Sponsored by BentSpoke Brewing, this is the second of three gravel events in Canberra each with a distinct flavour, culminating in the BentSpoke Brewing 2021 ACT Gravel Championships.
The second of the three-part series is happening on Sunday 25th of July at 10am.
It is a timed participation event and it’s fully catered. Prizes, refreshments, and merch will be provided BentSpoke Brewing.
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 the intersection of Bullock Paddock Road and Brindabella Road.
Food and coffee will be available at the event.
Located at Blue Range Hut, Uriarra Picnic Area or the Cotter.
The course features some of the best gravel roads Canberra has to offer. The highlights include Sinclairs Circuit, with spectacular Cotter Dam views, Old Mine Road Climb, and Sherwood Forest with the remnants of the old Sherwood station.
A midpoint fuel stop will be available with coffee and food.
Toilets are available at Blue Range Hut. Riders must leave the course, and return the way they came.
Riders are all requested to load the course into their GPS. If you are unsure how to do this, please contact the organisers for assistance. Signage and arrows will be limited.
You will encounter closed gates. Some of the roads are in the Lower Cotter Catchment Area which is a protected area with no vehicle access allowed. Special approvals have been granted to allow the event, but on the condition that the gates stay shut.
Roads are open to the public and riders are required to keep left at all times. Some of the course is 2-way cycling traffic, and a short section of the course requires you to cross Uriarra Rd. As always, take great care on the roads, obey all traffic rules, and don’t sacrifice safety for the sake of 2 seconds saved.
AusCycling Lifestyle or better memberships are required for this event.
That includes 'LifeStyle', 'Race Off-Road', and 'Race All Discipline'.
Unfortunately, we can't accept other types of non AusCycling cycling insurance/membership.
It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct licence. This will be verified at registration and at check-in.
The course is suitable for Cyclocross, Gravel and Mountain Bikes, although if you're feeling particularly adventurous you can bring your Road Bike too.
In short, ride whatever you want, but gearing will help with some of the hills. And while the roads are in great condition, a road bike would be hard work.
Final start times will be posted to the Start List here on EntryBoss once entries close.
Exact times will be reviewed on the day depending on numbers and weather conditions.
Be sure to confirm your start time at check-in.
To manage our responsibilities we have organised the event into the following groups.
When you register please select the group that is the best fit for you.
Please adhere to these timings on the day.
|Session||Check-in Closes||Rider Briefing||Roll away|
|1 - Long||9.50||9.55||10.00|
|2 - Short||9:55||10.00||10.05|
|3 - Come & Try||10.00||10.05||10.10|
Limited parking is available at the start finish area. Please park in a safe location well off the road.
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
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.
Results will be posted to my.raceresult.com.
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.