Unfortunately the organising committee have made the hard decision to cancel this event. All entrants will be refunded. We plan to run it in spring, so stay tuned. Thanks for your support.
All riders and spectators will need to be double vaxxed to attend and required to show a marshal proof of vaccination prior to racing.
For the second year running, Eastern Cycling, supported by Croydon Cycleworks, Snooze Nunawading and VeloEx by BikeGearNow, are bringing to you an event for women in a fun new format.
Casey Fields criterium track, a purpose built fully-closed bitumen track, 2.2km length
Cranbourne East, 45km/1hr from CBD, Melways ref 1349G
|1000||Race 1 Hot Lap (1 lap of the big circuit).||Each rider races for <5 minutes|
|1100||Race 2 Croydon Cycleworks Criterium (big circuit).||Duration 40-60 minutes depending on grade|
|1230||Race 3 Snooze Elimination Finale (small circuit).||3-10 minutes each grade|
Women only, 30+ yrs
Riders need a current AusCycling Race licence ($250 12 months https://www.auscycling.org.au/membership/race-all-discipline ) Special deal Free 4 week trial licence open to anyone through this unique link - https://auscycling.tidyhq.com/public/membership_levels/4a938f38233d
Race 1 - Hot Lap: 1 timed lap of 2.2km circuit. Riders set off at 30 second intervals from a standing start. Times from this race will assist validate gradings for the other races. No special TT equipment allowed (tri-bars, skinsuit, aero helmet etc).
Race 2 – Croydon Cycleworks Criterium: Signature event of the day
Graded scratch races. Ride marshals will accompany D grade.
A & B grades: 60 minutes + bell lap
C grade: 45 minutes + bell lap
D grade: 40 minutes + bell lap (ride marshals will accompany riders)
E grade: 25 - 30 minutes + bell lap (ride marshals will accompany riders)
Race 3 – Snooze Elimination: Short race on 700m circuit, grades run separately. 3 Neutral laps then 1-2 slowest riders eliminated per lap, final 3 compete for placings.
Pre-enter only, no on-the-day entries
Registration includes entry to all 3 races. It is expected you compete in all races.
Based on hot lap performance, some riders will be re-graded for the criterium and elimination race.
Riders who fall behind or are lapped in race 2 will NOT be made to withdraw. You may still do race 3 if you don’t finish race 2.
All riders (even trial riders) are eligible for all prizes.
$25 Includes entry to all 3 races.
Refreshments will be available (donation optional)
Hot Lap: first 10 places
Criterium: first 3 places in each grade
Elimination: first 3 places in each grade
Plus overall champion, best efforts by newcomers and random prize draws.
Eastern Cycling website including event FAQs https://easterncycling.com/events/eastern-grand-prix-2021/
Direct your questions here mailto:email@example.com
Please consider making an optional donation towards the cost of refreshments (suggested amount $5).
This will be added to the cost of your race entry.