The race that makes walking the next day something to be feared.
This event is held in memory of club hardman from the early eighties, Mike Paral.
Mike was formerly of the Canberra Old Boys (COBACC) who merged with the Canberra Wests to form the Canberra Cycling Club. Mike died in March 1983. Traditionally a handicap, the Iron Mike is now run as a scratch race.
Vikings Cycling Club and Canberra Cycling Club are again teaming up to bring you a combined road calendar for 2021. Each road race is the result of a collaborative effort from the two clubs.
Course start/finish is at the Stromlo Forest Park West Carpark.
Riders will ride through Uriarra Crossing and along Brindabella Rd to the end of the bitumen and return to start/finish. Each lap is approx. 50 km
Based on rider feedback men and women can register and ride in 'Open' grades.
There will be Open placings and Women's placings for each grade.
Juniors will race distances that are in line with the AusCycling Technical regulations.
|Contactless rider 'check in'||9.15 - 9.45 am|
|First grade roll away||10:00am|
Be sure to confirm your start time at check-in.
Do not arrive at the last minute - allow yourself enough time to attach your timing chip and race number.
There is limited parking at the start / finish. Do not park on the roadside near the start/finish area. If you do park near the start / finish, please ensure that your vehicle is completely off the road, and well clear of the start / finish area.
The main car park at Stromlo Forest Park is a short warm up ride from the start / finish. We recommend that you park there.
The 2021 Road season is run by volunteers from the CCC and VCC, but members from other clubs are welcome to volunteer and support racing in the ACT as well as receive the volunteer incentives set out below.
Volunteers will receive the following incentives at eligible 2021 Road Events:
To be eligible to claim free entry you must have nominated and been allocated to a race.
Use this form to nominate for a race.
Once you have nominated and been allocated to a race in a volunteer role you are free to use your free race entries at any eligible road race. Just hit the 'Volunteer Status Claimed' check box when you are registering.
Remember - it is a trust system. Please only claim volunteer entry if you have done your part to help the clubs as above. Save us the admin of having to cancel your entry if you have not nominated to volunteer, or if you have already used your volunteer credits.
Can I volunteer for a race later in the season, but claim my free race now?
You are expected to complete your volunteer duty on the date(s) you nominate in the season. If you've nominated and been assigned to volunteer at a race in the future you can still claim the appropriate number of free races before you've volunteered.
Can I volunteer and race on the same day?
Race Director, Assistant Race Director, & Turn Marshall: You cannot race on the day you perform your duty unless you arrange for someone else (ie a friend or relative) to perform your duty on your behalf (must be as capable and willing as you are).
Other Roles (check-in desk, set up, pack up, van/trailer driver etc): You are welcome to volunteer and race on the same day. Just make sure you arrive at the race with enough time to do your job. Once that's done then get ready and race.
How do I claim my free race?
Just tick the 'volunteer status claimed' box when you register for a race. Make sure that you include a quick comment in the entry remarks box explaining which race you are claiming the free entry for. That makes it easy for us to manage.
To ensure that we have a record of all participants registration is only via EntryBoss.
NO ‘ON THE DAY’ REGISTRATION
AusCycling Race All Discipline licences are required for this event.
It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct licence. This will be verified at check-in.
Upon arrival please confirm your attendance at the check-in desk (including collecting a number and timing chip) and then move clear of the check-in desk area.
A rider briefing, count and roll call will be conducted before each grade roll away. Please be ready when your grade is called.
At the end of each grade riders must return their number and timing chip and then clear the start/finish line area to maintain social distancing requirements.
Placegetters please wait for presentations and photos.
Results will be posted to my.raceresult.com.
We will try and arrange for soft drink after the race. Please come prepared with your own supplies. Support the local shop if you can.
If any rider exhibits COVID-19 symptoms in the two weeks following the race, they must advise the COVID-19 Officer who will follow up with health authorities.