Hawthorn Cycling Club
Melbourne Bicycles Hanging Rock Handicap

Sat, 16 Feb 2019
Entries open
Fri, 04 Jan 2019 12:00 noon AEDT
Entries close
Tue, 12 Feb 2019 11:59 PM AEDT
Scratch cut-off
Tue, 12 Feb 2019 11:59 PM AEDT
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Sat, 16 Feb 2019 11:59 PM AEDT


A 60km women’s only handicap road race, around the picturesque Hanging Rock area, 1 hr from Melbourne. This novel race format is all about teamwork: anyone who enters can win! Be a part of this celebration of women’s cycling!

Proudly supported by Melbourne Bicycles, Hawthorn Cycling Club and Change our Game, an initiative of the Victorian Government.

Open to CA race licence holders (3-race licence accepted)

Females only, 15yrs+


  • Rego open: - 0800
  • Race start (limit): - 0900
  • Rego location: - Hanging Rock East Paddock picnic area, entry via gate 10, Colwell’s Rd

Course info

The course incorporates 2 laps of the Newham/Lancefield circuit, with additional start finish close to Hanging Rock.

Total distance 64km, 555m total elevation https://www.strava.com/routes/15852656

Start & Finish locations

  • Start: Coach Rd, just around the corner from Colwell’s Rd
  • Finish: On Colwell’s Rd, 500m from the Coach Rd corner


  • Red light policy as per CV
  • Please provide the handicapper with useful information such as where you think you sit within your grade, who else is at a similar level (this is probably the most useful), how you fared in recent races, especially in handicaps - just do your best and we will try to make it as fair as possible.
  • Please note the water available at the rego location is not suitable for drinking. Please fill your water bottles at home. Potable water is available at Newham Primary School.
  • In the event of a CODE RED fire danger rating day, the reserve will be closed and the race will be cancelled/postponed. An extreme weather policy will apply on other high fire danger days (race may be cancelled at the discretion of the organisers).

Special Event - Miranda where are you?

  • After the race, why not check out the Rock? Participants can access the Hanging Rock summit walk via foot for free until 5pm.
  • Saturday evening (Valentine's Day) there will be a special screening of Peter Weir's iconic film Picnic at Hanging Rock, 7pm cost $25 adults, $10 children, $60 families http://www.mrsc.vic.gov.au/See-Do/Events/Events-Activities/Film-Night-2019


  • Parking: - plenty of on-site parking
  • Toilets: - public onsite
  • Coffee cart: - planning on it
  • Food: - BBQ or food truck

Race Fees

  • Entry Fee: Early bird price (before Feb 1) only $20, from Feb 1 $25
  • No on the day entries
  • Voluntary contribution to Newham Primary School (suggested $5)


1st to 5th across the line (will pay down to 10th if enough entries) plus fastest time

Massive prize pool of >$1000, 1st place at least $250 and unique trophy

More information

Website: http://hawthorncycling.org/women/
Facebook event on SheRace: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10157891790688222&set=gm.560490321078707&type=3
Email: amskene@gmail.com
Phone: Race Director Alison Skene 0427542100

Entry prices

Online pricing:

Regular entry

$20 Early Bird pricing until 31-1-2019 (11:59PM), $25 entry thereafter

A payment card fee of $0.30 will be applied.

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Donation info

Newham Primary School Donation

This race will be donating to the Newham Primary School (located on the course for the handicap race).

Please consider making a donation (which will be added to your cost of entry, with 100% of your donation going directly to the school)