13 November - 13 January 2017 Early bird registrations
14 January - 4 April 2018 Registrations open
4 April- 18 April 2018- Late entries registrations
21 April 2018- Hill Climb Championships, Criterium Racing and Family Fun
22 April 2018- Blayney 2 Bathurst, The Village
• How much does it cost to enter? Refer to pricing page.
• 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 find the link http://membership.cycling.org.au/Portals/59/2018%20CA%20TERMS%20AND%20CONDITIONS%20OF%20MEMBERSHIP.pdf
• Can I change my entry? TBA - Changes to entry will be available using the online system. However the process is still yet to be decided. For more information please contact Cycling NSW on 02 9738 5850
• Can I cancel my registration and receive a refund? TBA – As we are using a new entry system for this event, the refund process will be changed however there will be a small fee charged for the processing of the refund. For more information please contact the Cycling NSW office on 02 9738 5850
• I have entered and not received a confirmation email or receipt? When participants register they will enter their email address. Please ensure before registering that your email address is correct. If it is correct and you have still not received your confirmation, please contact the Cycling NSW office on 02 9738 5850 and they will endeavour to track down the confirmation receipt.
• Who can enter? As the Blayney to Bathurst is split into two distinct distances, there are two different age restrictions for this event.
Riders born in 2007 and later are eligible to ride the 70km course.
Riders born in 2001 and later are eligible to ride the 110km course.
Age restrictions are imposed to keep in line with the maximum distances set out in the Cycling Australia Junior Cycling Policy.
• When do entries close? Entries will be taken in three categories. The cut-offs for entry are as follows:
Early Bird Entry available until Midnight 13 January
Regular Entry available until Midnight 4 April
Late Entry available until Midnight 18 April (Elite Wave closes 11 April)
• Can I enter on the day of the event? No Entries will be taken on the day of the event. All entries must be completed by Midnight, Saturday, 18 April. Registrations for the elite wave close Wednesday 11 April.
• Gran Fondo Age category- what is their purpose? The purpose of the Grand Fondo age categories is for UCI Grand Fondo World Series qualification. The top 25% of finishers in each age category will qualify for the 2018 UCI Gran Fondo World Championships to be held in Varese, Italy.
• Elite wave category- what is the purpose? What are the eligibility requirements? The Elite wave category gives the Elite Riders throughout New South Wales and the whole of Australia a chance to race the amazing course. The selection for the race is based on the handicapping grades given to riders from the Cycling NSW handicapping team. The top 120 riders ranked after entries will be placed in the race. Riders who miss out on qualifying for the Elite Wave will be placed in the 110km course.
• When will I receive my rider timing chip? The rider timing chip will be placed in the rider registration pack, which will be available for pick up at the City Council Chambers Russell Street, Bathurst on Friday and Saturday over the Bathurst Cycling Classic weekend.
• What is included in my registration? The registration will include 2 race numbers, a set of pins to pin on the rider numbers, a timing chip which is to be placed on the seat post, and an information booklet which includes a map of the course and important contacts.
• Can I transfer my registration to another rider? There will be strictly no transfers of registrations for any of the events during the Bathurst Cycling Classic
GENERAL B2B QUESTIONS
• What time should I arrive for the B2B in order to marshal into my start category? We would ask that riders arrive at least 30 minutes before their scheduled start time as Blayney can get quite congested due to the amount of people that will congregate in the morning.
• How do I get to the B2B start line? Riders can commute to the Blayney town centre via their personal arrangements or via the Bus Transportation available to riders upon registration. Buses and bike transportation leave from Mount Panorama in Bathurst on the morning of the event. These buses are distance specific, so there will be buses departing at 6:30am for those riding the 110km course and buses departing at 8:30am for those riding the 70km course. Alternatively, Buses will leave from Mount Panorama Bathurst around 3:00pm in the afternoon at the conclusion of the event, transporting finishers of the event back to Blayney. Bus tickets cost $20 each and are to be purchased upon registration. Passengers are expected to marshal for the bus at least 30 minutes prior to the departure time. Only ticket holders will be permitted to board the bus.
