Norwood Cycling Club
NCC Winter Criterium

Sun, 11 Jun 2023
Victoria Park, Adelaide
Entries open
Sat, 08 Apr 2023 12:00 AM ACST
Entries close
Sat, 10 Jun 2023 7:30 PM ACST
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Sun, 11 Jun 2023 11:00 AM ACST

COVID-19 Safety Requirements

  • This race has strict COVID Safety requirements
  • It is important that you understand and comply with these requirements.
  • Please DO NOT enter or come to the event unless you intend to fully comply with these requirements.
  • Full refunds will be offered for a COVID Related Cancelation

NCC Winter Criteriums

Mens, Womens Graded Criteriums.

NCC Online Nominations only.
Online nominations provides NCC with accurate records, improved race administration / management of results, and importantly direct access to rider medical and emergency contact information.

Race Day Procedures

AC race License: You must bring your valid AusCycling race license or proof of information.
New riders: please see more information below.
Online entry $25
On the day entry Sorry, online entry only

Race Schedule*

Sign on: from 12:15pm, closes 10min prior to race.

Grade Start Duration Colour
Junior D 12:45pm 10 Mins Blue
Junior C 12:45pm 15 mins Yellow
Junior A 1:00pm 30mins Green
Junior B 1:01pm 20 mins Red
Mens E 1:30pm 25 mins + 2 LIGHT BLUE
Mens B 2:00pm 40 mins +2 RED
Mens D 2:01pm 30 mins + 2 BLUE
Womens A 2:45pm 35 mins + 2 YELLOW
Womens B 2:46pm 30mins + 2 DARK BLUE
Womens C 2:47pm 25mins + 2 LIGHT BLUE
Mens A 3:30pm 50 mins + 2 GREEN
Mens C 3:31pm 35 mins + 2 YELLOW
For Women and approved juniors wanting to race men's grades please make a note on your entry and we will jovially facilitate this. The only time this wont be possible is if the men's grade reaches it's grade cap where the clubs priority is that everyone gets to race before giving other riders the opportunity to race twice.

Presentations will happen promptly after each race. All place getters are required to attend the presentations to accept their prize. Prizes not collected are forfeited at the discretion of the race director.

Grade Caps

NCC enforces strict grade caps at our crits in the interest of rider safety. We have been selling out grades regularly over the past 12 months, so encourage everyone to enter early to ensure that you don't miss out. You can scratch with full refund up to nomination closing time.

If you receive one of the five waitlisted places - this means you are first in line if anyone scratches. We will move these riders up if we can, but it is unlikely that you will get to race.

If you get Waitlisted (Doubtful) it is very unlikely that you'll get to race.

Please don't:
-Ask to race with another grade;
-Turn up on the night hoping someone doesn't show;
-Ask to be given special consideration to race.

NCC is a volunteer run club and we hate having to say no to people! We want everyone to be able to race, but it just not possible sometimes.


1st-3rd in each Grade

To assist our Line Judges, can all riders please claim places following each race. Claim with line judges and commissaires after your event in a timely manner regardless of transponders being in place or not. Thanks.

More Information


Grading is at the discretion of the handicapper, and not at the whim of the rider. Riders who request grade changes through EB without having their preference ok'd by the handicapper will be placed into their existing grade. Handicapping takes in more than rider fitness, but considers skill, ability to contribute positively to the race and appropriatness. The best way to move up a grade is to win. If you can't win your current grade, you probably aren't ready to move up.


Please check what grade you have been placed in by the handicapper via the "View startlist" button prior to the event starting. The handicapper reserves the right to handicap riders as they see fit. It is the responsibility of the rider to review the published start list. Please enter relevant information for the handicapper when you nominate. The earlier you nominate, the earlier you get handicapped. Changing of grades on the day is not permitted. Only the Handicapper or the Chief Commissaire may regrade a rider on the day.
Please do not request grade changes to our volunteers on the Sign-on desk

E Grade - NCC Ride Marshal

To assist in the development of bunch and race skills, an experienced racer from the club will lead the E grade race as a Ride Marshal. The first 10 mins of the race will be run under “controlled conditions.” This will allow participants to gain confidence and race experience, while developing their bunch skills. The Ride Marshal will lead the first half of the E grade race at a sustainable pace for all riders, ensuring that the bunch remains together for this part of the race.

Before the race, the Ride Marshal will be around the sign-on area. Look for someone in cycling clothing with a hi-viz vest. If you have any questions regarding racing, the Ride Marshal will be happy to answer your questions or assist you if they can.

Your first criterium may seem like a daunting prospect with many unknowns, but our experienced Ride Marshals are a wealth of knowledge and experience who are here to help. They can help you with:
- Pinning on numbers and transponders
- Bunch etiquette and race skills
- Tips to help you get the most out of your racing experience

Junior Riding up

-All Juniors must race the junior racing.
-If a u17 rider has permission to ride up from the State Coach, (Josh Harrison), they may request to also ride the senior race after their junior race, but they must race the junior race first.
-All requests must be made before entries close, and no requests to ride up will be accepted on the day of the race (as the race program and rider list is already uploaded to the timing system and adjustments on the day are exceedingly difficult)

New Riders

First time racing this season? Moving forwards, we will be using AusCycling South Australia's Fixed Number System. When you sign up for your first race, you will be allocated a number for your grade. You keep these numbers and bring them to every crit you race. If you go up a grade, you exchange your numbers when you sign on for your first race in your new grade!

Are you new to racing? Then why not try the AusCycling Australia's 4 week free license, to try racing before committing to a full license, see link below.

Not quite sure which grade you are? Please feel free to have a chat with NCC Handicapper Peter Varricchio on 0411 118 262. If you have questions about racing please contact NCC on facebook messenger. If its your first race recommend arriving at sign on at least 30min prior to your race starting, to sign on, have your paper work with proof of license. Leave time to pin on numbers, zip tie on timing transponder and warm up / have a nervous toilet break!

If you have never raced a criterium before and not confident in your bunch riding skills, we recommended you attend a Norwood CC + AusCycling SA criterium training session. See the AusCycling SA and Norwood C.C. facebook pages for more details.


Through our Facebook page Messenger!

Norwood Cycling Club

Entry prices

Online pricing:

Regular Entry
Jnr A/B Categories
Jnr C/D Categories
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