R1 Design EQ Criterium Series @ METEC

Enter online.

Google Maps plus code: 58P2+WP Bayswater North, Victoria.

Series Prize Money

1st: $400 2nd: $250 3rd: $225 4th: $200 5th: $175 6th: $150 7th: $125 8th: $125 9th: $100 10th: $100 Highest ranked female outside top 10: $200

COVID-19 Notice

By entering this event, you agree to the following:

  • you will not attend if you have flu-like symptoms within 14 days of the event
  • you will social distance and observe COVID hygiene practices
  • you will follow all safety guidelines and directions of the event promoter.

 


ECC Road Championships – Yarra Glen

CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER

Qualification Requirement: Qualification for the Road Championship entails participation in at least three club races from May 1st to the date of the championship.

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COVID-19 Notice

By entering this event, you agree to the following:

  • you will not attend if you have flu-like symptoms within 14 days of the event
  • you will social distance and observe COVID hygiene practices
  • you will follow all safety guidelines and directions of the event promoter.

GSR Yarra Glen

Enter online.

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COVID-19 Notice

By entering this event, you agree to the following:

  • you will not attend if you have flu-like symptoms within 14 days of the event
  • you will social distance and observe COVID hygiene practices
  • you will follow all safety guidelines and directions of the event promoter.

R3 Design EQ Criterium Series @ Casey Fields

Enter online.

Google Maps or Plus Code: V8G7+4W

 

COVID-19 Notice

By entering this event, you agree to the following:

  • you will not attend if you have flu-like symptoms within 14 days of the event
  • you will social distance and observe COVID hygiene practices
  • you will follow all safety guidelines and directions of the event promoter.

GSR Jindivick

Enter online.  Don’t forget your tail light.

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COVID-19 Notice

IT IS MANDATORY RIDERS ARE DOUBLE VACCINATED.  NO EXEMPTIONS.  All attendees to check-in via the QR Code system available at the race registration area.  By entering this event, you agree to the following:

  • you will not attend if you have flu-like symptoms within 14 days of the event
  • you will social distance and observe COVID hygiene practices
  • you will follow all safety guidelines and directions of the event promoter.

Royce Bennett Handicap, Seymour – CANCELLED

EVENT CANCELLED DUE TO LACK OF ENTRIES

COVID-19 Notice

COVID-19 Notice AT EASTERN IT IS MANDATORY RIDERS ARE DOUBLE VACCINATIACED, NO EXEMPTIONS!

  • you will not attend if you have flu-like symptoms within 14 days of the event
  • you will social distance and observe COVID hygiene practices
  • you will follow all safety guidelines and directions of the event promoter

Royce Bennett Handicap, Seymour – Proudly sponsored by Snooze Nunawading

Entries via EntryBoss.  Entries close Thu, 23 Jun 2022 8:00 PM AEST.  No entries on the day.

Race starts 1.30pm.  Registrations at Manners St, Seymour (opposite the Royal Hotel).

PLEASE NOTE: Rider briefing and race start/finish is approx 6kms from the registration area; please read all instructions carefully if you haven’t raced at this circuit previously.

Money & Trophies up for grabs! First $250 (Trophy), Second $175 (Trophy), Third $125 (Trophy), 4th $100, 5th $90, 6th $80, 7th $70, 8th $60, 9th $50, 10th $50; Fastest $150 (Trophy), 1st non placed female $50 (Trophy)

COVID-19 Notice

COVID-19 Notice AT EASTERN IT IS MANDATORY RIDERS ARE DOUBLE VACCINATIACED, NO EXEMPTIONS!

  • you will not attend if you have flu-like symptoms within 14 days of the event
  • you will social distance and observe COVID hygiene practices
  • you will follow all safety guidelines and directions of the event promoter

GSR – Gruyere

Enter online.  Don’t forget your tail light.

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COVID-19 Notice

By entering this event, you agree to the following:

  • you will not attend if you have flu-like symptoms within 14 days of the event
  • you will social distance and observe COVID hygiene practices
  • you will follow all safety guidelines and directions of the event promoter.

Race 2 Toughen-Up Series – Jindivick

Enter online.  Don’t forget your tail light.

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COVID-19 Notice

IT IS MANDATORY RIDERS ARE DOUBLE VACCINATED.  NO EXEMPTIONS.  All attendees to check-in via the QR Code system available at the race registration area.  By entering this event, you agree to the following:

  • you will not attend if you have flu-like symptoms within 14 days of the event
  • you will social distance and observe COVID hygiene practices
  • you will follow all safety guidelines and directions of the event promoter.

Race 4 Toughen-Up Series – Yarra Glen

Enter online.  Don’t forget your tail light.

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COVID-19 Notice

IT IS MANDATORY RIDERS ARE DOUBLE VACCINATED.  NO EXEMPTIONS.  All attendees to check-in via the QR Code system available at the race registration area.  By entering this event, you agree to the following:

  • you will not attend if you have flu-like symptoms within 14 days of the event
  • you will social distance and observe COVID hygiene practices
  • you will follow all safety guidelines and directions of the event promoter.

Eastern Grand Prix – Women Only Event – POSTPONED

Unfortunately the organising committee have made the hard decision to cancel this event. All entrants will be refunded. We plan to run it in spring, so stay tuned. Thanks for your support.

For entries to 2.00pm Graded Scratch Race click here.


ECC Eastern 100km GSR – Seymour

Lap: 28km each
A & B – 4 laps
C & D – 3 laps
E & F – 2 Laps
Price Money all grades
1st $100
2nd $50
3rd $30
Eligibility: Female and Male Masters
AusCycling Race licence required.
No cash, all entries via EntryBoss

Race starts 1.30pm.  Registrations at Manners St, Seymour (opposite the Royal Hotel).

PLEASE NOTE: Rider briefing and race start/finish is approx 6kms from the registration area; please read all instructions carefully if you haven’t raced at this circuit previously.

 

COVID-19 Notice

COVID-19 Notice AT EASTERN IT IS MANDATORY RIDERS ARE DOUBLE VACCINATIACED, NO EXEMPTIONS!

  • you will not attend if you have flu-like symptoms within 14 days of the event
  • you will social distance and observe COVID hygiene practices
  • you will follow all safety guidelines and directions of the event promoter

Eastern Grand Prix – Women Only Event

For the second year running, Eastern Cycling Club, supported by Croydon Cycleworks, Snooze Nunawading and VeloEx are bringing you an event for women in a fun new format.

Saturday March 5th, from 10am at Casey Fields, Cranbourne.

Hot Lap, graded criterium and elimination race, grades A to E.

Open to all abilities from elite to novice racers.

Ride marshalls will accompany D and E grades in the criterium.

Generous prizes in all races in each grade plus overall champion.  Only $25 entry fee.

AusCycling race licence required.  Anyone can get a free 4-week trial licence using this unique link – https://auscycling.tidyhq.com/public/membership_levels/4a938f38233d

Entries through EntryBoss – https://entryboss.cc/races/9505

Entries close Thursday 3rd March at 5pm.

Visit EntryBoss for all details and updates.

For entries to 2.00pm Graded Scratch Race click here.


