2018 Grafton to Inverell Classic

Event Date

Sat 5th
May 2018

Distance

228
kms

Climbing

3382
mts


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2018 ENTRIES NOW OPEN

Venue:

Memorial Park, Prince Street (opposite Crown Hotel), Grafton, NSW, 2460

Event Date:

Saturday 5th May 2018

Closing Date:

Early Bird: Sunday 25th March 2018

Normal: Sunday 22nd April 2018

Categories:

U23M, Elite Men, Men Masters, Elite Women*, Women Masters *, Challenge **

Age Categories for this event are as per 2018 ages effective from 1st October 2017

Promoter:

Inverell Cycle Club

Entry Fee:

Race – Individual

Early Bird: $195

Normal: $235

Race – Teams

Division 1: Each individuals entry fee x number of riders

Division 2 and 3 Teams (4 riders): $750 (Early Bird), $900 (Normal)

Challenge – Individual

Early Bird: $210

Normal: $250

Challenge – Teams (4 Riders)

Early Bird: $800

Normal: $950

 

Registration:

Friday 4th May 2018 4:00pm – 6:00pm – Toast Espresso, 31 Prince Street Grafton.

Pre-Race Riders Briefing Meeting:

Division 1: Friday 4th May 2018 – 6pm. Crown Hotel

Division 2 and 3: Friday 4th May 2018 – 6.30pm. Crown Hotel

Start Time:

7:15am – Division 1 (Mens NRS)

7:25am – Division 2

7.35am – Division 3

Prize Money:

Total of $15,000 minimum across all events


Clauses:

Division 1: Mens NRS (Team Event)

Teams for the Division 1 NRS event must consist of a minimum of 4 and maximum of 7 riders. The best 3 cumulative times that are recorded will determine the team’s category prize.
The Division 1 event is a teams event and is open in order of priority to:

  • NRS Registered Teams
  • International Teams (maximum of 3 countries can be represented)
  • 5 Wild Card Teams (to be chosen by the event organiser)
  • Individual Entries – must wear their club kit (the event organiser then may choose to group these riders into composite teams)

All Teams must enter through the Manual Entry form and return to nsw.entries@cycling.org.au. Non-registered NRS teams wishing to enter the Division 1 event are requested to contact the Cycling NSW office via email nsw.entries@cycling.org.au prior to registering their entry

Riders nominated for NRS teams must be registered with the team or approved by Cycling Australia as a guest rider or emergency rider prior to the close of entries.

Please Note:

All Teams must enter through the Manual Entry Form and return to nsw.entries@cycling.org.au.

Any changes to the team must be sent to the CNSW office nsw.entries@cycling.org.au and the Event Manager, Chris Thompson chris@cyclesense.com.au prior to the close of entries.

Only riders with an IMG NSW State handicap ranking of A1, A2, A3, a Queensland grading of Elite A or the equivalent grading in the other states will be considered for individual entry into the Division 1 event.

Division 2 and 3:

Riders will be allocated into their division by the NSW State Handicapper. Consultation with the relevant state association will be made for interstate riders. Division allocation will be based on ensuring a minimum of 60 and a maximum of 150 riders in each division to meet logistical and safety requirements.
Riders will be allocated into their Division on the basis of the following eligibility:
Division 2: NSW Grading – B 1-3, C 1-3; QLD Grading – Elite B and C, Masters A and B; Other States – equivalent grading
Division 3: NSW Grading – D1-3, E1-3, F1-3, G1-3; QLD Grading – Masters C and D, Women A-D; Other States – equivalent grading
To acknowledge any discrepancy in rider grading level within each division, each rider will be allocated as follows:
Division 2A: NSW Grading – B 1-3, QLD Grading – Elite B, Masters A, Other States – equivalent grading
Division 2B: NSW Grading – C 1-3, QLD Grading – Elite C, Masters B, Other States – equivalent grading
Division 3A: NSW Grading – D 1-3, QLD Grading – Masters C, Women A-B, Other States – equivalent grading
Division 3B: NSW Grading – E 1-3, F1-3, G1-3, QLD Grading – Masters D, Women C-D, Other States – equivalent grading
There will be a separate prize for the first ‘B’ classified rider to finish in each division.

