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2018 Sassafras Challenge Team Time Trial


Event Date: Saturday 21 July 2018

Venue: Nowra Airport, Braidwood Rd, Parma NSW 2540 (click here)

Closing Date: *ENTRIES EXTENDED* until Sunday 15th July 2018. No late entries will be accepted on the day.

Entry Fee Per Team: $150

Start Time: 

  • 6:30am - Sign-on
  • 9:00am - First Team


  1. 09:00 | JM17 | 20km
  2. 09:20 | Elite Men | 80km
  3. 09:40 | JM19 | 40km
  4. 09:42 | Sassafras Men | 40km
  5. 10:08 | Elite Women | 40km
  6. 10:14 | Sassafras Mixed | 40km
  7. 10:40 | Sassafras Women | 40km
  8. 11:04 | WMAS All Ages | 40km
  9. 11:30 | MMAS 180+ | 40km
  10. 11:44 | WMAS 140+ | 40km
  11. 11:58 | MMAS 150+ | 40km
  12. 12:54 | MMAS All Ages | 40km

Course Maps: follow the links to view the course maps: JPEG - STRAVA


  • JW19, JM19, U/23M, Elite Women, Elite Men, Womens Masters & Men Masters
  • Age Categories for this event are as per 2018 ages effective from 1 October 2017. Click here for a breakdown of 2018 age categories.
  • All riders must be turning at least 17 years old in 2018; i.e. born no later than 31 December 2001.
  • Financial Cycling Australia 'RIDE', Regional and above-listed RACE members are eligible to participate. Valid membership card must be presented at sign-on.
  • MTBA, BMXA, TRI teams and Non-Members will only be eligible to compete on a Cycling Australia 'RIDE' day membership. Purchase of the day membership should be made upon entry on the Merchandise page.
  • Six (6) riders may be nominated per team with a maximum of four (4) to present at the start line. A minimum of three (3) riders must start and finish.
  • By entering this event you are opting in to receive promotional material from Elite Energy Pty Ltd regarding this event and future Elite Energy promotions.
  • Elite Energy promotions are separate from those of Cycling NSW. If you wish to opt out prior to the event please make note in the Additional Information section upon entry or email before 11 July 2018.


  1. Choose a Team Manager and a Team Name.
  2. Team Manager to click "Click here to register" above.
  3. Select Team Classification
  4. Team Manager nominates up to six (6) team members, noting that a maximum of four(4) may present at the start line. Minimum of three (3) nominations.
  5. The Team Manager must input the following personal details of each team member:

    • CA Member Number (if applicable)
    • First Name & Surname
    • Date of Birth
    • Gender
    • Email
    • Phone Number
  6. The Team Manager must ensure all information provided is 100% correct to ensure the team entry is valid.
  7. On the 'Merchandise' page, select the number of One Day 'RIDE' memberships required for all non-members on the team.
  8. Submit Now & Pay Online using a credit card or PayPal.
  9. Your entry is now complete.


RIDE Day Memberships:

If a team member is not a member of Cycling Australia they will only be allowed to compete in the Challenge event if a One Day RIDE membership is purchased upon entry as a merchandise item. To minimise congestion on the day, please ensure you add (+) the correct number of RIDE Day memberships using the entry portal.


To minimise confusion on the day, only Team Managers will need to present at the sign-on desk. Managers will need to:

  1. collect their team form from the sign-on desk;
  2. indicate which 4 riders will be starting and collect those members' Cycling Australia licences;
  3. arrange for each of the starting riders to sign the team form;
  4. for every starter who is a non-member and has not pre-purchased a One Day RIDE membership, pay an additional $11 at registration to cover the cost of the One Day RIDE memberships. Additional forms will also need to be filled out and submitted at the same time. To minimise congestion at the sign-on desk, please ensure all One Day RIDE Day memberships are purchased through the registration portal;
  5. submit the team form and licences to the sign-on desk at least 30 minutes before the team's allocated start time; and
  6. receive 4 transponder tags and race numbers. Managers that have not returned all numbers by the end of the event will be billed a $100 replacement fee per number.

Note: Incomplete forms will not be accepted. Once the team form is lodged, changes will not be accepted. Your team will not ride until all starters hold at minimum a CA RIDE membership (Day or Full).



Team time is based on the third rider to cross the line. Results will be posted online and on a notice board away from the finish line. Do not approach the timing team seeking results. 


  • There will only be Men's Challenge and Women's Challenge divisions; mixed teams will be placed in the Men's event.
  • There are no age restrictions in regard to team composition. However, all riders must be turning at least 17 years old in 2018; i.e. born no later than 31 December 2001.


All team members must wear identical or sufficiently similar jerseys to enable identification of a team.

Bike Checking:

  • Bikes must adhere to the UCI Time Trial Position Regulations, but as this is not a Championship event, the Time Trial Position Regulations will not be strictly applied.
  • Riders can have the bike checked by the commissaires at any point throughout the day to ensure it meets the above regulations.
  • All bikes must have a 'Final Check' by the appointed commissaire 20 mins prior to the team's allocated start time.
  • Once the bikes have had their final check they will be put in a holding area and remain there until the team starts. There will be room to continue warming-up in the holding area.
  • Please ensure you allow ample time to have your bike ready to ride before your allocated start time.

Accommodation: Click here for Cycling NSW member discounted accommodation with Choice Hotels Australasia™


Why not make a weekend of it?

Click here to enter the Ride for Robbie Graded Scratch Race running on Sunday 22 July 2018 starting in the same location as the TTTs.


A discount on One Day memberships is on offer for Triathlon Australia members wishing to take part in both the Sassafras Challenge TTT and Ride for Robbie Graded Scratch races over the weekend. The offer includes a RIDE and a RACE day membership for a total of $40. 

To be eligible for this offer you must be a current Triathlon Australia Member and must participate in the TTT on Saturday.

To access this offer, a One Day RIDE membership must be purchased for $11 upon entering the Sassafras Challenge TTT. Once this has been purchased, you will be able to purchase the $29 One Day RACE membership upon entering the Ride for Robbie Graded Scratch Race (click here to enter).

This offer, thanks to Elite Energy Pty Ltd, is available for these events only. Take advantage of it while you can!

Please note: if anyone is found to have purchased the $29 One Day RACE memebership through the Ride for Robbie portal without purchasing a One Day RIDE membership in the TTT portal, they will be contacted to complete payment of the 2 Day membership.


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Ph: (02) 9738 5850


Event Details


Wugan St, Nowra Hill NSW 2540

Event Date:

Saturday 21 July 2018
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