EASTERN CLUB CRIT CHAMPIONSHIPS – Bazalgette Drive

Enter on the day!

Marquee and finish line in Bazalgette Drive.

Circuit circles around Bazalgette, Oppenheim, Babbage, Logis, then Bazalgette Drive.

Don’t forget your tail light.

 

COVID-19 Notice

IT IS MANDATORY RIDERS ARE DOUBLE VACCINATED.  NO EXEMPTIONS.  All attendees to check-in via the QR Code system available at the race registration area.  By entering this event, you agree to the following:

  • you will not attend if you have flu-like symptoms within 14 days of the event
  • you will social distance and observe COVID hygiene practices
  • you will follow all safety guidelines and directions of the event promoter.

Dave Ryan Memorial Race with Northern Cycling

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Enter online.  Don’t forget your tail light.

Normal split fields with B,D & F Grades racing at 1.30pm & A, C & E Grades at 3.00pm.

 

COVID-19 Notice

IT IS MANDATORY RIDERS ARE DOUBLE VACCINATED.  NO EXEMPTIONS.  All attendees to check-in via the QR Code system available at the race registration area.  By entering this event, you agree to the following:

  • you will not attend if you have flu-like symptoms within 14 days of the event
  • you will social distance and observe COVID hygiene practices
  • you will follow all safety guidelines and directions of the event promoter.

GSR Rocco Drive

RACE CANCELLED


Tour de Metro Race 3 Northern Vs Eastern Graded Scratch Races – Gruyere

RACE CANCELLED


Tour de Metro Race 2 Northern Vs Eastern Graded Scratch Races – National Boulevard

CANCELLED


Tour de Metro Northern Vs Eastern Graded Scratch Races – National Boulevard

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Enter online.

Walk up entries will not be accepted at registration on race day.

Members only event for Northern & Eastern Primary & Add On members.

Note new start times: B, D & E grades will start at 9:30AM – A, C & F grades will start at 10:40AM.

No hanging around after racing, no spectators, no crowds and no presentation. Please abide by these rules

Don’t forget your tail light.

 

COVID-19 Notice

We are taking COVID-19 restrictions seriously.  All attendees to check-in via the QR Code system available at the race registration area.  By entering this event, you agree to the following:

  • you will not attend if you have flu-like symptoms within 14 days of the event
  • you will social distance and observe COVID hygiene practices
  • you will follow all safety guidelines and directions of the event promoter.

Tour de Metro ECC v NCC R3 – Gruyere

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Enter online.  Don’t forget your tail light.

 

COVID-19 Notice

By entering this event, you agree to the following:

  • you will not attend if you have flu-like symptoms within 14 days of the event
  • you will social distance and observe COVID hygiene practices
  • you will follow all safety guidelines and directions of the event promoter.

Tour de Metro ECC V NCC R2 – National Boulevard

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Enter online.  Don’t forget your tail light.

Start Times – Grades B, D & E 9:30AM / Grades A, C & F 10:40AM

COVID-19 Notice

By entering this event, you agree to the following:

  • you will not attend if you have flu-like symptoms within 14 days of the event
  • you will social distance and observe COVID hygiene practices
  • you will follow all safety guidelines and directions of the event promoter.

RACLEMANIA 21

EVENT CANCELLED

ECC and BOONGALLA BUILD proudly present Raclemania 21 – Masters Scratch Race

15Laps, 77km, 1125m Climbing, $20 Entry Fee, AusCycling Licence required.

ECC Membership or Club add on membership required. AND at least two ECC races entered after October 2020.  Entries may also be capped.

PLEASE NOTE: There will also be the usual B, C,D and E Graded Scratch Races on the day.

$4,000 Total Prize Money

$1,000 First Prize

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Enter online via EntryBoss – Entries opening soon.  Don’t forget your tail light.

COVID-19 Notice

We are taking COVID-19 restrictions seriously.  ECC will now be encouraging all attendees to check-in via the QR Code system available at the race registration area.

By entering this event, you agree to the following:

  • you will not attend if you have flu-like symptoms within 14 days of the event
  • you will social distance and observe COVID hygiene practices
  • you will follow all safety guidelines and directions of the event promoter.

 


Tour de Metro ECC v NCC R1 – Yarra Glen

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Enter online.  Don’t forget your tail light.

 

COVID-19 Notice

By entering this event, you agree to the following:

  • you will not attend if you have flu-like symptoms within 14 days of the event
  • you will social distance and observe COVID hygiene practices
  • you will follow all safety guidelines and directions of the event promoter.

GSR – Seymour

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Enter online.  Don’t forget your tail light.

COVID-19 Notice

We are taking COVID-19 restrictions seriously.  Please note that spectators are not permitted to attend until restrictions are further reduced.  ECC will now be encouraging all attendees to check-in via the QR Code system available at the race registration area.

By entering this event, you agree to the following:

  • you will not attend if you have flu-like symptoms within 14 days of the event
  • you will social distance and observe COVID hygiene practices
  • you will follow all safety guidelines and directions of the event promoter.

Race 3 Toughen-Up Series – Gruyere

Enter online.  Don’t forget your tail light.

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COVID-19 Notice

IT IS MANDATORY RIDERS ARE DOUBLE VACCINATED.  NO EXEMPTIONS.  All attendees to check-in via the QR Code system available at the race registration area.  By entering this event, you agree to the following:

  • you will not attend if you have flu-like symptoms within 14 days of the event
  • you will social distance and observe COVID hygiene practices
  • you will follow all safety guidelines and directions of the event promoter.

Eastern Cycling Club Road Championship, Yarra Glen

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Prequalified Eastern Members enter on the day.  Participation in Club Championships requires participation in at least 3 club events (Saturday, Tuesday, Wednesday) in the season of the championship.

Don’t forget your tail light.

COVID-19 Notice

IT IS MANDATORY RIDERS ARE DOUBLE VACCINATED.  NO EXEMPTIONS.  All attendees to check-in via the QR Code system available at the race registration area.  By entering this event, you agree to the following:

  • you will not attend if you have flu-like symptoms within 14 days of the event
  • you will social distance and observe COVID hygiene practices
  • you will follow all safety guidelines and directions of the event promoter.

Race 4 Toughen-Up Series – GSR Gruyere

RACE CANCELLED


Race 1 Toughen-Up Series – Yarra Glen

Enter online.  Don’t forget your tail light.

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COVID-19 Notice

IT IS MANDATORY RIDERS ARE DOUBLE VACCINATED.  NO EXEMPTIONS.  All attendees to check-in via the QR Code system available at the race registration area.  By entering this event, you agree to the following:

  • you will not attend if you have flu-like symptoms within 14 days of the event
  • you will social distance and observe COVID hygiene practices
  • you will follow all safety guidelines and directions of the event promoter.

Race 2 Toughen-Up Series – GSR Jindivick

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Enter online.  Don’t forget your tail light.

 

COVID-19 Notice

We are taking COVID-19 restrictions seriously.
By entering this event, you agree to the following:

  • you will not attend if you have flu-like symptoms within 14 days of the event
  • you will social distance and observe COVID hygiene practices
  • you will follow all safety guidelines and directions of the event promoter.

