Northern Combine
Hawthorn Trophy Race

Sat, 5 Sep 2020
NC 2020
Gisborne South
Entries open
Mon, 31 Aug 2020 12:00 noon AEST
Entries close
Thu, 03 Sep 2020 8:00 AM AEST
Scratch cut-off
Fri, 04 Sep 2020 12:00 noon AEST
Pay online by
Sat, 05 Sep 2020 11:59 PM AEST

Event Summary

Event R15. Hawthorn Trophy Race
Club Hawthorn Cycling Club
Race Director Dave Hendy
Course South Gisborne
Format Scratch
Race Notes E Grade, Junior Grades, Women's Series

Event Specific Info

Rego Start Time Seniors: 9:00 AM, Juniors: 9:30 AM (see David Morgan to enter)
Race Start Time Seniors Briefing: 9:45 AM, Juniors depart Pony Club for their course: approx 10:15 AM
Rego Location GISBOURNE PONY CLUB Robertson Reserve, Couangalt Rd, Gisborne South VIC 3437 Google Maps
Directions Take the Calder freeway North West (M79) and take the Couangalt/Mundy Road Exit. Continue left on Counangalt Rd. pony club is approx 2km on the right
Parking at Pony Club
Toilets at Pony Club
Race Start Location
Roll out & Start instructions Riders will roll out under control from the Pony Club to the course (approx 8km)
Special Course Notices Rego is NOT at winery. Open race will also serve as the HCC Road Championships
Finish Claims Riders are requested to claim
Presentations at Pony Club
License Collection / Number Return at Pony Club
Tech Guide
Seperate Women's Grades? Yes

Laps / Distances

Grade Distance
A 10 laps / 84km
B 9 laps / 76km
C / WA 8 laps / 68km
D / WB 6 laps / 50km
WC / E 5 laps / 42km

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