BOTB Pillar 2 – West Head Road Race

The second round of the much hyped, controversial and ever popular Battle of the Bridge heads to West Head on July 8. As the titans race the stronghold of West Head for the battle for the Helmet of Kratos. Expect cold weather, hard racing and plenty of memes. MWCC deliver round 2 and we want you racing. ENTER HERE.

The second round of Battle of the Bridge is open to all clubs that fall within the Latte line of Sydney. Unsure of where you fall, check the map because otherwise we will refund your entry or perhaps you can come along and volunteer to see Northern Sydney Cycling Club fail to make an impact on any grade.

The RAW NRS Race Series has a separate entry portal. ENTER RAW HERE

The grades should now match most other grades across Sydney, to make it easy for riders to decide on their appropriate grade.

All U/17 riders must ride as per their Junior gear restrictions.

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GRADING

A Grade Masters. (6:45am) This will be a 4 lap race. This is for Masters riders aged over 40 (or any female any age) who are still a very competitive rider. Race distance approximately 96km.

A Grade is a 4 lap race that will start at 7:02am. This grade is suitable for riders who race A Grade at other venues across Sydney. Race distance approximately 96km.

B Grade (7:15am) is a 3 lap event. Approx 72km.

C Grade (7:30am) is a 2 lap event. Approx 48km.

U/17 (7:20am) is a 2 lap event. Approx 48km.

D Grade (7:50am) is a one lap event. Approx 24km. This is a popular grade for those new to racing or many of our female riders.

Female riders can enter any grade they wish, regardless of age. Masters over 40 can still race in the Elite race if they wish. Enter online for $25 if you have a 2018 racing licence. There will be NO on the day entries.

RIDERS MAY BE REGRADED BY THE RACE HANDICAPPER BASED ON ENTRY LEVELS.

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All riders will sign on at Elvina Walking Track Car Park. If you choose to drive into the Park and park on West Head Road, please note that you will be under a controlled and restricted road until the race has finished.The race course starts at Elvina Walking Track, riders will roll out and head south back towards Akuna Bay, however rather than turn at the junction, riders will turn at the crest of the hill and then make their way out to the usual turn around point.

Need to see a little clearer? Thanks to the new Eyes Optometry at 1320 Pittwater Road, Narrabeen one rider will be taking home a $300 eyewear voucher.  This can be used for an off-the-shelf pair or towards prescription glasses, should the winner need it. Our recommendation would be the Oakley Flight Jackets that they offer instore.

 

One lucky rider will also be taking home a bike fit from The Body Mechanic which will help them get more aero and comfortable on the bike. When you are riding, you shouldn’t experience pain or discomfort due to your riding position – a correct fit ensures the only pain is from the hills!

 

We encourage all riders to read our article on racing safely – http://www.manlywarringahcc.org.au/article/racing-for-the-win-safely/#more-1945

Remember that you are in control of your front wheel. Keep your brain switched on and always remember that this is a club race and not the World Tour but the bragging rights are just as big.

ALL GRADES RACE FROM THE ROLL OUT, THERE IS NO NEUTRAL SECTION


Our BATTLE OF THE BRIDGE Road Race will be signing on from 6:30am for all grades at the Elvina Walking Track Carpark. If you pre enter please ensure you arrive at a minimum 10 minutes before your race start.

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/

The start/finish line and presentation area is located at the Elvina Walking Track Car park on West Head Road.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:

$25 Entry – with a Race 2018 licence.

Race Date: 8 July 2018

Race start time is 6:45am for A Masters.

Sign on from 6:30am.

Race sign on and start is Elvina Walking Track, West Head Road.

Enter Online: Enter HERE

This race is restricted to those riders and clubs that fall within the Latte Line of Sydney.

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.81690_OEMIf you use gel or energy wrappers, please put your empty wrappers in your pockets and take them home with you. The National Park is not a rubbish dump.

 

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