WA Cyclocross
Beverley Heroic Twilight Cyclocross

Sat, 9 Oct 2021
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Tue, 21 Sep 2021 5:59 PM AWST
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Thu, 07 Oct 2021 6:59 PM AWST
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Thu, 07 Oct 2021 6:59 PM AWST

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 5 days of the event
  • you will follow all safety guidelines and directions of the event promoter
  • you will maintain excellent hand hygiene and use the provided hand sanitizers before and after your event
  • maintain 1.5 metres separation between people who are not from the same household or groups of other patrons and refrain from all unnecessary physical contact
  • It is strongly recommended that you download the COVIDSafe App
  • People are assuming that it’s all gone away and it won’t come back. We have to realise that it can come back - if we drop our guard, just look at the current lock-downs in Victoria and New South Wales

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Beverley Heroic Cross - twilight cyclocross

South of the Equator Single Speed Cyclocross Championships

proudly presented by WA Cyclocross on behalf of Perth MTB Club

Heroic Cross - we at WACX though it would be an ideal time to escape the city and bring a little cowbell action to the country and have a Belgium inspired knees up.

An ideal excuse to stay the night and enjoy some country hospitality, before being Heroic the following day. No big cash prizes, no professional setups, just pure racing for fun.

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.

Number Plates - Heroic Cross

  • Bring your existing plate along the event.
  • It is your number and your responsibility.
  • If you leave your plate at home if will be a $15 replacement fee

  • General Info

    This will be a little confusing so bare with us, essentially;

    • 1. Numbat Cup Grades that will change are as follows;
    • Open Grade will become CX-Curious
    • 2. There will be three start times (dependent on entries),
    • 3. There will be mixed races.
    • 4. Camping - Tents $20ea, Caravans $32ea

    • Men's Categories: - CX-Curious, CX-Heroic, SSCX-South of the Equator Single Speed Championships

    • Men's Numbat Cup Categories: - CX-Elite, Single Speed CX Men, CX-B, CX Masters (+40) B, CX-C, CX Masters (+40) B

    • Women's Categories: - CX-Curious, CX-Heroic, SSCX-South of the Equator Single Speed Championships

    • Women's Numbat Cup Categories: CX-Elite, CX-B, CX-C

    • Kid's Categories: - kidz - any bike U13 & U9 - must have a valid AusCycling License or 4 week trial membership (see below)

    • Bikes Men: - SSCX SSCX bikes ONLY (note: max 33mm tyres flat or drop handle bars) CX-Heroic CX bikes ONLY (note: max 33mm tyres & drop handle bars), CX-Curious are for any bike (inc CX bikes).

    • Bikes Women: - SSCX SSCX bikes ONLY (note: max 33mm tyres flat or drop handle bars) CX-Heroic and CX-Curious are for any bike (inc CX bikes)

    • The WACX Philosophy: The Beverley Twilight Cyclocross is all about inclusion, challenging yourself and having fun.

    Camping: Camping under the stars: The Beverley Heroic is offering camping at the Football oval. Book into our special Saturday Night camping area at the Beverley Footy oval, right next to the Cyclocross course and friendly Beverley Tennis Club. $20 Tent spot or $32 Caravan with power, showers and plenty of space.

    Pay at Race WACX Administration on the day.

    Grades, bikes and tyres widths matrix

    Grade Bike Tyres Bars Gears
    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 and Women's C CX Only Max 35mm Drop Any
    Men's & Women's Open Any Bike (no pedal assist/e-bike) Any Any Any
    Men's & Women's Single Speed CX CX Only 33mm Drop or Flat One
    Men's CX Heroic CX Only 35mm Drop Any
    Men's CX-Curious any Bike Any Any Any
    Women's CX Heroic & CX-Curious any Bike Any Any Any


    Main Activity Wave Start Time Duration Finish Time
    Course set up - the best part of the day - gentlemen's hours 0900 300 1400
    Rego from 1400 please give yourself at least 40mins to register your kids and any walk-up starts 1400 120 1650
    Kids first event one wave U9 any bike - must wear a helmet (please write names on number plate) half-course (15mins max) 1A 1500 20 1530
    Kids second event two waves U13 any bike - must wear a helmet (please write names on number plate) half-course(15mins max) 1B 1500 20 1530
    CX-Curious Men & Women Any Bike, Men's C, CX-Masters C +40 CX Bike Only, (20mins max) 2 1530 30 1605
    CX Heroic Men CX Bike Only, CX Heroic Women Any Bike, Men's' B, Masters Men's B, & Women's B CX Bike only (30mins max; cut at 25 mins) 3 1615 30 1650
    Men's Elite, Women's Elite CX Bike Only; SotE SSCX Championships SSCX Bike with 33mm tires only drop or flat bars (45mins max, cut at 40mins) 4 1700 45 1750
    Kids (U13, U9), Mens, Womens Presentations - All grades, so hang around and cheer some more 1810 15 1825
    Relax, reflect and enjoy and help finish pack-up/clean-up 1820 60 1920

    Waves 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. Riders can race CX - Curious with any tyre and any bike with working brakes.

