The inaugural BBCC Road Race - Lismore 2023, proudly supporting the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service, will start under neutral conditions in the Lismore CBD, before heading north into Woodlawn and Numulgi rural countryside, and return back into the regional city. The course is set on closed roads from Woodlark St, Lismore, north past Woodlawn College, to Numulgi Hall. This is the turn-around for D grade, the beginner and E-bike race. A, B and C will continue up the challenging Duncan Road Climb to Hunters Hill Road for their turn-around point. The lap finishes back at the round-a-bout of Woodlark St and Molesworth St, which was one of the focal points of footage of the devastating floods in 2022. For the beginner and E-bike categories, this will also be the finish of their 1 lap race (20km with 178m ascent). All the remaining grades will complete laps as follows: D: 2 laps Lismore-Numulgi Hall (40km with 356m ascent), C: 1 lap Lismore - Hunters Hill turn-around + 1 lap Lismore-Numulgi Hall (52km with 549m ascent), B: 2 full laps Lismore-Hunters Hill turn-around (60km with 757m ascent), and A: 3 full laps (88km with 1147m ascent.). Features in this race include a neutralised start of about 1km. From Woodlark St riders will follow their respective commissaire's vehicle into Molesworth St and onto Winterton Parade crossing the Wilson River. Competitors will see an unassuming river that quickly grew and overcame all the roads and city of Lismore. About 250m later near the Pitt Lane intersection, is Kilometre Zero where racing begins. It is not long before riders will be in the Lismore countryside traversing rural roads through farming enterprises and historical settlements at Woodlawn and Numulgi. For A, B, & C grades they will also experience the Duncan Road climb: a 2km climb (and then a descent) with an average of 7%, but with pitches significantly steeper, before some smaller rolling hills along the ridge to the turn-around near Hunters Hill Road intersection. The climb will be a hot-spot for climbers to breakaway, but they will need to hold off the chasing peloton for the 15km return into the city. Riders will get a good look at the Finish line as it will be in Molesworth Street before the turn-around used to complete the laps. The course offers opportunity for the breakaway and for the bunch to chase them down before the finale over a small crest. This novel course will provide plenty for the rider and spectator. Link for Strava showing full lap for A, B, and C grades: Full Lap https://www.strava.com/routes/3111813068890327398
Link for Strava showing 3/4 lap for C (2nd lap), D, Beginner and E-bike grades. Lismore to Numulgi Hall lap https://www.strava.com/routes/3118870076529433656
A portion of each entry fee will be donated to the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service
SAFETY AND RIDER INFO PACK TO BE FOUND HERE: https://www.byronbaycycleclub.org.au/bbcc-lismore-road-race
Registration: Clyde Campbell carpark entrance from Keen St
Sundays: Registration from 6am to 7am. Welcome to Country 7.15am. Official Start 7.30am commencing with A grade, then B through to D and Beginner + E-bike.
|Juniors (to U17)||$20|
Please make sure you also contact club handicapper Glen Hannan (firstname.lastname@example.org) prior to your first event so that you can be welcomed and graded accordingly.
A reminder that racing is open to all AusCycling members who hold a valid racing membership. Please check that your membership is still active before your race. If you’re new to racing and have not held a racing licence before, you are eligible for a 4-week free trial. We strongly encourage new racers to take up this option and come along to try racing at our Cavanbah Centre events.