Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do I determine what category I am eligible to race?

Your division as a male rider is based on your current State Open Grading in accordance with the ‘Grading Criteria for Race Divisions’. 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.

All female riders who have a UCI or CA Race licence can enter the des Femmes race that will start with the Men’s Division 3. There will be separate category prizes for the des Femmes race.

 

  • Can individual rider entries be re-allocated as a team entry?

Riders who have entered as individuals can be allocated to a team prior to the event closing date. Please contact Cycling NSW at nsw.entries@cycling.org.au with the team name and the rider/s details. Please note that 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.

 

  • If I am unable to attend the Friday afternoon registration, can I still register prior to the race start?

Registration on Friday afternoon and attendance at the Rider Briefing Meeting on Friday evening is strongly encouraged as important safety and logistical information will be presented. However, if you are unable to attend, late registration will be available at the Crown Hotel (adjacent to the start line) between 6am and 6.45am on Saturday morning. Please ensure you have read the Competitor Handbook (available on the website) prior to starting the race.

 

  • Can I get someone to register for me on Friday afternoon?

No, each rider will be required to sign the start list and submit their CA licence (if relevant). If you are unable to attend, late registration will be available at the Crown Hotel (adjacent to the start line) between 6am and 6.45am on Saturday morning. Please ensure you have read the Competitor Handbook (available on the website) prior to starting the race.

 

  • Is it possible for someone to drive my vehicle to Inverell on Saturday as I don’t have any supporters?

Under some circumstances this is possible. Please contact us at info@graftontoinverell.com.au with this request.

 

  • Is it possible to transport my feed bags to the supporter feed station and have someone assist with feeding?

Riders who do not have a supporter to assist with feeding at the feed stations can arrange for their ‘feed bags’ to be delivered to the stations ahead of the race and event staff will assist with feeding. The feed bags must be clearly marked with the rider’s surname, race number, race category and relevant feed station location (e.g. Mt Mitchell or Glen Innes). The bags must be dropped off at the event registration desk no later than 6.45am on Saturday morning.

 

  • Is it possible to get transport back to Grafton after the race?

Limited places are available for transport back to Grafton on Sunday morning with event personnel. Please contact us at info@graftontoinverell.com.au to reserve a spot.

 

  • Do I have to attend the event presentation dinner to get my prize?

You are required to attend the presentation dinner to receive your prize. The presentation dinner is very important for sponsors and supporters. Its success contributes to the sustainability of the event into the future. Poor attendance by prize winners impacts significantly on the positive event experience for sponsors and guests and can affect the standing of the event with these important stakeholders. If you are genuinely unable to attend the presentation dinner, you must contact the Event Director prior to the dinner.

 

  • How do I get dinner tickets for my supporters?

Dinner tickets are available for purchase as part of the online event entry process or via the website at https://www.graftontoinverell.com.au/presentation-dinner/ . Ticket sales will close on Wednesday 8 May.

 

  • Is it possible to transport my bags and belongings to Inverell?

Your bags and belongings can be transported in an event vehicle to the finish line in Inverell. Please contact us at info@graftontoinverell.com.au so we can arrange a vehicle. Ensure that your bags are clearly labelled.

 

  • Are female riders in the ‘des Femmes’ category eligible for Division 3 prizes?

No, in 2019 the des Femmes race will have its own category prizes for overall placegetters, Queen of the Mountain, Sprint Queen and Team’s Classification.

 

  • Can I transfer my entry to another person?

This will be assessed on an individual basis prior to the entry closing date. Please contact Cycling NSW at nsw.entries@cycling.org.au. No transfer of entries will be permissible after the entries have closed.

 

  • Is there a refund if I have to withdraw prior to the race?

All refunds are in accordance with the Cycling NSW Refund Policy. Please contact Cycling NSW at nsw.entries@cycling.org.au for details.