Ferguson Valley Mountain Bike Club

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- XCO State Series 2023 Round 1

- Potters Gorge - Wellington Dam

- Saturday 4th March -NOW A MORNING EVENT

-to better avoid the arvo heat.


Over $7000 CASH and $5000 in PRIZES!!!

IMPORTANT: Please enter 000 as your number plate as you will be issued with a new one for 2022, EITHER at Round 1 Wellington Dam Kiosk OR the following Day at the Collie Event registration tent. Please Make sure you get your Number Plate at least 30 min prior to your event. This will then plate be your plate to use for the rest of the season (Not Required for U9/13 Riders)

Date: Saturday 4th March

Coffee: from 0700am

Registration/Race Plate Collection: from 0700 Registration Tent

Practice Timings: 07:00 AM - 07.50 AM



Wave U13 Start Time Estimated Race Time
Under 13 08:00 AM 30 minutes

Wave U 9 Start Time Estimated Race Time
Under 9 08.40 AM 20 minutes


Wave 1 Start Time Estimated Race Time LAPS
Mens A Grade *20kmph + 09:00AM 1 Hour 30 Minutes 5
Under 19 Boys 09:00 AM 1 Hour 20 minutes 4
Under 17 Boys 09:00 AM 1 hour 4
Under 15 Boys 09:00 AM 45 min - 1 Hour 3
Men’s B grade * 18-20kmph 09:01 AM 1 Hour 30 minutes 4
Women A Grade*17kmph+ 09:02AM 1 Hour 30 minutes 4
Under 19 Girls 09:02 AM 1 Hour 30 minutes 3
Under 17 Girls 09:02 AM 1 hour 2
Men’s C grade *16-18kmph 9:02 AM 1 Hr 15 - 1 Hr 30 min 3
Women B Grade*15-17kmph 09:03 AM 1 Hour-1 Hour 15min 3

Wave 2 Start Time Estimated Race Time LAPS
Men’s D grade*14-16kmph 11:04 AM 1 Hr - 1 Hr 15 min 3
Women C Grade *12-16kmph 11:06 AM 1 Hr - 1 Hr 15 min 2
Men’s E Novice/Beginner *9-13kmph 11:06 AM 1 Hr - 1 Hr 15 min 2
Women D Novice/Beginner *9-13kmph 11:06AM 1 Hr - 1 Hr 15 min 2
Under 15 Girls 11:06AM 45 min - 1 Hour 2

*the speeds are a guide to choosing your appropriate Grade. The average speeds are based on what you would average on a single track loop including both up and down segments.

Age is taken as your age on 31-12-2023

Race Information

We have courses and graded races to suit all ages, abilities and fitness, for 6 year olds through to 70 plus year olds.

This is a SUPERFUN & FAST COURSE on the new Potters Gorge trails, to start the series off with BIG SMILES ALL ROUND!😁😜😝

New riders are most welcome and we will host ride days leading up to the event the weekends prior.

This will be the first of 2 races forming the SOUTH 32 WAMBENGER CUP and the 1st State XCO Round.

You don’t need to be doing any of the other rounds to take part. State series points will be allocated for each round, while points for the Wambenger Cup prizes will be the total of points accumulated from both rounds 1 & 2 on Sat 4th & Sun 5th.

The Start/ Finish and Village area

has been shifted to opposite the kiosk carpark,

so plenty of food, coffee and drink will be available close at hand plus easy parking.

The course still passes the edge of the Wellington Dam, in the bbq picnic area at Potters Gorge so you can cool down after finishing.

Camping/ Caravaning

is also available next to the course and spring feed swim hole on the lower Collie Senior High School Oval available from Friday 5pm through to Monday 1pm . Camping/Caravan spots for Potters Gorge and Honeymoon Pool are already booked out.

The trails

This year we will be using superfun trails just opened in the Potters Gorge area on the next to Wellington Dam. Both waves will be using the same trail loop that is guaranteed to have everyone smiling ear to ear. The new Elixer trail is a super sassy blue flow trail with lots of jumps and deep berms. Think Line manager x2 The climb is a relatively short switchback climb which instantly rewards you with a super fast trail flowing around the hill back out towards the kiosk carpark before another short climb and travers back to the Elixer trail. The race loop then finishes with a 1km loop on the Wade of the Potters Hotge campsite and Dam edge.

There will be an opportunity to practice on these trails anytime before the event including the morning of the event with Official Practice and Medic onsite from 7am to 8.30am.

Pick up of Number Plates will be in available from 7am onwards at the Registration Tent in the Potters Gorge Carpark Race Village area.

Come for the race, stay for the fun...bring the whole family and come on down to test yourself against the state's best, challenge yourself, your mates and make some new ones with a super fun adventurous group of friendly peoples that involved with running and taking part in these events.



Just by doing both races and being at the presentations in Collie at 1pm on Sunday


First $1000. Plus the inaugural Wambenger Cup Trophy Second $500, Third $400, Forth $300, Fifth $200, 6th-10th $100

Fastest lap Male & Female $250 each courtesy of Bunbury Toyota

ALL OTHER categories U15 up amazing products and vouchers 1st-3rd

Points for the Wambenger Cup prizes will be the total of points accumulated from both rounds 1 & 2 on Sat 4th & Sun 5th.


There is plenty of accommodation in Collie only a few hundred meters from the Collie trail site and 15 minutes drive from the Wellington Dam Courses! - but book now as there is big festival on in Collie that weekend. Bunbury is also only 35 & 50 away from the courses also.

Camping/ Caravaning will be available again on the Collie High Schools Ovals right next to the course with a beautiful spring feed swim hole 100m away to cool down in. We expect to make bookings available for camping from February Friday the 10th for Friday March 3rd through to Monday March 6th.

Driving Directions:

Easiest driving directions are to approach the event via Wellington Dam Rd turning off the Coalfields Hwy. Drive to the end of Wellington Dam Rd with event parking at the Kiosk Carpark.

Note if coming from the South, the Falcon Rd bridge beneath the dam wall is not in use ... you’ll need to come either via the Coalfields Hwy or via Lennard Dr off Falcon Rd then Right onto Honeymoon Pool Rd and Right again onto Wellington Dam Rd.



Potters Gorge XCO loops


See the Ferguson Valley Club website or Facebook and Instagram pages for maps of the courses.

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COVID-19 Notice

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

  • you must wear a mask if you have flu-like symptoms within 7 days of the event or had negative RAT or PCR test in the case of cold flu like symptoms when indoors in close proximity to others
  • you will follow all safety guidelines and directions of the event promoter
  • you will maintain excellent hand hygiene and use the provided hand sanitizers before and after your event

Entry prices

Online pricing:

Regular Entry
Jnr U15-U19 categories
Jnr U9-U13 categories
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Trailbuilding Donation

Please consider adding a trail building donation to your race entry. 100% of funds go directly to the club for trail building. Thanks.