Ferguson Valley Mountain Bike Club
South 32 Wambenger Cup, State XCO Round 1, Wellington Dam

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SOUTH 32 WAMBENGER CUP

XCO State Series 2024 Round 1

Saturday 2nd March - 8am-12.30 pm

Wellington Dam Kiosk - hosted by the Ferguson Valley MTB & Collie Cycle/ MTB Clubs

AUSTRALIA’S BIGGEST PRIZEMONEY XCO EVENT!!

Over $7000 CASH and $5000 in PRIZES!!!

  • with additional new trails. Enjoy one of the many magnificent swim holes and more new trails after!!

Camping & Caravanning available next to the course in Collie!

Book via the Ferguson Valley Facebook site.

https://www.facebook.com/SWMTBC?mibextid=LQQJ4d

Date: Saturday 2nd March

Coffee: from 0700am

Registration/Race Plate Collection: from 0700 Registration Tent

Practice Timings: 07:00 AM - 07.50 AM

PRIZES

*EVERYONE IS A CHANCE

TO WIN $500 CASH

AND A FREE ENTRY INTO THE 2024 CAPE2CAPE!!!*

*Just by doing both races and being at the presentations in Collie at 1pm on Sunday

Points for the Wambenger Cup prizes will be the total of points accumulated from both rounds 1 & 2 on Sat 2nd & Sun 3rd In the event of a tie the round 1 event will determine the higher placing in the South 32 Wambenger Cup competition.

A GRADE MALE AND FEMALE

First $1000 plus Wambenger Cup Trophy

Second $500, Third $400, Forth $300, Fifth $200, 6th-10th $100

ALL OTHER categories U15 up amazing products and vouchers 1st-3rd

Fastest lap Male & Female $125 each


RACE SCHEDULE


Sprockets

Wave U13 Start Time Estimated Race Time
Under 13 08:00 AM 30 minutes


Wave U 9 Start Time Estimated Race Time
Under 9 08.40 AM 20 minutes

Adults

Wave 1 Start Time Estimated Race Time LAPS
Mens A Grade *20kmph + 09:00AM 1 Hour 30 Minutes 5
Under 19 Boys** 09:00 AM 1 Hour 20 minutes 4
Under 17 Boys** 09:00 AM 1 hour 4
Under 15 Boys** 09:00 AM 45 min - 1 Hour 3
Men’s B grade * 18-20kmph 09:01 AM 1 Hour 30 minutes 4
Women A Grade*17kmph+ 09:02AM 1 Hour 30 minutes 4
Under 19 Girls 09:02 AM 1 Hour 30 minutes 3
Under 17 Girls** 09:02 AM 1 hour 2
Men’s C grade *16-18kmph 9:02 AM 1 Hr 15 - 1 Hr 30 min 3
Women B Grade*15-17kmph 09:03 AM 1 Hour-1 Hour 15min 3

Wave 2 Start Time Estimated Race Time LAPS
Men’s D grade*14-16kmph 11:04 AM 1 Hr - 1 Hr 15 min 3
Women C Grade *12-16kmph 11:06 AM 1 Hr - 1 Hr 15 min 2
Men’s E Novice/Beginner *9-13kmph 11:06 AM 1 Hr - 1 Hr 15 min 2
Women D Novice/Beginner *9-13kmph 11:06AM 1 Hr - 1 Hr 15 min 2
Under 15 Girls 11:06AM 45 min - 1 Hour 2

*the speeds are a guide to choosing your appropriate Grade. The average speeds are based on what you would average on a single track loop including both up and down segments.

**Since the course in Wave A is quite challenging and more geared to advanced riders in these age groups you can enter Wave B in either D grade Men or C Grade Women on an easier course. Points given will be that after the last rider in the age group that finished the Wave A course.

Age is taken as your age on 31-12-2024


Race Information

IMPORTANT: Please enter 000 as your number plate as you will be issued with a new one for 2024, EITHER at Round 1 Wellington Dam Kiosk OR the following Day at the Collie Event registration tent. Please Make sure you get your Number Plate at least 30 min prior to your event. This will then plate be your plate to use for the rest of the season YOU NEED TO PAY $5 WHEN YOU ENTER ONLINE. (Not Required for U9/13 Riders)

We have courses and graded races to suit all ages, abilities and fitness, for 6 year olds through to 70 plus year olds.

