Hamilton Wheelers Lakeside Criterium - Bronze Event

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Hamilton Wheelers - Lakeside Criterium - Saturday 9th December 2023

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Club Website: http://www.hamiltonwheelers.com/calendar

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/hamiltonwheelers/

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The Basics

Eligibility - Must have a valid AusCycling race licence and a HWCC race grading. Riders from all clubs invited. HWCC Grading lists - http://www.hamiltonwheelers.com/general-info/club-grading-list

Entries - Entries close 7pm on Friday evening. The $22 entry fee includes Lakeside Circuit's one day licence fee of $10.

Course - The course is at the Lakeside Park Circuit (2.4km), Lakeside Park Road, Kurwongbah.

Gradings - Enter in your current HWCC grade. Provide an explanation if you wish to enter a different grade and check the start list on Friday evening. HWCC Handicappers' decisions are final.

Registration - From 6.00am - closes 10 minutes before race starts. You will be required to sign a Lakeside Circuit disclaimer at race sign-on.

Juniors - Juniors may race in senior races if they have a HWCC seniors grading (no separate races or entry fees for juniors at Lakeside - sorry). All juniors U17s and younger must have their gearing rollout checked before picking up their race number.

Prizes - Cash prizes awarded proportional to entry numbers.


SCHEDULE

GradeTimeDurationComment
A Grade6:45am60mins + 1 lapHWCC A Grade
B Grade6:46am50 mins + 1 lapHWCC B Grade
C Grade6:47am40 mins + 1 lapHWCC C Grade
D Grade6:48am40mins + 1 lapHWCC D Grade
M&N Grade6:49am30 mins + 1 lapHWCC M&N Grade (previously E Grade)
Vets Grade6:50am25 mins + 1 lapHWCC Vets Grade (previously F Grade)

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Before you enter, you must -


Lakeside Event Conditions of Use

The following conditions are now operative for anyone - rider or spectator, coming to Lakeside for any Hamilton Wheelers event.

  • Cars are restricted to the Southern side of the track (the entry side of the facility). None are allowed around the back (north side) of the track OR the infield, First Aid excepted.
  • Bikes are allowed only on the track, and the PIT Lane area. No bikes allowed around the meeting rooms which are beside the tower and opposite the toilets.
  • Use of the toilets is to be respectful of the facility and any malfunction reported directly to HWCC officials. All riders and spectators should vacate the facility no later than 20 minutes after the completion of race presentations.

We thank all users of the Lakeside facility for their cooperation with respect to these conditions. Failure to do so will see the facility disappear from our race calendar forever.


HWCC General Race Info

EntryBoss Entry - Please make sure your current AusCycling licence number is registered with EntryBoss before entering. Do not use a previous licence number. Entries are checked against AusCycling current/financial licence lists. Riders should have their digital licence ready or printed email ready to show if requested. To obtain your digital licence - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1lOQwgx7wMiXIUzZ8ud5GuDWLpMjhfh1P/view

Gradings - Riders should enter according to their current HWCC grading. Should a rider wish to enter an alternate grade, an explanation should be provided in the comments section of the entry form with appropriate info such as results elsewhere. All entries are provisional until confirmed by the club handicappers.

Grading Confirmation - VERY IMPORTANT - HWCC club handicappers review all provisional entries before they are confirmed. If a rider applies to race in a grade other than their current HWCC grading, they must check the EntryBoss startlist after 7pm on the evening before race day to confirm which grade they will be starting in. Please make yourself familiar with the HWCC EntryBoss entering policy - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1IaUU0m95wCTQ_O_bwgmV8YeQHzuNdd4m/view

Women's Races/Prizes - In events where there are no women's separate races, the first unplaced female in each grade is presented with a prize, provided there are 2 to 7 female entries. If 8 or more females enter any grade, there will be a 'race within a race'. Read HWCC Women's racing/prizes policy for an explanation - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ZFchCEfWpi3zGA2wzR_SVK6vrW_ZnSst/view

M&N and Vets Grades - For events that the club doesn't cater for HWCC 'Masters and Novices' and 'Vets' graded riders grades (i.e Twilight Series, Interclubs), these riders may nominate to race in D grade via the EntryBoss entry (subject to club handicapper approval).

Rider Inquiries - If club officials require pre-race information on a rider's licence or grading, every effort will be made to contact them via their EntryBoss registered email address.

Registration/Race Patches - Start registration begins approx 30 minutes before the first race and and closes 10 minutes before each race start time. Riders must wear their race number patches on their right side for criteriums at Nundah and Lakeside. Patches must be worn on the left side for road races, ITTs and reverse direction criteriums. There is a compulsory Commissaire's briefing before each race. Riders who miss this briefing will not be allowed to start.

Prizes - Cash prizes for seniors races are proportional to entry numbers and generally are awarded to the first 3 places. Prizes for juniors will be awarded appropriately.

Podium Presentations - First 4 riders in each grade will be presented at a podium presentation. There will be separate women's podium presentations if there are 3 or more women entered in a grade. Riders/spectators are encouraged to take photos.

Results - HWCC publishes all race results on their website (usually within a day or two) - http://www.hamiltonwheelers.com/

Race Scratchings - If riders find they are unable to race after entering HWCC races, they may 'scratch' themselves up to 5am on normal race days, 3pm for Twilight races and up to 7pm the night before handicap races - the entry fee will be refunded. Click on the 'Scratch' button on the EntryBoss event page. Please note that there is a small cost to the club due to unrecoverable merchant fees, whenever riders' scratch themselves.

Wet-weather Policy - A decision to cancel due to poor weather will be made by the Chief Commissaire with announcements via the club's social pages. Generally, we race in all weather, except heavy rain or if there are sheets of water on the road surface. Any decision on cancellation will be made as early as possible.

All race entry fees will be refunded if races are cancelled.

Race Rules - Racing is conducted under the auspices of AusCycling rules and regulations. Helmets must comply with Australian (ADR) and UCI regulations for on-road races and UCI regulations for off-road races.


Entry Prices

Online pricing for Lakeside club races:

  • All grades - $22.00
  • No separate Junior racing conducted at Lakeside (Entry includes a card processing fee, and the $10 Lakeside Licence fee which goes to the circuit owners not the club)

Disclaimer

By entering this event you agree to the following terms and conditions:

  1. I understand, acknowledge, and accept that cycling is an inherently dangerous sport, which may result in severe injury or death from a collision, fall, mechanical failure, physical exertion, or other incident.
  2. I voluntarily participate in this event at my own risk.
  3. I waive any rights I may otherwise have against AusCycling, Hamilton Wheelers Cycling Club the event promoter and their agents and representatives relating to, and agree they are not responsible for, any loss or damage resulting from my participation in the event, including any loss that may arise from death or injury to myself or others, or damage to any property.
  4. I agree to follow the directions of any event organiser or official and the AusCycling Technical Regulations and policies.
  5. If the participant in this event is under 18 years of age, I warrant that I am a parent or guardian of the participant and agree for myself and the participant that I provide the acknowledgements, agreements and waiver set out above in respect of the participant.

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