WA Cyclocross
Numbat Cup TWO 2020

Sun, 2 Aug 2020
Entries open
Sun, 26 Jul 2020 6:00 PM AWST
Entries close
Fri, 31 Jul 2020 4:00 PM AWST
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Fri, 31 Jul 2020 7:00 PM AWST

COVID-19 Notice

We are taking COVID-19 restrictions seriously.
By entering this event, you agree to the following:

  • you will not attend if you have flu-like symptoms within 5 days of the event
  • you will follow all safety guidelines and directions of the event promoter
  • you will maintain excellent hand hygiene and use the provided hand sanitizers before and after your event
  • maintain 1.5 metres separation between people who are not from the same household or groups of other patrons and refrain from all unnecessary physical contact
  • It is strongly recommended that you download the COVIDSafe App
  • People are assuming that it’s all gone away and it won’t come back. We have to realise that it can come back - if we drop our guard, just look at the current lock-downs in Victoria

The Liquor Barons Numbat Cup for 2020

proudly presented by WA Cyclocross on behalf of Perth MTB Club

Series Sponsor

Liquor barons

Round TWO 2020 - Numbat Cup

The Liquor Barons Numbat Cup is the no-nonsense Cyclocross (CX) state series. No big cash prizes, no professional setups - just pure racing for fun! Local parks, local riders, and local businesses support it. There’s a grade for everyone, and you can race on any bike you choose. Don’t try it if you don’t like having fun!

Number Plates - Round TWO

  • Keep and bring you plate along the event.
  • It is your number and your responsibility.
  • If you leave your plate at home if will be a $15 replacement fee
  • Entry Fee

    • Plate Fee $10 one off plate fee for the RFID timing roll out, in 2020 don't lose it. Replacement plate will be $15

    • Seniors: $25

    • Race & Vol: - $15 if volunteering at this race course pull down doesn't constitute volunteering. If that's all you can do just wait until the volunteering entry has closed then sign up at $25, your help at pack up is still greatly appreciated however help at set up is golden.

    • Kids: - $10 per plate (on the day and keep for the series) - no need to pre-register - relevant license required (see below) no timing or placing will be recorded, please refer to The WACX Philosophy

    General Info

    • Men's Categories: - CX-Elite, Single Speed CX Men, CX-B, CX Masters (+40) B, CX-C, CX Masters (+40) B, Open (any bike or +35mm tyre width)
    • Women's Categories: - CX-Elite, CX-B, CX-C, Open (any bike +35mm tyre width)
    • Kid's Categories: - kidz - any bike U13 - must have a valid MTBA/CA license
    • Bikes Men: - Elite and B/C and Masters (+40) races are for CX bikes ONLY (note: max 33mm tyres & drop handle bars), Open is for any bike (inc MTB, gravel, monster cross etc bikes).
    • Single Speed Category Men drop or flat handle bars max 33mm tyres (hipster beards and whisky hand ups optional)
    • Bikes Women: - Elite is for CX bikes ONLY, B & C races are for CX bikes ONLY (note: max 33mm tyres & drop handle bars), Open is for any bike (inc MTB, gravel, monster cross etc bikes).
    • The WACX Philosophy: The Liqour Barons Numbat Cup is all about inclusion, challenging yourself and having fun.

    Grades, bikes and tyres widths matrix

    Grade Bike Tyres Bars Gears
    Kidz CX U9 & U13 Any Any Any Any
    Elite Men's and Women's CX Only 33mm Drop Any
    Men's B, Masters B and Women's B CX Only 33mm Drop Any
    Men's C, Masters C and Women's C CX Only Max 35mm Drop Any
    Men's & Women's Open Any Bike (no pedal assist/e-bike) Any Any Any
    Single Speed CX CX Only 33mm Drop or Flat One


    Main Activity Start Time Duration Finish Time
    Arrive - and general chin wag 0800 15 0815
    Course outline and construction tips 0815 15 0830
    Course set up - the best part of the day 0830 2:30 1100
    Kids (U13) any bike - must wear helmet (please write names on number plate) 11:00 20 12:25
    Kids (U13) - Presentations Course adjustment and free practice 11:30 20 1150
    CX C CX Bike Only, CX-Masters C +40 CX Bike Only and Open any bike with +35mm tyres (25mins) 12:00 30 12:30
    Single Speed CX Men CX Bike Only (flat or drop bars), CX B CX Bike Only and CX-Masters B +40 CX Bike Only (35 mins) 12:50 40 13:30
    CX W Elite CX Bike Only (45 mins) & CX WB CX Bike Only (approx 35 mins), CX WC CX Bike Only Open any bike with +35mm tyres (25 mins) 13:45 45 14:30
    CX Elite CX Bike Only (50 mins) 14:45 60 15:45
    Course pull down - all help appreciated 1545 35 1620
    Mens, Womens & Masters Presentations - All grades, so hang around and heckle some more 1620 10 1630
    Relax, reflect and enjoy and help finish pack-up/clean-up 1630 45 1715

    Subject to change depending on entry numbers.

