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2024 BDCC Merv Dean Memorial Senior Club 3 Day Tour

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2024 BDCC Merv Dean Memorial Senior Club Tour Sponsored by Profound Civil Contractors

DATE Saturday 8th June – Monday 10th June
Entries close Wednesday 5th June at 11.59AEST
ENTRY Entry: $150 Riders who bring a volunteer for corner marshals, hill climb & sprint judges, lead & follow cars will receive a $50 cash back plus daily lunch packages. Please note in your entry boss remarks to nominate your helper.
MERV DEAN Merv Dean was a member of the Bendigo and District Cycling Club for 50 years. He was successful in both track and road cycling. He was highly regarded for his achievements in the Wangaratta Wheel and Road Races and in the Midlands Road Race. After retiring, Merv stayed very involved in in the club, serving as Secretary for 14 years and being a Club and State Commissaire. He was awarded a Life Membership of the Bendigo and District Cycling Club and VCI. Merv was passionate about junior cycling. He along with other officials from Bendigo, formulated and introduced a training program to educate and develop junior cyclists. This was accepted by the ACF and is what we now know as the J Cycle Program. Merv’s wife, Ruth is honoured to have this Club Tour named in memory of Merv as he enjoyed planning this tour and the courses to make them challenging. He even won the Senior tour in 1966. Thank you to Ruth and the Dean family for their support.
FORMAT Road Race, Hill Climb, Kermesse.
A, B & C Grade Men’s combined with the Women’s Division.
Fields capped at: A- Grade 50 riders. B- Grade 40 riders.
C-Grade & Women’s Division-40 riders.
C Grade Men’s & Women’s Division combined will have their own GC Classifications.
Stages, Hill climb & Sprint competition combined.
Note: This is an individual event. No team racing
Bendigo & District Cycling Club members will be prioritised.
Club handicapper will have discretion on grading.
KOM SPONSOR: Innes Subaru Bendigo
LEADERS JERSEY: Giant Australia & Hip Pocket Golden Square
RACE SCHEDULE and DETAILS Day One Saturday 8th June • Start at the Sutton Grange Hall, 921 Faraday Sutton Grange Road, Sutton Grange 3448
12.50 Pm Race Director meeting all grades!
A Grade 1pm. 91.2km (3 Laps)
B Grade 1.10 pm 60.8km (2 Laps)
C Grade and Women 1.15 pm 60.8km (2 Laps)

RED Flag start for all grades till the finish line, 1 km up the road.
FINISH for ALL grades will be appox 1km from the Sutton Grange Hall on the Faraday Sutton Grange Road.
After Stage Giant Australia General Classification leaders jerseys Presentation & Top 3 Stage winners Presentations at the Sutton Grange Hall.

Stage time bonus’s- Stage Winner-10 Sec, 2nd 6 Sec, 3rd 3 Sec & 4th 1 Sec
Stage Prize Money for all grades. - 1st 150, 2nd $100, 3rd $50.
B, C & Women’s Grade. 1 Sprint & 1 Hill Climb on Lap 2.
A Grade. 2 Sprints & 2 Hill Climbs on Lap 2 & 3.
Giant Bendigo Sprint Competition at the Finish line.
Innes Motors Subaru Hill Climb Competition at the side of Mt Alexander/Joseph Young Drive.
Hill Climb & Sprint Competition time bonus’s
1st 5 Sec, 2nd 3 Sec, 3rd 1 Sec.
Hill Climb & Sprint Competition Final Prize Money, all grades.
1st $150, 2nd $100, 3rd $50.
Day Two Sunday 9th June. • Sunday 9th June.
Start-Sutton Grange Hall (same as Day 1)
9.20 Am Race Directors meeting with ALL Grades.
9.30 Am A Grade - 2 Laps 98.8km
9.40 Am B Grade-1 Lap 55.2 Km
9.50 Am C Grade and Women's-1 Lap 55.2 Km
Red flag start for All grades on the Bendigo Sutton Grange Road for approx. 2km
Stage finish for ALL grades on top of the North side of Mt Alexander, Joseph Young Drive ( At the telecommunications tower)

B, C & Women’s Grade, 1 Hill Climb & 1 Sprint
A Grade 2 Sprints & 2 Hill Climb
Innes Motors Subaru Hill Climb Competition on top of the ‘Turd Burger” Climb, North Harcourt Road.
A Grade-Lap 1 & 2.
B, C & Women’s-Lap 1.
NO PARKING allowed on top of the Hill Climb allowed. (500m down the road)

Giant Bendigo Sprint Competition at the Harcourt Township.
A Grade-Lap 1 & 2.
B, C & Women’s Divisions, Lap 1.

The Stage includes a 3Km gravel sector on the Harcourt-Sutton Grange Road

There is NO Hill Climb Competition time bonus’s on the Mt Alexander climb Stage finish.

RIDERS, SPECTATORS & HELPERS are not allowed to decent the opposite way of the stage finish.To get back to the start the Sutton Grange Hall, please descend down the South side of Mt Alexander to the Joseph Young Drive-Faraday Sutton Grange T-intersection and turn left. (Ride is approx. 9 Km)
Giant Australia General Classification leaders jerseys & Top 3 Stage winners Presentations at the Sutton Grange Hall.
Day Three Monday 10th June Harcourt North Kermesses 10th June information.
1 Lap approximately 11.72Km
Neutral start ALL grade to Old Calder Highway.
9.30 am C Grade & Women's 46.88Km- 4Laps
11 am B Grade- 46.9 km- 4 Laps
12.30pm A Grade 58.6km - 5 Laps

Giant Bendigo Sprint Competition for B, C & Women’s on the finish line on Lap 2.
Innes Motor Subaru Hill Climb Competition for B, C & Women’s also on the finish line on Lap 3. (Bell Lap)

A Grade Sprint Competition on Laps 2 & 4
A Grade Hill Climb Competition on Laps 1 & 3. (At the finish line)
Stage Finish 650 meters from the Harcourt North Hall on McIvor Road (Limited parking)
BONUS TIMES Stage winners: 1st 10sec, 2nd 6sec, 3rd 4 sec, 4th 2sec. Sprints and Hill climbs: 1st 5sec, 2nd 3sec, 3rd 1sec
PRESENTATIONS After race Presentations for all grades at 2.30 Pm at the Harcourt North Hall.
A, B , C & Women’s Divisions, Giant Australia-Hip Pocket Golden Square Final General Classification jersey & sash Presentation.
Top 6 on GC in A Grade
Top 4 on GC in B, C & Women’s Division.
Top 3 Stage winners for Stage 3 Kermesse.
STAGES Stage winner, 2nd and 3rd Place getter . (And have to make sure you claim)
CATERING Food and Refreshments available by Bayleaf Bendigo
Race Director Darren Casey 0409 196 554
Assistant: Paul Hadden 0402 776 877
President & B Grade Commissaire: Garry Pontelandolfo 0419 311 890
A Grade Commissaire: Peter Sens 0418 511 760
C & Women’s Grade Commissaire: Peter Benjamin 0414 796 721
Rider Safety & Marshal contact: Rik McCaig 0417 341 168
Timing: Sharon Pontelandolfo 0437 311 891
Ambulance: Brett Kemp 0409 183 889

The Merv Dean Memorial Club Tour is an Individual event and team racing will come with time penalties and disqualification.

Course Maps

Stage 1 -Lap

Stage 2 A Grade
B and C/Womens grade-

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