Central Coast CC
50km Ray Piper & Peter Parkinson Memorial Graded Scratch Race

Details
Date
Sun, 13 Oct 2019
Format
Road race
Course
Calga Road Course
Entries open
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 6:00 PM AEST
Entries close
Sat, 12 Oct 2019 9:00 PM AEDT
Scratch cut-off
Sat, 12 Oct 2019 6:00 PM AEDT
Pay online by
Sun, 13 Oct 2019 11:59 PM AEDT

About

  • Proudly hosted by Central Coast Cycling Club
  • LOCATION - Calga - Jones Rd & Peats Ridge Rd, Calga, NSW 2250
  • Getting there: Driving use M1 freeway, take Calga exit towards Peats Ridge.
    Riding: Check Facebook for any groups riding up from either Gosford or Cal Close Somersby, times may vary.

Race Schedule

Time Activity Grades
08:00am Sign-on desk opens Priority to D grade until 8.15am
08:30am Rollout time D Grade neutral rollout to Peats Ridge end start
08:50am Registration desk is closed
09:00am Race Start All Grades in order: A (+ D from other end), B, C, E
10:45am Podium Presentation All Grades

Race Fees

Online entry cost is $20. If you enter on the day it'll be $25 in cash.
If the race is cancelled due to weather, all online entries will be refunded.

To support families with junior riders, CCCC also offers the following:
Juniors under 19 years ride for FREE and race for the podium – no prize money
(Junior categories are calculated from date of birth, using Cycling Australia membership categories)

Women can enter in any race graded A-E as normal. If we have enough interest, we will also run a Women's development race over 25km.


Gradings

All entries are provisional until reviewed by the race director and/or handicapper. If you are unsure of which grade to enter, pick which you think is the best, and put some notes in your entry for the handicapper to review. Entry Boss will track your previous entries and grades raced, handicappers will review on or before race day.

No U11 riders allowed. U13 riders that are competent and experienced are to have a mentor rider with them at ALL times and enter in E Grade. Please contact the race committee to confirm details and make sure you have organised a mentor rider.

E Grade is for juniors, new riders, and those seniors who are trying out racing for the first time, or wish to have race over a shorter distance. There are NO prizes in E grade, it's a transitional grade only.


Distances

Grade Distance
A Grade 50kms (2 laps)
B Grade 50kms (2 laps)
C Grade 50kms (2 laps)
D Grade 38kms (neutral rollout to Peats Ridge turn at 8.30)
E Grade 25kms (1 lap)
Women 25kms or 50kms, TBD on the day.

NEW for 2019! Rollout is neutral from Jones Rd for A, B, C and E Grade.

This means, you MUST be lined up in Jones Rd (on the left hand side, it is still an open road) ready to race 5 minutes before your race start time. All riders are to stay in grade groups for instructions from the commissaire. The neutral rollout is from Jones Rd, down to the Darkinjung Rd u-turn (stay WITHIN the lane of traffic cones), and back up to the start line which is directly opposite the sign on area. The race STARTS when the lead rider in you group crosses the start line, any attacks before the line and you may be disqualified from the race.

Race Circuit is 25km. All grades do 2 laps except D grade (1.5 laps), E Grade (1 lap). Race Map on Strava segment showing the full 50km.

Abide by ALL road rules during the race, when warming up and down, or riding to and from the course. Under NO circumstances should you be riding on the shoulder in the opposite direction to traffic. This is a strict condition of our racing licence and will be heavily enforced.

For more information and all race rules please see this link to Race Rules


Volunteers

Seeking volunteers for the event. Each event requires a marshal at the Calga turn, also help with sign on desk and finish line duties such as video, placings and watching for centre line deviations in the sprint! Again, contact the committee to nominate for a job.


Special Mention - Registered Kit

All riders are required to wear CNSW registered kit.
If you are new to your club and waiting on delivery of club kit, a plain white jersey can be worn.


Other Race Day Reminders

  • Disc Brakes: - Disc brakes have been approved for racing by Cycling Australia.
  • No License, No Race: - Riders need a current license (or proof of renewal) to race. CA licenses only. Licences may be checked at any time so to make sure you can race, BRING your licence (physical or digital version) with you to every race.
  • New to Racing: - You need a membership to race! Please ensure you have organised this with a club or online via Cycling Australia prior to race day. See Cycling Australia Memberships Page for more information.
  • On-the-day Entries: - Riders are encouraged to pre-enter as it helps with race organisation logistics. On-the-day entries are accepted if space & time permits. Please arrive early if after an on-the-day entry.
  • Race Briefing: - Riders MUST be at the start line 5 minutes before allocated start time for the Commissaires instructions.
  • Announcements: - Please check the club website or Facebook for any announcements regarding racing.
  • Safety: - All competitors are reminded that road cycle racing can be considered a dangerous sport, and whilst all reasonable care is taken by the race organizers and officials when organizing this event, all participating cyclists have an equal responsibility to ensure they take all reasonable care by adhering to the road rules and any other conditions imposed by Police and/or officials ensuring a safe race environment for all concerned. Please refer to our Club specific Racing Rules for further information.

Special Thanks to Our Sponsors


Entry prices

Online pricing:

Regular entry
$20.00
Volunteer entry
$0.00
Junior entry
$0.00

On-the-day pricing:

Regular entry
$25.00

All online prices include credit card fee.

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