With July being the biggest month in the cycling calendar, it is only right that we hold our tough and undulating road race for riders who are sleep deprived and cold. Forget the pictures of summer in France and face the cold hard reality of the MWCC road race.
The Gates Of Hell will once again be opening for riders as they climb out of Akuna Bay Marina and out onto West Head Road. So join us on the 14 July to celebrate this epitomy of Sydney Cycling Folklore. Pre entry is open until 12 July 5pm and after that it is enter on the day.
A Grade will be completing 3 laps of West Head – that will result in close to 75 kilometres of racing on a rather undulating terrain.
B and C Grade will only have two options this month and next. B Grade MWCC riders will ride in a separate race to everyone else for the final round of the MWCC Club Championships. The Rest of the World B Grade riders will race a non neutralised start from the Akuna Bay roll out. The same will apply to C Grade – it will also have a non neutralised start. Both grades will complete two laps of West Head.
D Grade will remain combined to ensure a large and competitive field and complete a single lap of West Head.
Once again we will be having A and B Womens Grades (2/1 lap) and we are hoping that these can be run separately on the basis that there is sufficient numbers. If numbers are short for either grade, we will combine them with either C or D grade depending on which race is affected. We will still pay the podium for the womens grades regardless.
You could be in France getting sun burnt OR racing our race
All riders must show a current 2013 Gold Racing Licence unless purchasing a day licence (additional $30) and an approved Australian Standards Helmet at the sign on.
As usual our road race will be signing on from 7am for all grades down at the Akuna Bay Marina. There is plenty of parking available in the car park and there should be a coffee cart and toilets available. Our 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.
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.
This Col was named after our VP when she set the Strava QOM on it
Grades will commence racing from 7:30am down at the Akuna Bay Marina. Typical race times are as follows – A Grade roll out at 7:30am, B Grade 7:35, C Grade 7:45 and D Grade 7:50. The finish line will be at its usual place at Elvina Walking Track Carpark, West Head.
$15 Entry – with a Gold 2013 licence
One day licences are available for an extra $30 if you don’t have a GOLD 2013 racing licence
Race Date: 14 July 2013
Sign on from 7am and Race Start 7:30am for A Grade – D’Albora Marina, Akuna Bay
Grades A-D – All clubs and riders welcome.
PRE ENTRY DETAILS
Riders can pre enter the race up until Friday 12 July 5pm. After that time, riders will be required to manually sign on. By pre registering, you are ensuring your entry and then on the day you will just turn up, sign the sheet and grab a number.
To pre enter simply go to www.trybooking.com and search ‘MWCC’ in the events section. This will bring up all of the available grades or you can follow the links below.
Non MWCC B Grade – http://www.trybooking.com/Booking/BookingEventSummary.aspx?eid=49776
Non MWCC C Grade – http://www.trybooking.com/Booking/BookingEventSummary.aspx?eid=49771
Womens A Grade – http://www.trybooking.com/Booking/BookingEventSummary.aspx?eid=50872
Womens B Grade – http://www.trybooking.com/Booking/BookingEventSummary.aspx?eid=50873
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.