Race 1 Toughen-Up Series – GSR Gruyere

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Enter online.  Don’t forget your tail light.

 

COVID-19 Notice

We are taking COVID-19 restrictions seriously.
By entering this event, you agree to the following:

  • you will not attend if you have flu-like symptoms within 14 days of the event
  • you will social distance and observe COVID hygiene practices
  • you will follow all safety guidelines and directions of the event promoter.

Toy Bricks Toughen-Up Series

After its absence in 2020, this year’s Toughen Up Series is back again sponsored by Dean Niclasen and Toy Bricks, Bayswater.  Don’t go anywhere but Toy Bricks for your Lego needs!

Stay tuned for more details re. Series points and prize money.  Click here to enter one race or them all!  Are you Tough enough??

Race 1 – Gruyere; 8th May 2021

Race 2 – Jindivick; 15th May 2021

Race 3 – Yarra Glen; 22nd May 2021

Race 4 – Gruyere; 29th May 2021

 


SNOOZE NUNAWADING HANDICAP

Eastern Cycling Club and Snooze Nunawading present the ECC Open Handicap at Seymour.

$2,000 in prize money & trophies up for grabs.

Race starts 1.30pm.  Registrations at Manners St, Seymour (opposite the Royal Hotel).

PLEASE NOTE: Rider briefing and race start/finish is approx 6kms from the registration area; please read all instructions carefully if you haven’t raced at this circuit previously.

Entry is open all AusCycling “Masters” members who are 30yo+.  Online entry via entryboss.

Entries close Wed, 17 Mar 2021 8:00 PM AEDT

 

COVID-19 Notice

We are taking COVID-19 restrictions seriously.
By entering this event, you agree to the following:

  • you will not attend if you have flu-like symptoms within 14 days of the event
  • you will social distance and observe COVID hygiene practices
  • you will follow all safety guidelines and directions of the event promoter.

COVIDSafe Checklist.


GSR Rocco Drive

Enter online.  Don’t forget your tail light.

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Please DO NOT park in carpark of No. 6 Rocco Drive next door to the Beach Hut Brewery as spaces are required for Yoga Centre patrons.

 

COVID-19 Notice

IT IS MANDATORY RIDERS ARE DOUBLE VACCINATED.  NO EXEMPTIONS.  All attendees to check-in via the QR Code system available at the race registration area.  By entering this event, you agree to the following:

  • you will not attend if you have flu-like symptoms within 14 days of the event
  • you will social distance and observe COVID hygiene practices
  • you will follow all safety guidelines and directions of the event promoter.

Eastern Grand Prix 2021 – ENTRIES NOW OPEN!

3 races in 1 day for women in a new fun format.  Entries now open.

 

Proudly sponsored by:

  1. What are these 3 races?

First up The Hot Lap – one lap of the 2.2km circuit (fastest wins!)

Then the signature event The Croydon Cycleworks Criterium – graded scratch races on the 2.2km track, 40-60mins depending on grade (winners in every grade!)

Finishing with the Snooze Elimination – short fast laps of a 700m circuit, sleepiest (slowest) riders eliminated every lap (winners in every grade!)

(see ‘race format’ below for more details)

 

  1. Who should enter the Eastern Grand Prix?

Women 30 years or older who are keen to have a go at racing, to challenge themselves in a fun safe environment. Some bunch road riding experience is required but you don’t have to have raced before. Then again if you already race, come and try something a little different and support the growth of women’s cycle racing!

Now affiliated with AusCycling – no more licence confusion! See #13 below for how to get a free 4-week trial licence.

 

  1. What will it cost?

Only $25 all-inclusive for 3 races. Great value!

Refreshments will be available at no/minimal additional cost.

 

  1. What grades will there be? Anyhow, will I know which grade I should be in?

We offer grades A to D. D grade is intended for riders with little to no race experience or returning to build up fitness and time in the saddle. Ride marshals will be on the track accompanying D grade to provide advice (and maybe a judicious push!).

You will be asked to nominate a grade when entering. At the discretion of the organisers, some may be moved from their nominated or usual grade to even up numbers and abilities.

 

  1. What is Casey Fields?

Casey Fields is a purpose-built fully closed cycling facility, offering riders a 2.2 km circuit. It has smooth wide corners, (no sharp ones!) and can accommodate many riders on the course at the same time.

 

  1. Where is Casey Fields located?

Casey Fields is in Cranbourne East approximately 45 kilometres from Melbourne, about 1hr from the CBD.  It’s easily accessible via Berwick-Cranbourne Road in Cranbourne East and is hard to miss with its sporting ovals, playground and wide-open spaces. Once you’ve entered the area follow the signs to the ‘Criterium Track’ near the back. Google Map.

 

  1. Does the circuit have any hills?

Casey Fields is designed for criterium racing, so it’s pretty much dead flat with an elevation gain of only 10 metres each 2.26-kilometre lap. It can be a bit windy though.

 

  1. What sort of bike do I need?

A standard AVCC/UCI-compliant road bike. Disc brakes allowed.

No special aero equipment allowed for the hot lap. No lights required. No need to carry spares.

 

  1. How do I register for the event?

Race entries will be through entryboss under ‘Eastern Cycling Club’.  Entries now open.

There will be no on the day entries.

 

  1. What information do I need to provide when registering?

You will need to provide some demographic information to set up your entryboss account. (It’s really easy and will stay on file for future events). You need to provide your race licence number.

You will be asked to self-nominate a grade and provide some helpful comments, e.g. other riders you are at a similar level too, results in other events. If you have raced before you should nominate the same grade. Be honest, and do your best, it makes it fairer and more fun if everyone in the grade is about the same level.

 

  1. When does registration close?

Friday 30th April 2021.

 

  1. What if I enter and then can’t make it?

You will be able to ‘scratch’, which includes full refund, up to the close of entries (30th April 2021).

 

  1. What licence do I need to have? And how much does it cost?

The Eastern Grand Prix is hosted by Eastern Cycling Club, which is affiliated with AusCycling.

You will need a 12 month ($250) ‘race all discipline’ licence https://www.auscycling.org.au/membership/race-all-discipline

or a 4-week trial licence (free) https://www.auscycling.org.au/membership/other/free-trial

 

  1. What if I don’t want to do all the races? Can I register for just one race?

This is a 3-race program. It is intended you have a go at all of them. It is important that you do the Hot Lap so we can grade you properly, which makes it fair for the other events. The Criterium is the main event and you wouldn’t want to miss this. The Elimination is just a short fun event to finish. Your registration covers all three races regardless of how many you choose to do.

 

  1. Can men participate?

Sorry, this is a women-only event. But we would love your support on the day. (see ‘volunteers’ below)

 

  1. What facilities does Casey Fields have?

There are two unisex toilets, available freshwater, a club room and plenty of parking spaces. There are no showers.

 

  1. Where do I go when I arrive?

Make your way to the clubrooms, get your name ticked off, and grab your number and helmet cover. The different colour helmet covers help distinguish the grades. There will be help available for pinning on numbers and to answer any questions.