All riders will get to enjoy new sections of trail, more challenging ups in Wave A with refurbished descents that have super fun steep berms in both waves to keep you locked in a flowing fast on the descents, no doubt generating big smiles. ALL ROUND!!

New riders are most welcome and we will host ride days leading up to the event the weekends prior.

This will be the first of 2 races forming the SOUTH 32 WAMBENGER CUP and the 1st State XCO Round. You don’t need to be doing any of the other rounds to take part. State series points will be allocated for each round, while points for the Wambenger Cup prizes will be the total of points accumulated from both rounds 1 & 2 on Sat 2nd & Sun 3rd.

The Start/ Finish and Village area Wellington Dam Kiosk Carpark so plenty of food, coffee and drink will be available close at hand plus easy parking.

The course is near the edge of the Wellington Dam, so you can cool down after finishing.

Camping/ Caravaning

is also available next to the Collie course with a spring feed swim hole on the lower Collie Senior High School Oval available from Friday 5pm through to Monday 1pm . Camping/Caravan spots for Potters Gorge and Honeymoon Pool are already booked out.

The trails

There will be an opportunity to practice on these trails anytime before the event including the morning of the event with Official Practice and Medic onsite from 7am to 8.30am.

Pick up of Number Plates will be in available from 7am onwards at the Registration Tent in the Kiosk Carpark Race Village area.

Come for the race, stay for the fun...bring the whole family and come on down to test yourself against the state's best, challenge yourself, your mates and make some new ones with a super fun adventurous group of friendly peoples that involved with running and taking part in these events.

ACCOMODATION

There is plenty of accommodation in Collie only a few hundred meters from the Collie trail site and 15 minutes drive from the Wellington Dam Courses! - but book now as there is big festival on in Collie that weekend. Bunbury is also only 35 & 50 away from the courses also.

Camping/ Caravaning will be available again on the Collie High Schools Ovals right next to the course with a beautiful spring feed swim hole 100m away to cool down in. We expect to make bookings available for camping from February Friday the 10th for Friday March 3rd through to Monday March 6th.

Driving Directions:

Easiest driving directions are to approach the event via Wellington Dam Rd turning off the Coalfields Hwy. Drive to the end of Wellington Dam Rd with event parking at the Kiosk Carpark.

Note if coming from the South, the Falcon Rd bridge beneath the dam wall is not in use ... you’ll need to come either via the Coalfields Hwy or via Lennard Dr off Falcon Rd then Right onto Honeymoon Pool Rd and Right again onto Wellington Dam Rd.

Directions

Course

Just Scroll though the

strava segments

on the maps below.

Wave A XCO loop

https://www.strava.com/activities/10530139985/segments/3189368825547152268/sharing

Wave B

Check out my effort on this segment on Strava https://www.strava.com/activities/10530139985/segments/3190622476613680490/sharing

U13

Check out my effort on this segment on Strava https://www.strava.com/activities/10530139985/segments/3190623178550050764/sharing

U9

https://www.strava.com/activities/10527659598/segments/3190624578292930730/sharing

See the Ferguson Valley Club website or Facebook and Instagram pages for maps of the courses.

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COVID-19 Notice

We are still taking COVID-19 seriously.
By entering this event, you agree to the following:

  • you must wear a mask if you have flu-like symptoms within 3 days of the event or had negative RAT or PCR test in the case of cold flu like symptoms when indoors in close proximity to others
  • you will follow all safety guidelines and directions of the event promoter
  • you will maintain excellent hand hygiene and use the provided hand sanitizers before and after your event

Entry prices

Online pricing:

Regular Entry
$40.00
Jnr U15-U19 categories
$30.00
Jnr U9-U13 categories
$20.00
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Trailbuilding Donation

Please consider adding a trail building donation to your race entry. 100% of funds go directly to the club for trail building. Thanks.