Hawthorn Cycling Club
HCC Summer Criterium #17 / Women's Series #12

Wed, 12 Feb 2020
HCC Criterium
Kew Boulevard Teardrop
Entries open
Sat, 08 Feb 2020 9:00 AM AEDT
Entries close
Tue, 11 Feb 2020 6:00 PM AEDT
Pay online by
Wed, 12 Feb 2020 11:00 PM AEDT


  • Full information and FAQ on the club's website at: http://hawthorncycling.org/summer-crit-series
  • There are three events as part of this season’s racing: Open, Women’s and Juniors.
  • Open and juniors racing is held each week.
  • The season commences the 9th October and finishes on the 23rd March.
  • The women’s series races will be held weekly commencing on the 13th Nov 2019 with the last race being on the 26th Feb 2020.
  • All entries for the Juniors 5:30 racing occur on the night - not available online.
  • Venue: Upper Loop of the Yarra Boulevard KEW, also known as “The Teardrop”. (Mel Ref: 44 G4)


  • 1 km closed road circuit. 25-45 minutes + 3 laps.
  • Intermediate Sprints for A, B & C grades when possible.
  • Competitors MUST attend race briefing for their grade, where the race format will be announced.

Note: Events may be cancelled if conditions are hazardous due to wet roads or other unforeseen circumstances.


Cycling Australia Racing Membership is required.

  • You must have your current CA membership card with you on the night, or paperwork from CA confirming your membership. Your membership must be presented at registration to pick up your race number.
  • If you haven't raced before, a 2 month Starter Kit is available here from CA: https://cycling.tidyhq.com/public/membership_levels/22a37cbd2cfe
  • HCC operate a strict "no license, no race" policy.

For overseas riders, an international UCI License will be accepted.

Entry window

Entries open 9am Saturday morning prior to the race and close on 6pm Tuesday evening.

Entry fee

Online payment** Cash-on-the-day
Hawthorn club members $11 $20
Non-members (other clubs) $16 $25
Junior U17 (all clubs) racing senior grades* $5 $10
Juniors only racing (5:30pm) No online entry $5

* Price applies automatically if your date-of-birth on record with EntryBoss places you in the U15 or U17 age group.
** Plus 30c payment card fee.

Scratching policy

Self-service scratching includes an automated refund. Scratching closes at the same time as entries. Use the SCRATCH button on the race entry page to scratch.

Race schedule

Grades Rego Approx Start
Jnr A & B 5:15 5:30
Open B & D 5:30 6:00
Open A & C 6:00 6:40
Womens Series A & B/C 6:20 7:20


If you raced at HCC’s Kew circuit last season you will be expected to race in the same grade this season. Lack of training is everyone’s reason to go down a grade, and doesn’t wash with the handicapper. If you have another justifiable reason to change grades please email entries@hawthorncycling.org at least two days prior to your intended race and we will evaluate your request.

If you race at another location in Melbourne please enter for the same grade at the HCC Kew races.

It is the responsibility of each rider to enter into the correct grade, not the person at the entry desk to catch them out. If the race committee is made aware that a rider has entered into a lower grade, and this is confirmed, then they will be disqualified and any win or place money forfeited.

If you are not sure which grade to race, discuss this with the handicapper or the desk entry person who will grade you.

Field Limits

There will be a limit of 40 riders in each grade.



Entry prices

Online pricing:

Hawthorn members
Other club members
J17 and under*

On-the-day pricing:

Hawthorn members
Other club members
J17 and under*

* when entering a senior race.

A payment card fee of $0.30 will be applied to online payments.

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