It is with much regret that the organisers of the Eastern Grand Prix have decided to cancel the race, in the light of the current COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation. This is in the interest of our whole community. All current entrants will receive a refund shortly. We hope to run this event in the future.
Eastern Cycling, supported by Croydon Cycleworks and Snooze, are bringing to you an event for women in a fun new format.
Current racers of all levels welcome. New racers are invited to challenge yourselves to try racing in a safe supported environment.
Casey Fields criterium track, a purpose built fully-closed bitumen track, 2.2km length
Cranbourne East, 45km/1hr from CBD, Melways ref
|1000||Race 1 Hot Lap.||Each rider races for <1 minute|
|1100||Race 2 Croydon Cycleworks Criterium.||Duration 40-60 minutes depending on grade|
|1230||Race 3 Snooze Elimination Finale.||3-10 minutes each grade|
Women only, 30 yrs+
Riders need a current AVCC licence (either full 12 month or trial rider) (hyperlink https://memberdesq.sportstg.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=main&OrgID=10244 ) or (download trial rider form here: hyperlink http://ausvetcycling.com/pdf/2019/AVCC%20Trial%20Ride%20Form%202019%2009.pdf)
Note 1 Trial riders - please sign up via entryboss, plus bring your completed form or complete it on the day. Under AVCC rules, trial riders are not eligible for prize-money but can compete with everyone else and will be eligible for many other prizes.
Note 2 Unfortunately Cycling Australia (CA) licence holders will still need to obtain a AVCC licence (12 month or trial).
Note 3 Equipment - standard road bike required, no special aero equipment allowed
Race 1 - Hot Lap: 1 timed lap of 2.2km circuit. Riders set off at 30 second intervals from a standing start. Times from this race will assist validate gradings for the other races. No special TT equipment allowed (tri-bars, skinsuit, aero helmet etc).
Race 2 – Croydon Cycleworks Criterium: Signature event of the day
Graded scratch races. Ride marshals will accompany D grade.
A & B grades: 60 minutes + bell lap
C grade: 45 minutes + bell lap
D grade: 40 minutes + bell lap
Race 3 – Snooze Elimination: Short race on 700m circuit, grades run separately. 3 Neutral laps then 1-2 slowest riders eliminated per lap, final 3 compete for placings.
Pre-enter only, no on-the-day entries
Registration includes entry to all 3 races. It is expected you compete in all races.
Riders who fall behind or are lapped in race 2 will NOT be made to withdraw. You may still do race 3 if you don’t finish race 2.
$25 Includes entry to all 3 races.
Refreshments will be available for purchase at moderate cost.
Hot Lap: first 10 places
Criterium: first 3 places in each grade
Elimination: first 3 places in each grade
Plus overall champion, best efforts by newcomers and random prize draws.
Eastern Cycling website including event FAQs https://easterncycling.com/
Direct your questions here mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org