Akuna West Head Road Race 10 February

With the Tour Down Under and the Audax Alpine Classic having now passed, there are plenty of riders who have been getting some quality riding into their legs – now is their and your chance to pin on a number and take up the challenge of a Akuna-West Head Road Race. 

With grades A-D and even further sub classifications with those grades. Grades B and C will have again have the option of Hubbard and Prestige – with Prestige racing from the roll out and Hubbard having a neutralised climb up the initial Akuna climb. All riders must show a current 2013 Gold Racing Licence and an approved Australian Standards Helmet at the sign on.

All grades with the exception of D Grade will be doing two laps of West Head.

For grades B and C when signing on – riders will be given the option of riding either Prestige or Hubbard. Riding Prestige means that you will be racing from the roll out at Akuna Bay. Riding Hubbard division ,will mean that you will be riding a neutralised/ steady pace up to the turn off to West Head and once entering the park, it will be race on. The Hubbard division will have the pace set by 2 Manly Warringah riders and the idea is that everyone in that group will at least make it to the turn off before having to survive until the end. Prize money will be reflected in the different style of race. Please note that the pace will still be relatively steady to ensure that sufficient time gaps remain between the groups.

Please ensure that you sign on to the correct sign on sheet.

As usual our road race will be signing on from 7am for all grades down at the Akuna Bay Marina. There is plenty of parking available in the car park and there should be a coffee cart and toilets available. Our race can send your heart rate rocketing from the roll out, so we do encourage riders to be warmed up and recommend that you consider parking around Terrey Hills and riding into the park, to ensure that you have had a good warm up prior to race start. Please be cautious on the descent down into the Park.

We would request that you do not park in the Elvina Walking Track car park – this not only assists our marshalls when they head up there to set up for the finish, but also assists with our relations with the National Parks.

Grades will commence racing from 7:30am down at the Akuna Bay Marina. Typically the race times are as follows – A Grade roll out at 7:30am, B Grade 7:35, C Grade 7:45 and D Grade 7:50. The finish line will be at its usual place at Elvina Walking Track Carpark, West Head.

Entry fee is $10 if you have a GOLD 2013 licence.

Essential Details:

$10 Entry – with a 2013 licence

One day licences are available for an extra $30 if you don’t have a GOLD 2013 racing licence

Race Date: 10 February 2013

Sign on from 7am and Race Start 7:30am – D’Albora Marina, Akuna Bay

Grades A-D – All clubs and riders welcome.

Please note that are races are raced on open roads. This means that riders must not cross over the centre line during the race. This can lead to disqualification. Please consider your behaviour and actions when both riding to and from the race and also during the race. Your actions impact on all users of the Park and also our ability to gain approval for our races.

4 Comments

  1. John Kempler

    so this event starts down the bottom of the hill in Akuna Bay and not at Elvina Track car park? and race is a loop all the way up from Akuna Bay-to West Head and back to finish at Elvina Track Car Park? But which way up hill – clockwise or anti-clockwise? Could you please explain. How many laps? Just the one?

  2. John Kempler

    ok – I see it above – it goes Akuna Bay-up the hill-West Head-Elvina-West Head-Elvina (finish)

  3. Chief Clipboard

    Riders ride up from Akuna Bay, up the easy side directly out to West Head, where they turn left in the park.
    Riders then make their way out to the West Head toilet block and turning bay, where they turn around (you don’t go all the way to the end). You then ride all the way back to the entry of West Head and turn around at the intersection of West HEad and Akuna and head up the nasty little berg, back towards Elvina car park for the finish or the second lap. You don’t descend back down to Akuna.

  4. Clipboard

    Results from todays race:

    Just over 140 riders across the 6 grades. Temperature didn’t really get too warm until post race.

    A Grade
    1.Tristan Bauer (SUVelo)
    2. Kane Macri (Macarthur)
    3. Jake Kauffman (MWCC)

    B Grade Prestige
    1. Simon Finch (MWCC)
    2. James Bernard (SUVelo)
    3. Steve McMahon (SUVelo)

    B Grade Hubbard
    1. Mitch Dixon (MWCC)
    2. Ben Sawers (RBCC)
    3. Lucas Laxale (MWCC)

    C Grade Prestige
    1. Phil Scheideller (NSCC)
    2. Tim Leigh (NSCC)
    3. Alex Abell (SUVelo)

    C Grade Hubbard
    1. Duke Millington (CCCC)
    2. JIM BUDA (MWCC)
    3. Martinette Van Vuuren (MWCC)

    D Grade
    1. Andrew Thompson (MWCC)
    2. Paul Klemes (MWCC)
    3. Craig Wotherspoon (MWCC)

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