With the September race testing the riders willingness and toughness with an overcast and wet morning greeting riders at the start line, we are hoping that the October weather brings out the sun. This month is also the MWCC Club Championships and so there will be separate grades for MWCC and non MWCC riders. All non MWCC riders can enter from Tuesday and note the new booking code – http://www.trybooking.com/JGIR  

With MWCC hosting their Club Championships, other riders are still welcome to attend and race but we will have MWCC grades and non MWCC grades. This allows us to determine our Club Champion for 2015 and still give all riders and clubs an opportunity to race on the famed West Head course. To keep it simple, all non MWCC riders will like always be able to enter from Tuesday but there will be limited spots available.

C Grade this month will be a non neutral climb, so on from the gun.

D Grade will maintain its open nature and will be an open grade because Phil Dunne has already wrapped up the title. We also advise riders that this will be the last month of the current D Grade format (F Grade if you actually look at our grading), with a change being lined up for November in an attempt to grow the numbers in this grade.

ALL non MWCC riders and clubs may enter as of 12:01am Tuesday 6th October until sold out.

Day licences can also be purchased via our online system.

Did you race in September? Check out the photo gallery here – http://ridingfocus.co/photos/road/mwcc-westhead-27sep15

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The entry fee is $20 for Gold Licence riders.

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

Our races have a history of being incident free and we want to maintain that record. Remember that you are in control of your front wheel. Keep your brain switched on.

GRADING

A Grade is a 3 lap race that will start at 7:20am. This grade is suitable for those riders who are strong A Grade riders in other races across Sydney. Riders should be experienced and are looking for a very competitive and high class field.

B Grade (7:30am and 7:35am) is a two lap event.

C Grade (7:40am) is a two lap event.The race will commence from the roll out at Akuna Bay.

D Grade (7:50am) is a single lap event with riders riding a neutral climb up akuna Bay before the racing commences at the West Head Road entrance. Riders will complete a single lap. This is a popular grade for ladies. This grade is about development and riders are encouraged to work together and not just attack from the start. Riders are often new to bike racing and may not have a prior athletic background or do not regularly train.

ALL GRADES WITH THE EXCEPTION OF D GRADE WILL BE RACING FROM THE AKUNA BAY START LINE

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All riders must show a current 2015 Gold Racing Licence or purchase a One Day Racing Licence and an approved Australian Standards Helmet at the sign on.

Our Subaru Road Race will be signing on from 7am for all grades down at the Akuna Bay Marina. If you pre enter please ensure you arrive at a minimum 10 minutes before your race start. There is plenty of parking available in the Akuna Bay car park and toilets are available.

Please ensure that you use the toilets inside the marina complex. Behind a tree is not a toilet.

If you haven’t raced before but are considering it – our guide to entering may be of some assistance. https://manlywarringahcc.org.au/news/racing-how-to-enter-and-what-to-expect-a-beginners-guide/

Our prestigious road race can send your heart rate rocketing from the roll out, so we do encourage riders to be warmed up and recommend that you consider parking around Terrey Hills and riding into the park, to ensure that you have had a good warm up prior to race start. Please be cautious on the descent down into the Park.

The 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.

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Essential Details:

$20 Entry – with a Gold 2015 licence. Day licences additional $30.

Race Date: 11 October 2015

Sign on from 7am and Race Start 7:20am for A Grade Elite – D’Albora Marina, Akuna Bay

Grades A-D – All clubs and riders welcome.

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PRE ENTRY DETAILS

www.trybooking.com/JGIR

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.

Please note that our races are raced on open roads. This means that riders must not cross over the centre line during the race. This can lead to disqualification. Please consider your behaviour and actions when both riding to and from the race and also during the race. Your actions impact on all users of the Park and also our ability to gain approval for our races. Our officials often have to answer questions based on non club riders behaviour that occur at anytime – so lets not make ourselves a target.

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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