Fields of Joy CX
Kermis Cross

Sun, 4 Sep 2016
Kermis Cross
Fields of Joy CX
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KERMIS CROSS (Father's Day)

proudly presented by Sunbury Cycling Club

Father's Day Club Racing

Given it's father's day, we are looking to offer a good racing option in the morning

and let people get on with whatever other commitments they might have for Father's Day.

Hence, the format: CHOOSE YOUR POISON 30 / 60 or 90 minutes

All grades welcome to choose their preferred duration.

Racing starts at 10:00AM, done by 11:30AM.


  • 'kermis' - Flemish for Kermesse (aka a long crit)
  • Course: - A simplified version of FOJCX - part CX, part kermesse - featuring a lot more road than we normally run. The road section allows riders to regroup after stringing out on the dirt & CX features. Total lap approx 3km, with over 1/3rd being closed road goodness (note to self re tyre choice & pressures). Kermis Cross is more open & flowy and introduces bunch tactics - particularly on the road sections. Feedback from riders on our previous edition is that it is a lot of fun. Course will feel easier than normal, so you may want to consider opting for longer time duration.

  • Men's Categories: - CX-A, CX-B, CX-C & Opens

  • Women's Categories: - CX-A, CX-B, CX-C & Opens

  • Junior Categories: - suitably experienced Juniors can race the senior categories or Young Guns

  • Kid's Categories: - kidz - generally graded small, medium, larger - Boys & Girls - depending on numbers on the day.

  • Bikes & Tyres: - CX races are for CX bikes running CX tyres (35mm max). Opens are for any bike, any tyre (compliant CX bikes are requested to select CX cats).


Time Grade(s) Duration
10:00AM 90 minute riders start - all grades choosing this duration 90 Minutes
10:30AM 60 minute riders start - all grades choosing this duration 60 minutes
11:00AM 30 minute riders start - all grades choosing this duration 30 minutes
11:30PM Kids Racing 20 minutes
12:00PM Presos 15 minutes

Start procedures: -Riders select a race duration to their liking and start at the designated time. All grades grid up, self-seeded and start from a start chute. Some care will need to be taken for riders already on course but we'll design the start to deal with this.


  • Adults $20
  • Volunteers - race free.
  • Kids - by donation (on the day) - no need to pre-register.



  • On-The-Day Entries: - There will be some on-the-day entries. If you know you will be racing, please enter online as it helps us be better organised come race day. If you have some friends that really should be racing, drag them down and we'll get them started (just be mindful to allow enough time. 5 minutes before race start generally cuts it a bit fine)
    • Scratching: - online entrants can self-scratch with an automated refund up to 12:00 midday the day prior.
    • Time Management: - Please aim to arrive with sufficient time to rego, get ready, familarise yourself with the course, say hi to mates and to warm up. Most people need at least an hour prior their race start.
    • Licensing: - All riders need to be licensed to race. Either Cycling Australia or MTBA Race Competition licenses, or an on-the-day MTBA license ($20) or, or ,or.....warning - lots of options coming up.... if you are unlicensed, we recommend having a look at MTBA 2 Month Free trial licenses from the MTBA website. Cycling Aust 3 Race Licenses are also an option. Kids 8 & under can ride on CA Kidz recreational license or get a $7 on-the-day license. Older kids need a race license or a day license or a MTBA free trial license. Please feel free to email if you need a hand navigating the options. One massive benefit from having a license is 24/7 insurance whilst racing & training and we encourage all unlicensed riders to join a club and get licensed purely so they are covered.


  • Kids 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).


Young Guns is a special category allowing older kids with suitable experience to ride the full course (as a guide, say 12yo+ but depends on child). Young Guns can be chaperoned by a parent or other capable rider. Anyone entering Young Guns needs to talk to the Race Director on race day to assess your child's suitability. Spots are limited. Please allow time to have the required conversations. Feedback on Young Guns has been fantastic but we recognise this category is not for everyone. Young Guns need to be Race Licensed (not Recreational Licenses sorry). Young Guns enter on-the-day by donation & will be timed like other riders.


Address: Larkin Court, Essendon Fields, Melbourne Australia

Getting There:

Essendon Fields is 12km from the Melb CBD in the grounds of Essendon Airport. Follow the signs to Essendon Airport.
From the City, take the Tullamarine Freeway and exit left at Matthews Ave Essendon. Turn Right at lights onto English Street Essendon Fields. Continue straight (English St turns into Wirraway Rd) to first major roundabout on Wirraway Rd. Turn right into Larkin Court. Continue to signs for parking.


  • Parking: On the grass. Follow the signs.
  • Toilets: Onsite toilets available. Alternate locations at Shopping Centre and Essendon Airport.
  • Coffee Guy.


Friendly Reminder

Tell us whether you want 30, 60 or 90 mins in comments field

... otherwise we'll assume 90 ;-)

Entry prices

Online pricing:

Regular entry
Volunteer entry

Junior entry is by donation. No need to enter online. Please enter on-the-day

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