WA Cyclocross
Numbat Cup Three

Sun, 9 Jun 2024
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Thu, 28 Mar 2024 9:00 PM AWST
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Fri, 07 Jun 2024 7:00 PM AWST
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Sat, 08 Jun 2024 7:00 PM AWST

COVID-19 Normal Notice

COVID-19; It's here to stay.
Please be considerate and use common sense

  • Please do not attend if you have tested positive in the previous 3 days, think of the CX community
  • If unsure please stay home, don't race if unwell
  • Rest up and allow time for full recovery

The Liquor Barons WA Cyclocross Season for 2024

proudly presented by WA Cyclocross on behalf of Perth MTB Club

The Numbat Cup24 Series Sponsor

Special Thanks to additional supporters of WACX - don't forget to send a bit of love there way during the CX season


  • The aim is to have these plates for a couple of seasons so this will be your number for a while.
  • $15 one off payment and it's your number for the whole season.
  • 2023 Season Number Reactivation Charge for use in 2024$10
  • Keep and bring you plate and rear number along to the next event you enter.
  • These are your numbers and your responsibility.
  • Adult riders will be issued 2 numbers this season a front MTB style plate and race seat post plate, so you will have 2 RFID Chip that can be read
  • If you leave your plate at home if will be a $20 replacement fee

  • The Numbat Cup is the no-nonsense Cyclocross (CX) state series. No big cash prizes, no professional setups - just pure racing for fun! Local parks, local riders, and local businesses support it. There’s a grade for everyone, and you can race on any bike you choose. Don’t try it if you don’t like having fun!

    Numbat Cup Race Three Entry

    Entry Fee

    • Plate Fee $15 one-off plate fee for the RFID timing roll out, in 2024 don't lose it. Replacement plate will be $20
    • 2023 Season Number Reactivation Charge $10
    • Seniors: $30
    • Young Guns(U17): $15
    • Race & Vol: - $20 if volunteering at this race course pull down doesn't constitute volunteering. If that's all you can do just wait until the volunteering entry has closed then sign up at $45, your help at pack up is still greatly appreciated however help at set up is golden.

    • Kids(U9 & U13): - $10 per plate (on the day and keep for the series) - no need to pre-register - relevant license required (see below) no timing or placing will be recorded, please refer to The WACX Philosophy

    Please follow WACX on Facebook or bookmark WACylocross to stay current!

    Grades, bikes and tyres widths matrix

    Grade Bike Tyres Bars Gears
    Elite Men's and Women's CX Only 33mm Drop Any
    Wembley Cycles Kidz CX U9 & U13 Any Any Any Any
    Masters A (+40 only), Men's B, Masters B and Women's B CX Only 33mm Drop Any
    Men's C, Masters C and Women's C CX Only Max 35mm Drop Any
    Men's & Women's Open Any Bike (no pedal assist/e-bike) Any Any Any
    Mayeur CX Young Guns CX Only Max 35mm Drop Any
    Melody Wheels Single Speed CX CX Only 33mm Drop or Flat One

    Competitor's age is defined as at the end of 31 December of the competition year

    Cyclocross Categories

    • Men's Categories: - CX-Elite, CX Masters A (+40), SSCX, CX-B, CX Masters (+30) B, CX-C, CX Masters (+30) C, Mayeur CX Young Guns U17
    • Women's Categories: - CX-Elite, CX Masters A (+40), CX-B, CX-C, Mayeur CX Young Guns U17

    Any Other Bike Categories

    • Men's Categorie: - Open (any bike or +35mm tyre width)
    • Women's Categorie: - Open (any bike or +35mm tyre width)


    Main Activity Start Time Duration Finish Time
    Arrive - and general chin wag 0745 05 0750
    Course outline and construction tips 0750 10 0800
    Course set up - the best part of the day 0800 2:30 1030
    Wembley Cycles Kidz CX (U13 & U9) any bike - must wear a helmet (please write names on number plate) 1100 20 1130
    Wembley Cycles Kidz CX (U13 & U9) - Presentations Course adjustment and free practice 1130 20 1150
    Men & Women Combined Men & Women CX C CX Bike Only, CX-Masters C +30 CX Bike Only, Men & Women Mayeur CX Young Guns CX Bike Only and Men & Women Open any bike with +35mm tyres (30mins) 1200 30 1240
    Men & Women Combined CX W Elite CX Bike Only (45-50 mins), Bike DR Single Speed CX CX Bike Only (flat or drop bars), CX B CX Bike Only, CX-Masters B +30 CX Bike Only & Women CX Masters (+40), CX WB CX Bike Only (40 mins) 1250 50 1350
    Men Only CX Elite & Masters A (+40 only) CX Bike Only (50 mins) 1400 50 1500
    Course pull down - all help appreciated 1500 30 1530
    Mens, Womens & Masters Presentations - All grades, so hang around and heckle some more 1530 15 1545
    Relax, reflect and enjoy and help finish pack-up/clean-up 1545 30 1615

    Subject to change depending on entry numbers.

