Northern Combine
Jack Wood Memorial Handicap (Note: Sun 9:00AM Start)

Sun, 18 Aug 2019
Arthurs Creek
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Sun, 11 Aug 2019 6:00 PM AEST
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Thu, 15 Aug 2019 8:00 AM AEST
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Sat, 17 Aug 2019 11:59 PM AEST


Jack Wood Memorial - Sun 18/08/19

Host Club: This race is proudly hosted by Coburg CC

The Jack Wood Celebrates the life of Coburg Cycling Club Cycling Jack Wood who lost his life after a battle with mental illness .

It will be run a a 4 lap 42 km handicap over the Mine Rd circuit with entries limited to 110 riders. Run on a Sunday morning at 0900 A short intense road race challenge with 170 m vertical gain per lap it will offer a unique chance for Northern Combine riders. On the line is the inaugural Jack Wood cup for 1st Male and Female over the line.

Host Club Initiatives:

  • New Course

Course-Specific Information

Item Description
Rego Start Time 8:00 AM
Race Start Time 9:00 AM
Race Director Sam Gebert
Rego Location Registration is at Ryders Flat Reserve Arthurs Creek 35 min from Melboune CBD
Toilets & Parking Toilet parking and coffee facilities are available at the Ryder Flat Reserve.
Parking is also available at Greysharps rd Hurstbridge were it is a 12 minute ride to registration area.
Due to limited parking at Ryder Reserve and only 1 toilet we are encouraging people to park at Greysharps rd Hurstbridge , toilets are avaliable opposite Greysharps rd on Arthurs Creek rd.
A coffee van will be in attendance at Ryder Reserve from 0800 .
2 Coburg riders will be leading groups of riders into registration from Hurstbridge station at 7.45 and 8.15.
Race Start TBA
Roll out & Start instructions TBA
Special Course Notices
Finish Claims
Fundraising BBQ for headspace
Presentations Race will conclude with a short presentation by the family and mental health survivor at the Reserve by 1130 giving riders the time and opportunity to catch up with family or other riders for the rest of the day.
License Collection / Number Return TBA
Tech Guide
Other Note: Sunday Race
New Course


Grade Laps / Config Distance Notes
Handicap - all riders 4 laps 42km

Race Schedule

Activity Time Location
Registration from 0800 Ryders Reserve
Pre race briefing 0850 Ryders Reserve
Race Start - First group leaves at 0900
Presentations 11am . Ryder Reserve

Race Fees

  • Volunteers $15, NC member-clubs (Non-vols) $30, Non-member clubs $35. Vol Season Pass holders - free, U17 see below.
  • Pre-Pay Only: - Race Fees are pre-pay only.
  • Waitlisting: - Races have pre-set limits per grade. Riders may be notified (via Entry Confirmation Email) they have been wailtisted once entries reach these limits. Waitlisted riders are generally still a good chance of a start after scratchings and rider re-grades. Riders not wanting to be considered for promotion from the waitlist should scratch.
  • Scratching: - Scratching is a self-serve, automated refund via EntryBoss if withdrawing within scratching cut-off (generally midday Friday - pls see above).

Race Day Procedures


  • Finish Line Area: - It is important to keep all finish lines free from congestion. Please move off the road once finsihed.
  • Racing Incidents: - Safety is important. Please report all race incidents to the Race Director, or alternatively via the post-race rider survey. Incident reporting is an important feedback loop and helps improve safety going-forward.
  • Spectating: - It is requested that family & friends watch from roadside vantage points & do not follow bunches in vehicles.


  • No License, No Race: - riders need a current license (or proof of renewal) to race. CA licenses only.
  • Red Light Policy: - The Northern Combine complies with Cycling Victoria's red light policy. Riders are required to have a rear red light on solid to race. Spare lights may be available at Rego to borrow for riders who forget (no guarantee).
  • New to Racing: - 2 Month Race Starter CA memberships are accepted. Please ensure you have organised this with a club or online via Cycling Australia prior to race day.
  • On-the-day Entries: Sorry, on-the-day entries are not accepted.
  • Announcements: - Please check the Northern Combine Facebook page, twitter or website for any announcements regarding racing.

Women's Grades - Special Notice

  • 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

  • There are exceptions to this and we will support individuals wishing to race in a higher grade.
  • See for more details

Juniors Racing Senior Grades

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Entry prices

Online pricing:

Combine club members
Other clubs
Juniors U17

Vol Season Pass Holders are recognised at entry and FREE to eligible events