Note: Riders please ensure that your current state grading is correct (visit the website or contact your state association for details). If you are not currently graded, please apply to be graded through your state association prior to the event closing date.

*Elite Women & Masters Women Entries:

Entries from female riders will be on the basis that there will be a separate women’s category race within the Division 3 race. There will be a prize for the first three female riders in this category.

**Challenge Entries:

Entries from CA Ride licenced members and CA non-member riders will be accepted on the basis that they are over the age of 18 in 2018 (born in the year 1999 or earlier) and understand that they will be required to complete the course in under the 9hr 30 min cut off time. Riders will be issued with a one-day Race licence as part of the entry process and will ride within the Division 3 race. Challenge riders will not be eligible for Race prizes as they do not have an official Race grading. Challenge entries will be limited to 100 riders.

Teams:

Teams for the Division 2 and Division 3 events will consist of four riders. Each rider in the team must be eligible for the Division that the team has nominated for. A team may request permission from CNSW to upgrade a Division 3 ranked rider/s into a Division 2 team. Division 2 ranked riders cannot ride for a Division 3 team. The team time will be determined from the aggregate time of the first three team members to finish. There will be a prize for the first team to finish in Division 2 and Division 3.
Challenge riders may enter as a team of four riders. The team will receive a finishing time determined from the aggregate time of the first three team members to finish and will receive a team finisher’s memento in addition to the individual finisher’s medallions.

Information:

Due to permit restrictions, the race has a cut-off time of 4.55pm for all competitors that correlate to an average minimum speed of 24km/h. A Sag Wagon will travel behind the race at all times and has been instructed to reach key points on the course at set times. If a rider falls behind the wagon and is likely to remain there, the rider will be given the option of boarding the SAG or requested to hand over their transponder and number to the race official.
There are neutral manned water stations at the bottom of the Gibraltar Range (70km) and at the township of Elsmore (208km). There are feeding stations located at the Glen Innes Correctional Centre (119km) and the town of Glen Innes (160km) where rider supporters can hand out drinks and nutrition. Riders in Division 2 and Division 3 who do not have supporters may place their feed bags in the lead vehicle and they will be taken to the relevant feed station for rider collection during the event.
Roving motorbikes will be on course to provide additional water between the foot of the Gibraltar Range and the Glen Innes Correctional Centre feed station.
Stage presentations for media (including the awarding of classification jerseys) will be conducted within 15 minutes of the race finish adjacent to the finish line. The official race presentation will be held at the event dinner at the Inverell RSM club on Saturday evening at 6.30pm. You must attend the race dinner to receive prizemoney. All competitors will receive a complimentary dinner ticket in their entry pack.
Classification prizes will be awarded for Overall, King of the Mountains and Sprint across the Divisions.
Anyone wishing to purchase additional dinner tickets need to do so by Wednesday 2nd May. Details & purchasing are on the event website. Tickets will not be available at the door.

Registration:

Friday 4th May 2018 4:00pm – 6:00pm – Toast Espresso, 31 Prince Street Grafton.
If you are unable to attend registration or Pre-Race Riders Briefing Meeting, please contact the Event Manager to make an alternative arrangement.

Contact:

General Enquires:
info@graftontoinverell.com.au

Chris Thompson (Event Manager)
Mob: 0408 092 592
Email: chris@cyclesense.com.au

Entry Enquiries:
Cycling NSW
Ph: (02) 9738 5850
Email: nsw.entries@cycling.org.au

 

2017 Event Registration

Places to stay
in Grafton

Crown Hotel - 02 6642 4000

Quality Inn Grafton - 02 6640 9100

Fitzroy Motor Inn - 02 6642 4477

Espana Motel - 02 6642 4566

Places to stay
in Inverell

Inverell Terrace Motor Lodge - 02 6722 5200

Twin Swans Motel - 02 6722 2622

Inverell Motel - 02 6722 2077

Club Motel - 02 6721 0072

Contact:

Event Information:

Chris Thompson (Event Manager)

Mob: 0408 092 592

Email: chris@cyclesense.com.au

General Enquires:

info@graftontoinverell.com.au

Event Entries:

Cycling NSW
Ph: (02) 9738 5850
Email: nsw.entries@cycling.org.au