FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HEALTH & SAFETY: COVID-19
How many people will be able to participate in the Bathurst Cycling Classic?
As of 7 December 2020, 3000 people can participle in each of the three Bathurst Cycling Classic events (Hill Climb, Criterium and 100km B2B).
What events are available to participate in?
We will only be running the 100km B2B course in 2021, no 50km will be available. The Hill Climb will run on Friday 12 March with the Criterium on Saturday 13 March both held at Mount Panorama. The Tour is a new competition being introduced in 2021, which encompasses participation in all three events where riders can accrue points and win cash prizes across the weekend to become the overall Tour champion.
What if NSW Health COVID-19 restrictions change?
If the NSW Health Authorities relax or increase restrictions, the event cap on registrations will be managed to meet the new guidelines.
What if the event is cancelled due to COVID-19?
If the Bathurst Cycling Classic is cancelled due to COVID-19 all participants will automatically have their registration transferred to the 2022 event. Refunds will be available to riders who do not want to transfer their entry, less administration fees.
How will the event be COVID Safe?
Event organisers are working to create a COVID Safe environment for participants, volunteers, staff and the public.
Practices will be enforced around:
• Smaller starting waves
• Collection of Rider Packs
• Limited marshalling times
• Additional cleaning of amenities
• Hand Sanitiser stations
• Contact tracing
How will the event adapt to changing NSW Health Restrictions?
Event organisers want to give this event the best chance to proceed during these ever changing, unprecedented times and will run the event in accordance with current (at time of event) NSW Health Guidelines. As of 13 November, events with 500 or less participants could go ahead. From 7 December 2020, registrations were opened to accommodate 3000 participants in line with the current NSW Health guidelines. Should this number increase or decrease we will manage registration numbers in line with the changes. Should the event be cancelled due to COVID-19, we will transfer registrations to the 2022 Bathurst Cycling Classic event or offer full refunds, less administration fees.
We know it is not the event we thought we’d run in 2021 and appreciate this approach may not suit everyone. For further information please don’t hesitate to contact the Bathurst Regional Council Events Team on 6333 6111.
How much does it cost to enter?
The Tour (registration to all three events Hill Climb, Criterium and B2B 100k race) $295.00
B2B 100km recreational race only $225.00
Recreational Hill Climb $45.00
The Criterium will only be able to be purchased as part of the Bathurst Tour in 2021.
The B2B 50km road race will not be available in 2021.
What is the Bathurst Tour?
The Bathurst Tour is a competitive event being introduced in 2021 to the Bathurst Cycling Classic. Registrants will compete in all three disciplines across the weekend: Hill Climb, Criteriums and B2B 100km road race and accumulate points relevant to their performance. An overall female and male Tour winner will be announced at the completion of the B2B 100km race. More than $15,000 will be awarded in prizes across the weekend.
Who can enter?
All events are open to U19 riders and up, born during 2004 or earlier.
When do entries open?
Entries will be open for valued supports of the Bathurst Cycling Classic from Monday 16 November at 12pm. Registration for the general public will open on Tuesday 17 November at 12pm.
When do entries close?
Entries will be closed on 6 March 2021, if not sold out prior. No registrations will be available on the day of the event.
Can I transfer my registration to another rider?
There will be strictly no transfers of registrations for any event during the Bathurst Cycling Classic.
Why is the entry fee lower for Cycling NSW members?
Cycling NSW members receive a lower entry fee, as they have insurance cover as part of their yearly membership subscription. When non-members register for this ride they receive a Cycling Australia One Day Ride Membership, which includes insurance cover for any issues or complications that may occur during the ride. For the terms and conditions regarding Ride Memberships please click here.
Can I cancel my registration and receive a refund?
What should I do if I have not received a confirmation email after registering?
You are required to enter a valid email address when you register. Before registering, please ensure that your email address is correct. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please contact the Cycling NSW office on 02 9738 5850.
Unfortunately, as a result of COVID-19 the 2021 Bathurst Cycling Classic will not be a qualifying event for the UCI Gran Fondo World Championships.
When can I collect my rider pack?
More information will be released closer to the event.
When will I receive my rider timing chip?
The rider timing chip will be included in your rider registration pack. These packs will be available from the sign on desk, open across the weekend. Times and locations will be confirmed closer to the event.
What time should I arrive at the event?
We’ll communicate these times with riders closer to the event.
Will there be a Village at the 2021 Bathurst Cycling Classic?
As of 13 November, there will not be an official event Village for the 2021 Bathurst Cycling Classic. This will be reviewed in accordance with any update to the NSW Health COVID-19 restrictions.
Where and when is the Hill Climb?
The Hill Climb will take place on Friday 12 March, 2021.
The new course for 2021 will take place on Mount Panorama from Pit Straight to Brock Skyline (Castrol Tower) and is a total of 3.2km long.
Where and when is the Criterium?
The Criteriums will take place on Saturady 13 March, 2021 and are only available to compete in as part of the Bathurst Tour.
The course for 2021 will take place inside the Pit Complex.
B2B 100KM RECREATIONAL RIDE
Where and when is the 100KM B2B ride?
The 100km B2B will take place on Sunday 14 March, 2021. The race will commence and finish in the Bathurst CBD.
B2B 50KM RECREATIONAL RIDE
Where and when is the 50KM B2B ride?
The 50KM ride will not be available in 2021 due to limited registration capacity for the Bathurst Cycling Classic. The 50Km course will return in 2022.