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2015 GOLDFIELDS CYCLASSIC AND COMMUNITY CHALLENGE

 

GOLDFIELDS CYCLASSIC AND COMMUNITY CHALLENGE

Date: 30th and 31st May 2015

Registrations Close: Midnight Tuesday 26th May 2015.

Early Bird Prices available until 18th April 2015 - see below 

 

PLEASE READ ALL THE BELOW INFORMATION CAREFULLY

IMPORTANT: TEAM REGISTRATION SECTION IS ONLY IF YOU ARE ENTERING THE COMMUNITY CHALLENGE. IT IS NOT A REGISTRATION FOR TEAM KITS.

Event Summary

The 2015 Goldfields Cyclassic will continue as a two stage handicap race across the Goldfields from Kalgoorlie-Boulder to Menzies and on to Leonora. Riders will be racing across some of the richest and historic landscapes of the Western Australian Goldfields. It’s appropriate that this race also boasts as being “Australia’s Richest Handicap Cycle Race”.

THE CHAS EGAN MEMORIAL MENZIES CLASSIC
This year celebrates the 87th Anniversary of the running of the inaugural event.  The race will start in Kalgoorlie-Boulder and race north along the Goldfields Highway, through the eucalypt woodlands to Menzies, undulating over 132km. Four sprint sections await the opportunistic rider to try and grab some cash on the way. The race finishes down the main street of Menzies.

The race, being a two stage handicap event, means all riders are placed behind the first rider over the line regardless of which grade they set out in.  Hence riders from all grades have the opportunity to gain line honors.

Prior to 2011, only once before – for the Menzies Centennial in 1994 – did the race head North. The current record holder following the 2013 event is Alex Smyth from the Satalyst Giant Racing Team, in the time of 2 hours 32 minutes.

MENZIES CYCLE CARNIVAL - Click Here for Race Information
A chance to meet and mingle with our guest professional riders. If any riders have the legs left in them, there will be a sprint competition in the Menzies main street. Sign up on the day. Riders will be competing against similarly graded riders. This, along with the Shire of Menzies Carnival, will provide some great entertainment for cyclists and supporters alike.

LEONORA GOLDEN WHEELS - Click here for Race Information
For riders continuing on the second stage of the Cyclassic, a loud reception awaits them in Leonora where the celebrations around the Leonora Golden Gift take place. The main street will be packed with supporters welcoming the riders to the finish line.

This race again will be run as a stand-alone handicap race with three sprint sections set along the route. The race will enter the town of Leonora where riders will complete a lap of a very tight street circuit before hitting the finishing line amidst the festivities and the crowds of the Golden Gift festival.

TRAVEL AND ACCOMMODATION

To make the logistics for the rider very simple, we are offering a weekend package which will include flights from Perth and return, two races with race dinner ($15.00pp-bookings below) and awards night, entertainment in Menzies on Saturday and transport as necessary. There are several options for accommodation, see below for more details and consider registering early to secure a place.

For further information visit the Goldfields Cyclassic website. www.cyclassic.com.au


Categories and Cost

Goldfields Cyclassic - $150pp (Early Bird price $120pp before 18th April 2015)

A grade - Regularly ride over 400km per week training and travel at an average of 35-50km/hr.

B grade – Regularly ride over 300km per week training and travel at an average of 35-45km/hr.

C grade - Regularly ride over 200km per week training and travel at an average of 30-35km/hr.

D grade - Suitable for riders who travel at an average of 20-35 km/hr.

All bicycles must comply with UCI Bicycle Regulations unless special circumstances are granted by the Cycling Australia Board of Management.

TEAM REGISTRATION STEP-BY-STEP

Step 1: Click on the Register New Team button and enter your team details. You may choose to enter a password or not.  When you get to the payment options select ‘Pay Now’ (team members will be required to pay their fee when they register).

