Hawthorn Cycling Club
Topbike Tours Hanging Rock Handicap 2024

Sat, 17 Feb 2024
Hanging Rock
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The famous Hanging Rock Handicap is back in 2024, brought to you by Hawthorn Cycling Club and thanks to our generous sponsors Topbike Tours (http://www.topbike.com.au), Pedla (thepedla.com) and many more. Join Australia’s biggest and best women’s road race event! A 65km handicap. women and non-binary only, age 15-+.

Course info

Two laps of a 32km course on quiet rolling roads around Hanging Rock, Lancefield and Newham. Course map here – https://www.strava.com/routes/17509743

Start & Finish locations

Colwell's Rd, near the park entrance


  • Rego opens: - 08:00
  • Race start: - 09:00 for first group away (limit group), successive faster groups start until the fastest group leaves around 09:40
  • Race finish: - 12:00 approx.
  • Rego location: - Hanging Rock East Paddock picnic area, entry via gate 10, Colwell’s Rd

Licences - easy!

AusCycling race licence required. Free 4-week trial licence available to anyone via this link - https://auscycling.tidyhq.com/public/membership_levels/4a938f38233d

Annual licence here - https://www.auscycling.org.au/membership/race-all-discipline. Please obtain licence before entering.

Handicapping - please read!

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. What was the race, which club, what was your handicap mark (minutes from scratch eg '21 minute group'). If this is your first road race it is essential that you provide information that lets us put you in the right group. Eg Strava and/or Zwift profile, FTP in w/kg, average speed in a hard group ride (hilly or flat?), best effort on a major climb eg 1 in 20, best effort in a TT/triathlon bike leg/gran fondo. We may ask for more information. "Please put me in the slowest group' or 'this is my first race' is not sufficient!


  • Race numbers and transponders - bring your Northern Combine permanent number and transponder if you have them (no need to front the rego desk), otherwise they will be assigned.

  • Concierge service for new racers - make yourself known at the rego desk.

  • Red light policy as per AusCycling Vic - on steady mode, leave room for your transponder behind the seat post (see pic below)

  • Provisional startlists will be published on the Friday on the HCC website and Facebook page


  • Parking - plenty of on-site parking
  • Toilets - public onsite, clean and plentiful
  • Coffee cart, hot and cold food, cold drinks available
  • Water - please fill your water bottles at home

Parking map

Please go to Area A. Click image below for printable PDF version.

Race Fees

  • Entry Fee: $30
  • $5 discount if you also sign up for Eastern Grand Prix on Feb 3 - use the promo code BOTHRACES
  • No on the day entries
  • Catering available at reasonable prices


Generous prizes (cash and merchandise) for 1st to 10th across the line plus fastest time

Perpetual trophy for the winner, plus spot prizes at the discretion of the organisers!

Timing & Results

This race will be transponder timed with live results published as you finish.

Use any of the Frame Plate mounting options below

Please do not put the frame plate in your pocket, it doesn't work
Please help others get their Frame Plate mounted correctly

More information

Check out this handy guide to handicap racing - https://tinyurl.com/handicapsFAQ And try the quiz! - https://tinyurl.com/4td2p8nu

Website: http://hawthorncycling.org/hanging-rock Updates: Facebook event (SheRace): https://fb.me/e/6nJriqn1H Email: hangingrock@hawthorncycling.org Race Director: Alison Skene

Entry prices

Online pricing:

Regular entry