Northern Combine
Hell of the West - Balliang

Sat, 26 Jun 2021
Entries open
Thu, 17 Jun 2021 8:00 PM AEST
Entries close
Thu, 24 Jun 2021 8:00 AM AEST
Scratch cut-off
Fri, 25 Jun 2021 12:00 noon AEST
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Sat, 26 Jun 2021 11:59 PM AEST

Hell of the West - Balliang

Entries are Closed

We have reached our permit cap.

We are currently finalising receipt of permits. Startlists will be published shortly.

Event Status

COVID restictions have shortened our normal lead times and a number of event pre-requisites still need confirmation.
We are happy to advise the remaining organisation appears manageable, but should a showstopper prevent the event proceeding, we will mass refund all entries.

Activity Status Comment
COVID Restrictions
Confirmation of Volunteers We may need some vols. Mainly Corner Marshals
Confirmation of Permits
First Aid
Confirmation of Commissaires
Inspect the dirt As of 20/6, the dirt is very good condition
Race Director
Venue Hire
Timing Availability Bring your Season numbers and frame plate
AusCycling Sanctioning

Last updated: 16/6/2021

Minimum pre-entries to proceed: 85

Please make sure you support the event with an entry.
We have set a minimum number to proceed, meaning we will call the event off and bulk refund if we fall short.

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

Rego Start Time 09:00
Race Start Time 10:00
Rego Location Balliang Hall - note: back deck due to COVID
Parking At Hall
Toilets Inside hall
Race Start Location Balliang Hall
Roll out & Start instructions Riders will be marshalled in the car park of the hall & briefed by Commissaires
Special Course Notices Course contains 3km dirt sector and 20% climb
Finish Claims Riders must Claim. (Please get use to claiming at NC races)
Fundraising Voluntary donation to Balliang CFA
Presentations Back deck of hall
License Collection / Number Return Season number collection at rego, no returns necessary
Tech Guide TBA
Separate Women's Grades? Yes. Women welcome to race men's/open grades should they prefer.
Other There are a number of pre-requisites that need to fall into place for this race. 100% refunds should the event not go ahead.

Laps / Distances

Grade Distance Description Map
Men’s A – D, Women’s A-B 94 km Start loop + main loop course map here
Women’s C, Men’s E, U17 70km Main loop course map here

Race Fees

  • Fees:
  • Volunteers $15
  • Non-Volunteers $30.
  • Vol Season Pass holders - recognised for free entry,
  • U17 $5 (also please below re distances and prize money).
  • 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 AusCycling'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: -
  • 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)
  • No other junior grades are offered at HotW

More Information


The Northern Combine is looking for sponsors. If you or someone you know may be interested in supporting grass-roots racing please contact us via

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 Entry
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 if distances allow.

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Community Donation

We do try to give back to some of the local communities we visit when racing. Please consider adding a voluntary contribution to your race entry. Last year we helped repair the Hall's kitchen after a burst pipe did some damage.

100% of your donation goes to the Balliang Community - either CFA or the Balliang Hall Committee.