    • 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.

    • Minimum ages - Older juniors (say U15), with suitable experience, looking to race the full course for a full race duration can enter CX-Curious


    • Seniors: $20
    • Race & Vol: - $10 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 $20, your help at pack up is still greatly appreciated however help at set up is golden.

    • Kids: - FREE with must have a valid AusCycling License or 4 week trial membership- no need to pre-register turn up early - relevant license encouraged (see below) no timing or placing will be recorded, please refer to The WACX Philosophy


    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.

    Some examples: If you race A grade on the Road/MTB or at your local crit, we request that you enter A 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.

    The Call Up will be based on, a combination of recent results, Numbat Cup series standings and heckling kudos

    TIMING - RFID for 2021 - let's see what happens

    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 - Basically this is your responsibility

    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.

    AusCycling Licensing Categories

    After a simple explanation on memberships read here Click here for AusCycling Licensing Categories and Perth MTB membership info

    Click here for AusCycling membership webpage


    • There will be limited **ADULT on-the-day entries:** - All adult riders should pre-register as on-the-day entries as they are PITA WACX is run by volunteers on the day entries are a timekeeper's and number issuing headache, be considerate, even better help out on the day or enter online.|
    • WACX insists that all riders to pre-reg. It takes 3mins to enter online.|
    • Scratching: - online entrants can withdrawal with a self-serve, automated refund within EntryBoss prior to the scratching cut-off.
    • Licensing: - All riders need to be licensed to race, following this link https://www.auscycling.org.au/membership|
    • Unlicensed Riders: - If you are unlicensed, we recommend having a look at AusCycling's 4 week Free trial licenses from the MTBA website. https://auscycling.tidyhq.com/public/membership_levels/28a4917a7754|
    • Kids U13 need an AusCycling license - unfortunately they do not offer a Race Waiver as we have used before.

    • Time Management: - Please aim to arrive with sufficient time to rego (at least 30mins before your race starts), get ready, familiarize yourself with the course, say hi to mates and to warm up. Most people need at least an hour, 60mins, prior to their race start. |


    • Kids enter on-the-day. Pre-entry is not necessary. Kids are guaranteed a start (note: must be licensed for insurance purposes).
    • No license - No start
    • Please register your child(ren) collect plate, write their name on the front, zip tie it on and be at the start line for U9 & U13 1500 start, ready to cheer them on.


    You will be advised of your entry status by email after entering. It is possible that you will be waitlisted for your chosen grade if the rider count exceeds our pre-set limits (noting these are quite high for cross and generally not an issue). If you are waitlisted, you are basically waiting for a spot to come available through Scratchings or riders being re-graded. Many waitlisted riders end up riding so don't give up all hope of getting a ride. If you'd rather not wait and want to be removed for the waitlist, please Scratch yourself from the race.

    ABOUT Cyclocross

    Cyclocross is a very specific type of bike racing. For the most part, the course is off-road but there are sometimes portions of pavement included in the course. You can expect to encounter grass, dirt, mud, gravel, sand, and a whole slew of other assortments and combinations. The races are based on a set time (measured by numbers of laps), not distance. Depending on your category, a race can be as quick as 30 minutes (for beginners), or as long as 60 minutes (for elite men).

    In most cases, race officials wait to see how quickly riders complete the first lap before deciding how many total laps will be completed. Depending on course conditions and pack motivation, the total time may be a few minutes less or more than the race flyer lists.

    Courses are twisty circuits and typically, but not always include barriers, as well as other ‘features’ that will necessitate hoping both off, and back onto, your bike. Those brave (and skilled) enough can bunnyhop their bikes over them. Often there are hills, sand pits and muddy sections that are too difficult or slow to ride, and thus a racer will shoulder their bike and run with it.

    Cyclocross is a winter sport, with the first race around the end of May, and the last in September. This means that if you look outside and see rain, hail, or shine (we have had all of these on the same day), the show will still go on, and often, the more inhospitable the weather, the more fun the racing.

    Technically, cyclocross is a form of bike racing, but we also think of it as a lifestyle that involves grabbing any bike, and navigating any type of terrain or obstacle, in the fastest and most efficient way possible. It’s also an adventuresome style of riding, with a versatile bike that allows you to explore any gravel or dirt road, park or trail that you stumble upon.


    Address: Beverley Tennis Club
    Enter via Forrest Street - Beverley Show Grounds


    • Parking: I suspect we will over flow the car park, park considerately.
    • Toilets: Beverley Lawn Tennis Club.
    • Coffee: In town
    • Food: yes, Beverley Tennis Club fundraiser
    • Water: There is water but, best bring what you require.
    • Electricity: generator only
    • Playground: Not sure
    • Support: WACX will have a pump at the start finish line - BYO other stuff
    • Camping available see above



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