Northern Combine
Hell of the West (inc. Combine Road Championships)

Sat, 27 Jun 2020
NC 2020
Balliang (Hell of the West)
Entries open
Sun, 14 Jun 2020 12:00 noon AEST
Entries close
Thu, 25 Jun 2020 8:00 AM AEST
Scratch cut-off
Fri, 26 Jun 2020 12:00 noon AEST
Pay online by
Sat, 27 Jun 2020 11:59 PM AEST

Event Summary

Event R09. Hell of the West (inc. Combine Road Championships)
Club Sunbury Cycling Club
Race Director Colin Bell
Course Balliang (Hell of the West)
Format Scratch
Race Notes Combine Championships

Event Specific Info

Rego Start Time 09:00
Race Start Time 10:00
Rego Location Balliang Hall, Bacchus Marsh-Balliang Road, Balliang VIC
Parking * 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. No Parking at CFA: No parking at the CFA under any circumstances.
Toilets Balliang Hall
Race Start Location
Roll out & Start instructions Marshal in carpark
Special Course 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.
Finish Claims Riders are requested to claim at finish.
Fundraising * CFA Fundraiser: - This race will be used as a fundraiser for the CFA. Please consider adding a donation to you race entry.
Presentations Balliang Hall
License Collection / Number Return Balliang Hall
Tech Guide Tech Guide will be made available. 2019 Guide here
Seperate Women's Grades? WC separate. WA & WB race with men's grades, recognised separately for results.
Other Road Champs: Please see Tech Guide for description of Road Champs results

Laps / Distances

Grade Distance
A Full Course / 94km
B Full Course / 94km
C / WA Full Course / 94km
D / WB Full Course / 94km
WC / E Shorter Course / 70km

Race Fees

  • Fees: - Volunteers $15, NC member-clubs (Non-vols) $30, Non-member clubs $35. Vol Season Pass holders - free, U17 see below.
  • 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 waitlisted 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


  • Finish Line Area: - It is important to keep all finish lines free from congestion. Please move off the road once finished.
  • Racing Incidents: - Safety is important. Please report all race incidents to the Race Director, or alternatively via the post-race rider survey. Incident reporting is an important feedback loop and helps improve safety going-forward.
  • Spectating: - It is requested that family & friends watch from roadside vantage points & do not follow bunches in vehicles.


  • No License, No Race: - riders need a current license (or proof of renewal) to race. CA licenses only.
  • 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).
  • New to Racing: - 2 Month Race Starter CA memberships are accepted. Please ensure you have organised this with a club or online via Cycling Australia prior to race day.
  • On-the-day Entries: Sorry, on-the-day entries are not accepted.
  • Announcements: - Please check the Northern Combine Facebook page, twitter or website for any announcements regarding racing.

Women's Grades

  • Select races throughout the season will offer separate 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 (eg WA race with C grade as a combined bunch with separate results). One benefit of racing in a combined grade is the opportunity to race in a good size bunch.

  • Occasionally some women do wish to race in harder grades rather than with the Women's designated grade (for instance Men's B). This is entirely your own decision and something that is supported.

  • See for more details on the Women's Series.

Juniors Racing Senior Grades

  • U17 Juniors are welcome to race senior grades as long as CA Tech Reg distance and roll-out/age-appropriate gearing restrictions are adhered to.
  • Junior pricing will apply - but no prize money will be awarded. (applies to U17 only. No restrictions on U19)
  • Younger juniors (U15 and below) are requested to race with David Morgan.

More Information


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Entry prices

Online pricing:

Combine club members
Other clubs
Juniors U17

Vol Season Pass Holders are recognised at entry and FREE to eligible events