Northern Combine
Hell of the West

Sat, 13 May 2017
Balliang (Hell of the West)
Entries open
Tue, 02 May 2017 6:00 PM AEST
Entries close
Thu, 11 May 2017 9:00 PM AEST
Scratch cut-off
Fri, 12 May 2017 8:00 PM AEST
Pay online by
Sat, 13 May 2017 12:00 noon AEST


Proudly hosted by Sunbury CC

Categories & Distances

Grade Laps Distance Notes
A Grade 1 87km possibility of longer course configuration - TBC
B Grade 1 87km possibility of longer course configuration - TBC
C Grade (inc WA) 1 87km
D Grade (inc WB) 1 87km
E Grade (inc WC) TBC TBC


  • 09:00AM Registration Open
  • 10:00AM Race Start (grades briefed & released progressively)


  • Registration & Start Location: - Balliang Hall- (Bacchus Marsh-Balliang Road, Balliang, 3340)
  • Getting there: - Balliang Hall- (Bacchus Marsh-Balliang Road, Balliang, 3340)
  • Parking: - Please park in the parking area at the rear of the hall.
  • Toilets: - Inside the hall (please do not use the outside toilets which are likely to be locked).

Course-Specific Notices

  • No Parking - CFA: No parking at the CFA under any circumstances.
  • No Parking - Outside the Balliang Hall: Please keep the roadside completely clear of cars outside the hall ie No parking. There is generally plenty of parking at the back of the hall.
  • Dirt: - This course includes a dirt sector which is approximately 3kms in length. Inspection of the course prior to race day is a host club responsibility and an update on the condition of the dirt should be available this week.
  • CFA Fundraiser: - This race will be used as a fundraiser for the CFA. Please consider adding a donation to you race entry.

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).

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.

Special Notice - Women's Grades - Season Arrangement Changes

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

  • For scratch races not designated as Women's Series events;

    • Women will race the standard Combine grades, but with separate podium recognition (see grade alignment below)
    • Podium depth is dependent on entry numbers and adjusted each race.
    • When racing on a combined basis, women are free to race with any other riders within their race.
    • Equal prize money will be offered
    • The alignment of grades has also been altered this year as follows;
Women's Grade Combine Grade
Women's A C grade
Women's B D grade
Women's C E grade

  • Please note that we will support women wishing to race in a higher grade (eg WA with a preference to race standard Combine B or A grades). For those choosing to do this, they will compete for the standard podium on offer rather than a specific Women's podium.
  • 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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Donation info

Optional Donation to Balliang CFA brigade

Riders are invited to consider making a contribution to the Balliang CFA brigade, to support the local community within which we regularly race.

This optional donation will available when entering & will be added to your entry cost during on-line payment should you choose to contribute.