proudly presented by Sunbury Cycling Club
Course: - A simplified version of FOJCX - part CX, part kermesse - featuring a lot more road than we normally run. We are hopeful that the road section allows riders to regroup after stringing out on the dirt & CX features. Total lap approx 2km, with approx 1/3rd being closed road goodness (note to self re tyre choice & pressures).
Men's Categories: - CX-A, CX-B, CX-C & Opens (+ optional BLIND DATE PAIRS race)
Women's Categories: - CX-A, CX-B & Opens (+ optional BLIND DATE PAIRS race)
Kid's Categories: - kidz - generally graded small, medium, larger - Boys & Girls, + Young Guns (Young Guns can ride BLIND DATE PAIRS race)
Bikes: - CX races are for CX bikes, Opens are for any bike (inc CX bikes).
Based on feedback from last year's Melbourne Cup Crit, we are aiming to conclude racing by 12:00 to allow people to get to any Melbourne Cup functions they may be attending. If your start time is a little early for you, you are welcome to start in a higher grade than normal.
|8:00AM||Mens C + Women B + Opens (M&W) + Young Guns||50 Minutes|
|9:00AM||Mens A + Mens B + Women A||60 minutes|
|10:40AM||BLIND DATE PAIRS||40 minutes|
Please note - course is simplied with more road hence longer durations.
Start procedures: - The Chief Commissaire will separate grades and send them away in waves (eg separated by say 1 minute) if grade numbers are sufficient. Small grades may be combined. All results are captured separately regardless of startline grouping.
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. The course is tough (although not as tough as usual) and we want kids riding Young Guns to have a positive experience. 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
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.
Junior entry is by donation. No need to enter online. Please enter on-the-day
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.