Racing returns to West Head for 2018 and it is bigger and better than ever, with more style than Peter Sagan at the finish line. For 2018 thanks to KOM Financial Advice we are introducing a 5 Race Series, that will offer leaders jerseys, trophies for the overall winners and cash prizes. This series will run over every grade and will be the pinnacle of GC riding in Sydney. It all begins on February 11, so get your entries in.
Want to start the race with the leaders jersey on your back, the pressure to perform and the bragging rights against your mates? No matter your grade, with our new KOM Financial Advice Race Series, you could be the proven winner. This is the result on your CV that will have BMC sending you a contract for France in July. This series will be run over 5 races:
- February 11
- May 13
- June 10
- August 19 &
- September 9
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 February 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) 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.
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.
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: 11 February 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.