Northern Combine
Jack McDonough Memorial

Sat, 16 Apr 2016
Scratch (2016)
Entries open
Sun, 10 Apr 2016 6:00 PM AEST
Entries close
Thu, 14 Apr 2016 8:00 AM AEST
Scratch cut-off
Fri, 15 Apr 2016 12:00 noon AEST
Pay online by
Sat, 16 Apr 2016 2:00 PM AEST


  • Host Club - This race is proudly presented by Sunbury CC
  • Location: - Newham Circuit.


Due to a permit clash, this race will start at 2:00PM

Sunbury CC will now host this race, with Melb Uni swapping to a later date

Race Schedule

Rego Open: 1:00PM

Race Start: 2:00PM

Grade Laps Distance
A Grade 3 90km
B Grade 3 90km
C Grade 3 90km
D Grade 2 60km

* E Grade: E Grade is not offered at all races. Host clubs are encouraged to help resource E Grade where possible by providing Ride Marshals.
* Women's Grades: Separate women's grades are offered at specified rounds as part of the Northern Combine's Women's Series, subject to Commissaire availability. All races outside of the Women's series are regarded as mixed grades.

Race Fees

  • Race Fees: Volunteers $15, Non-vols $27.
  • Pre-Pay Only: - Race Fees are pre-pay only for 2016.
  • Waitlisting: - Races have pre-set limits per grade. Riders may be notified (via Entry Confirmation Email) they have been wailtisted once entries reach these limits. Waitlisted riders are generally still a good chance of a start after scratchings and rider re-grades. Riders not wanting to be considered for promotion from the waitlist should scratch.
  • Scratching: - Scratching is a self-serve, automated refund via EntryBoss if withdrawing within scratching cut-off (generally midday Friday - pls see above).

Race Day Procedures

  • No License, No Race: - riders need a current license (or proof of renewal) to race. CA licenses only.
  • New to Racing: - 3 Race Licenses are available for new riders ($55 cash on-the-day). Please allow time to process prior to race time.
  • Red Light Policy: - The Northern Combine complies with Cycling Victoria's red light policy. Riders are required to have a rear red light on solid to race. Spare lights may be available at Rego to borrow for riders who forget (no guarantee).
  • On-the-day Entries: Sorry, on-the-day entries are not accepted.
  • Spectating: - It is requested that family & friends watch from roadside vantage points & do not follow bunches in vehicles.
  • Announcements: - Please check the Northern Combine Facebook page, twitter or website for any announcements regarding racing.

Course Info

  • Registration & Start Location: - Newham Primary School (1271 Rochford Rd, Newham VIC 3442 -
  • Getting there: - Take the Calder freeway North West (M79) and take the C324 Exit. Turn right over the overpass then follow Woodend Wallan Road. Turn left into Coach Road to Newham township.
  • Parking: - Limited parking is available at the School. (Additional parking in a local farmer's paddock is currently being organised)
  • Toilets: - Toilets are available at the school.

Course-Specific Notices

  • Riders are reminded to avoid parking at the General Store whilst racing.
  • Parking at the CFA is strictly prohibited.
  • Parking on the roadside directly opposite the school is also discouraged.

More Information


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Entry prices

Online pricing:

Regular entry
Volunteer entry
Actions available
Donation info

Riders are encouraged to consider a voluntary donation to the Newham Primary School. This will be added to your race entry fee at payment time.