Northern Combine
Race 1: Jack McDonough Memorial

Sat, 1 Apr 2017
Entries open
Sun, 26 Mar 2017 6:00 PM AEDT
Entries close
Thu, 30 Mar 2017 11:59 AM AEDT
Scratch cut-off
Fri, 31 Mar 2017 12:00 noon AEDT
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Sat, 01 Apr 2017 11:59 PM AEDT


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About Jack McDonough

Jack McDonough began his cycling career in 1947 with the Brunswick Amateurs. Within three years he had launched into a
professional riding career with the Coburg Cycling Club.

The man nicknamed "Mountain Goat" rode 16 Sun Tours, is best remembered for his efforts in leading the 1957 Tour for 7 days >before loosing the leaders yellow jersey to the legendary Russell Mockeridge on the final day. He eventually finished third, but still >won the KOM.

In 1970 he joined the Victorian Pedal Club where he taught children the basics of cycling and road safety for more than 20 years.

Jack was a life member of the Coburg Pedal Club, Victorian Pedal Club, Coburg Cycling Club and League of Victorian Wheelmen (now CSV) and on the Sun Tour organising committee for more than 10 years.


  • 09:00AM Registration Open
  • 10:00AM Race Start (Roll out from Showgrounds. Please follow instructions from Commissaires regarding start procedures)


  • Rego Location: IMPORTANT NOTE: Rego is at SHOWGROUNDS OVAL No.2 Beauchamp St, Kyneton (Beaucahmp St, Kyneton - opposite Home Timber & Hardware).

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  • Directions: Exit Calder Freeway at 2nd Kyneton turnoff "Kyneton / Heathcote C326" Exit. At the large roundabout shortly after exiting, take the second exit to Beauchamp St. Enter the Showgrounds at Oval No2 on the left (approx 600m from roundabout).

  • Misc :

    • Parking: At Rego.
    • Toilets: At Rego.
    • Presentations: Royal George Hotel (24 Piper St, Kyneton) at approx 1:00PM
    • Race Number Return: Royal George Hotel after race

Race Fees

  • Race Fees: Volunteers $15, NC member-clubs (Non-vols) $27, Non-member clubs $30
  • Pre-Pay Only: - Race Fees are pre-pay only.
  • Waitlisting: - Races have pre-set limits per grade. Riders may be notified (via Entry Confirmation Email) they have been wailtisted once entries reach these limits. Waitlisted riders are generally still a good chance of a start after scratchings and rider re-grades. Riders not wanting to be considered for promotion from the waitlist should scratch.
  • Scratching: - Scratching is a self-serve, automated refund via EntryBoss if withdrawing within scratching cut-off (generally midday Friday - pls see above).


Grade Laps / Config Distance Notes
A-D Grades 1 / Circuit 90km
E Grade 1 / Out & Back 45km tbc Subject to sufficient riders & resources

Course-Specific Notices

  • Race start requires roll-out to the course. Listen for instructions from Commissaires at rego prior to start time.
  • Absolutely no parking at Saleyards.
  • No parking on the Netball Courts at the Showgrounds.

Race Day Procedures

  • Disc Brakes: - Disc brakes have not been approved for racing in Australia and cannot be used until such approval is made.
  • No License, No Race: - riders need a current license (or proof of renewal) to race. CA licenses only.
  • New to Racing: - 3 Race Licenses are accepted. Please ensure you have organised this with a club or online via Cycling Australia prior to race day.
  • Red Light Policy: - The Northern Combine complies with Cycling Victoria's red light policy. Riders are required to have a rear red light on solid to race. Spare lights may be available at Rego to borrow for riders who forget (no guarantee).
  • On-the-day Entries: Sorry, on-the-day entries are not accepted.
  • Spectating: - It is requested that family & friends watch from roadside vantage points & do not follow bunches in vehicles.
  • Announcements: - Please check the Northern Combine Facebook page, twitter or website for any announcements regarding racing.

Women's Grades - Special Notice

  • Select races will offer women's grades as part of a Women's Series.

  • For scratch races not designated as Women's Series events, women can race in the standard Combine grades with separate recognition of results. In other words, there will be a race within a race for women's placings (with the composition of placings offered a function of how many women race). We strongly recommend you enter the following grades:

Women's Grade Combine Grade
Women's A C grade
Women's B D grade
Women's C E grade

  • There are exceptions to this and we will support individuals wishing to race in a higher grade.
  • See for more details

More Information


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Entry prices

Online pricing:

Current season volunteers
Northern Combine affiliated club members (non-vol)
Other club members

* Senior Pricing.

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