Rhodes Docherty Akuna West Head Road Race 22 June

With the end of the financial year approaching on the 30 June, this will be your last chance to earn some additional income as a professional cyclist to put on your tax form. It has been a while since our last race, so we are expecting a big end of financial year turnout on 22 June. Enter via www.trybooking.com/EQVY from Sunday 15 June 9am.

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Proud Club sponsor Rhodes Docherty are the perfect naming rights sponsor for this race, due to their firm specialising in Chartered Accounting and Financial Advice. They are able to show you how you can justify the expense of a new bike to your Chief Financial Officer at home and how you can legitimately claim your coffee ride expenses and time away from home as Networking and Client Building when questioned upon your arrival home after yet another extended ride. Rhodes Docherty help successful people make smart decisions.

The best decision that you can make is enter our race via www.trybooking.com/EQVY and guarantee your place on the start line. To ensure a massive EOFY turn out we are also allowing one day licences to be purchased, these can be purchased online and on the day if space permits. With the Cycling Australia half yearly memberships kicking in on 1 July, this is a great opportunity to see what all of the hype is about.

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With over $1,000 in prize money you will need some financial advice on setting up your own self managed super fund post victory.

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Our course is a testing road course, with a steady climb at the start from Akuna Bay, before completing the rolling 24km loop of West Head per lap. To ensure that riders have enough energy during the race, to cover the attacks and get up the nasty little bergs out on the course, thanks to Science In Sport, we can also offer 15% off their products when purchased through their website – www.scienceinsport.com.au and then add the code ‘MWCC’ in the coupon section of the shopping cart. This should allow you to stock up on energy gels and drinks prior to race day and bring a box of 30 gels to just over $50!

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All riders who podium on the day will also be filling their pockets with Science In Sport GO Gels, so add in the cash prizes, the prestige of victory and this is one race worth winning.

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GRADING

A Elite is a 3 lap race that will start at 7:20am. This grade is suitable for those riders who are strong A Grade riders in other races across Sydney, riders who are riding in either NRS teams, development teams or private race teams. Riders should be experienced and are looking for a very competitive and high class field.

A Grade Club Level. This will be a 3 lap race. This grade is for those who would like to make the step up to A Grade Elite but do not yet have the ability or have tried to race our A Grade previously but found the pace too much. This would be for your lower level A Grade rider.

B Grade is a two lap event. We have three B Grades – they are identical, they just have the names Shimano, SRAM and Campag in order to identify the different groups. We have these groups due to demand and size restrictions. There is no difference between these grades, all of them will race from the bottom of Akuna Bay.

C Grade is a two lap event. We have three C Grades – they are identical, they just have the names Shimano, SRAM and Campag in order to identify the different groups. We have these groups due to demand and size restrictions. There is no difference between these grades, all of them will race from the bottom of Akuna Bay.

D Grade is a single lap event. This grade has a neutral climb up Akuna. This is a great entry level to racing, it is popular with some of our more senior riders and those who are new to racing. We also have a number of our female riders entering this grade. This grade is as much about racing as it is learning the craft of racing.

ALL GRADES WITH THE EXCEPTION OF D GRADE WILL BE RACING FROM THE AKUNA BAY START LINE

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All riders must show a current 2014 Gold Racing Licence unless a one day licence is purchased and an approved Australian Standards Helmet at the sign on.

As usual our road race will be signing on from 7am for all grades down at the Akuna Bay Marina – pre entry is available until Friday 20 June 5pm, unless sold out prior. If you pre enter please ensure you arrive at a minimum 10 minutes before your race start. There is plenty of parking available in the car park and toilets are available.

Please ensure that you use the toilets inside the marina complex. Behind a tree is not a toilet.

If you haven’t raced before but are considering it – our guide to entering may be of some assistance. http://www.manlywarringahcc.org.au/news/racing-how-to-enter-and-what-to-expect-a-beginners-guide/

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. This also gives riders more room to hang around in post race.

Essential Details:

$15 Entry – with a Gold 2014 licence or an additional $30 for a day licence

Race Date: 22 June 2014

Sign on from 7am and Race Start 7:20am for A Grade Elite – D’Albora Marina, Akuna Bay

Grades A-D – All clubs and riders welcome.

PRE ENTRY DETAILS

http://www.trybooking.com/EQVY

By pre registering, you are ensuring your entry and then on the day you will just turn up a minimum 10 minutes before race start, sign the sheet and grab a number. If a grade is advertised as sold out, that is exactly what it means – no spots will be available on the day.

Please note that our 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. Our officials often have to answer questions based on non club riders behaviour that occur at anytime – so lets not make ourselves a target.

See you on the start line.

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2 Comments

  1. The Chief

    Pre entries have now closed.

    We will be accepting riders on the day in grades B,C & D. Also two elite A spots left.

    You can enter from 7am on race morning at the Akuna Bay Marina carpark

  2. stefan

    Hey, just wondering the ideal time to be there for sign on for class B, and also where the finish line is located for spectators? Thanks

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