Cyclocross is back for 2023! We have got a 4 round mini series planned, spread over May, June and July. The exciting news for 2023 is that we have a new venue at Stromlo which has great potential to grow into a permanent cyclocross venue. We have already run 2 clubraces on this course, and rider feeback is good! The courses will be a combination of grass, fireroad and singletrack. There will be some fast flowy sections, plenty of off camber corners and some run ups. Proper cyclocross! As the best way to progress this venue to ride it, use it and improve it we are focusing our efforts on this venue this season and will run different courses in the same area for all 4 rounds.
Please note that race (and the final round) is on the Sunday.
Please get in touch at email@example.com if you can help with course setting on Saturday afternoon. We will set up from 2pm on Saturday, meet behind the pool.
For riders racing in B-Grade or C-Grade any bike is welcome, however for A-Grade Men, and A Grade-Women , in the spirit of cyclocross, a bike with drop bars and 35mm('ish) tyres is required.
The Junior race is on the adults course for those kids after a bit more of a challenge before stepping up to C-Grade. For Kids racing: please register as junior.
Beginners are most welcome to Cyclocross racing! A valid Auscycling, is required. We do not issue day licenses anymore, but you can purchase a day license online here or if you are eligible, a free trial license is available here. The cost of entry is $15.
NSW/ACT State Series point scoring The NSW/ACT series categories align with the club categories, with two differences: - In CORC club races we allow MTB in B grade while the NSW/ACT series limits this category Cyclocross bikes with drop bars and tyre widths of less than 35 mm. For this race, we will start B-grade together, but only those on cross/gravel bikes and 35ísh tyre width will collect points for the series. -The NSW/ACT series has a U17 (boys + girls) category that we do not offer in club races. For those that would like to score points in this category, please enter in C-grade (men or women) and write a comment that you are entering U17. We will then create a separate result sheet for the U17 categories for series scoring purposes. If you enter A or B grade you will not be allocated any points in U17.
Results The race is timed using the clubs electronic timing system and the results can be found by using this link
-Each grade will start separately with approximately 30seconds between each wave. The start order will be as follows:
Race 1: C Grade Women and Juniors. Depending on numbers this race may be combined with Race 2.
Race 2: C Grade Men, followed by B grade women, C grade women and Juniors(last)
Race 3: B grade Men, followed by A grade women.
Race 4: A grade men only
-All riders will need a number on their back . The timing tag needs to be attached to the seatpost. Without a timing tag you will not get a result.
-All numbers and tags needs to be returned after the race, in the same ziploc bag you got it in.
-There will be multiple categories on course at the same time. If you are being caught by a rider in another category or you are being lapped please be courteous and let them through at the first safe opportunity. If you are the faster rider, please ask the rider in front to let you pass.
-The number of laps for each race will be determined based on laptime for the first lap, and the target racetime for each grade.
-Have fun and be kind to each other
-Please stick around and help pull down the bunting after the race
The Course will start behind the Stromlo Leisure Centre (or The Pool). We'll set a different course for each race, and intend to increase the lenght compared to our last club round. Below is our last course which was a cracker, think more of the same.