Northern Combine
Hawthorn Trophy Race

Sat, 31 Aug 2019
Scratch race
Gisborne South
Entries open
Fri, 23 Aug 2019 6:00 PM AEST
Entries close
Thu, 29 Aug 2019 8:00 AM AEST
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Sat, 31 Aug 2019 11:59 PM AEST


Hawthorn Trophy Race - Sat 31/08/19

Host Club: This race is proudly hosted by Hawthorn CC

Host Club Initiatives:

  • Women's Series #3
  • Junior grades on a separate nearby course
  • The open race will also serve as the HCC Road Championships

Course-Specific Information

Item Description
Rego Start Time Seniors: 9:00 AM, Juniors: 9:30 AM (see David Morgan to enter)
Race Start Time Seniors Briefing: 9:45 AM, Juniors depart Pony Club for their course: approx 10:15 AM
Race Director Seniors: Dave Hendy, Juniors: David Morgan
Rego Location GISBOURNE PONY CLUB Robertson Reserve, Couangalt Rd, Gisborne South VIC 3437 Google Maps
Directions Take the Calder freeway North West (M79) and take the Couangalt/Mundy Road Exit. Continue left on Counangalt Rd. pony club is approx 2km on the right
Parking at Pony Club
Toilets at Pony Club
Race Start At top of hill on circuit
Roll out & Start instructions Riders will roll out under control from the Pony Club to the course (approx 8km)
Special Course Notices Rego is NOT at winery. Open race will also serve as the HCC Road Championships
Finish Claims Riders are requested to claim
Presentations at Pony Club
License Collection / Number Return at Pony Club
Tech Guide


Grade Laps / Config Distance Notes
A 10 84
B 9 76
C 8 68
D 7 59
WA 7 59
WB 6 50
WC 5 42
  • Separate Women's Grades

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

More Information


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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