    • Course Set up and build: 'build it and they will come' head down early and help build the course you race. If the course isn't ready when you arrive, don't blame the organisers/course designers. The question is what could you have done to help, bring a rubber mallet and have a go. If you can't bang in the poles help with rego, timing, ongoing course maintenance, marshals, anything - before or after your race. Just ask or use your initiative. No need to be precious - because cyclocross.

    • Free Practice: - additional free practice (partial course) will be available whilst kids racing is on.

    • Presentations: - See race schedule.

    • Start procedures: - The Chief Commissaire will do a call up, separate grades and send them away in waves (eg separated by say 1 minute) if grade numbers are sufficient. Small grades may be combined. All results are captured separately regardless of startline grouping.


    • CX bikes must run CX tyres - 33mm max width (as written on tyre with tiny allowance for tyre flare on wide rims). Definitely no gravel grinder or Monster Cross tyres in CX Race Category. Male riders can race in Open Category with any width tyre, any style of bike.

    • PITS will be in operation: - As is the tradition in Cross, mechanical assistance must be taken from the designated pit area. Spare wheels & bike changes cannot be taken from random locations on the course - only in the pits. Riders must run the course to the pits if their bike is unrideable. We will run double-sided pits so the max distance to pits should be no more than half a lap depending on course layout.

    • Series Races - minimum ages - Older juniors (say U15), with suitable experience, looking to race the full course for a full race duration can enter C Grade in WACX.


    What Grade? ....please be guided by your motor

    "What grade should I ride in CX?"

    A lot of people struggle with finding the right grade in CX, generally for one of two reasons; 1) They race, but are new to 'cross, or 2) They have never raced.

    We will be opening entries soon so please be guided by the following advice when requesting a grade...

    "be guided by your motor"

    What does that mean? It means that you should ride against riders of similar strength, not drop down because of some perceived disadvantage around tech skills.

    Some examples: If you race A grade on the Road/MTB or at your local crit, we request that you enter Elite grade for CX.
    If you don't race but you are a similar level to some of your training buddies who race B grade on the Road/MTB, enter B grade. If you have never raced and aren't able to gauge a grade off any of your training partners, you should enter C Grade and see how you go.

    You will be asked for Grading Information at entry. Please provide information that helps the Handicappers either confirm your requested grade or determine the correct grade for you. Information helps get you into the correct grade. Also note that you request a grade, and that may be changed by the Handicappers. The published Final Start List is confirmation of your grade for race day.

    WACX can and will encourage riders that are capable of riding the next grade. If you are in a lower grade and are consistently lapping times that are above the mean time in the grade above you will be promoted.

    The Call Up will be based on, a combination of recent results, Numbat Cup series standings and heckling kudos

    TIMING - RFID for 2020 - let's see what happens

    WACX is currently self timed and requires volunteers for this to happen - please help us to time you.

    Before the start of any CX race we need at least three people to enure the results are accurate.

    • A caller (call out race numbers for the scribe and tapper)

    • A scribe (to record the numbers, called out by the caller and to help with adjustments, as it can be crazy busy)

    • A tapper (to record the numbers, called out by the caller)

    Preferably Men's C wave should be administered by riders from Women's wave and reciprocated.

    Men's B wave should be administered by riders from Men's Elite wave and reciprocated.

    I understand that many riders like to see their times, if you do please help out.

    Don't complain if you don't volunteer in the timing tent, as it doesn't fit the WACX ethos.

    LICENSING - Basically this is your responsibility

    To put it nicely, the whole racing bike license thing is a Dog's Breakfast.

    It is your responsibility to ensure you (or children under your care) to have the correct license that covers you (or children under your care) to race in a cyclocross race hosted by WACX.

    Mountain Biking Australia options https://www.mtba.org.au/wp-content/uploads/MTBA-2017-2019-Membership-Fees.pdf

    Which MTBA Membership is Right for YOU https://www.cloudcapsule.cc/360client/pmbc//data/about/mtba-membership.jpg

    • Family Membership https://www.mtba.asn.au/membership/membership-types/familymembership/
    • Senior Membership (19+) - 1 Year: $129 + Club Fee (usually $20)
    • Senior Membership (19+) - 3 months: $55 (usually $20)
    • Junior Membership (13-18 years old) - Year: $93 (usually $20)
    • Junior Membership (13-18 years old) - 3 months: $38 (usually $20)
    • Dirt Master (3-12 years old) - 1 Year: $45 (usually $5)

    WACX recommends joining Perth Mountain Bike Club http://perthmtb.asn.au/about/Join-Us

    Cycling Australia options http://membership.cycling.org.au/Packages/Racing

    • RACING ELITE Adults 19+ From* $360
    • RACING MASTER Adults 30-64 From* $285
    • RACING MASTER Adults 65+ From* $185
    • RACING JUNIORS Juniors 13-18 From* $161
    • RACING KIDS Kids 8-12 From* $42

    *prices may vary depending on state and club.

