Akuna West Head Road Race 11 August

Normal transmission resumes this month with the return of Prestige and Hubbard grades for B and C Grade, giving riders the option of a neutralised climb up Akuna or the chance to attack from the gun. All riders and clubs welcome, with pre entry now available – so don’t queue up in the cold.

Sydney Altitude Training Centre has come onboard for the next two months and what better way to get into shape for our hilly races than some training at altitude?

TwiterLogo400x400pixA Grade will be completing 3 laps of West Head – that will result in close to 75 kilometres of racing on a rather undulating terrain.

B and C Grade will once again have two options this month. The ‘Prestige’ division will race from the bottom of Akuna. If you don’t consider yourself a climber or are making a step up a grade, then you should consider the ‘Hubbard’ division – this will be a neutralised climb up Akuna, at a steady pace before the race commences as the riders turn into West Head. Both grades will complete two laps of West Head.

D Grade will remain combined to ensure a large and competitive field and complete a single lap of West Head.

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All riders must show a current 2013 Gold Racing Licence unless purchasing a day licence (additional $30) 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 9 August 5pm. There is plenty of parking available in the car park 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. This also gives riders more room to hang around in post race.

Grades will commence racing from 7:30am down at the Akuna Bay Marina. Typical 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.

Essential Details:

$15 Entry – with a Gold 2013 licence

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

Race Date: 11 August 2013

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

Grades A-D – All clubs and riders welcome.

PRE ENTRY DETAILS

Riders can pre enter the race up until Friday 9 August 5pm. After that time, riders will be required to manually sign on. By pre registering, you are ensuring your entry and then on the day you will just turn up, sign the sheet and grab a number and not standing around in a long queue on race day.

To pre enter simply go to www.trybooking.com and search ‘MWCC’ in the events section. This will bring up all of the available grades or you can follow this link – http://www.trybooking.com/57901

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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.

1 Comment

  1. Results

    Absolute cracking weather for a day of racing, with so many races to choose from, it was great to see all of our regulars taking the start line. The club would like to thank all of our regular supporters who turn up every month – the Central Coast Carrots, RBCC particularly Geoff and Darren, SCC and Peloton to ensure that we have solid racing across all of our grades every month.

    A Grade-
    With a smaller than usual turn out due to the Sydney Championships being held, it was a chance for a new podium. Matt Formston and Mick Curran simply outclassed the field when they rode away from everyone on their tandem and won with a comfortable margin – good luck to the boys from the Coast when they head off overseas next week for the Para -Cycling World Championships.

    1. Matt Formston and Mick Curran (CCCC)
    2. Simon Coughlin
    3.Michale Jaeger (Peloton)

    B Grade
    A strong turn out for B Prestige which impacted on the B Hubbard Riders, with the grades being combined into one large field. I think a few B Prestige riders found the going tough on the first climb due to the pace set by the RBCC riders and as a result should think about signing on for Hubbard next month.

    1. Rod Commerford (SCC)
    2. Daniel Challeub (SUVelo)
    3.Jared Millar (MWCC)

    C Grade
    A massive C Prestige took to the line and it was good to see Lynne Clarke of MWCC setting the early pace and putting the hurt on a number of riders. In the end it was young Sean Falzarano of MWCC who took the cookies.

    1. Sean Falzarano (MWCC)
    2. Joshua Saunders (Peloton)
    3. Marcelo Ehly (Penrith)

    C Hubbard, no idea what happened during the race but I can tell you who won –

    1. Craig Stevens (NSCC)
    2. Scott Austin
    3. Bruce Potts (MWCC)

    D Grade, I think a few of the riders in this grade were a little too strong for everyone else and so I think that from next month we will institute the neutral climb up Akuna Bay for the D Grade bunch. If you find that too slow you may be more suited to C Hubbard. Very solid turn out though for D Grade

    1. Len Groen (ATTA)
    2. Stuart Plane
    3. David Andrews

    Full write up once I get some photos.

    Thanks must go to James McAdam our Commissaire who ensured some smooth racing and our marshals – Angela Falzarano, Kenn Hedges and Ed Shilland – thanks for giving up your racing, so that the rest of us could toe the line.

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