    * Course Set up and build: 'build it and they will come' head down early and help build the course you race. If the course isn't ready when you arrive, don't blame the organisers/course designers. The question is what could you have done to help, bring a rubber mallet and have a go. If you can't bang in the poles help with rego, timing, ongoing course maintenance, marshals, anything - before or after your race. Just ask or use your initiative. No need to be precious - because cyclocross.

    • Free Practice: - additional free practice (partial course) will be available whilst kids racing is on.

    • Presentations: - See race schedule.

    • Start procedures: - The Race Director will do a call-up, separate grades and send them away in waves (eg separated by say <1 minute) if grade numbers are sufficient. Small grades may be combined. All results are captured separately regardless of startline grouping.


    • CX bikes must run CX tyres - 33mm max width (as written on tyre with tiny allowance for tyre flare on wide rims). Definitely no gravel grinder or Monster Cross tyres in CX Race Category. Male riders can race in Open Category with any width tyre, any style of bike.

    • WACX style PITS will be in operation on a needs based only: - As is the tradition in Cross, mechanical assistance must be taken from the designated pit area. Spare wheels & bike changes cannot be taken from random locations on the course - only in the pits. Riders must run the course to the pits if their bike is unrideable. We will run double-sided pits so the max distance to pits should be no more than half a lap depending on course layout.

    • Series Races - minimum ages - Older juniors (say U15), with suitable experience, looking to race the full course for a full race duration can enter C Grade in WACX.


    What Grade? ....please be guided by your motor

    "What grade should I ride in CX?"

    A lot of people struggle with finding the right grade in CX, generally for one of two reasons; 1) They race, but are new to 'cross, or 2) They have never raced.

    We will be opening entries soon so please be guided by the following advice when requesting a grade...

    "be guided by your motor"

    What does that mean? It means that you should ride against riders of similar strength, not drop down because of some perceived disadvantage around tech skills.

    Some examples: If you race A grade on the Road/MTB or at your local crit, we request that you enter Elite grade for CX.
    If you don't race but you are a similar level to some of your training buddies who race B grade on the Road/MTB, enter B grade. If you have never raced and aren't able to gauge a grade off any of your training partners, you should enter C Grade and see how you go.

    You will be asked for Grading Information at entry. Please provide information that helps the Handicappers either confirm your requested grade or determine the correct grade for you. Information helps get you into the correct grade. Also note that you request a grade, and that may be changed by the Handicappers. The published Final Start List is confirmation of your grade for race day.

    WACX can and will encourage riders that are capable of riding the next grade. If you are in a lower grade and are consistently lapping times that are above the meantime in the grade above you will be promoted.

    The Call Up will be based on, a combination of recent results, Numbat Cup series standings and heckling kudos

    TIMING - RFID for 2024 - let's see what happens

    New under seat RFID plate and the standard MTB style number plate - we should get everyone every lap. It normally works until it doesn't WACX is self-timed and requires volunteers for this to happen - please help us to time you. I understand that many riders like to see their times, if you do please help out. Don't complain if you don't volunteer in the timing tent, as it doesn't fit the WACX ethos.

    Race memberships/licences

    Membership/Licencing requirements for racing with WACX in 2024

    Perth Mountain Bike Club & WA Cyclocross This may surprise many, WA Cyclocross isn’t a Club at all, as we operate under the organisational umbrella of PMBC structure.
    WACX’s total focus is delivering the best cyclocross series in Australia The Numbat Cup and a host of ionic events such as Supercross (CX under lights at the Claremont Showgrounds), Graeme Brown Gravel Cross and the Southern Hemisphere Single Speed Championships. Joining PMBC

    Becoming a member with Peth Mountain Bike Club (the club that WA Cyclocross administers the cyclocross season under) is easier thanks to AusCycling – the newly formed governing body of all cycling disciplines in Australia. Cyclocross, MTB, BMX, Road and Track. Memberships last for 12 months from the date of purchase, and monthly payment options are available (with a slight increase in cost for administration expenses).

    Transferring to PMBC Transferring with an existing membership is as easy as contacting Memberships at AusCycling. We would prefer you do it before renewing so that club fees are appropriately allocated, but this can be done at any time. Contact the Membership Services team by raising a ticket: https://desk.zoho.com/portal/auscycling/en/newticket

    Multiple Club Memberships AusCycling allows Race and LifeCycle members to you to join as many clubs as they want. You can join PMBC with a “Club Add-On” for only $25 and still remain with your current club.
    You will need to choose which club will be your Primary Club on your membership profile for voting purposes under the AusCycling Constitution.

