Proudly hosted by Central Coast Cycling Club
Location: Matcham Valley Pony Club
Start time: Registration from 8am; Racing from 9am Getting there: Wattle Tree Rd, Holgate. If you're near the RFS depot then you're very close. Parking inside the gate, please follow directions and drive slowly. There is some overflow parking at Paul Oval around the corner (off Milina Road) if required.
Parking is mostly inside the course, once in, you can only get out during the breaks in the schedule as listed below. If you need to get out at other times, park immediately inside the gates to your left (limited space), and don't go too close to the course tape. If you do need to move your vehicle in or out during the break times listed, please drive VERY SLOWLY and watch out for bicycles at all times. The course uses the dirt road in and out of the venue, and bicycles have right of way at all times!
What is Cyclo-Cross? Read all about it here
|08:00am||Sign-on desk opens||All|
|08:30am||Juniors Race (Modified Course) Any Bike, introduction to CX||20 Minutes||Pink|
|09:00am||Mens Open and Womens Open (CX or MTB )||35 & 30 Minutes||Green & Yellow|
|09:00am||Elite Juniors U17 and below (CX Bikes Only)||40 Minutes||Pink|
|09:45am||Presentation for Juniors, Mens and Womens Opens||10 Minutes|
|09:45am||Course Open For Practice & Vehicle Movements||10 Minutes|
|10:00am||Elite Women and Mens B Grade Race (CX Bikes Only)||45 & 40 Minutes||Purple & Blue|
|10:45am||Course Open For Practice & Vehicle Movements||15 Minutes|
|11:00am||Elite Mens Race (CX Bikes Only)||55 Minutes||Red|
|12:00pm||Presentation - Elite Races and Mens B Grade||15 Minutes|
Online entry cost is $15. Day of Registration is $20. If the race is cancelled due to weather (Ha Ha, this is cyclocross, we don't cancel unless high winds make it dangerous!! There are lots of old gum trees about the course), all online entries will be refunded.
Which Race Do I Enter? - We get asked this a lot. So, The Elite Races are for Elite racers (obviously) who are U19 or above and if you race A grade on the road you should be in there! Mens B is for anyone in a regular MTB/Road B/C grade level that has a CX bike. Men and Women Open is for riders U15 and above, and around a C/D grade level Road/MTB rider, or anyone who only has a MTB to race on. BUT, if you're an A/B grader, you should be getting a CX bike and entering the Elite/B race.
No License, No Race: - Riders need a current license (or proof of renewal) to race. CA and MTBA licenses allowed. Licences may be checked at any time so to make sure you can race, BRING your licence (physical or digital version) with you to every race.
New to Racing: - 3 Race Licenses are accepted. Please ensure you have organised this with a club or online via Cycling Australia prior to race day. See Cycling Australia Memberships Page for more information.
On-the-day Entries: - Riders are encouraged to pre-enter as it helps with race organisation, grading, names lists and general logistics. On-the-day entries are only accepted if space & time permits. Please arrive early if after an on-the-day entry.
To support families with junior riders, CCCC also offers the following:
Juniors under 19 years ride for FREE and race for the podium – no prize money
(Junior categories are calculated from date of birth, using Cycling Australia membership categories)
Juniors may race both the Junior specific (modified course) and another category, i.e. Mens/Womens Open or Mens B Grade.
All entries are provisional until reviewed by the race director and/or handicapper. If you are unsure of which grade to enter, pick which you think is the best, and put some notes in your entry for the handicapper to review. If you are an A grade road rider, please enter the Elite or A Grade race regardless of your cyclocross experience!
Disc Brakes: - Disc brakes have been approved for racing by Cycling Australia.
Race Briefing: - Riders MUST be at the start line 5 minutes before allocated start time for the Commissaires instructions.
Race Numbers: - Please pin them on ALL 4 corners (back left hand side) so we can read them for lap counting and time scoring, and return them to the registration desk on the appropriate colour pile at the end of your race please.
Announcements: - Please check the club website or Facebook for any announcements regarding racing.
Safety: - All competitors are reminded that bicycle racing can be considered a dangerous sport, and whilst all reasonable care is taken by the race organizers and officials when organizing this event, all participating cyclists have an equal responsibility to ensure they take all reasonable care by adhering to the road rules and any other conditions imposed by Police and/or officials ensuring a safe race environment for all concerned. Please refer to our Club specific Racing Rules for further information.
All riders entering a sanctioned Cycling NSW Cyclocross acknowledge they do so at their own risk and that cycling and cyclocross racing can be considered a dangerous sport which may result in injury arising from an act or omission of the rider, other riders, other vehicles, spectators and other obstacles and track and road conditions, and whilst all reasonable care is taken by the organizer and officials when organizing the event, all participating cyclist have an equal responsibility to ensure they take all reasonable care in adhering to the rules and other conditions imposed by Police, Council and other officials ensuring a safe race environment for all concerned. This clause is to be printed at the top of the event sign-on sheets and include signatures acknowledging the riders are aware of this point.