Cycling New South Wales
Keegan Downes Memorial Sundowner Handicap Cycling Classic

Sat, 15 Jun 2019
Keegan Downes Memorial
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Proudly presented by Gunnedah Cycling and Triathlon Club.


Event Date: Saturday, 15th June 2019
Venue: Crane Street, Coonabarabran, NSW, 2357 [view map]
Promoter: Gunnedah Cycling and Triathlon Club
Entry Fee: $112 (includes ticket to presentation dinner) + payment card fee
Closing Date: Midnight Sunday 9th June 2019
Prize Money: over $8,750 (increase on 2018!) click here to view the prize money breakdown

Start time

  • 8:00am - Sign-on
  • 10:00am - First Bunch


  • The race starts at Crane Street in Coonabarabran, riders will then turn left onto Oxley Hwy and follow it to Gunnedah where the race will turn left and finish in Blackjack Rd.
  • Be sure to study the course map below to avoid any confusion on race day.
  • Click the following link to view the course map - STRAVA

Age Categories & Eligibility

  • JW19*, JM19, U23M, Elite Men, Elite Women, Men Masters, Women’s Masters
  • Age Categories for this event are as per 2019 ages effective from 1st October 2018
  • Financial Cycling Australia 'RACE' members only. Valid membership card or membership confirmation must be presented at sign-on.
  • This event is open to Cycling Australia Race Starter Kit memberships.
  • Regional members are eligible to compete using a Starter Kit membership.

CNSW will abide by the UCI Cycling Regulations (2.3.002) approved race distances for all competitors. Riders wishing to race in longer distance events can have their coaches apply in writing to CNSW and the State Coach for approval to compete in race events that are outside their approved distances. Only approved JW19 riders will be eligible to enter the event.

JW19 riders can apply to enter by sending the Manual Entry Form (click here) with their coach's written application attached to (only Credit Card payments accepted)

Race One Week & Race Starter Kit Membership

If you are not a RACE member of Cycling Australia but have been wanting to test yourself at a State Open you now can enter this event. You will still need to create an account with EntryBoss to register. Riders have until 5pm Tuesday 11th June to purchase their Cycling Australia Race One Week or Race Starter Kit membership. These memberships can only be purchased once. Should you wish to race in the future (i.e. next year event) riders must purchase a full Cycling Australia racing membership.Memberships can be purchased by clicking the link below:

Cycling Australia Racing Membership Packages

Prize Money Breakdown - Estimated $8,750 in Prizemoney

Place Prize
1st $1,000
2nd $800
3rd $700
4th $500
5th $450
6th $400
7th $350
8th $300
9th $250
10th $200

Category Prizes

Category Prize
U19 $100
U23 $100
Masters 1-4 $100
Masters 5+ $100
KOM Male $100
KOM Female $100
Sprint Male $100
Sprint Female $100

Fastest Times

Category Prize
Fastest Male $750
2nd Fastest Male $500
3rd Fastest Male $250
Fastest Female $750
2nd Fastest Female $500
3rd Fastest Female $250

General Information

  • Entry includes ticket to presentation dinner at the Gunnedah Services and Bowling Club, where the presentations will be conducted. Riders must attend the presentation dinner to receive your prize. If you are unable to attend, you must advise the Event Manager prior to the dinner and a written application for prizes must be submitted to the Gunnedah Cycling & Tri Club. Failure to attend the presentation dinner to receive a prize can affect the events standing with sponsors, supporters and VIP’s. The dinner is an important part of the event if you are a prize winner YOU MUST ATTEND.
  • There will be ample parking available at the start and finish locations.
  • Toilets will be on-site at both the start and finish lines.
  • There will be a coffee van set-up at the start line serving food and beverages.
  • It is recommended riders bring water and refreshments for post-race replenishment.
  • Riders must stick to the left-hand side of the road at all times. Any rider crossing over to the right side will be disqualified.
  • There will be no feeding stations or neutral spares.
  • Accommodation: Click here to find accommodation with Choice Hotels Australasia ™

Why not make a weekend of it?

Click here to enter the Gunnedah to Tamworth Graded Scratch Races running on Sunday 16th June


Event Information

Alistair Christie
Ph: 0418 631 410

Event Entries

CNSW Office
Ph: (02) 9738 5850

Entry prices

Online pricing:

Regular entry

A payment card fee of $1.66 will be applied.