West Head Road Race November 12

It will be a busy  race day at West Head this month with plenty of trophies and bragging rights on offer with both MWCC and SUVelo having their Club Championships on the day. With this removing many of the regular podium getters from the open grades we could see new winners and champions all round. Entries are now open.

Riders from MWCC and SUVelo will race in their own separate grades and groups due to these races being their Club Championships. Those riders should select their club grades when entering.

To accommodate the warmer weather and to encourage aggressive racing from the roll out, we have shortened the races for this month. This has also allowed us to push back the start times, to provide greater assistance for those that ride to the venue on the morning.

With so many grades and groups on the road, we recommend that all riders allow time to sign on and secondly we remind riders, that if a group catches you from behind, you are to move to the left and let that group pass. Your grade should neutralise until their is sufficient gaps between the grades.

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We have a multitude of available grades to ensure that we cater for your every whim:

A Grade  – 3 Laps 7:30am START

A Grade Masters 45 Over – 3 Laps 7:15am START

B Grade – 2 Laps 7:35am START

C Grade – 2 Laps 7:50am START

D Grade – 1 Lap 8am START

MWCC and SUVelo Grade start times are to be confirmed.

With distances from 1 Lap for D grade up to 3 laps for A and A Masters, there is something for everyone of every standard. Female riders can enter any grade they wish, regardless of age. Masters over 45 can still race in the Elite race if they wish.

 

Enter online for $25 if you have a 2017 racing licence. On the day entry is $30 if space is available.

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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.

The entry fee is $25 for Race Licence riders. D Grade $15 entry.

 

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.

GRADING

A Grade is a 3 lap race that will start at 7:30am. This grade is suitable for riders who race A Grade at other venues across Sydney. Race distance approximately 70km.

A Grade Masters. (7:15am) This will be a 3 lap race. This is for Masters riders aged over 45 (or any female) who are still a very competitive rider. Race distance approximately 70km.

B Grade (7:35am) is a 2 lap event. Approx 45km.

C Grade (7:50am) is a two lap event. Approx 45km.

D Grade (8am) is a one lap event. Approx 24km. This is a popular grade for those new to racing or many of our female riders.

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

All riders must show a current 2017/2018 Race Licence or purchase a 3 Day Racing Licence from Cycling Australia and an approved Australian Standards Helmet at the sign on. Your race entry is on the basis that you are confirming that you have a current RACE licence and are riding with an Australian Standards approved helmet.

Our HED Wheels Road Race will be signing on from 7:00am 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 2017/2018 licence.

Race Date: 12 November 2017

Race start time is 7:15am for A Masters. Sign on from 7:00am.

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

Enter Online: Enter HERE

All clubs and riders welcome.

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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.

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If 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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