2018 race calendar / marshal roster

EUREKA Cycling 2018 calendar

Print off your own version click on the link (pdf file) above

>Marshal roster is updated on a regular basis<

EUREKA Cycling Club races are generally conducted at Learmonth*
Races start at 9:30 am and entries close at 9:00 am on race day. (unless otherwise stated)

*Criterium races are conducted on circuits in Ballarat
*One race is conducted at Balliang (south of Bacchus Marsh)

Sun Jan 28: Oscar’s Hotel & Cafe Criterium Series round 1Victoria Park criterium circuit, Newington

Sun Feb 4: Bring A Friend Day 46 km Graded Scratch races, Mt Misery

Sun Feb 11: 54 km Handicap, Mount Beckworth

Sun Feb 18: VVCC – Criterium – State Championships
(hosted by Northern Cycling at National Boulevard, Campbellfield)
ALSO, public cycling event in Ballarat: Ballarat Cycle Classic
no Eureka club race

Sun Feb 25: VVCC - Ron Rivette Classic (Eureka OPEN race) sponsored by Shane Cook Homes
56 km Open handicap, Mount Misery.

Sun Mar 4: 60 km Handicap, Weatherboard

Sun Mar 11: VVCC - Bendigo Open
entries via VVCC website, close Tuesday 6th March
no Eureka club race

Monday Mar 12: Oscar’s Hotel & Cafe Criterium Series round 2Victoria Park criterium circuit, Newington 

Sun Mar 18: 63 km Handicap, Coghills Creek   !! CANCELLED due to SEVERE WEATHER forecast !!

Sat Mar 24: VVCC - Eastern Open
entries via VVCC website, close Tuesday 20th March 

Sun Mar 25: Oscar’s Hotel & Cafe 2018 Criterium ChampionshipsVictoria Park criterium circuit, Newington

Sat Mar 31, Easter Saturday: VVCC - Australian Veterans Championships
Sun Apr 1, Easter Sunday:  VVCC - Australian Veterans Championships  no Eureka club race
Mon Apr 2, Easter Monday:  VVCC - Australian Veterans Championships
entries via VVCC website

Sun Apr 8: BicycleCalendar.com 56 km Graded Scratch races, Ercildoune + Addington loop  

Sun Apr 15:  Ron Rivette Memorial (at Balliang which is south of Bacchus Marsh)
54 km Handicap – Balliang/Granite Road circuit. Presented by Shane Cook Homes

Sun Apr 22: Rising Sun Trophy 56 km Handicap, Windmill circuit with finish over the Wall

Wed Apr 25, ANZAC DayVVCC - Benghazi Open (hosted by Northern Cycling at Lancefield)
entries via VVCC website

Sun Apr 29: 60 km Graded Scratch races, Weatherboard circuit

Sun May 6: 
Public cycling event in Ballarat:
Ride for Doug (Doug Garley remembrance ride – includes dirt sections)
B.A.D. ride  !! CANCELLED !!

Sat May 12:  VOGA Cycling Club present The Brackenbury cycling festival DAY 1 – mountain bike and cyclocross racing at Creswick
Sun May 13, 
Mothers Day:  no Eureka club race
VOGA Cycling Club present The Brackenbury cycling festival DAY 2 mountain bike and cyclocross racing at Creswick

Sun May 20: Race For Ray (combine event with Geelong & Surf Coast CC and GSCC Super Vets) 63 km Handicap, Coghills Creek, 10 AM race start
Race entry $10 payable on the day.  Entries to OWN club handicapper by Thursday 17th May.

Also, we will be staging a 50 kilometre family/public ride around Ray’s favourite circuit – Mount Misery.
This event is for the non-racing riders whom wish to take part in the day in honour of Ray Hodgson.
$10 entry per person.

All entry fees and prize money from this day will be donated to Cancer Council Australia and Peter MacCallum Research Institute.
Trophies awarded to place getters
Event sponsor – KREHALON Australia

Sun May 27: VVCC - Colac Open
entries via VVCC website
no Eureka club race

Sun June 3: W.A.R.S. 1, 54 km Handicap, Mount Beckworth

Sun June 10: Queens Birthday long weekend: no Eureka club race

Saturday June 16: W.A.R.S. 2, 46 km Handicap, Ercildoune

Sun June 17: VVCC - Warrnambool Open
entries via VVCC website
no Eureka club race

Saturday June 23: W.A.R.S. 3, 53 km Handicap, Windmill

Sun July 1: Charlie Braszell 65 km Handicap, Weatherboard. Presented by the Braszell family

