Pop Stewart Memorial - Sat 18/05/19
Host Club: This race is proudly hosted by Brunswick CC
Pop was renowned for his attention to detail, his preparation of the Allard Park cinder track is one example [similar to tennis court gravel], he would water, rake and roll the surface and no one would be permitted on the track for at least three hours to allow it to settle. Everyone could tell the difference if someone else had prepared the track on a Saturday. Pop was the Handicapper, back then every Saturday was a Handicap at Brunswick. The common goal of any young competitor was to make it to A grade and work their way back to Scratch. That’s what Pop would tell you and his words encouraged all to give it their best effort.
Pop’s daughter was interested in the bikes and he was drawn into becoming an active committeeman through her. Pop took over the president’s role when some Brunswick members convinced the relatively unknown Pop to put his name forward as President of the Club. The then (unpopular) current President was so annoyed that he did not nominate and Pop, a footballer, became the president unchallenged! Pop as a non-rider then went on to preside over the club for twenty years in the role as president.
Pop was organising racing in 1953 and 29 years later in 1982 was still a pivotal person for Brunswick and Victorian racing. All handicaps were meticulously handwritten using carbon paper. Pop was aided by a fantastic memory for riders and always gave great encouragement of riders of all ages perfect gentleman.
|Rego Start Time||9:00 AM|
|Race Start Time||10:00 AM|
|Race Director||Andrew Gannon|
|Rego Location||Lions Park, High St. Broadford|
|Roll out & Start instructions||Sugarloaf Creek Rd, about 15min ride from registration|
|Special Course Notices|
|Finish Claims||At finish Line|
|License Collection / Number Return||Lions Park|
|Grade||Laps / Config||Distance||Notes|
|E & WC||2||~45km||Marshaled scratch race|
Select races throughout the season will offer women's grades as part of a Women's Series.
For scratch races not designated as Women's Series events, women can race in the standard Combine grades with separate recognition of results. In other words, there will be a race within a race for women's placings (with the composition of placings offered a function of how many women race). We strongly recommend you enter the following grades:
|Women's Grade||Combine Grade||Note|
|Women's A||C grade|
|Women's B||D grade|
|Women's C||E grade|
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Vol Season Pass Holders are recognised at entry and FREE to eligible events
Riders are invited to consider making a contribution to the Broadford CFA brigade, to support the local community within which we regularly race.
This optional donation will available when entering & will be added to your entry cost during on-line payment should you choose to contribute.
The Northern Combine will match rider donations dollar-for-dollar (capped at ~$500). .