lake Eildon Lookout. Then commence the descent and turn left onto U T Creek Road, again turning left onto Goulburn Valley Highway. They will return back onto Back Eildon Road at Thornton and finish near Eildon Pondage Power Station on Back Eildon Raod. For this 2 lap race a total ascent of ~828m will be achieved over a distance of ~84km. Representing the majority of the climbing (321m), commencing at 2.5 km into the race and extending to the 8.5 km mark gradients of 6 to 13% prevail. This climb will be undertaken twice given the two loop requirement.

Course Maps and Profiles

Damian McDonald Memorial Road Race

Contact Information

Blackburn Cycling Club

Glenn Lake M: 0415 368 486

Entry prices

Online pricing:

Regular entry

A payment card fee of $0.85 will be applied.

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