 

  1. Who is running this show?

A dedicated team of members from Eastern Cycling Club are organising this novel event. On the day the Race Director keeps the show running smoothly. The Race Referee ensures the race is conducted by the rules and is responsible for safety. Other volunteers help with the conduct of the races, including time-keepers. A ride marshal will accompany D Grade during Race 2, the Croydon Cycleworks Criterium. A team of people also help with registrations, catering, equipment, among other things. (See below for how you can help)

 

  1. Tell me more about the race formats?

Race 1 – Hot Lap: consists of one fast lap of the 2.2km circuit. Riders will be set off at 30-second intervals from a standing start, go as fast as you can to the line. Prizes for fastest times. The times from this race will assist validate gradings for the other races. No special TT equipment allowed (tri-bars, skinsuit, aero helmet etc).

 

Race 2 – Croydon Cycle works Criterium: is a graded scratch race and the signature event of the day. Grades A & B will ride for 60 minutes, C Grade 45 minutes and D Grade 40 minutes. Times are approximate, to allow for grades to not interfere with each other and get a clear run at the finish. The bell indicates one lap to go. Prizes will be awarded for first 3 places over the line in each grade. All grades will be on the circuit at the same time, but each race separately. There is plenty of room for passing.

 

Race 3 – Snooze Elimination finale:  A short duration fast race utilising the 700m “hot-dog” circuit in front of the clubrooms. After a couple of neutral laps to get familiar with the course, it’s game on. Each lap the slowest 1 or 2 riders are eliminated until 3 riders remain. They fight for 1st, 2nd and 3rd placings in the final lap. The whole race is over in 10 minutes (shorter if you snooze!).  Each grade will race separately and consecutively.

 

  1. What is a graded scratch race?

Participants ride together in grades of similar ability. Within each grade, they all start together, ride the same length of time or distance and compete for places. Although several grades can be on the same track at the same time they compete separately. Higher grades will inevitably pass lower grades and when this happens there must be no interference or gaining of an advantage. Faster riders must pass on the right, giving plenty of room and only moving back to the left when well past the slower riders. They should also call out (‘riders passing’) when about to pass. Slower riders should stay where they are on the left, at whatever speed they like. They must not join a faster bunch (that’s considered cheating).

 

  1. What time does each race start and finish?

  • Race 1 – Hot Lap: 10am (each rider races for <5 minutes)
  • Race 2 – Croydon Cycle Works Criterium: 11 am (duration 40-60 minutes depending on grade)
  • Race 3 – Snooze Elimination Finale: 12.30pm (3-10 minutes each grade)

Expected finish time is 1.30 pm.

Prizes will be awarded at the end.

 

  1. What do I do if I get ‘dropped’ in the criterium, will I be able to finish?

No problem, you won’t be pulled from the race if you don’t want to. Try to get back on to the group, work together with others if possible. If you are dropped, it’s likely others will too. Plenty of people get dropped, work to get back on and finish strongly. That’s the beauty of racing. If you don’t finish one race you can still do the other events. Check out these sites for  more information about criterium racing  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Criterium  https://cyclingtips.com/2016/11/the-golden-rules-of-crit-racing/

 

  1. Will there be catering on the day? Will I need to eat during the race?

Food and drink will be available on the day for riders and spectators. We are planning a mixture of homemade delights, both savoury and sweet foods, along with a little hot food.  Soft drinks will also be available.

You won’t need to eat during the race (the longest is 60 minutes), but you will probably need to refuel between race 2 and 3.

 

  1. What prizes are on offer?

Thanks to generous sponsorship from Croydon Cycleworks, Snooze Nunawading and Eastern Cycling Club, there will HEAPS of cash prizes and fabulous goodies to reward your efforts. Place-getters (usually 1st, 2nd, 3rd) in each grade and each race will be recognised. Trial riders (see ‘licences’) will not be eligible for prize money, they will in the running for other prizes eg for outstanding efforts by newcomers and random prize draws. And a special prize of Grand Champion for the rider with the best-accumulated results over the day.

 

  1. Is there anything else to do afterwards?

Eastern Cycling will be running their usual normal graded scratch races commencing at 2 pm. If you have the appropriate licence and plenty of steam left in the tank, you can enter to race. You can decide on the day; registrations close at 1.45 pm. Feel free to hang around, check out the racing action while enjoying the catering and chewing the fat with your fellow riders and regulars.

 

  1. Are dogs allowed at Casey Fields Cycling Track?

Right next door is Casey Fields VFL Pavilion which has a strict no dog policy however this does not extend to the Cycling Track. If you or your friends do decide to bring a dog, it must always be on a leash and under constant supervision.

 

  1. I/my partner/friend can’t race. How else can we help out?

We would love help with some roles on the day and in the lead-up. Please contact our Secretary: Susan Williams on mailto:secretary@easterncycling.com

 

  1. Where do I go for more information?

Please contact our Secretary: Susan Williams on mailto:secretary@easterncycling.com

 

We are also on Facebook https://tinyurl.com/EasternCCFacebook and Instagram https://www.instagram.com/easterncyclingclub/


Handicap – Garfield

Enter online; entries close 24/2/22 8:00PM AEDT.  Race Fee: $20 for all online entries. No entries on the day.

Google Maps – Registration in Beswick Street GARFIELD (Behind Pub)

Click here for circuit information.  Don’t forget your tail light.

Prize Monies 1st – $150, 2nd $100, 3rd $90, 4th $80, 5th $70, 6th $60, 7th $50, 8th $40, 9th $30, 10th $30, Fastest $100, 1st non-placing Female $30

COVID-19 Notice

IT IS MANDATORY RIDERS ARE DOUBLE VACCINATED.  NO EXEMPTIONS.  All attendees to check-in via the QR Code system available at the race registration area.  By entering this event, you agree to the following:

  • you will not attend if you have flu-like symptoms within 14 days of the event
  • you will social distance and observe COVID hygiene practices
  • you will follow all safety guidelines and directions of the event promoter.

R4 Design EQ Criterium Series @ Bazalgette Drive

Click here to enter.  Marquee and finish line in Bazalgette Drive.

Circuit circles around Bazalgette, Oppenheim, Babbage, Logis, then Bazalgette Drive.

Don’t forget your tail light.

 

COVID-19 Notice

By entering this event, you agree to the following:

  • you will not attend if you have flu-like symptoms within 14 days of the event
  • you will social distance and observe COVID hygiene practices
  • you will follow all safety guidelines and directions of the event promoter.

GSR – METEC

Enter online.

Google Maps plus code: 58P2+WP Bayswater North, Victoria.

COVID-19 Notice

By entering this event, you agree to the following:

  • you will not attend if you have flu-like symptoms within 14 days of the event
  • you will social distance and observe COVID hygiene practices
  • you will follow all safety guidelines and directions of the event promoter.

 


CCW Twilight Crit series

  • Format: Graded Scratch Racing
  • Eligible Riders: All masters riders welcome – M2 and W1 upwards (Men 35yo+, Women 30yo+)
  • Entries: Click here to Enter

 

COVID-19 Notice

We are taking COVID-19 restrictions seriously.  By entering this event, you agree to the following:

  • you will not attend if you have flu-like symptoms within 14 days of the event
  • you will social distance and observe COVID hygiene practices
  • you will follow all safety guidelines and directions of the event promoter

ECC OPEN HANDICAP

CANCELLED.

