AusCycling New South Wales
Keegan Downes Memorial Sundowner Handicap Cycling Classic

Sat, 19 Jun 2021
Keegan Downes Memorial
Entries open
Mon, 10 May 2021 9:00 AM AEST
Entries close
Mon, 14 Jun 2021 8:00 AM AEST
Pay online by
Wed, 16 Jun 2021 11:59 PM AEST

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 14 days of the event
  • you will follow all safety guidelines and directions of the event promoter
  • you will adopt a "Get In, Race, Get Out" approach
  • It is strongly recommended that you download the COVIDSafe App
The event promoter is required to follow the Cycling NSW Rider & Patron Event Information

Proudly presented by Gunnedah Cycling and Triathlon Club.


Event Date: Saturday, 19th June 2021
Venue: Corner of Crane Street & Gardener Street, Coonabarabran, NSW, 2357 [view map]
Promoter: Gunnedah Cycling and Triathlon Club
Entry Fee: $70 + payment card fee
Closing Date: Midnight Sunday 13th June 2021
Prize Money: over $5,700

Start time

  • 8:30am - Sign-on
  • 10:00am - First Bunch

Condition of Entry

Once the event is closed, state handicapping codes will be reviewed and riders will be seeded as per the NSW Handicapping Policy.

It's recommended all riders familiar themselves with the policy to avoid any confusion once entries close. Quarterly club information are to be emailed to the State Handicappers for review. If your unsure of your current grading information please speak to your clubs Handicapper.


  • The race starts at corner of Crane & Gardener Street in Coonabarabran, riders will then turn left onto Oxley Hwy and follow it to Gunnedah where the race will turn left and finish in Blackjack Rd. Race distance 100km
  • Be sure to study the course map below to avoid any confusion on race day.
  • Click the following link to view the course map - STRAVA

Age Categories And Eligibility

  • JW19*, JM19, U/23M, Elite Women, Elite Men, Women’s Masters & Men Masters
  • Age Categories for this event are as per 2021 ages effective from 1st October 2020
  • Financial AusCycling "Race All Discipline" members.

JW19 riders can enter as normal. CNSW will forward list of names to the NSW State Coach for approval closer to event date. Only approved JW19 riders will be eligible to participate.

Prize Money Breakdown - Estimated $5,700 in Prize money

Place Prize
1st $800
2nd $600
3rd $500
4th $300
5th $250
6th $200
7th $150
8th $100
9th $50
10th $50

Category Prizes

Category Prize
JW19 $50
U23W $50
WMAS 1-4 $50
WMAS5+ $50
JM19 $50
U23M $50
MMAS 1-4 $50
MMAS 5+ $50
KOM Male $50
KOM Female $50
Sprint Male $50
Sprint Female $50

Riders are entitled to win both a Top 10 prize and Category Prize should they place.

Fastest Times

Category Prize
Fastest Male $600
2nd Fastest Male $350
3rd Fastest Male $100
Fastest Female $600
2nd Fastest Female $350
3rd Fastest Female $100

Start Information, KOM & Sprint Information

Please view the Rider Information sheet surrounding the Start Line, KOM & Sprint Locations for Saturdays race - Click Hereupdated 17/06/2021

Presentation Dinner

  • Limited dinner tickets available at registration. Once all tickets are sold out, food can be purchased at the bistro.
  • Location - 313 Conadilly Street Gunnedah Services and Bowling Club, BBQ Area
  • 6:00pm Doors Open, 6:30pm Presentation & 7:00pm Dinner served
  • Dinner ticket is $30 for Adults & $15 for Children (Under 12YO).
  • Dinner Menu
  • Appreciate riders attending as demonstration to sponsors and recognition of their financial support for the event.
  • The $70 race entry does not include ticket to presentation dinner at the Gunnedah Services and Bowling Club, where the presentations will be conducted. Riders must attend the presentation dinner to receive your prize. If you are unable to attend, you must advise the Event Manager prior to the dinner and a written application for prizes must be submitted to the Gunnedah Cycling & Tri Club. Failure to attend the presentation dinner to receive a prize can affect the events standing with sponsors, supporters and VIP’s. The dinner is an important part of the event if you are a prize winner YOU MUST ATTEND.


To see your bunch and start time, check the start list and live results

General Information

  • There will be ample parking available at the start and finish locations.
  • Toilets will be on-site at both the start and finish lines.
  • There will be a coffee van set-up at the start line serving food and beverages.
  • It is recommended riders bring water and refreshments for post-race replenishment.
  • Riders must stick to the left-hand side of the road at all times. Any rider crossing over to the right side will be disqualified.
  • There will be no feeding stations or neutral spares.
  • Accommodation: Click here to find accommodation with Choice Hotels Australasia ™

Sunday Information

Click here to view Gunnedah to Tamworth Graded Scratch Races event information


Event Information

Alistair Christie
Ph: 0418 631 410

Event Entries

CNSW Office
Ph: (02) 9738 5850

Entry prices

Online pricing:

Regular entry

A payment card fee may apply (calculated at checkout).