As a follow-up to the Race Committee’s impressive all-encompassing post, the Collie Cycle club have released more info about their races taking place next weekend.
SATURDAY EVENT TIMETABLE
Saturday May 2: Criterium Circuit at Collie Motorplex
Registrations from 11:30am
Racing begins 1:00pm (one event at a time until finished around 4:00pm)
All grades (except A men) 30 minutes plus 2 laps
A Men: 45 minutes plus 2 laps
SUNDAY May 3rd ROAD RACE TIMETABLE
Proposed start times (subject to change and dependent on numbers)
9:00am Registrations open
9.30am Participation ride of 30km
10.40am D Grade 60km (1 lap)
11.00am A Men 118km (2 laps)
11.04-11:05am B grade Men and A Women 84km (1 lap plus a part lap)
11.09-11:10am C Men; B grade Women 60km (1 lap)
11.15am U17’s (U17 Girls TBA) 60km (1 lap)
Criteriums – round and round in circles – Motorplex circuit
Road Race (see image above) – The race will begin with a lap of the Collie Motorplex before each grade heads west for 5km on Powerhouse Road before turning left onto what should be Collie South East Rd. Some grades will do a shorter out and back lap before completing the main out and back lap. On this lap riders will head out approximately 28km before turning and heading back to finish the race on the Motorplex circuit.
Despite the word ‘challenging’ being bandied about, the profile holds no real fears (see image below) with maximum altitude gains of < 50 metres on any one ‘climb’ and ‘slopes’ at 5% gradient or less. Very much a rouleur’s or sprinter’s course.
On-line registrations must be made here by midnight Tuesday. The long range forecast is looking good and you’ve got time to drive down in the morning of the race(s).