    WACX recommends joining South Perth Roulers CC https://www.southperthrouleurs.com.au/memberships/


    • There will be no **ADULT on-the-day entries:** - All adult riders should pre-register as on-the-day entries as they are PITA WACX is run by volunteers on the day entries are a time keepers and number issuing head ache. |
    • WACX insists that all riders to pre-reg. It takes 3mins to enter online.|
    • Scratching: - online entrants can withdrawal with a self-serve, automated refund within EntryBoss prior to the scratching cut-off.
    • Licensing: - All riders need to be licensed to race. Either Cycling Australia or MTBA Race Competition licenses, https://www.mtba.org.au/store/|
    • Unlicensed Riders: - If you are unlicensed, we recommend having a look at MTBA 2 Month Free trial licenses from the MTBA website. https://www.mtba.asn.au/join/|
    • Kids U13 can get a $10 on-the-day participation license or sign the MTBA waiver. Older kids need a race license (Junior Membership U13-U18 see above), a day license or even a MTBA FREE trial license. https://www.mtba.asn.au/join/|

    One massive benefit from having a license is 24/7 insurance whilst racing & training and we encourage all unlicensed riders to join a club and get licensed purely so they are covered.|

    • Time Management: - Please aim to arrive with sufficient time to rego (at least 30mins before your race starts), get ready, familiarize yourself with the course, say hi to mates and to warm up. Most people need at least an hour, 60mins, prior their race start. |


    • Kids enter on-the-day. Pre-entry is not necessary. Kids are guaranteed a start (note: must be licensed for insurance purposes).
    • No license-no start
    • Please register your child(ren) collect plate ($10 one off plate fee, $10 participation license - if required), write their name on the front, zip tie it on and be at the start line for 1200 start, ready to cheer them on.
    • We don't do timing


    You will be advised of your entry status by email after entering. It is possible that you will be waitlisted for your chosen grade if the rider count exceeds our pre-set limits (noting these are quite high for cross and generally not an issue). If you are waitlisted, you are basically waiting for a spot to come available through Scratchings or riders being re-graded. Many waitlisted riders end up riding so don't give up all hope of getting a ride. If you'd rather not wait and want to be removed for the waitlist, please Scratch yourself from the race.

    ABOUT Cyclocross

    Cyclocross is a very specific type of bike racing. For the most part, the course is off-road but there are sometimes portions of pavement included in the course. You can expect to encounter grass, dirt, mud, gravel, sand, and a whole slew of other assortments and combinations. The races are based on a set time (measured by numbers of laps), not distance. Depending on your category, a race can be as quick as 30 minutes (for beginners), or as long as 60 minutes (for elite men).

    While the Mens/Womens Elite and Mens/Womens & Masters B & C Grade fields will be limited to Cyclocross bikes in 2020 (Drop bars, <33mm tyres),

    WACX has created and Open Category in Mens for any bike, this will help with correct grading.

    WACX will also include a Single Speed CX Category for 2020, these hard men of cross will lead off the B Grade slot, drop or flat bars and 33mm tires.

    Women's C is CX only bikes for this season, WACX has created and Open Category in women for any bike, this will help with correct grading, open to any kind of bike you like, so grab your mountain bike and come on down.

    In most cases, race officials wait to see how quickly riders complete the first lap before deciding how many total laps will be completed. Depending on course conditions and pack motivation, the total time may be a few minutes less or more than the race flyer lists.

    Courses are twisty circuits and typically, but not always include barriers, as well as other ‘features’ that will necessitate hoping both off, and back onto, your bike. Those brave (and skilled) enough can bunnyhop their bikes over them. Often there are hills, sand pits and muddy sections that are too difficult or slow to ride, and thus a racer will shoulder their bike and run with it.

    Cyclocross is a winter sport, with the first race around the start of April and the last in August. This means that if you look outside and see rain, hail, or shine (we have had all of these on the same day), the show will still go on, and often, the more inhospitable the weather, the more fun the racing.

    Technically, cyclocross is a form of bike racing, but we also think of it as a lifestyle that involves grabbing any bike, and navigating any type of terrain or obstacle, in the fastest and most efficient way possible. It’s also an adventuresome style of riding, with a versatile bike that allows you to explore any gravel or dirt road, park or trail that you stumble upon.

    WACX is a proud supporter and partner to Over the Barriers helping youth at risk in and inclusive and support environment


    Race Location

    Venue: Lakeside and Riverside Parks - off Lakeside Drive Helena Valley


    • Parking: Please Do Not PARK on Lakeside Drive, it is OK to drop gear off but keep going and park on the verge in front of Broz Park or on the other side along Katharine Street and use the path/bridge to cross over Helena River (between Farmview and Lifford)
    • Toilets: Port-a-loos, please use them
    • Coffee: Finger crossed
    • Food: NO.
    • Water: There is water but, best bring what you require.
    • Electricity: generator only
    • Playground: Yes, on the other side of the Bridge
    • Support: R & D Speedshop fingers crossed will be there to help you get going again, bring your spares just-in-case.



    Entry prices

    Online pricing:

    Regular entry
    Volunteer entry

    If you do not hold a racing license with MTBA or CA, adult day memberships are available for an extra $30.

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    Donation info

    Love WACX? Think we are too cheap?

    If you'd like to make a voluntary contribution to help with the smooth running of WACX, please feel free to add an amount to your race entry, Small amounts add up quickly if enough people help out.

    Thanks a million Maximilian.