    Generally, your Primary Club will be the first club that you joined. To update your Primary Club raise a ticket at: https://desk.zoho.com/portal/auscycling/en/newticket


    Click here for Perth MTB membership info


    • There will be no **ADULT on-the-day entries:** - All adult riders should pre-register as on-the-day entries as they are PITA WACX is run by volunteers on the day entries are a time keepers and number issuing head ache. |
    • WACX insists that all riders to pre-reg. It takes 3mins to enter online.|
    • Scratching: - online entrants can withdrawal with a self-serve, automated refund within EntryBoss prior to the scratching cut-off.
    • Licensing: - All riders need to be licensed to race. At least a Race Off Road AusCycling Membership |
    • Unlicensed Riders: - If you are unlicensed, No Membership - No Start|
    • Kids U13 Will need to be an AusCycling Member. Older kids need a race license (Junior Membership U13-U18 see above), a day license or even a AC FREE trial license|

    One massive benefit from having a license is 24/7 insurance whilst racing & training and we encourage all unlicensed riders to join a club and get licensed purely so they are covered.|

    • Time Management: - Please aim to arrive with sufficient time to rego (at least 30mins before your race starts), get ready, familiarise yourself with the course, say hi to mates and to warm up. Most people need at least an hour, 60mins, prior their race start. |


    • Kids enter on-the-day. Pre-entry is not necessary. Kids are guaranteed a start (note: must be licensed for insurance purposes).
    • No license-no start
    • Please register your child(ren) collect plate ($10 one off plate fee + Valid AC License), write their name on the front, zip tie it on and be at the start line for 1200 start, ready to cheer them on.
    • We will trial timing this year - from the get go


    You will be advised of your entry status by email after entering. It is possible that you will be waitlisted for your chosen grade if the rider count exceeds our pre-set limits (noting these are quite high for cross and generally not an issue). If you are waitlisted, you are basically waiting for a spot to come available through Scratchings or riders being re-graded. Many waitlisted riders end up riding so don't give up all hope of getting a ride. If you'd rather not wait and want to be removed for the waitlist, please Scratch yourself from the race.

    ABOUT Cyclocross in WA for 2024

    Cyclocross is a very specific type of bike racing. For the most part, the course is off-road but there are sometimes portions of pavement included in the course. You can expect to encounter grass, dirt, mud, gravel, sand, and a whole slew of other assortments and combinations. The races are based on a set time (measured by numbers of laps), not distance. Depending on your category, a race can be as quick as 30 minutes (for beginners), or as long as 60 minutes (for elite men).

    While the Mens/Womens Elite, Mens/Womens B, Men/Women's C and Young Guns Grade fields will be limited to Cyclocross bikes in 2024 (Drop bars, <33mm tyres),

    WACX has created and Open Category in Mens & Women's for any bike, this will help with correct grading.

    Women's Open grade is still open to any kind of bike you like, so grab your mountain bike and come on down.

    WACX will be introducing Womens Masters (+40) Grade in 2024.

    In most cases, race officials wait to see how quickly riders complete the first lap before deciding how many total laps will be completed. Depending on course conditions and pack motivation, the total time may be a few minutes less or more than the race flyer lists.

    Courses are twisty circuits and typically, but not always include barriers, as well as other ‘features’ that will necessitate hoping both off, and back onto, your bike. Those brave (and skilled) enough can bunnyhop their bikes over them. Often there are hills, sand pits and muddy sections that are too difficult or slow to ride, and thus a racer will shoulder their bike and run with it.

    Cyclocross is a Autumn / Winter cycling sport, with the first race early April, and the last early August. This means that if you look outside and see rain, hail, or shine (we have had all of these on the same day), the show will still go on, and often, the more inhospitable the weather, the more fun the racing.

    Technically, cyclocross is a form of bike racing, but we also think of it as a lifestyle that involves grabbing any bike, and navigating any type of terrain or obstacle, in the fastest and most efficient way possible. It’s also an adventuresome style of riding, with a versatile bike that allows you to explore any gravel or dirt road, park or trail that you stumble upon.

    Race Location

    Venue: Lake Gwellup Reserve
    Enter via Huntriss Road


    • Parking: It is limited, as it is not the biggest area to park your car, park considerately if outside.
    • Toilets: Public Toilet near the tennis courts
    • Coffee: Definitely maybe
    • Food: No BYO
    • Water: There is water but, best bring what you require.
    • Electricity: generator only
    • Playground: Yes
    • First Aid: St Johns Ambulance will be on location from 1030-1630


    Entry prices

    Online pricing:

    Regular Entry
    Young Guns

    Race Plates include a timing chip and are required to race. If you don't have one already, please purchase one at entry