This Sunday, MWCC host another round of its popular West Head road racing. Due to the ever growing popularity and numbers at the event, we have introduced a few changes to the line up due to the feedback that we have received from riders and officials. We will be trialling a few different formats in coming months in order to give you the most competitive road races. Show your mother how much you love her by turning up and dedicating your victory to her, alternatively tell your wife that her present is getting to spend some quality time with the kids, while you sacrifice yourself and go and ride your bike.
A Grade will now be doing 3 LAPS of the West Head Course, we have also thrown in another hill for them by making the first lap a full loop of the West Head Circuit. As a result of the increase in distance to approximately 68km – race start for A grade is now 7:30am. Sign on from 7am. If this format is considered safe and successful we will look to extend this to a B Grade level, giving the B graders a choice of a two or three lap option, however that will not be occurring this month. The increase in distance is not considered an excuse to drop down to B Grade – so sandbaggers have been warned that they will receive no sympathy from the handicapper at these events and if you have ridden A Grade in previous months, you will be expected to be racing A Grade this month – the distance has increased because of your feedback.
Race starts and distances will remain the same for B and C Grade – with their respective races rolling out from 8am. Both of these grades will complete 2 laps of the course with the turn around at the usual turning bay for a total distance for 44km.
D Grade will now have an official start time of 8:30am – so they can have a bit of an extra sleep in on Sunday, before completing one lap of the course. As a result of the later start, please be cautious when riding to the start line, that races will be in progress – so stay alert to riders coming from various directions.
Please do not park in the Elvina Walking Track Car Park or the slip way into the car park. With this introduction last month, we noted how much easier it was to have all of the riders safely milling around in the carpark and not having to wait on the road. The car park is for officials only. We recommend parking at Terrey Hills and riding into the National Park. Please be cautious on the descent down McCarrs Creek road and let cars pass when it is safe to do so.
Where: Race sign on and start is at Elvina Walking Track Car Park, West Head
When: Sunday 13th of May
Time: A Grade Start 7:30am with sign on from 7am. B and C Grade race start at 8am and D Grade start at 8:30am
Distance: A Grade complete 3 laps, B and C Grade 2 laps and D Grade 1 lap.
Cost: $10 with a Gold 2012 Racing Licence. If you do not have a gold racing licence you will be required to purchase a one day licence for $30 plus the usual $10 entry fee. You must present your licence when signing on.
Please have an Australian Standards Approved Helmet.
Our own version of a Red Bull Girl, Tamara will have the usual cokes, powerades, chocolate bars and snakes available for sale at the start line. The first 20 A Grade riders who sign on will receive a Red Bull drink to give them wings for their additional lap.
REMEMBER A GRADE ROLL OUT AT 7:30am FOR THREE LAPS.