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The Barkly Challenge 2018 + NT Time Trial Championships

2018 Barkly Challenge, incorporating NT Time Trial Championships

AND

National Junior Road Series for U17 & U15 riders

Saturday 21st - Sunday 22nd 2018

                                                                                                     

2 DAYS.

3 RACES.

THE TROPHY.

THE PRIZE MONEY.

COMPETITION BETWEEN ALICE,

DARWIN AND MT ISA RIDERS.

NT Time Trial Championships, Road Race and Criterium.

Open, Junior and Social grades.

DOES IT GET ANY BETTER THAN THIS?

This is a Club team event where ALL riders earn points for their Club, and aim to win the Barkly Challenge Trophy.

Darwin Cycling Club has the Trophy now.

Who will have it after lunch on the 22nd?

 

The weekend comprises the NT Time Trial Championships/prologue on Saturday morning, a team road race on Saturday afternoon and a criterium on Sunday morning.

The NT Time Trial Titles will be included in the prologue on Saturday morning. ALL riders who have been a member of their CA affiliated Club for a minimum of two months prior to the 21st July are eligible to compete for both Barkly Challenge team points as well as the NT Time Trial Title in the same event.

The Barkly Challenge is not a stage race but three individual events. Riders can ride one, two, or all three events. Failure to start or finish one event does not preclude participation in subsequent events. The road race circuit will be run over the same 20km circuit as the time trial but with a neutral start from the BP Service Station on the Paterson St (Stuart Highway). The distances will vary for each Grade. A Grade will complete 80km, B Grade 60km and C Grade 40km. Higher points are awarded to the higher grades to reward the stronger teams.

Juniors are encouraged to participate. This year sees The Barkly Challenge included as a National Junior Road Series (NJRS) event. This allows all U17 & U15 Northern Territory riders to accumulate points towards the NJRS. U17 riders will complete a TT of approximately 15km, the U15 & U13 TT will be approximately 8km and other junior riders will have an age appropriate distance. Similarly the road race distance is comensurate with expected abilities and CA guidelines. The road race distance for U17 will be 60km , U15 40km, U13 20km, and other juniors at age appropriate distances. The final determination of the points sytem in relation to juniors will be dependent on the number of registered riders.  

Junior roll-out wil be at 9am adjacent to the start line for the time trial.

Social riders are also invited to participate in all events on whatever roadworthy bike they have. These riders will be untimed and without places recorded. All social riders will receive Club points for participation. Social riders will require a Cycling Australia RIDE membership as a minimum. (Event only memberships are available online). 

Riders are invited to the NT Time Trial Championship medal presentation to be held at the Memorial Club on Saturday evening.

At the celebration lunch on Sunday presentation of the Barkly Challenge Trophy and prize money will complete the weekend of cycling.

 

SATURDAY 21 JULY 2018

8:00am                RACE SIGN IN & BRIEFING.

Sign-in and riders briefing at Peko Road Caravan Park, adjacent to the office. Bib numbers and event program distributed. Late entry race fees collected. Ensure your RACE (or RIDE) membership is presented. No participation without presentation of a valid CA Membership.

 

9.30am Start             TIME TRIAL PROLOGUE & NT TT TITLES Seniors 20km, Juniors U17, U15 & U13 age appropriate distances

Start adjacent to caravan park on Peko Rd. Junior riders will be started first over a shortened course, before all other riders. The junior distances will be confirmed at the rider briefing after the course has been surveyed for appropriate turning points. The approximate distances will be 15km for U17, 8km for U15 & U13. If any U11 riders the distance will be discussed with their coach and/or parent. All registered riders start as seeded at 1 minute intervals. Late registrations will start after seeded riders. All senior riders, apart from social riders are graded for the road race and criterium from the results of prologue/Time Trial. Time triall bars, disc wheels etc. can be used so long as in accordance with the CA Technical Regulations.

 

2:00pm for 2:15pm Start    ROAD RACE A Grade 80km, B Grade 60km, C Grade 40km, U17 60km, U15 40km & U13 Juniors 20km.

Start at BP Service Station, neutral to Peko Road Caravan Park. Peko Road turning right beyond the go-cart track to a turning point at 10km returning to the caravan park forms one lap. A Grade will compete over 4 laps, B Grade 3 laps, C Grade 2 laps. U17 will compete 3 laps and U15 2 laps. Other junior riders will have their distance determined by the number of riders in the combined U13, U11 & U9 age groups.  

 

6:00 Onwards DINNER, NT TIME TRIAL PRESENTATIONS AND LUCKY DRAW PRIZES

At the Tennant Creek Memorial Club, 48 Schmidt St.

 

SUNDAY 22 JULY 2018

8:00 am for 8:30am Start   CRITERIUM. At the Go-Cart Track.

A Grade 30 mins plus 2 laps, B Grade 20 mins plus 1 lap, C Grade 15 minutes plus 1 lap,

U17 20 mins plus 1 lap, Under 15 and Under 13 Juniors race over 10 minutes plus 1 lap.

 

11:00am CELEBRATION LUNCH AND PRESENTATIONS

At the Tennant Creek Gun Club Clubrooms alongside the Criterium Circuit.

 

Member Entry Fees   $50.00 seniors            $20.00 juniors

Online Entries Close 5PM, WEDNESDAY 18TH JULY, 2018.

Registrations on race day are accepted

ALL LATE ENTRIES $10.00 extra

 

Event Details

Event Date:

Saturday 21 July 2018 to Sunday 22 July 2018
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