Eastern Cycling Club and Snooze presents the Open Handicap – 57.6km at Seymour.

Race starts 1.30pm.  Registrations at Manners St, Seymour (opposite the Royal Hotel).

PLEASE NOTE: Rider briefing and race start is 3.5km along the Seymour-Avenel Road.

Online entry: www.veterancycling.com.au

Entries close midnight Tuesday 17th March 2020


AGM

To all ECC Members, please be advised that our Annual General Meeting is on Wed 11st March, 7pm at Maroondah Sports Club. All members are invited & encouraged to attend, so come along & have your say.

Can you please consider stepping up & helping out with running the club, in particular assistant roles, such as Vice President, Vice-Captain, Assistant Treasurer, Assistant Secretary &/or Assistant Handicapper.  Also, we need help with other important roles such as race day co-ordinator, duty roster co-ordination, trailer transport on race day etc…..

We are always on the lookout & it’s important for the progress of the club for new blood to come onto the committee so please put your hand up & help out to make our great club even better. We are all time poor & the more hands-on people to help run the club the better.


GSR METEC – ECC Charity Day

The annual charity day is now re-scheduled to this Saturday 22nd of Feb at METEC. All entry fees paid last Saturday at Dunlop Road will carry over to this week. To those who bought raffle tickets today please hang onto them.

Pre-Enter here.  Don’t forget some spare change for the raffle.  Please make an extra effort to be there.

Proceeds of the charity day will be split 50/50 between two causes.  Once again we will support Below the Belt, funding research into urogenital cancers.  We will also be donating to the Gippsland Emergency Relief Fund, supporting families in East Gippsland affected by this summer’s bushfires.


Garfield 3 Lap Handicap

Distance approximately 57km.  Google Maps link.

This is a pre-entry event.  Entries now closed.


GSR Dunlop Road

Enter online.

Google Maps.

B, D & F Grades Race start @ 1.30pm; A, C & E Grades Race start @ 3.00pm.

Registration desk closes at 2pm, so get your number collected by a friend if you can’t make it for 2pm.

 

COVID-19 Notice

By entering this event, you agree to the following:

  • you will not attend if you have flu-like symptoms within 14 days of the event
  • you will social distance and observe COVID hygiene practices
  • you will follow all safety guidelines and directions of the event promoter.

R2 Design EQ Criterium Series @ Kew Boulevard Teardrop

Enter online.

Google Maps plus code: 52X4+V7 Kew, Victoria.

COVID-19 Notice

By entering this event, you agree to the following:

  • you will not attend if you have flu-like symptoms within 14 days of the event
  • you will social distance and observe COVID hygiene practices
  • you will follow all safety guidelines and directions of the event promoter.

Eastern Grand Prix – CANCELLED

3 races in 1 day for women in a new fun format.  Enter here.

 

Proudly sponsored by:

  1. What are these 3 races?

First up The Hot Lap – one lap of the 2.2km circuit (fastest wins!)

Then the signature event The Croydon Cycleworks Criterium – graded scratch races on the 2.2km track, 40-60mins depending on grade (winners in every grade!)

Finishing with the Snooze Elimination – short fast laps of a 700m circuit, sleepiest (slowest) riders eliminated every lap (winners in every grade!)

(see ‘race format’ below for more details)

 

  1. Who should enter the Eastern Grand Prix?

Women 30 years or older who are keen to have a go at racing, to challenge themselves in a fun safe environment. Some bunch road riding experience is required but you don’t have to have raced before. Then again if you already race, come and try something a little different and support the growth of women’s cycle racing!

 

  1. What will it cost?

Only $25 all-inclusive for 3 races. Great value!

Refreshments will be available at no/minimal additional cost.

 

  1. What grades will there be? Anyhow, will I know which grade I should be in?

We offer grades A to D. D grade is intended for riders with little to no race experience or returning to build up fitness and time in the saddle. Ride marshals will be on the track accompanying D grade to provide advice (and maybe a judicious push!).

You will be asked to nominate a grade when entering. At the discretion of the organisers, some may be moved from their nominated or usual grade to even up numbers and abilities.

 

  1. What is Casey Fields?

Casey Fields is a purpose-built fully closed cycling facility, offering riders a 2.2 km circuit. It has smooth wide corners, (no sharp ones!) and can accommodate many riders on the course at the same time.

 

  1. Where is Casey Fields located?

Casey Fields is in Cranbourne East approximately 45 kilometres from Melbourne, about 1hr from the CBD.  It’s easily accessible via Berwick-Cranbourne Road in Cranbourne East and is hard to miss with its sporting ovals, playground and wide-open spaces. Once you’ve entered the area follow the signs to the ‘Criterium Track’ near the back. Google Map.

 

  1. Does the circuit have any hills?

Casey Fields is designed for criterium racing, so it’s pretty much dead flat with an elevation gain of only 10 metres each 2.26-kilometre lap. It can be a bit windy though.

 

  1. What sort of bike do I need?

A standard AVCC/UCI-compliant road bike. Disc brakes allowed.

No special aero equipment allowed for the hot lap. No lights required. No need to carry spares.

 

  1. How do I register for the event?

Race entries will be through entryboss.cc under ‘Eastern Cycling Club’ or directly via this link https://entryboss.cc/races/4484.  ENTRIES NOW OPEN.

There will be no on the day entries.

 

  1. What information do I need to provide when registering?

You will need to provide some demographic information to set up your entryboss account. (It’s really easy and will stay on file for future events). You need to provide your race licence number.

You will be asked to self-nominate a grade and provide some helpful comments, e.g. other riders you are at a similar level too, results in other events. If you have raced before you should nominate the same grade. Be honest, and do your best, it makes it fairer and more fun if everyone in the grade is about the same level.

 

  1. When does registration close?

Wednesday 1st April.

 

  1. What if I enter and then can’t make it?

You will be able to ‘scratch’, which includes full refund, up to the close of entries (1st April).

 

  1. What licence do I need to have? And how much does it cost?

The Eastern Grand Prix is hosted by Eastern Cycling Club, which is affiliated with Veteran Cycling Victoria (VCV) and governed by the Australian Veteran Cycling Council (AVCC).

To participate you need either:

  • or a Trial Rider form https://tinyurl.com/trial-ride-form (download from VCV website, fill in, bring or complete it on the day).  There is no cost for trial riders but trial riders are not eligible for prize-money.

Sorry but Cycling Australia-affiliated licences (‘Open’ licences) are not accepted and you will have to get one of the licences above.

 

  1. What if I don’t want to do all the races? Can I register for just one race?

This is a 3-race program. It is intended you have a go at all of them. It is important that you do the Hot Lap so we can grade you properly, which makes it fair for the other events. The Criterium is the main event and you wouldn’t want to miss this. The Elimination is just a short fun event to finish. Your registration covers all three races regardless of how many you choose to do.

 

  1. Can men participate?

Sorry, this is a women-only event. But we would love your support on the day. (see ‘volunteers’ below)

 

  1. What facilities does Casey Fields have?

There are two unisex toilets, available freshwater, a club room and plenty of parking spaces. There are no showers.

