Northern Combine
Jack Wood Handicap - Arthurs Creek

Sat, 24 Apr 2021
Arthurs Creek
Entries open
Sat, 03 Apr 2021 6:00 PM AEDT
Entries close
Thu, 22 Apr 2021 8:00 AM AEST
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Sat, 24 Apr 2021 11:59 PM AEST

Race Results

Thanks to all riders participating in the Jack Wood.

Results are available here: Click here
Some improvements going forward;

  • We are looking to move to live results from the roadside shortly.
  • We will be asking riders to notify Timing or a Commissaire that they are a DNF
  • We will improve our processes to be better identify DNSs
  • We will be asking riders to Claim so as to have a cross check on results
  • Any questions or queries re results. Please email

Event Status

Activity Status Comment
AusCycling Sanctioning
Commissaire Appointments
Race Director Paul Berry (Coburg)
Timing Availability Timing will be run as a test this event. Please bring your frame plate.

Last updated: 1/4/2021

Season Numbers - Help us eliminate Rego

To speed transition to Season Numbers, anyone without season numbers will be asked to buy them at entry for an additional $15. These are yours to keep & include; 2 x quality race numbers, frame plate, transponder & frame plate holder.
More Info here. Season Number Pre-Order

Volunteer Season Pass

The Volunteer Season Pass is available again in 2021. $45 for a full season of racing.
Volunteers are the magic that makes this all happen, so thank you.
More Info here. Volunteer Season Pass

Event Summary

Event Jack Wood Memorial Handicap
Club Coburg Cycling Club
Race Director Paul Berry
Course Arthurs Creek
Format Handicap
Race Notes

Event Specific Info

Rego Start Time 08:00
Race Start Time 09:00
Rego Location Registration is at Ryders Flat Reserve Arthurs Creek 35 min from Melboune CBD
Directions Melways Ref: 393 C5
Parking Toilet, limited parking and coffee facilities are available at the Ryders Flat Reserve.
Toilets Parking is also available at Greysharps rd Hurstbridge where it is a 12 minute ride to Ryders Flat Reserve.
Race Start Location Ryders Flat Reserve
Roll out & Start instructions A coffee van will be in attendance at Ryders Flat Reserve from 0730.
Special Course Notices 2 Coburg riders will be leading groups of riders into registration from Hurstbridge Railway Station departing at 7.30 and 7.45.
Finish Claims TBA
Fundraising Collingwood Headspace
Presentations Ryders Flat Reserve
License Collection / Number Return Ryders Flat Reserve
Tech Guide
Seperate Women's Grades? n/a
Other Note: After the race, riders are invited to assemble at Ryders Flat Reserve for awards, generous spot prizes and a short discussion regarding mental health from Collingwood Headspace.

Laps / Distances

Grade Distance
Handicap 4 laps / 42km
Short Race (U15) 2 laps / 21km

Race Fees

  • Fees:
    • Volunteers $15
    • Non-Volunteers $30.
    • Vol Season Pass holders - recognised for free entry,
    • U17 see below.
    • Season Numbers - Don't yet have your own season numbers? $15 will be added to your entry.

  • Waitlisting: - Races have pre-set limits per grade.
  • 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: - Pl ease keep all finish lines free from congestion.
  • Racing Incidents: - Safety is important. Please report all race incidents to the Race Director, or alternatively via the post-race rider survey.
  • 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. AusCycling accepted 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. In every race, every female who starts gets a point. The best 5 female finishers get extra points.

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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COVID-19 Notice

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

  • you agree to follow Government COVID recommendations applicable to your jurisdiction
  • you agree to follow the Event's COVID directives
  • you agree that you may be asked to leave the event for non-compliance
  • we appreciate your cooperation, our intention is simply to run a safe event.
Entry prices

Online pricing:

Volunteer + Season Nums
Regular Entry
Reg Entry + Season Nums
Juniors J17 *
Jnrs U17 + Season Nums *

Vol Season Pass Holders are recognised at entry and FREE to eligible events. J17s can enter if distances allow.

Donation info

Headspace Donation

Please consider adding a voluntary contribution to your race entry. 100% of your donation goes to headspace.