Ferguson Valley Mountain Bike Club
South 32 Wambenger Cup, WA XCO Round 2, Collie

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SOUTH 32 WAMBENGER CUP

XCO STATE ROUND 2 - Hosted by the Collie Cycle/MTB Club and FVMTBC

COLLIE - SUN MARCH 3rd

AUSTRALIA’S BIGGEST PRIZEMONEY XCO EVENT!!

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

Venue: Collie Senior High School Sports Ground - Patterson Rd

Camping & Caravanning available next to the course in Collie!

Book via the Ferguson Valley Facebook site.

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

Coffee: from 0700am

Registration/Race Plate Collection: from 0700 Registration Tent

Practice: 07:00 AM - 07.50 AM

PRIZES

EVERYONE IS A CHANCE TO WIN $500 CASH!!!*

*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 the 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 of the day Male & Female $125 each

IMPORTANT: Please enter 000 as your number plate as you will be issued with a new one for 2022 either at Round 1 Wellington Dam the previous day or issued one prior the Collie Event at the registration tent. This will then plate be your plate to use for the rest of the season IF YOU HAVEN’T ALREADY ON THE ROUND 1ENTRY, YOU NEED TO PAY $5 WHEN YOU ENTER ONLINE. (Not Required for U9/13 Riders)


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 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 09:01 AM 1 Hour 30 minutes 4
Women A Grade 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 9:02 AM 1 Hr 15 - 1 Hr 30 min 3
Women B Grade 09:03 AM 1 Hour-1 Hour 15min 3

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

  • your age category offered when entering is calculated by your age on the 31-12-2023.

**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.

Race Information

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

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

This will be the 2nd of 2 races forming the SOUTH 32 WAMBENGER CUP and the 2nd 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 Wagyl Biddi trail network in Collie is mostly an undiscovered gem in Collie 500m from thee Centre of town, Next to the Collie River and a beautiful spring feed swim hole.

Camping/ Caravaning

is also available next to the course with a spring feed swim hole on the lower Collie Senior High School Oval available from Friday 5pm through to Monday 1pm.

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 Saturday the 10th for Friday March 1st through to Monday March 4th

The trail network

was a real hit for many riders over the last 2 years for those who love faster flatter, yet challenging circuits on offer. Of course we made them easier for the U13 and lower grade riders in the male D &E Grades and Female C & D grades.

The circuit was built 8 years ago by Common Ground with a new addition to the trail network added 2 years ago . The Dropped Pie zone which includes some nice jumps and berms plus the opportunity for kids to play on the unused jump lines when their event isnt on.

The trails have lots of variety with a blend of approximately 50% fast smooth flow trail, 30% fun rocky technical blue trail and 20% open connecting trails all with only 13m elevation which will be a nice change from the Wellington Dam event.

We are excited to present you with the opportunity to race on these trails again this year and further blow you away with what trails are available and being developed in the Collie/ Wellington Dam region, including the very popular new Kylie trail starting on the edge of town and the new 20 plus km of Wellington Dam trailsmostly completed late last year.

There will be an opportunity to practice on these trails any day prior to the race following the attached map and fully marked for official practice between 7-8am on the Race Day.

There are new jump lines near the Start/Finish area to keep active kids entertained and a fantastic beautiful crystal clear lake next to the trails to cool off in. The trails are great for spectators with plenty of access points to easily watch the race at multiple points with a short walk between each.

Join us on Sunday 3rd of March in Collie for the second round of the Cross Country Olympic (XCO) 2023 state series and the final round of the South 32 Wambenger Cup, with the first round being on the Saturday morning at Potters Gorge- Wellington Dam.

We'll be following a similiar format to previous events in the XCO state series with Women's, Men's and Sprocket's categories. PLEASE NOTE WE HAVE NOW HAVE A D CLASS FOR WOMEN NOVICE/BEGINNER RIDERS AND E GRADE FOR MEN.

The event centre will be located on the Collie High School Sports Grounds just 1 min from the town centre and presentations at 1pm in the Town Centre park stage (details below).

Come for the race, stay for the fun...bring the whole family and come on down to test yourself against the state's best in Collie on Sunday

Driving Directions:

From Collie town centre

  • Head South on Patterson Rd 400m off the Coalfields Hwy until you reach the Sports grounds and follow the signage.

Directions

Course

Collie XCO State Round 2, 2023 all loops
See maps on the Collie MTB or FVMTBC Facebook and websites to be uploaded soon.

Check out my ride on Strava. https://strava.app.link/gfl1tRhAXmb

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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Donation info

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.