This is the second of 7 events in the series. This event is a Criterium at the Yarra Boulevard ‘Tear Drop’ loop. Riders have now been placed in grades within the four overall categories: Junior Male/Female and Senior Male/Female
The event will be held at the Yarra Boulevard ‘Tear Drop’ loop, near the entrance to Yarra Boulevard from Studley Park Rd, Abbotsford.
Parking is available on Yarra Boulevard.
Upon arrival at the event village, riders must present their membership card (or email receipt of purchase) and receive their transponder and bib number. Riders must register at least 45 minutes before the start of their race. Bib numbers must be returned to registration after racing.
Bib numbers must be attached to the back and right hip. Each rider receives two bibs. Transponders must be fixed to the lower fork with the zip ties provided (there is a diagram provided in your rider pack).
Regulations surrounding the suitability of equipment will be in accordance with current Cycling Australia Technical Regulations* with the following exceptions/clarifications: •Roll out distances (junior gear restrictions) are NOT enforced at VICS events. •Only Cycling Australia approved standard road bicycles for all events [No TT specific bicycles for either ITT or TTT events] •TT clip on bars will be permitted for ITT and TTT events •Carbon wheels will be accepted at a maximum rim depth of 50mm for all events •All helmets must be Australian Standards compliant [For more information on helmet standards please visit: http://cyclingtips.com.au/2013/04/australian-helmet-standards-what-you-need-to-know/] •Schools will be required to race in matching jerseys or colours. Cycling specific jerseys are not mandatory *Please see Cycling Australia 2013 Technical Regulations for Road and Track: http://cycling.org.au/Portals/10/Rules%20and%20Policies/2013%20Technical%20Regulations%20update%20as%20at%2001042013.6.pdf
Under the Cycling Australia Technical Regulations, junior riders normally adhere to a maximum gear size during racing events. While the roll-out gear restrictions will not be enforced in the Victorian Interschool Cycling Series, the following ratios are recommended: JR11/13 - 5.5m JR15 - 6.0m JR17 - 7.0m JR19 - 7.930m
Food and drinks will be available all day
Medical support will be provided by St Johns. A mobile medical team will be present at each course at all times to attend to any medical issues.
This event would not be possible without the support of the following organisations: • Total Rush • VICS Organising Committee members • Event Commissaires • St Margaret’s & Berwick Grammar volunteers • St Kevin Volunteers • Event Volunteers • Hawthorn Cycling Club and Scotch college