Northern Combine
Jim Fawcett / Mario Giramondo Memorial

Sat, 25 Jun 2016
Kyneton - Pastoria
Entries open
Sun, 19 Jun 2016 6:00 PM AEST
Entries close
Thu, 23 Jun 2016 8:00 AM AEST
Scratch cut-off
Fri, 24 Jun 2016 12:00 noon AEST
Pay online by
Fri, 24 Jun 2016 3:00 PM AEST


  • Host Club - This race is proudly presented by Coburg CC
  • Location: - Pastoria Circuit, Kyneton.

About the Memorials

For many Victorian cyclists, Mario Giramondo would be considered one of the founding fathers of our modern local cycling scene. His well known exploits on the bike, including winning a number of Melbourne to Warrnambool classics were equally matched by his personal and family’s commitment to supporting the development of young local cyclists. That support has been invaluable for many current and past champions and to this day; through his son’s work with Drapac Professional Cycling is paving the way for the next crop of talent.

Like many Northern Combine cyclists Jim Fawcett took up cycling later on in life but made up for lost time by not only excelling on two wheels but leading by example off the bike. During his time in cycling, Jim was a huge contributor at both the Preston and Coburg Cycling Clubs. In 1985 Jim won the Melbourne-to-Yarrawonga. The win typified the man – he rode off a middle mark, never missing a turn and spent the final 30km with one rider sitting on his wheel, unwilling to work. Undeterred he pressed on and took out the sprint in what was a popular victory.

He was a much loved ambassador of our sport and friend to many who still carry his memory to this day. Sadly Jim was killed when he was hit by a bus whilst training on the morning of 1 April 1987. He left behind a wife, two teenage sons and three young daughters.

Prizes will be awarded as follows;

  • Mario Giramondo Memorial: Overall Winner, Fastest time, 1st place woman

  • Jim Fawcett Memorial: Fastest Masters age rider

Race Schedule

  • Rego Open: 9:00AM
  • Race Start: 10:00AM (Limit away at 10:00, with other handicap bunches released at intervals)

  • Distance: 4 laps (84.4km) handicap(ABCD Graders).


  • E Grade: E grade may be offered depending on host club resource availability. This is yet to be decided and as such E Grade will be offered on a waitlisted basis until it is able to be confirmed. If you enter E grade and it is not able to be resourced, you will be refunded in full.
  • 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: - TBC (Showgrounds or Acquatic Centre)
  • Getting there: - Exit Calder Freeway at 2nd Kyneton turnoff "Kyneton / Heathcote C326" Exit. At the large roundabout shortly after exiting, take the second exit to Beauchamp St and continue to the T intersection with Mollison St. Turn left onto Mollison St and enter the Showgrounds via the main entrance (approx 100m after turning onto Mollison St).
  • Parking: - TBC Showgrounds
  • Toilets: - TBC Showgrounds. Public toilets are available.

Course-Specific Notices

  • Access to Circuit: TBC Rider will access the circuit under neutral

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