 

  1. Where do I go when I arrive?

Make your way to the clubrooms, get your name ticked off, and grab your number and helmet cover. The different colour helmet covers help distinguish the grades. There will be help available for pinning on numbers and to answer any questions.

 

  1. Who is running this show?

A dedicated team of members from Eastern Cycling Club are organising this novel event. On the day the Race Director keeps the show running smoothly. The Race Referee ensures the race is conducted by the rules and is responsible for safety. Other volunteers help with the conduct of the races, including time-keepers. A ride marshal will accompany D Grade during Race 2, the Croydon Cycleworks Criterium. A team of people also help with registrations, catering, equipment, among other things. (See below for how you can help)

 

  1. Tell me more about the race formats?

Race 1 – Hot Lap: consists of one fast lap of the 2.2km circuit. Riders will be set off at 30-second intervals from a standing start, go as fast as you can to the line. Prizes for fastest times. The times from this race will assist validate gradings for the other races. No special TT equipment allowed (tri-bars, skinsuit, aero helmet etc).

 

Race 2 – Croydon Cycle works Criterium: is a graded scratch race and the signature event of the day. Grades A & B will ride for 60 minutes, C Grade 45 minutes and D Grade 40 minutes. Times are approximate, to allow for grades to not interfere with each other and get a clear run at the finish. The bell indicates one lap to go. Prizes will be awarded for first 3 places over the line in each grade. All grades will be on the circuit at the same time, but each race separately. There is plenty of room for passing.

 

Race 3 – Snooze Elimination finale:  A short duration fast race utilising the 700m “hot-dog” circuit in front of the clubrooms. After a couple of neutral laps to get familiar with the course, it’s game on. Each lap the slowest 1 or 2 riders are eliminated until 3 riders remain. They fight for 1st, 2nd and 3rd placings in the final lap. The whole race is over in 10 minutes (shorter if you snooze!).  Each grade will race separately and consecutively.

 

  1. What is a graded scratch race?

Participants ride together in grades of similar ability. Within each grade, they all start together, ride the same length of time or distance and compete for places. Although several grades can be on the same track at the same time they compete separately. Higher grades will inevitably pass lower grades and when this happens there must be no interference or gaining of an advantage. Faster riders must pass on the right, giving plenty of room and only moving back to the left when well past the slower riders. They should also call out (‘riders passing’) when about to pass. Slower riders should stay where they are on the left, at whatever speed they like. They must not join a faster bunch (that’s considered cheating).

 

  1. What time does each race start and finish?

  • Race 1 – Hot Lap: 10am (each rider races for <1 minute)
  • Race 2 – Croydon Cycle Works Criterium: 11 am (duration 40-60 minutes depending on grade)
  • Race 3 – Snooze Elimination Finale: 12.30pm (3-10 minutes each grade)

Expected finish time is 1.30 pm.

Prizes will be awarded at the end.

 

  1. What do I do if I get ‘dropped’ in the criterium, will I be able to finish?

No problem, you won’t be pulled from the race if you don’t want to. Try to get back on to the group, work together with others if possible. If you are dropped, it’s likely others will too. Plenty of people get dropped, work to get back on and finish strongly. That’s the beauty of racing. If you don’t finish one race you can still do the other events. Check out these sites for  more information about criterium racing  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Criterium  https://cyclingtips.com/2016/11/the-golden-rules-of-crit-racing/

 

  1. Will there be catering on the day? Will I need to eat during the race?

Food and drinks will be available on the day for riders and spectators. We are planning on a mixture of BBQ and salad wraps, plus soft drinks. Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate multiple dietary or allergy requirements therefore please ensure you make your own provisions if this applies to you.

You won’t need to eat during the race (the longest is 60 minutes), but you will probably need to refuel between race 2 and 3.

 

  1. What prizes are on offer?

Thanks to generous sponsorship from Croydon Cycleworks, Snooze Nunawading and Eastern Cycling Club, there will HEAPS of cash prizes and fabulous goodies to reward your efforts. Place-getters (usually 1st, 2nd, 3rd) in each grade and each race will be recognised. Trial riders (see ‘licences’) will not be eligible for prize money, they will in the running for other prizes eg for outstanding efforts by newcomers and random prize draws. And a special prize of Grand Champion for the rider with the best-accumulated results over the day.

 

  1. Is there anything else to do afterwards?

Eastern Cycling will be running their usual normal graded scratch races commencing at 2 pm. If you have the appropriate licence and plenty of steam left in the tank, you can enter to race. You can decide on the day; registrations close at 1.45 pm. Feel free to hang around, check out the racing action while enjoying the catering and chewing the fat with your fellow riders and regulars.

 

  1. Are dogs allowed at Casey Fields Cycling Track?

Right next door is Casey Fields VFL Pavilion which has a strict no dog policy however this does not extend to the Cycling Track. If you or your friends do decide to bring a dog, it must always be on a leash and under constant supervision.

 

  1. I/my partner/friend can’t race. How else can we help out?

We would love help with some roles on the day and in the lead-up. Please contact our Secretary: Susan Williams on mailto:secretary@easterncycling.com

 

  1. Where do I go for more information?

Please contact our Secretary: Susan Williams on mailto:secretary@easterncycling.com


Christmas Handicap METEC

Our traditional Christmas Handicap. GSRs with top 5 in each grade qualifying for the handicap.

Enter online.  Google Maps plus code: 58P2+WP Bayswater North, Victoria.

Prizes for the top 10 finishers in the handicap

1st – $150, 2nd $100, 3rd $90, 4th $80, 5th $70, 6th $60, 7th $50, 8th $40, 9th $30, 10th $30, 1st non-placing Female $30

COVID-19 Notice

By entering this event, you agree to the following:

  • you will not attend if you have flu-like symptoms within 14 days of the event
  • you will social distance and observe COVID hygiene practices
  • you will follow all safety guidelines and directions of the event promoter.

GSR Dave Ryan Memorial Race

See you at National Boulevard for the Dave Ryan memorial trophy race against Northern CC. We currently hold the trophy & with the race being on Northern home soil we have our work cut out to retain it, so please make an effort to come along.

Race Information:

Distance: 1hr + bell
Race Fee: $12 for all online entries, $15 for entries on the day.
Payment Options: Riders can pay online entries by credit/debit cards (Visa or Mastercard), or cash on the day. On the day entries are cash only.
On-the-Day Entries: The club encourages online pre-entry to allow a better planned and graded race. Entries will still be taken on the day prior to the race up to 15 minutes before advertised start times. Entry fee on the day will be $15.
Licensing: Please note that this race requires a current license with the Australian Veterans Cycling Council.
Grades: Riders are requested to provide a Grade and a ‘Level within grade’ to assist with handicapping.


GSR Dunlop Road – Charity Day

Normal split fields with B,D & F Grades racing at 1.30pm (entries close at 1:15pm) & A, C & E Grades at 3.00pm (entries close at 1:45pm; Pre-Entry closes at 1.15pm).  Don’t forget your tail light.


