MWCC aren’t the only ones with a super smooth crit circuit – Waratahs Masters have a complete race track that you can zip around on, at speeds faster than a V8 driving on Pittwater Road at peak hour. While they race regularly on the Eastern Creek Circuit on Monday April 21 there is the prestigious Colnago Cup taking place – getting yourself an entry spot and a position on the starting grid.
Waratahs Masters racing is open to all gold licensed riders over the age of 30 if you are a male or any elite aged female and older. The fields are large and very well organised, with grades going all the way down to E Grade. So there really is a spot for anyone who wants to race.
Colnago & FRF Sports are sponsoring the annual Colnago Cup in memory of Erik Mather. Erik was a well known A Grade club rider and club Iron Man champion (Balmoral Beach Club) who passed away in 2011 aged 44 after succumbing to Melanoma. Along with his sporting achievements Erik was also a champion of ethical corporate standards. He was a driving force behind positive change in the Australian Finance Industry and was named Ethical Investor’s Champion of the Decade in 2010 for his behind the scenes work with the Tamar River pulp mill. To quote Investment Magazine “No-one has ever done so much to encourage so many to do good.”
The commemorative event will be held at Eastern Creek Raceway on Monday April 21 (Easter Monday). The race is an open event for Masters (30+) and Elite women. There is well over $4500 in prize money for Grades A-E with $750 1st prize for Grade A and $100 to the fastest woman in each grade.Trophies will be presented to the winner of each grade.
The fields in this event are always well subscribed to, so we would recommend getting your entry in early. Since this is listed on the Cycling NSW website, grade selection will be done by the Waratahs and the Cycling NSW handicapper.
Entries can be made through Cycling NSW before April 12. See waratahmasters.com.au for further details.
There is always a large contingent of MWCC riders at this event, so don’t miss out on a great day of racing as part of your long weekend.