The landscape of West Head is starting to become clearer as we head into Round 3 of our KOM Financial Advice Road Series. Will Round 3 see any decisive move from our Series Leaders or will new favourites emerge? June 10 will be your chance to prove yourself. All riders and clubs welcome.
After two rounds, 324 riders have collected points in the Series and each division has their own leaders. Will Anthony Plumb maintain his dominance in the B Grade 2 Lap division? The A Masters Division has Peloton Sports showing a Team Sky like dominance on the field and another victory for Graeme Weatherill may well give him an insurmountable lead. Will Jennifer Kay of Rapha look for support to haul in Dean Harris of LACC? So many options, so many tactics and it is happening in all of our divisions.
For the full Point Score tally, click HERE
This is the only series for road racing in NSW that has leaders jerseys for each grade and this is all thanks to KOM Financial Advice. This series will be run over 5 races, with the remaining race dates being:
- June 10
- August 19 &
- September 9
You do not have to have competed in the previous rounds to enter the Series.
You can prepare for the series, just like you can prepare for a crash or that unexpected life event –
The grades should now match most other grades across Sydney, to make it easy for riders to decide on their appropriate grade.
For the month of May for A Elite, Masters and one of the B Grades, we have returned to the longer distances for the Grand Tour feel.
This race series isn’t just for the Elites, every grade will be vying for leaders jerseys and prizes and with so many grade options, you would be mad to not pin on a number and give it a shake.
A Grade Masters. (6:45am) This will be a 4 lap race. This is for Masters riders aged over 40 (or any female any age) who are still a very competitive rider. Race distance approximately 96km.
A Grade is a 4 lap race that will start at 7:00am. This grade is suitable for riders who race A Grade at other venues across Sydney. Race distance approximately 96km.
B Grade (7:02am) is a 3 lap event. Approx 72km.
B Grade (7:20am) is a 2 lap event. Approx 48km. Riders collecting points in B Grade must remain in the same division for each round.
C Grade (7:30am) is a two lap event. Approx 48km.
D Grade (7:50am) is a one lap event. Approx 24km. This is a popular grade for those new to racing or many of our female riders.
Female riders can enter any grade they wish, regardless of age. Masters over 40 can still race in the Elite race if they wish. Enter online for $25 if you have a 2018 racing licence. On the day entry is $30 if space is available. B Graders please ensure you select your appropriate lap option and turn up at the correct start time.
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.
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 www.bluedinosaur.com.au 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!
We encourage all riders to read our article on racing safely – https://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.
ALL GRADES RACE FROM THE ROLL OUT, THERE IS NO NEUTRAL SECTION
Our KOM Financial Advice Road Race will be signing on from 6:30am 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.https://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.
$25 Entry – with a Race 2018 licence.
Race Date: 10 June 2018
Race start time is 6:45am for A Masters.
Sign on from 6:30am.
Race sign on and start is Elvina Walking Track, West Head Road.
Enter Online: Enter HERE
Race Support provided by Cycle Spot – 10/19 Bungan St Mona Vale
All clubs and riders welcome.
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.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.
All pictures in this are provided by Blake Gillmer.