proudly presented by WA Cyclocross on behalf of Perth MTB Club
proudly presented by WA Cyclocross on behalf of Perth MTB Club
The Numbat Cup is the no-nonsense Cyclocross (CX) state series. No big cash prizes, no professional setups - just pure racing for fun! Local parks, local riders, and local businesses support it. There’s a grade for everyone, and you can race on any bike you choose. Don’t try it if you don’t like having fun!
Plate Fee $15 one-off plate fee for the RFID timing roll out, in 2021 don't lose it. Replacement plate will be $20
Young Guns(U17): $10
Race & Vol: - $15 if volunteering at this race course pull down doesn't constitute volunteering. If that's all you can do just wait until the volunteering entry has closed then sign up at $25, your help at pack up is still greatly appreciated however help at set up is golden.
Kids(U9 & U13): - $10 per plate (on the day and keep for the series) - no need to pre-register - relevant license required (see below) no timing or placing will be recorded, please refer to The WACX Philosophy
|Kidz CX U9 & U13||Any||Any||Any||Any|
|Elite Men's and Women's||CX Only||33mm||Drop||Any|
|Men's B, Masters B and Women's B||CX Only||33mm||Drop||Any|
|Men's C, Masters C, Women's C and CX Young Guns||CX Only||Max 35mm||Drop||Any|
|Men's & Women's Open||Any Bike (no pedal assist/e-bike)||Any||Any||Any|
|Single Speed CX||CX Only||33mm||Drop or Flat||One|
|Main Activity||Start Time||Duration||Finish Time|
|Arrive - and general chin wag||0730||05||0735|
|Course outline and construction tips||0735||10||0745|
|Course set up - the best part of the day||0745||2:45||1030|
|Kids (U13) any bike - must wear a helmet (please write names on number plate)||1100||20||1225|
|Kids (U13) - Presentations Course adjustment and free practice||1130||20||1150|
|Men Only CX C CX Bike Only, CX-Masters C +40 CX Bike Only, Young Guns CX Bike Only and Open any bike with +35mm tyres (30mins)||1200||30||1240|
|Men Only Single Speed CX CX Bike Only (flat or drop bars), CX B CX Bike Only and CX-Masters B +40 CX Bike Only (40 mins)||1250||40||1340|
|Women Only CX W Elite CX Bike Only (50 mins) & CX WB CX Bike Only (approx 40 mins), CX WC CX Bike Only, Young Guns CX Bike Only Open any bike with +35mm tyres (30mins)||1345||55||1440|
|Men Only CX Elite CX Bike Only (60 mins)||1450||60||1550|
|Course pull down - all help appreciated||1550||35||1625|
|Mens, Womens & Masters Presentations - All grades, so hang around and heckle some more||1625||10||1635|
|Relax, reflect and enjoy and help finish pack-up/clean-up||1635||45||1720|
Subject to change depending on entry numbers.
* Course Set up and build: 'build it and they will come' head down early and help build the course you race. If the course isn't ready when you arrive, don't blame the organisers/course designers. The question is what could you have done to help, bring a rubber mallet and have a go. If you can't bang in the poles help with rego, timing, ongoing course maintenance, marshals, anything - before or after your race. Just ask or use your initiative. No need to be precious - because cyclocross.
Free Practice: - additional free practice (partial course) will be available whilst kids racing is on.
Presentations: - See race schedule.
Start procedures: - The Chief Commissaire will do a call-up, separate grades and send them away in waves (eg separated by say 1 minute) if grade numbers are sufficient. Small grades may be combined. All results are captured separately regardless of startline grouping.
CX bikes must run CX tyres - 33mm max width (as written on tyre with tiny allowance for tyre flare on wide rims). Definitely no gravel grinder or Monster Cross tyres in CX Race Category. Male riders can race in Open Category with any width tyre, any style of bike.
WACX style PITS will be in operation: - As is the tradition in Cross, mechanical assistance must be taken from the designated pit area. Spare wheels & bike changes cannot be taken from random locations on the course - only in the pits. Riders must run the course to the pits if their bike is unrideable. We will run double-sided pits so the max distance to pits should be no more than half a lap depending on course layout.
Series Races - minimum ages - Older juniors (say U15), with suitable experience, looking to race the full course for a full race duration can enter C Grade in WACX.
What Grade? ....please be guided by your motor
"What grade should I ride in CX?"
A lot of people struggle with finding the right grade in CX, generally for one of two reasons; 1) They race, but are new to 'cross, or 2) They have never raced.
We will be opening entries soon so please be guided by the following advice when requesting a grade...
"be guided by your motor"
What does that mean? It means that you should ride against riders of similar strength, not drop down because of some perceived disadvantage around tech skills.
If you race A grade on the Road/MTB or at your local crit, we request that you enter Elite grade for CX.
If you don't race but you are a similar level to some of your training buddies who race B grade on the Road/MTB, enter B grade. If you have never raced and aren't able to gauge a grade off any of your training partners, you should enter C Grade and see how you go.
You will be asked for Grading Information at entry. Please provide information that helps the Handicappers either confirm your requested grade or determine the correct grade for you. Information helps get you into the correct grade. Also note that you request a grade, and that may be changed by the Handicappers. The published Final Start List is confirmation of your grade for race day.
WACX can and will encourage riders that are capable of riding the next grade. If you are in a lower grade and are consistently lapping times that are above the meantime in the grade above you will be promoted.
It normally works until it doesn't
WACX is self-timed and requires volunteers for this to happen - please help us to time you.
I understand that many riders like to see their times, if you do please help out.
Don't complain if you don't volunteer in the timing tent, as it doesn't fit the WACX ethos.
Licensing Requirements for Racing WA Cyclocross in 2021 You can race under your current valid • CA Race, or • MBTA Race license.
As the year progresses you will need to renew your racing license when the above types expire.
Log on to Tidy HQ here: https://auscycling.tidyhq.com/
If you don’t have one of the examples above, you will need to read below and decide which racing license suits your needs.
All rider from U9 to 65+ will need to have a valid license to enter any WACX event in 2021 via Entry Boss and you will need to present it when you collect your racing numbers this season.
The more riders of this magnificent cycling discipline that cyclocross is, the greater the chance that the sport has of gaining proper recognition - therefore funding and support from our newly formed national governing body.
Venue: Lake Gwellup Reserve
Enter via Huntriss Road
Race Plates are a once-off $15 fee and include a timing chip. Yours to keep all season.