Every month it gets bigger and this month will be no exception. With a bit of rain in recent days, the course promises some slipping and sliding. Cyclocross races regardless of the weather and you can now pre-enter this event at www.trybooking.com/FKJJ until Friday 5pm. Once again we will have 2 free kids races and plenty of action for everyone else.
The MWCC Subaru Active Cyclocross Series is the only regular cyclocross racing scene in metro Sydney and it doesn’t disappoint. There are plenty of twists and turns on this course, with every round having a different layout and structure. So you are never just racing the same course over and over again. But don’t worry, you will still have stairs, ramps and barriers to navigate – no matter what lunacy the course designers come up with.
Just like our road races at West Head, we are now offering riders the chance to jump the queues and guarantee their starting position with our online entry. Simply head over to www.trybooking.com/FKJJ and pre enter. This will allow you to not have to worry about fumbling around for money on the day, simply turn up and grab your racing number. The online entry system, also allows you to enter if you require a day licence. The online entries will close off at 5pm on Friday. After that time, you will just be required to enter on the day.
MWCC is all about inclusion and so we have two free junior races on the day starting at 2pm. The kids will even pin on a race number to give them the whole race experience. Racing on a modified course, that always has them in sight, we have a race for Under 7 and then a separate race for 7-12 year olds. Last month we had kids on tricycles, balance bikes, bmx bikes and mountain bikes. We don’t care about their ability or bike – we just want them out on course having fun. This opportunity is open to all children – their parents do not have to be members or racing themselves.
After we have witnessed the determination of the kids riding around the course, the next race is for all types of bikes, whether it be a single speed, mountain bike, commuter or even a cyclocross bike. This race is for those that are new to the cyclocross scene and want to see what all the madness is about. It is also suitable for those that want to race a cyclocross bike, yet aren’t quite up to the Elite standard. Race starts 2:30pm.
The final race is the Elite race (race starts 3:30pm) and this is restricted to CX bikes only. Watch the experienced riders race around the course, simply jumping barriers that others have had to step over and if they do dismount, watch the speed of the dismount and remount.
The location at JJ Melbourne Memorial Hills Reserve, Terrey Hills provides for plenty of viewing opportunities, with the riders regularly passing by the more popular viewing points.
CX racing is on whatever the weather conditions!
1.30pm Rego & Course Practice
2.00pm U7 Kids – 10 Minutes – Free Entry
2.15pm U12 Kids – 10 Minutes – Free Entry
2.30pm B Grade CX (CX Bike Only), Womens CX/Open (any bike), and Open Mens (non CX bike) – 30 minutes
3.00pm Course Practice
3.30pm A Grade CX – 45 Minutes
We will have a coffee cart in attendance.
If you think the races appear a little short in length – you obviously haven’t raced a cyclocross race before. How long can you maintain your max heart rate, with lactic acid burning your legs?
Pre enter at www.trybooking.com/FKJJ prior to Friday 5pm or Enter on the day $15 with a gold CA or MTBA licence.
Day licences can also be purchased – $22 Kids race for free.
Location: JJ Melbourne Memorial Hills Reserve, Terrey Hills
Need a cyclocross bike? Head into The Fixed Wheel – 212 Pittwater Road, Manly who are currently doing run out deals on Focus Cyclo cross bikes. You won’t be disappointed.
Did you race in our previous round? Check out the Riding Focus blog – you may be featured www.ridingfocus.com/blog