• I have never ridden in a large group before, what should I do? There are a number of important rules to learn before partaking in a bunch ride. The Bathurst Cycling Classic allows participant to select the speed in which they will look to be riding throughout the ride. This is essential to ensure that there are no speed discrepancies throughout the ride. Firstly, when you are accelerating it should be steady and in a controlled manner this will limit gaps being formed. Braking should only be used if necessary, and if so do it in a gentle manner, if possible indicate as well by holding a hand up above your head. Hard breaking could cause an accident. When riding with others, you should position yourself behind the riders in front back wheel but slightly to the side. Reason being is so visibility is increased and allows that little more time to react if required. An ideal distance is about 30cm – 1m behind the rider in front. Try and watch the rider in front not their back wheel, this will increase your awareness around the bunch. It’s important you pass on any communication from the front riders to those behind you and conversely the communication from the back needs to get to those at the front. There is a list of important calls and signals that will help you on the ride. These will help if a hazard emerges or another rider is signalling or inform others of a hazard. See the table below:
|Slowing down or stopping||"slowing" or "stopping"||Arm raised above the head|
|On coming traffic from the front||"car up", "truck up" or "bike up"||N/A|
|Traffic approaching bunch from the rear||"car back", "truck back" or "bike back"||N/A|
|Moving into single file formation||"single"||Raised arm moving back and forth cand calling "single" loud and clear through the peloton|
|Holes/Debris||"glass", "hole", "metal"||Point to hazard with hand or finger|
|Overtaking parked vehicles/ slower bikes / runners||"car left" or "runner"||Swing left arm behing your back|
|Intersections/ roundabouts||"clear left" or "clear right"||N/A|
|Turning||"right" or "left"||Arm extend out from body in the intended direction of travel|
|Lane Changing||"clear back" or "over"||Arm extended towards the lane you're moving to|
|Not safe to change lane||"wait"||N/A|
|Dropped riders now back on bunch||"all on"||N/A|
• What is The Village? Where is it located? The Village is the official social hub for the B2B where spectators and riders post B2B can enjoy a relaxing bite to eat and a refreshing beverage. The Village is free to enter and contains gourmet food, award winning wines, craft beer and ciders and kids activities. The Village is located at the B2B finish line in the Mount Panorama Pit Complex. Free parking is available.
SAFETY & APPAREL
• What should I wear during the B2B? Clothing for this race is up to the rider. As we will have a large array of riders from seasoned pro’s to recreational riders there are no restrictions on clothing. Please plan your clothing in accordance to the weather on the day. Please make sure you are wearing your AUS/NZ approved helmets at all times while on the bike, and have your rider numbers showing at all times to ensure we can locate you throughout the ride.
• What kind of bike can I ride in the B2B? For riders looking to qualify for UCI Gran Fondo World Series will be permitted to have a bike that complies with the UCI technical regulations. For information on the restrictions and regulations please follow the link below http://www.uci.ch/inside-uci/rules-and-regulations/regulations/ For riders who are looking at riding recreationally, there is no restrictions on any bikes that can be ridden. However we ask that all bikes are tested for road worthiness by a local bike shop before taking part in the ride.
• If I need medical assistance on the B2B course what should I do? Volunteers and paramedic staff will be available on course to assist with medical attention. They will notify event management who will dispatch the appropriate emergency services.
• Where and when is the Hill Climb? The Cycling NSW Hill Climb and UCI Grand Fondo Time Trial Event, will take place on Saturday 21st of April. For the Course prolife and location click on the link https://www.strava.com/routes/4059597
• Can anyone register for the Hill Climb? Only financial Cycling NSW Race members are eligible to compete for medals in the NSW Hill Climb Championships. However the UCI Gran Fondo – Time Trial event is open to all riders born 2005 and later, however, pre-registration into the Blayney 2 Bathurst event is required.
• How much is the Hill Climb?
Entry prices are as follows:
UCI Gran Fondo Time Trial
$35 - Early Bird Price (expires midnight Wednesday 11th April 2018)
$40 - Regular Price (expires midnight Sunday 15th April2018)
$50 - Late Entry (expires midnight Wednesday 18th April 2018)
NSW Hill Climb Championships
$20 - U15
$25 - U17
$40 - U19, U23M, Elite & Masters
• Can anyone enter for criterium racing? Those entering into the Criterium racing must be a financial member of Cycling Australia and hold a current race license for the 2018 season. No 1 Day/3 days licenses will be accepted for this event.
• Where is the racing located? After last year's successful CBD Criteriums, all Criteriums will now be run in the CBD surrounding Kings Parade (Russell Street), from U9’s to Division 1 Men and Women. There is a new proposed longer course which can be found in the link below.
https://www.strava.com/routes/11164409. Final course is TBC.
• What time does it start? The proposed Start Time is 9:00am starting from U9 and expected to run till Dusk with the Division 1 riders the final riders on the course expected to finish around 5pm.
• What is the Family Fun? Family Fun for 2018 is a new event to be held during the Criterium Racing on Saturday 21 April. Families and children over 10 will be able to ride the elite Criterium Course around Bathurst CBD. There will also be activities available for younger children to enjoy during the course of the day.
• Is registration required? No, the Family Fun is a free event and does not require pre-registering.
• What time does it start? The start times are still being confirmed. Keep an eye out on the Bathurst Cycling Classic website and facebook page for further information regarding Family Fun closer to the event.