This entry form is for NCXS Series Race - ROUND 3 SATURDAY
Please see separate forms for;
* Support Races - Saturday
* NCXS Series Races - Sunday
* Support Races - Sunday
General Information for all races below.
FOJCX, in conjunction with Cycling Victoria, is proud to be hosting Round 3 & 4 of the National Cyclocross Series (NCXS) at Cranwell Park, Braybrook, VIC.
Day 1 will be a relatively flat, flowy and fun course. Day 2 will utilise more of the hill but will still have flowy track up & around the main spectating area. Both courses will be spectator-friendly. In summary, less climbing, less straight highway sections, more flow & more fun. Both courses will ~2.5km long.
Two days of racing offering NATIONAL SERIES ROUNDS 3 & 4 (NCXS) across various categories plus SUPPORT RACES. Please note that NCXS Races accumulate points towards the 2015 National Series Titles. Support races do not earn series points.
The categories listed below will receive MTBA CX medals only;
Prizes, leader's jersey and medals issued as per NCXS Series Guidelines
Note: CX categories require CX bikes with CX tyres - Max width 35mm. Flat bars or tyres >35mm must race Open.
Support Races: [note: staggered starts for Mens & Womens Grades]
1:00pm Kids - U9, U11, U13 (20mins)
Free practice on course sections not required for Kids Support races from 12:40pm (50 mins)
National Series Races:
3:30pm Elite Men, U23 (60mins)
5:00pm Course Pull Down
All race entries include a free beer courtesy of Thunder Road, Frites & Giant South Yarra Bike Raffle Entry.
All Senior Pre-Entries require immediate payment by credit card. Limited on the day entries will be available for cash payment (+$5 surcharge for additional admin). No guarantee of a start with on-the-day entries.
ALL riders must be licensed for insurance purposes. Cycling Australia (CA) Race Licenses (Gold Licenses), MTBA Competition Licenses and CA 3 Race Licenses are accepted. Additionally, MTBA offer a free 2 month trial offer license which has proven very popular (see http://www.mtba.asn.au/join/). Kids are also required to be licensed and options vary depending on age. Please see MTBA or CA websites for more info.
Kids can enter on-the-day. Pre-entry is not necessary. Kids are guaranteed a start (note: must be licensed for insurance purposes).
Balance Bikes and Non-Balance bikes race separately with separate courses. Non-Balance bikes will be graded by Commissaires on the day prior to race start (either by wheel size or age - to be decided based on logistics of administering the finish).
Michael Blyth is a young Sunbury resident who was left paralysed after a Mountain Biking accident. He was uninsured at the time, resulting in the costs of his rehabilitation and major adjustments to his life falling upon his family. FOJCX raised $5,500 during our 2014 Season. Please help us make a difference with further fundraising in 2015.
Giant South Yarra, our Major Sponsor, are yet again genorously providing some awesome prizes. This year we are raffling the following:
All race entries include an automatic entry in the prize draw. We will also be selling additional tickets on race day. Prizes will be drawn at the Austalian Cyclocross National Championships.
Parking: In adjacent streets. Please be mindful of local residents access.
Toilets: Onsite toilets available.
Water: There is running water onsite.
Power: Generator only
Spectating: Please dress warm. The site is often windy.
Food: Food vedors will be available on site.
Other Refreshments: The Thunder Road Brewery Beer tent. All comsumption of alcohol must occur with the cordoned area as per our Liquor Licence. Please respect this.
We are vols and rely entirely on the kindness of other vols to run FOJCX. Please consider helping out for a few hours. We will be promoting a separate vol roster in the lead up to the race so request those wishing to help to keep an eye out for the Roster details and list your details there when it's available (available shortly).
Riders can withdraw without penalty up to 12 Noon THURS before the race. You will be automatically refunded if you scratch within the cut-off.
All Kids enter on the day. Licensing is our only requirement.
Seniors entering on the day - We offer a limited number of on-the-day entries each race. We definitely want to see people race and will do what we can but the simple fact is that you take a risk of not getting a start (eg say heaps of other people decided to enter on-the-day). Come early if it turns out you decide late you want to race, otherwise enter now. $5 surcharge for extra admin for on-the-day entries.
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.
Junior entry is by donation.
Sunbury Cycling Club are asking for the support of the Cycling Community to raise money for Michael Blyth.
Your pledge amount will be added to your race entry.