road racing information
MMBCC will hold a road race every Thursday from October to March (with a couple of weeks off over Christmas). Most races will be run as Handicap races, so no matter how much you ride, or what you ride, we’ll put you in a group to match your fitness and skill levels and give you a chance to win.
There will also be a few Graded Scratch races. You will be sorted into a bunch (or grade) to suit your ability. Each separate grade will be a mass start and the first one back from that grade is the winner. (Remember, you can only race against the group you started with. If you get dropped by your grade, you can’t join another bunch to catch up again.)
There are also Time Trials (both Individual and Team) which are races against the clock. You’ll either race on your own or with a small team; the best time wins.
Registration at the start of each race will open at 5.30pm; all races start at 6pm!
To make sure races start on time, you must enter with the handicapper, John Eisner, by 8pm on the Wednesday before the race. Enter via SMS on 0428 503 437. Make sure you include your name, in case you’re not yet in his phone already. This must be completed by 8pm on the Wednesday before the race or you won’t get a start!
Entry for these races is $5 for Seniors, $2 for Juniors.
For insurance reasons, our races are only open to paid-up Cycling Australia members of the MMBCC or to riders who purchase a CA Day License for $40 or a 3-Race Permit for $55. Members of other Cycling Australia affiliated clubs are also welcome to enter but must have a valid membership card with them.
Beware! You must hold a current CA membership card. You must present your card (or print out of the online receipt) to get a start in any of the January races. No card - no start!
All members who race will be rostered onto Race Duty at some stage. This means either you need to find someone to volunteer (to be a corner marshal, take entries, be a finish marshal, drive a safety car, etc.) OR you need to do the duty yourself! If you are rostered on for duty, it’s YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to organise a volunteer or to do the duty!
This way, everyone in the club does their share of the necessary work involved in holding our races and keeping everyone safe.
Please look ahead at the roster so you are ready to take all the gear at the end of the race the week prior to your week of duty if you are the person listed as in charge
There are three names for each race. If your name is first, in bold, YOU are in charge of making sure all the roles on the checklist are covered for the race. If you organise a replacement marshal so you can race, you still need to take a few minutes to make sure we have enough volunteers to cover all the tasks necessary.
Other names with the prefix ‘C:’ are the Commissaires rostered on for the race.
Winners of these races listed on this calendar will receive a prize worth about $50 from a local business sponsor or cash.
Competition results will be posted at All Terrain Cycles and look for results in the local newspaper.
There’ll be a points tally kept over the series too. Each entrant will receive a point for racing. And if you’re rostered on to do duty and do it yourself, you’ll also receive your point!