2020 AVCC National Championships

Entries for the 2020 AVCC National Championships, to be held in Adelaide on 18, 19 and 20 January, the weekend prior to the Tour Down Under, are now open.

Here’s the link: https://www.samc.org.au/2020nats/

This link will also take you to plenty of other information about the Nationals, including race location, times and distances, plus course maps.

Lock in the dates for great racing and a chance to enjoy the TDU as well.


VCV State Road Race Championships

The 2019 VCV Road Championships, hosted by Eureka, will be held at Lake Learmonth on 17th November 2019. This will be the last VCV event for the year.

http://www.veterancycling.com.au/events.html

Sunday 17th November 2019 – 2 Aggregate Points

Hosted by Eureka on behalf of Veteran Cycling Victoria.  To be held as graded races. Men and women race separately.

Women. Start time 10:55am. All women’s events will start at the same time and all women will do the same 45km circuit. Number of divisions depends on entries.

Men. Men’s events will start in 3 waves. Divisions A to F
Men’s Distances.
Men Division A – 77km
Men Division B – 77km
Men Division C – 55km
Men Division D – 55km
Men Division E – 45km
Men Division F – 45km

Wave 1. 10:00am Men Division C. 10:05am Men Division D
Wave 2. 11:00am Men Division E. 11:05am Men Division F
Wave 3. 11:45am Men Division A. 11:50am Men Division B

Entries close midnight Tuesday 12th November 2019 – https://www.registernow.com.au/secure/Register.aspx?E=36619

Entry Fee $10. Transponder hire $5

 


‘Captain’s choice’ club ride

On Sunday 20th October there will be a ‘Captain’s choice’ club ride around Wandin.

7.15am for a 7.30am roll out leaving from Wandin North shops in Union Road . It’s a no-drop social ride with three ride groups on the day: hot, mild and scenic.

57 kms and 900 vertical metres of climbing for hot and mild groups . Scenic group will do 44 kms and 650 vertical metres of climbing.

All rides will return back to the car park for coffee afterward.  Hope to see you there.


RACLEMANIA 19

RACE CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER FORECAST.

ECC proudly presents Raclemania 19

A Grade Scratch Race proudly sponsored by BOONGALLA BUILD

15Laps, 77km, 1125m Climbing, $20 Entry Fee, AVCC Licence required.

Entries close Wednesday 23rd October 2019. Entries may be capped – pre-enter via TeamApp to avoid disappointment. For more details see Event Flyer or FaceBook.

PLEASE NOTE: There will also be the usual B, C,D and E Graded Scratch Races on the day – Pre-Enter here.

$2,000 Total Prize Pool

1st  $500 | 2nd $400 | 3rd  $300 | 4th  $200 | 5th  $150 | 6th  $125 | 7th  $100 | 8th   $90 | 9th   $75 | 10th $60


ECC Team Time Trial – Thornton

Enter Online – entries close COB 12th October 2022. NO ENTRIES ON THE DAY.

Proudly sponsored by Original Engines Co.

Registration and presentations at Thornton Recreation Reserve.

Teams of 4; time is taken from 3rd rider across the line.

Riders to enter separately via EntryBoss and include the names of your team members in the comments section.


Handicap – Seymour

NOTE: Earlier Race Start Time of 1.00pm.

Entries close Wednesday prior at 5.00pm.

Registration Manners St, Seymour (Opposite the Royal Hotel) – Registration Desk closes at 12.45pm.

Rider briefing and race start is approx. 6km from the registration desk so allow yourself time to register, set up and ride to the start.  Don’t forget your tail light.

Enter online.


ECC ITT Championships @ Thornton

Google Maps
Pre-Entry Event.  Entries close Thu, 25 Aug 2022 8:00 AM AEST

 

COVID-19 Notice

We are taking COVID-19 restrictions seriously.  By entering this event, you agree to the following:

  • you will not attend if you have flu-like symptoms within 14 days of the event
  • you will social distance and observe COVID hygiene practices
  • you will follow all safety guidelines and directions of the event promoter

Eastern Cycling Club Annual Awards Night

Awards Night

2 Course Meal – Drinks at bar prices.

David won the Australian National Road title in 1998 and his biggest victory came on stage 7 of the 2000 Giro d’Italia where he rode to victory after a 164km solo breakaway.  David now works as a cycling journalist and commentator on SBS.

Ticket Price – $70 per head.  As we will have to know final numbers for the awards night for catering by Friday 18th of October 2019, tickets must be purchased online by Thursday 17th October 2019.  Don’t leave it to the last minute……

 


Eastern vs. Northern Inter Club Series

Race 1 – Sunday 21st July 2019, 10.00am – National Boulevard

Race 2 – Sunday 28th July 2019, 10.00am – National Boulevard

Race 3 – Saturday 3rd August 2019, 2.00pm – Gruyere

Race 4 – Saturday 10th August 2019, 2.00pm – Yarra Glen


Tour de Metro ECC v NCC R4 – National Boulevard

Google Maps

Enter online.  Don’t forget your tail light.

Start Times – Grades B, D & E 9:30AM / Grades A, C & F 10:40AM

 

COVID-19 Notice

By entering this event, you agree to the following:

  • you will not attend if you have flu-like symptoms within 14 days of the event
  • you will social distance and observe COVID hygiene practices
  • you will follow all safety guidelines and directions of the event promoter.


MEMBERS’ NIGHT

In partnership with our major sponsor Croydon Cycle Works we are holding a members night to launch the new ECC kit!

Don’t miss your chance to try on a sample for size and place your order to take advantage of the ECC bulk order price. There will also be a surprise model to showcase the new kit.

Get your raffle tickets on Saturday race days, or on the night, and go into the draw to win a new club kit (jersey and bib shorts) valued at $289
TICKETS: $10 each or 3 for $20

Funds raised will go towards a new canopy for the club registration tent in the new club colours.

Croydon Cycle Works will have an ECC members–only special offering 10% store wide and special prices on a select range of bikes.

 

Kit pricing
Jersey & bib nicks $289
Jersey only $124
Arm warmers $55
Gilet $135
ChillBLOCK Jacket $219

Note: you must order via CCW and pay in full at time of order.
Orders close on Friday 10 May, orders taken from Thursday 18 April.
These prices are for first bulk order and will go up by approx. 30% after the initial order.


Elimination race for B & E Grades followed by GSR for all Grades

The registration desk will close at 1.30pm.  Don’t forget your tail light.  Casey Fields – Melways Ref. 134 G9.

Alternative race format for B & E Grades followed by GSR for all Grades.  Pre-Enter.


Toy Bricks Toughen-Up Series

This year’s Toughen Up series is once again sponsored by Dean Niclasen and Toy Bricks, Bayswater. A big thank you to Dean for his generous support. Don’t go anywhere but Toy Bricks for your Lego needs!

Series points from each of the four races are allocated depending on numbers, as follows:

Riders / Points
8 or more / 1st: 5 points, 2nd: 3 points, 3rd: 2 points, everyone else: 1 point
6–7 / 1st: 3 points, 2nd: 2 points, everyone else: 1 point
4–5 / 1st: 2 points, everyone else: 1 point
Less than 4 / Every competitor receives 1 point.

