Smartline 3 Lap Handicap

It’s a little bit like wrestling a gorilla, you don’t quit when you’re tired, you quit when the gorilla is tired. – Robert Strauss

The new Smartline 3 Lap Handicap promises to be a hard and fast journey to the gates of pain. Join us on April 8 and try to get there first.

The Cycling monument ‘The Wall’ has captured the imagination of Sydney cyclists, we are now introducing the early season appetiser thanks to the continued support from Lana and Greg of Smartline Mortgages. This is 3 laps for all riders, full gas finishing at the top of the hill following the Wall.

This race starts at the far north turn around for our races at the Resolute Bay, turning bay and will finish at the crest leading into it. All riders will aim to finish the 3 laps before being caught by their chasing groups.

The handicap works by the slowest riders getting a head start on the faster riders. You work with your group in order to stay ahead of the chasing group. With the U/23 and Elite Road Race Championships on that day, we are expecting some great potential for new riders to be on the podium.

To help you dig deep we have some excellent prizes on offer for all riders. Thanks to Cycle Spot and BMC we will have some huge prize packs to give away to our podium getters.

All riders will also be able to take advantage of our offer from Blue Dinosaur Bars. These are perfect pre and post race nutrition, along with some tasty energy bars to have when out on the bike. Blue Dinosaur Paleo Bars contain only five 100% natural wholefood ingredients. They are gluten, soy and dairy free with no added sugars, preservatives or anything artificial. 

All riders can take advantage of these tasty bars via the online store and receive a 15% discount at  simply by entering the code  – MWCCBD15 The team from Blue Dinosaur will be at the race providing samples and also podium prizes.

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!

All riders and clubs are welcome to enter the Smartline Handicap via:

Riders will commence at the northern end from Resolute Bay so not our usual starting spot. The finish line will also be at the northern end. Exact handicap start times will be listed closer to the event.

The first group (slowest) will roll out at 6:30am with other groups following shortly after. We expect that all riders will be on course by 7am.

With only 3 laps to complete, we are expecting some very fast riding, with an expected finish time in the order of 8:35am. The finish line is the crest of the hill after the Wall. Riders should select their usual West Head Grade and our handicappers will make any necessary adjustments.

Prize Money

1              $400

2              $350

3              $300

4              $250

5              $200


1              $300

2              $200

3              $150

1st Female           $150

All podium getters will also receive a Nutrition Pack from Blue Dinosaur Bars and we will also have spot prizes from BMC and a bike fit from The Body Mechanic.

Essential Details:

$30 Entry – with a Race 2018 licence.

Race Date: 8 April 2018

Race start time is 6:30am for the Limit Group.

Sign on from 6:00am.

Race sign on and start is Resolute Bay Car Park (Northern end of West Head Road)

Enter Online: Enter HERE

Race Support provided by Cycle Spot – 10/19 Bungan St Mona Vale

All clubs and riders welcome.

Remember that the start line is at the NORTHERN END of West Head Road and it is your responsibility to be on time for your handicap roll out. The group will not wait for you.

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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All images in this article are via Riding Focus and his brilliant gallery from the February Race, which can be viewed here.

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