Northern Combine
St Kilda Trophy Race

Sat, 8 Jul 2017
Entries open
Sun, 02 Jul 2017 6:00 PM AEST
Entries close
Thu, 06 Jul 2017 9:00 PM AEST
Scratch cut-off
Fri, 07 Jul 2017 12:00 noon AEST
Pay online by
Sat, 08 Jul 2017 12:00 noon AEST


Proudly hosted by St Kilda CC

Categories & Distances

Grade Laps Distance Notes
A Grade 3 90km * updated 2/7
B Grade 3 90km
C Grade 3 90km
D Grade 2 60km
Women's A 3 90km see note below
Women's B 2 60km
Women's C 2 60km


Women's grades: As has been the practice this season, Women's grades will be race-with-a-race and start with Men's C & D bunches. If there are sufficient entries, a decision may be made to split women to a separate women's race. Please note that separate Women's podiums will be recognised either way (see general season note below re Women's grades. Similar to Hell of the West, Women's C will be given a head start on the D grade bunch and be allow to amalgamate once caught).


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


  • Rego Location: Newham Primary School (1271 Rochford Rd, Newham VIC 3442 -

  • Getting there: - Take the Calder freeway North West (M79) and take the C324 Exit. Turn right over the overpass then follow Woodend Wallan Road. Turn left into Coach Road to Newham township.

  • Misc :

    • Parking: Limited parking is available at the School. (Additional parking in a local farmer's paddock is currently being organised)
    • Toilets: At Rego.
    • Presentations: At Rego.
    • Race Number Return: At Rego.

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).

Course-Specific Notices

  • Riders are reminded to avoid parking at the General Store whilst racing.
  • Parking at the CFA is strictly prohibited.
  • Parking on the roadside directly opposite the school is also discouraged.

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


Each year The Northern Combine thanks the local community of Newham by supporting the Primary School with a Fund Raiser at one of our races - with $5 from each riders race entry donated directly to the school.

The school also hosts a fundraiser BBQ for riders.

Riders are also able to contribute directly themselves via Entry Boss. Any such contribution from riders is entirely voluntary and goes directly to the school.

Riders are requested to support the BBQ at the conclusion of Saturday's race.