Racing and training activities are back on in line with NSW Government’s return to community sport on July 1. All events are operating under new covidsafe plans. 

MWCC hosts races over a number of different formats and venues throughout the year:

West Head Road Race

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Racing is usually held monthly and entry is via an online system at Buncheur.com that opens 1-2 weeks before race day. Entry closes on the Friday before so don’t miss out.

On race day, make your way to Elvina Trailhead, West Head Rd to sign on and grab your race number. Racing usually commences at 6.45am for A grade with other grades leaving at 5-10 minute intervals. The last grade usually leaves by 8.00am.

The course starts at the Elvina Trailhead, turning left out of there and heading south. Riders do a u-turn at the crest of the climb prior to the exit of West Head Road, then head north for approx 10km to the north turn around (amenities block at the Resolute picnic area), heading south again for approx 10km riders turn around again at the same crest of the hill prior to the exit of West Head Road. From here the finish is only a short distance back to Elvina Trailhead, where riders will cross the finish line heading in a northerly direction.

The number of laps varies by grade, typically for men: A grade 4 laps, B grade 3 laps, C grade 2 laps and D grade 1 lap. A women is 3 laps and B women in 2 laps and C women is 1 lap.

This is the only monthly road race in Metropolitan Sydney. It offers a challenging course that will test all riders on a great riding surface. Grades A to D cater for experienced through to new racers.

Occasionally we run handicap races where riders are set in handicapped groups and all vie to finish first across the line. The earlier slower groups try to stay ahead of the chasing groups. This exciting form of racing relies of teamwork within your group. Our handicap races start and finish at the Resolute Picnic area.

Feel free to contact the club for more guidance for your first race. It’s not as hard as you think and once you’ve done one, you’ll be back for more.

See the event calendar for all race dates

West Head Time Trial

New for 2020 we have added time trials to your race calendar. Using the same course as our road race these will be held monthly. Distances will be 1 lap (22km) and 2 laps (44km).

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HART Driver Training Centre Criterium

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Held over summer, this is an enclosed circuit that is completely free of traffic. It has a few technical corners and a nice little rise. This race is run during daylight saving months on a Friday night. Most grades are catered for and sign on is from 6pm with racing starting at 630pm. Typical A grade race in 45min plus 2 laps. Each lower grade is 5 min shorter. Look out on our website and socials for more details during the November- March months. Entry is $15, enter with cash at the race.

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Cyclocross & MTB

The club holds cyclocross (CX) racing along with off road criterium racing for mountain bikes at JJ Melbourne Hills Memorial Reserve at Terrey Hills. Located next to the equestrian centre and bmx track, this race series provides for some fast and furious off road action. Entry is via an online system at Buncheur.com

Generally the off road mountain bike crits are held first and then the cyclocross is divided into two separate races – one race for those who don’t have specific cyclo cross bikes but still want to challenge themselves on the course, whether this be on a mountain bike, a fixie or unicycle. We then have a  separate category for those with specific cyclocross bikes. Riders negotiate a mixture of tarmac, grass, mud and items which require you to carry your bike such as barriers and stairs. A great form of racing. Our cyclocross season generally operates over winter.

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