Step 2: Now that your Team is created, each of your team members can click on the ‘Register Here’ button and complete their details.  When reaching the ‘Choose a Team’ button select your team name and enter the password (if applicable) as nominated when the team was created. Complete the remainder of the form as prompted.

Community and Corporate Challenge – Team Registration STEP-BY-STEP – Click here for Ride information

Community Challenge Riders - $50pp. Teams of up to 4 riders (Early Bird price $35pp before 18th April 2015)

Step 1: Click on the Register New Team button and enter your team details. You may choose to enter a password or not. When you get to the payment options select ‘Pay Now’ (team members will be required to pay their fee when they register).

Step 2: Now that your Team is created, each of your team members can click on the ‘Register Here’ button and complete their details. When reaching the ‘Choose a Team’ button select your team name and enter the password (if applicable) as nominated when the team was created. Complete the remainder of the form as prompted.

 

Flights - Available when registering

Cyclassic Charter Flight from Perth - $225 return
Leaves Perth 6.30am Saturday morning, arrive Kalgoorlie 7.45am - leaves Leonora at 6pm Sunday evening, arrive Perth 7.15pm.
Click here for more information.

 

Train

The Prospector train service has two train services to Kalgoorlie on Friday 30th May with two return services available on Monday 1st June. Click here for more information

 Transporting your bike

We are advised that there is not enough room to freight bikes on the Charter flight. We have made arrangements for the bikes to be picked up and dropped back to:

Bike Drop Off: Thursday 28 May, 4.30pm to 5.30pm

Royal Park Hall

Charles St and Vincent St, West Perth

Bike Pick Up: Wednesday 3 June, 4.30pm to 5.30pm

Royal Park Hall

Charles St and Vincent St, West Perth

If you are thinking about coming by train, you will still need to drop your bike out to the Cycling WA old offices in West Perth as the Prospector train service won’t let you on with anything bigger than a postage stamp.

This service is provided free of charge to you and is provided by sponsors Allied Pickfords (The Careful Movers).

 Accommodation - Saturday night

Below are 4 options for Accommodation on Saturday night, please get in contact with them to make a booking and to find out costs:-

Camping at the Oval in Menzies (Free) - Contact  the event organisers on 0477001445 

Menzies Caravan Park - Shenton St, Menzies. Contact: 08 9024 2702. Email: visitorcentre@menzies.wa.gov.au. Website: click here

Morapoi Station - PO Box 532, Kalgoorlie. Owners: Greg and Carol Stubbs. Contact: 08 9031 3380 or 9031 3381 or 0400 232 380. Email: morapoistn@bigpond.com Website: click here

Morapoi Station is 50km north of Menzies. Mining camp style, showers and comfortable rooms. There will be a bus to and from Menzies both before and after the race and awards dinner.

Kalgoorlie - Bookings in Kalgoorlie need to be made individually. The Ibis Styles have a great package for Cyclassic participants. For bookings call 08 9080 5900, or email h1884-re@accor.com and quote "SPORTY" for your special rate..

You can also find the latest accommodation listings for Kalgoorlie online. Click here for more information.
 

Other Merchandise Available when registering

3 Ride Permit ($44) - Valid for 3 races within 3 months: Available to all grades except A Grade

Gold Day Permit ($33) - Valid 1 day only: Available to all grades except A Grade

Cyclassic Dinner on Saturday night in Menzies ($15) - Awards Dinner in Menzies for Stage 1 of the Cyclassic

Event Riders Jersey (1st jersey $40 - ONLY 1 Per person any extras will cost $60 per jersey and will need to be ordered and paid on the day) - Sizes available include: S, M, L, XL & XXL. 
 

Location

Kalgoorie, Boulder, Menzies, Leonora WA.

 

Other Information

Registrations close MIDNIGHT TUESDAY 26TH MAY 2015. NO LATE REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED. 

Gold Day Permits and 3 ride permits available to all grades except A Grade and must be purchased online when registering. 

Please bring copy of receipt if card has not yet been issued.