2020 Road Racing
Bathurst Velodrome Clubhouse,
624 Vale Road, Orton Park.
Bathurst CC Road Co-ordinator Glen Partridge 0417 422 081
We are taking COVID-19 restrictions seriously.
By entering Club events, you agree to the following:
- you will not attend if you have flu-like symptoms within 14 days of the event
- you will follow all safety guidelines and directions of the event promoter
- you will adopt a "Get In, Race, Get Out" approach
- It is strongly recommended that you download the COVIDSafe App
The event promoter is required to follow the Cycling NSW Return to Racing Guidelines
General Information Club
Road Racing events are conducted all year round. A variety of race formats and racing locations are provided to members. Bathurst Cycling Club provides graded racing for both Seniors and Juniors please refer to the club calendar for details of upcoming events. Refer to the Website Junior Tab for more information on Junior activities. The Club's Facebook site is used for Senior weekly race entry using Webscorer and any updates on racing. https://www.facebook.com/BathurstCyclingClub/
To race with Bathurst Cycling Club you must hold a current Cycling Australia Race Membership. https://cycling.org.au/membership/join-now
Race Entry fee: $5 per rider, $10 Family entry.
Prizes: Bathurst Cycling Club has a number of Perpetual Trophies that are featured throughout the year. The Club also competes for Club Championship recognition and continues to support the Club's Road Racing culture of cash prizes.
Race Formats: Based on grades for all abilities – Handicap, Scratch, Individual Time Trial, Team Time Trial and Criterium.
New riders are always welcome and mentored. Cycling Australia Membership offers “come and try racing” short term club race licences for new riders to experience club racing before making a longer term commitment. Bathurst Cycling Club has a depth of racing experience to support new riders in their Club racing endeavours. Club mentoring ensures new riders are made aware of Club Racing Conditions, Race Rules and Racing Safety. New Riders are encouraged to contact Glen Partridge to discuss Club racing prior to attending their first race.
Club Racing Waivers
By entering yourself or your child you acknowledge:
1. Covid-19 -you will not attend if you have flu-like symptoms within 14 days of the event - you will follow all safety guidelines and directions of the event promoter - you will adopt a "Get In, Race, Get Out" approach - It is strongly recommended that you download the COVIDSafe App
2. Risk Waiver All Riders entering a sanctioned Cycling NSW event acknowledge that they engage in that event at their own risk and that cycling and cycle racing can be considered a dangerous sport which can result in injury out of an act or omission of the rider, other riders, other vehicles, spectators and other obstacles and track and road conditions and whilst all reasonable care is taken by organisers and officials when organising the event; all participating cyclists have an equal responsibility to ensure they take all reasonable care in adhering to the rules and other conditions imposed by Police and/or officials ensuring a safe environment for all concerned. This includes conditions imposed by Bathurst Regional Council, RMS and TrNSW.
3. MEMBERSHIP: I confirm I hold a financial race membership with Cycling Australia
4. Permission to record and use images By entering my child and/or myself in this event I:1) as the child's parent or guardian acknowledge that photographs and videos of myself and/or my child may be taken during the event; and 2) give permission for Cycling NSW and the event promoter to record, keep, publish and display such photographs and videos of myself or my child.
Club Racing Permission Conditions
All riders and Club Members conducting and racing in an event must abide to all conditions imposed by NSW Police, Bathurst Regional Council, RMS, and CNSW. Riders must obey Traffic Rules.
All Club Road Racing members will take their turn at filling the Duty Officer role in running the club road event. This involves course check, signage placement and collection, rider briefing, starting race, monitoring race and finish line duties. The Duty Roster is located on the Club Website and includes links to documentation required. This documentation fulfils multiple requirements of the Club's Racing Permission Conditions.
Scratch - mass start races in categories based on either ability or age. First across the finish line is the winner.
Handicap - riders are grouped according to ability by the handicapper and are sent off in their group. The slowest group starts first, followed by the second slowest group a few minutes later, and so on, until the last group, called Scratch, starts. Scratch is the fastest group of the race, and need to catch all the other riders in the race in order to win. The winner is the first across the finish line, regardless of which group they started with. The fastest time is recorded and given to the rider who covers the race distance in the shortest amount of time. A well handicapped race will provide every rider with the chance to win.
Time Trial – As the name suggests individuals or teams race the allotted course to record a time, with the fastest time recorded winning.
Criterium – Mass start of a Circuit course raced for a set time + 3 laps
- Are an important part of our racing permissions from authorities, riders understanding and compliance is essential.
- A nominated location where the race is deemed neutral and no rider is to gain an advantage in this area.
- Neutral zone identification – Green rider signage mark the start and finish of the neutral zone. Road paint markings may also be present to identify the turn around points and start/end of neutral zone.
- Locations – found on turn around locations for riders e.g. Ryans Road
- Hazards may be identified as neutral e.g. as identified by the Duty Officer on the day.
- Traffic Rules will dictate a neutral zone e.g. train line crossing.
- Neutral Zones are explained at the rider briefing and new riders should clarify their understanding with the Road Co-ordinator. Neutral Zones mean riders at the front of the group control the pace and wait for the back of the group to indicate they are clear of the neutral zone and racing may resume.
- Riders must obey all Traffic Rules including inside a neutral zone. Riders should verbalise their actions at intersections and turn around points.
- Riders must obey Traffic Rules and keep to the left hand side of the road regardless of centre line markings.
- Duty Officer will brief riders on finish line conditions and procedures on the day
- must not follow the race
- spectator vehicles must drive to and park at safe locations that do not obstruct traffic to watch the race and must avoid driving through the race.
- Spectators should park and walk to the finish line.
- as a courtesy please indicate your intentions to the Duty Officer
Additional New Rider Information
At the end of an event riders
- will wait for all riders to finish
- will return to the Clubhouse in spaced groups for presentations
During an event
- riders withdrawing mid race must advise race officials of intentions
- new riders should ask for assistance from the bunch by identifying themselves as new, with the group mentoring the new rider in what is required. New riders are reminded that racing skills are not learnt in one race!
- communication when racing in a bunch is key to safety, remembering traffic rules must be obeyed. A racing bunch should work smoothly with inexperienced riders leaving an appropriate distance off a wheel. Turns will be either rolling or working pursuit-style turns, depending on the closeness in strength of the working group. Communication is required to determine the side to change on depending on the wind, and the correct time to change. While correct bunch etiquette, such as minimum braking, no jamming through to do your turn, taking care getting out of the seat and making no unexpected direction changes or rotations is essential.
- passing other riders or bunches is done on the right hand side of the slower rider/s, warning should be given by the faster rider/s
- a handicap bunch motto is to work together, identifying a leader before the race starts will improve the bunch's chances and assist safety.
- racing bunches must obey traffic rules
Club racing exists because of volunteers and riders having fun. Riders are reminded that racing permissions will be jeopardised if they don't abide to the racing permission conditions. Riders race for differing reasons but essentially we race because it is fun and it makes us ride faster. Riders are reminded that Club racing is not the “Tour”, junior riders are watching and riders behaviour effects the fun of all. Club racing will improve your riding, race knowledge, fitness and may be the pinnacle of your riding or the stepping stone to greater things.