Northern Combine
Alf Walker Memorial Handicap

Sat, 12 Aug 2017
Balliang (Granite Road)
Entries open
Sun, 06 Aug 2017 6:00 PM AEST
Entries close
Fri, 11 Aug 2017 1:00 PM AEST
Scratch cut-off
Fri, 11 Aug 2017 12:00 noon AEST
Pay online by
Sat, 12 Aug 2017 12:00 noon AEST


Proudly hosted by Brunswick CC

Alf was a pioneer in the sport who truly left his mark on the sport behind the scenes. He was a volunteer for all aspects ranging from helping kids in their first race to manager of multiple Australian cycling Olympic teams.

He was made a life member of Cycling Victoria in 1986. He was also later honoured as one of a select group of Cycling Australia life members.

Young and old, old-timer or new comer, Alf had time for everyone. His sharp eye and wit always left you with honest feedback.

Alf was involved with Northern Combine for more than 30 years.

Categories & Format

  • Format: handicap race (please nominate your normal requested grade at entry to indicate your level and help with handicapping)

  • non-competitive Gran Fondo Social ride on offer (Register on the day)


3 laps of 25.4km (76.2km)


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



Course-Specific Notices

  • 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.

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 been approved for racing by Cycling Australia.
  • 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.

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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