Alf Walker Memorial - Sat 27/07/19
Host Club: This race is proudly hosted by Brunswick CC
Alf Walker began racing as a junior in 1948 and at the same time joined the Brunswick Cycling Club Committee. His committee position out-lasted his racing career, but that is only because he continued to serve as club treasurer until 2016 where you could see him handing out prize money on Tuesday night track sessions each week. Alf’s involvement in and fingerprints on Melbourne, Victorian, Australian, Olympic and international cycling in nearly 70 years cannot be fully stated here.
However it may be from Alf’s daily local involvement with junior clinics, running races, Commissairing and serving as a mentor that so many people connected with him and therefore connected with cycling. The strength of the communities he built and influenced continue to grow and be available even for those who didn’t have the pleasure of knowing him.
Of course if you asked Alf about all of that, he would probably ignore the question, remark on what was happening right at the moment, and then ask what you’re doing next.
|Rego Start Time||9:00 AM|
|Race Start Time||10:00 AM|
|Race Director||Andrew Gannon|
|Rego Location||Balliang Hall, Bacchus Marsh-Balliang Road, Balliang VIC|
|Parking||* No Parking - Outside the Balliang Hall: Please keep the roadside completely clear of cars outside the hall ie No parking. There is generally plenty of parking at the back of the hall. No Parking at CFA: No parking at the CFA under any circumstances.|
|Race Start||Balliang Hall|
|Roll out & Start instructions||Marshal in carpark|
|Special Course Notices||* Dirt: - This course includes a dirt sector which is approximately 3kms in length. Inspection of the course prior to race day is a host club responsibility and an update on the condition of the dirt should be available this week.|
|Finish Claims||Riders are requested to claim|
|Fundraising||* CFA Fundraiser: - This race will be used as a fundraiser for the CFA. Please consider adding a donation to you race entry.|
|License Collection / Number Return||Balliang Hall|
|Other||Handicap Series IV|
|Grade||Laps / Config||Distance||Notes|
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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