Fields of Joy CX
FOJCX NCXS Round 3 Support Race (Saturday)

Details
Date
Sat, 20 Jun 2015
Format
FOJCX (2015)
Course
Cranwell Park
Entries open
Fri, 29 May 2015 5:00 PM AEST
Entries close
Thu, 18 Jun 2015 11:59 PM AEST
Scratch cut-off
Thu, 18 Jun 2015 12:00 noon AEST
Pay online by
Thu, 18 Jun 2015 11:59 PM AEST

PLEASE NOTE:

This entry form is for SUPPORT Races - NCXS ROUND 3 SATURDAY

Please see separate forms for;
* Support Races - Sunday
* NCXS Series Races - Saturday
* NCXS Series Races - Sunday

General Information for all races below.

WELCOME - FOJCX ON TOUR

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.

DATE & LOCATION

  • Round 3 Saturday 20th June 2015
  • Cranwell Street, Cranwell Park, Braybrook, VIC

ABOUT THE COURSE

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.

RACING ON OFFER

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.

NCXS RACE CATEGORIES:

  • Elite Men - riders 19 years old and older (born 1998 or before)
  • Elite Women - riders 19 years old and older (born 1998 or before)
  • Masters Men & Women: M1 - 30-34 years M2 - 35-39 years M3 - 40-44 years M4 - 45-49 years M5 - 50-54 years M6 - 55-59 years M7+ 60 years and over

The categories listed below will receive MTBA CX medals only;

  • Junior Mens & Womens - U15, U17 & U19
  • Junior Mens & Womens - U15, U17 & U19

Prizes, leader's jersey and medals issued as per NCXS Series Guidelines

SUPPORT RACES (Non-NCXS categories):

  • Mens B Grade (CX)
  • Mens C Grade (CX)
  • Mens Open (any bikes, inc CX)
  • Womens Open (any bikes, inc CX)
  • Kids (all kids support racers please enter on-the-day)

Note: CX categories require CX bikes with CX tyres - Max width 35mm. Flat bars or tyres >35mm must race Open.

EVENT SCHEDULE (DRAFT & SUBJECT to CHANGE)

  • 9:45am Rego Opens (all day)
  • 10:30am Free Practice (20mins)

Support Races: [note: staggered starts for Mens & Womens Grades]

  • 11:00am C Grade & Open (Mens & Womens), U15 (40mins)
  • 11:50am B Grade (Mens & Womens), Mens U17 & U19 (50 mins)
  • 12:50pm Kids - Balance Bikes (10 mins)
  • 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:

  • 1:45pm Masters Men (40mins)
  • 2:35pm Elite Women, WU17, WU19, Masters Women (45mins)
  • 3:30pm Elite Men, U23 (60mins)

  • 4:45pm Presentations

  • 5:00pm Course Pull Down

RACE FEES

All race entries include a free beer courtesy of Thunder Road, Frites & Giant South Yarra Bike Raffle Entry.

  • NCXS Race - Reguler $40
  • NCXS Race - Volunteer $25
  • Support Race - Reguler $25
  • Support Race - Volunteer $10
  • Kids - by donation (Enter on-the-day)

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.

LICENSING:

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 RACING:

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).

SUPPORTING MICHAEL BLYTH

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.

FUNDRAISING RAFFLE

Giant South Yarra, our Major Sponsor, are yet again genorously providing some awesome prizes. This year we are raffling the following:

  • Mens CX bike TCX SLR1 valued at ~$3300
  • Womens CX bike Liv Brava SLR2 + product to men's prize equivalent
  • A kids bike to value of $500.

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.

FACILITIES:

  • 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.

VOLUNTEERS:

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).

SCRATCHING:

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.

ENTRIES ON-THE-DAY:

  • 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.

WAITLISTING

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.

RULES & GUIDELINES:

  • NXCS Races run under MTBA Technical Regulations and riders are expected to familiarise themselves with all rules prior to entering.
  • We reserve the right to amend the category you have entered.
  • It is requested that A grade club riders race NCXS Elite and not drop down to B Grade Support Races.

GRADING GUIDANCE:

Please see http://goo.gl/W0fb5R as something to start with, otherwise email us fieldsofjoycx@gmail.com

NEED TO CONTACT SOMEONE:

Entry prices

Online pricing:

Regular entry
$25.00
Volunteer entry
$10.00

Junior entry is by donation.

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Donation info

Michael Blyth Fundraiser

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.