Sun July 8: W.A.R.S. 4, 43 km Handicap, Waubra

Sun July 15: W.A.R.S. 5, 46 km Graded Scratch races, Mount Misery

Sun July 22: GP Doug Garley 43.5 km Handicap, Davenport Rd circuit (includes dirt sections)

Sun July 29: W.A.R.S. 6, 54 km Handicap, Mount Beckworth

Sun Aug 5: W.A.R.S. 7, 46 km Graded Scratch races, Ercildoune

Sun Aug 12: W.A.R.S. 8, 46 km Handicap, Mount Misery

Sun Aug 19: W.A.R.S. 9, 53 km Graded Scratch races, Windmill

Sun Aug 26: W.A.R.S. 10, 43 km Team Time Trial (handicap), Waubra

Sun Sep 2, Fathers Day: no Eureka club race

Fathers Day racing options with other veterans clubs.
Check the respective websites or Facebook pages of each club for more information!

Sun Sep 9: 54 km Graded Scratch races, Mount Beckworth
ALSO, VVCC – Time Trial – State Championships
(hosted by Northern Cycling at Balliang)
entries via VVCC website

Sun Sep 16: Oscar’s Hotel & Cafe  Spring Criterium Series round 1Victoria Park criterium circuit, Newington

Sun Sep 23: Southern Cross Business Machines Hill Top
49 km Handicap, Mt Misery circuit with Hill Top (Harrisons Rd) finish

ALSO, 2018 Victorian Teachers Games – Road Cycling, Mount Misery

Sun Sep 30: Oscar’s Hotel & Cafe  Spring Criterium Series round 2, Victoria Park criterium circuit, Newington

Sun Oct 7: 63 km Handicap, Coghills Creek

Sat Oct 13: VVCC - Bill Long” Camperdown race
entries via VVCC website

Sun Oct 14: Oscar’s Hotel & Cafe Spring Criterium Series round 3Victoria Park criterium circuit, Newington

Sun Oct 21: Trophy Race (to be named) Ercildoune + Addington loop

Sun Oct 28: VVCC - Geelong & Surf Coast CC Open
entries via VVCC website,
 close Tuesday 24th October 
no Eureka club race

Sun Nov 4: 70 km Handicap, Windmill

Sun Nov 11: Ken Heres Bobcat and Backhoe Hire Club Championships Race DayScratch races – Weatherboard

Sun Nov 18:  VVCC - Road Race – State Championships
(hosted by EUREKA Cycling at Learmonth)
entries via VVCC website
75 km, 56 km and 46 km Age Based races, Mount Ercildoune circuit (variations)

Sun Nov 25: 43 km SECRET handicap, Waubra (new event type, mass start)

Sun Dec 2: Ballan Butcher Commodores Cup 37 km Mount Beckworth (short version, no lap of Windmill) event type to be confirmed 
Also, 2018 Season break up – post race at the club rooms


Marshal duties on race day at Learmonth:

  • Marshals are required to use a motor vehicle capable of carrying signs – please do NOT ride bicycles to the event
  • Marshals must present themselves at the club rooms at least 45 minutes prior to the race start
  • Marshals are required to carry a mobile phone and exchange numbers with the race day referee
  • Marshals are required to inspect the complete section of the circuit that they are responsible for and inform the race day referee of hazards

Marshal duties for criterium racing at Victoria Park:

  • Marshals are required to 30 minutes before the scheduled start time to assist with corner sweeping

Marshal Policy

It is a requirement of police and council permits that event marshals must be assigned to each event conducted by the club.
The club has a duty of care to provide safe and effective control of races and the role of race marshal is an important responsibility. Based on current membership, members will be rostered to marshal at twice during the racing year.

In order to equally spread these duties among club members and ensure fairness in the club aggregate competition the following rules shall be applied:

  • Members are expected to personally undertake their rostered duties
  • Members may arrange a date swap with another member and notify the club of such a swap
  • A member failing to meet marshalling obligations will NOT be permitted to race until they have completed their duty (at a time approved by the club)
  • Should the need arise for a member to be rostered for a third duty, then an appropriate substitute shall be allowed – the member WILL be permitted to race and accrue aggregate points
  • If practical, members will be given a limited time window to nominate their preferred marshalling dates once the race program has been listed on the club website – once this window is closed, marshals will be assigned by the club
  • The club is not in a position to organise swaps for members (club office holders simply do not have the time arrange swaps for others)

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