For people who do duty during the series, their final points score is simply scaled by a factor of 4/3 – in other words, their average points score for the other three races is credited to them for the race that they do duty.

Series prize money is $600 all up, over and above normal prize money paid out each week:
1st: $250, 2nd: $150, 3rd: $100, 4th: $60, 5th: $40.

Race 1 – Gruyere; 8th June 2019

Race 2 – Yarra Glen; 15th June 2019

Race 3 – Gruyere; 29th June 2019

Race 4 – Yarra Glen; 13th July 2019

All races start at 2.00pm.


Royce Bennett Handicap, Thornton

Proudly sponsored by Cycle Fixation and Trivelo.

Start 1.30pm.

This is a pre-entry event. Entries close Wed prior at 5pm.


Club Criterium Championships – Casey Fields

Pre-qualification required of 3 races.  Pre-Enter.

Age group races (Male & Female)
35 – 39
40 – 44
45 – 49
50 – 54
55 – 59
60 – 64
65 – 69
70 – 74
75 – 79
80 – 84
85 – 89


New Criterium Circuit at Bazalgette Drive, Dandenong South

Registration tent and finish line in Bazalgette Drive.
Circuit Bazalgette Dr., Oppenheim Dr., Babbage Dr., Logis Bvd., then Bazalgette Drive.

Start 9.00am.  Pre-Enter.


ECC Sunday Social Ride with CCW

ECC Sunday Social rides in conjunction with major sponsor Croydon Cycleworks, kick off again with the first being on Sunday 17th February.

These rides are aimed for everyone with two start times being:
1. Slow – Medium group – rollout from Croydon Cycleworks Shop at 6.30am (ride leader will be appointed)
2. Faster group – rollout from Croydon Cycleworks Shop at 6.45am (ride leader will be appointed)

The ride:

This is a no drop ride, so even if you don’t feel you have the pace to keep up, a smiling face will be there to greet you at main corners so you wont get left behind.

After the ride, everyone with gather in Main Street, Croydon about 8.30am for a well earned coffee and /or cake.

The route:

Heading out fom CCW shop, we head up Mount Dandendong Road, making a right hand turn into Colchester road. Following this road making a left hand turn at Albert Avenue round about into Mountain Hwy takes each group to the base of the One in 20 to re-group.
Everyone will pace themselves up to the top to re-group again at Sassafras.

Taking a left hand from here, the groups will proceed up to Olinda with a final descent into Montrose re-grouping again at the main roundabout (Groups will decide on the day if Sky High will be included).

Taking Mount Dandenong Road back, this leads the groups to the final destination – coffee!

Future dates:

Sunday 17th March

Either Sunday 14th April or Sunday 28th April (as Sunday 21st is Easter Sunday) – TBC

Sunday 19th May

(Then lets see what the weather is doing after that)

Go to Team App to let us know you are coming.  Hope to see you all there!


Casey Fields GSR – Reverse Direction

This Saturday we are at Casey Fields and will be racing in the reverse direction, starting at 2 pm. The registration desk will close at 1.45 pm. As always, be sure to remember your (fully charged) tail light. Please check in advance that your helmet still has the Australian Standards sticker (red and silver foil) in place. All helmets have to be AS compliant in order to meet with insurance requirements. Pre-Enter.


Christmas BBQ & Handicap

GSR followed by top 5 of each grade in a 3 lap handicap race.  Pre-Enter.


Dave Ryan Memorial Race with Northern Cycling

See you at Dunlop Road for the Dave Ryan memorial trophy race against Northern CC. We hold the trophy & no doubt Northern will come in numbers to try & claim it back, so please make an effort to come along.

Normal split fields with B,D & F Grades racing at 1.30pm (entries close at 1:15pm) & A, C & E Grades at 3.00pm (entries close at 1:45pm; Pre-Entry closes at 1.15pm). Toilet tax will apply so $12 entry.


National Road Champs: Ride from Ballan to Buningyong

For the last five years a small group of Vets have met up at Ballan Station (70 minutes drive from
Camberwell) to ride 35 km to the Nationals at Buningyong, and then make the return trip after the events have concluded. This has proved to be a fantastic ride, and provides the following benefits:

• No parking problems – plenty of space at Ballan Station, just a few minutes off the Western Freeway
• Get to see the Nationals and get your own ride in (just under 70 km return)
• Leisurely start – no need to be up at sparrow’s. Leave Melbourne around 7.15 am for an 8.30 depart from Ballan. That will get us to Buningyong in time for breakfast near the finish line before the halfway mark of the women’s race. We then watch the entire men’s race on the hill and the big screen
• Safe, low-traffic ride through attractive ‘undulating’ countryside.

If you are interested, send an email to John Williams. If we have enough numbers, Col Mortley and Mark Edwards have agreed to take the tent and barbecue.


CCW Twilight Crit series

David, Nick and the team at Croydon Cycleworks are getting behind the series once again this summer.  Daylight saving starts on Sunday 6th October, so the first race will be on Tuesday 8th October 2018.  This year we are throwing in a few GSR followed by 3 Lap Handicaps.

SERIES PRIZE LIST

PlacePrizeRRP ($)
1stWahoo KICKR Core Smart Trainer1200
2ndShimano Z1 Helmet & Sunglasses Pack500
3rdBBB Pro Workstand & BBB Toolkit400
4thCCW Jersey/Bibshorts290
5thShimano RC5 Shoes & Socks250
6thCCW Gold Service – Road199
7thSportful Fiandre Jacket190
8thPirelli Velo Tyres Pack150
9thSIS Nutrition Pack100
10thMuc Off Bike Care Pack80

GSR at Rocco Drive, Scoresby

Racing starts at 10.00am; Entries close at 9.45am.  Don’t forget your tail light.  Pre-Enter.

NOTE: Please DO NOT park in car park of No. 6 Rocco Drive next door to the Beach Hut Brewery as spaces required for Yoga Centre patrons.


60km Open Handicap proudly sponsored by Croydon Cycleworks

Eastern Cycling Club in partnership with Croydon Cycleworks presents the 60km Open HANDICAP at Seymour.

Race Start Time 1.30pm
Registration Manners St, Seymour (Opposite the Royal Hotel)
Rider briefing and race start is 3.5km along the Seymour-Avenel Rd
$2000 in Prize Money plus Trophies

Prize from 1st to 10th
1st $500
2nd $400
3rd $300
4th $200
5th $150
6th $120
7th $100
8th $80
9th $70
10th $50
Fastest overall $250
Fastest unplaced female $50
Proudly sponsored by www.croydoncycleworks.com.au
Online entry: www.veterancycling.com.au
Entries close at midnight on Tuesday 19th March

Melways Ref. 510 M6.


Charity Day, Dunlop Road GSR

It’s our annual charity day & all proceeds will go to “Below the Belt” – Riding for Urogenital Cancers research so please bring along a few extra coins to buy a  raffle ticket or two.

Normal split fields with B,D & F Grades racing at 1.30pm (entries close at 1:15pm) & A, C & E Grades at 3.00pm (entries close at 1:45pm; Pre-Entry closes at 1.15pm). Toilet tax will apply so $12 entry.

Pre-Enter.


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