2020 race calendar / marshal roster

Racing at Eureka – SUSPENDED – due to COVID-19
!! effective 18th March 2020 !!

CLICK on Eureka Cycling 2020 calendar to open printable pdf sheet

Eureka Cycling 2020 calendar

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>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 the criterium circuit in Victoria Park, Ballarat

Monday Jan 27: Criteriums, Victoria Park, Ballarat
marshals: Craig Lee, Dan Whelan

Sunday Feb 2: 45 Km Handicap, Mount Misery
marshals: Roger McMillan, Mark O’Callaghan, Dean Wells

Sunday Feb 9: 51 Km Kermesse (graded points race), Burrumbeet (8 laps)
volunteers: John Faulkner, Wayne Klauss, James Knipe, Phil McLennan

Saturday Feb 15: La Course Aux Velo FemmesThe Conni Classic 2020 Women’s Race Series – race 1
volunteers: Rick Calvert, Peter Canny, John Faulkner, Greg Ley, Shaun Martin, Roger McMillan, Tony Mirabella, Graeme Parker, Robert Young, Dean Wells

Sunday Feb 16: no Eureka event
Ballarat CYCLE Classic - Fiona Elsey Cancer Research Institute 

Sunday Feb 23: 60 Km Handicap, Weatherboard (six laps)
marshals: Neil Braszell, Lauren Burnett, Steve Linane, Brian Ure

Saturday Feb 29: Cycling Victoria - Fred Icke (VRS event) at Kingston – feature Ballarat Sebastopol CC event

Sunday Mar 1: Criteriums, Victoria Park, Ballarat
marshals: Joanne Angus, Laura White, Dean Wells

Sunday Mar 8: no Eureka event
VCV event - Central Victorian Vets Open
Monday Mar 9: EUREKA Cycling Criterium Championships, Victoria Park, Ballarat
marshals: Darryl Brown, Rob Ellis, Stu Brien

Sunday Mar 15: 63 Km Handicap, Coghill’s Creek (3 laps)
marshals: Tim Canny, Jennifer Collier, Craig Lightfoot, Rob Parker, Jason Shipcott

Saturday Mar 21: VCV event - Eastern Cycling Open - event CANCELLED!!
Sunday Mar 22: Commodores Cup / EUREKA Cycling TT Championship - event rescheduled to November

Saturday Mar 28: VCV event - State Time Trial Championships at Learmonth - event CANCELLED!!
Sunday Mar 29: VCV event - State Criterium Championships at Ballarat - event CANCELLED!!

Sunday Apr 5: 45 Km Handicap, Mount Ercildoune - event CANCELLED!!

Monday Apr 13: VCV event – Bill Long Hcp at Learmonth - event CANCELLED!!

Sunday Apr 19: 60 Km Handicap, Weatherboard (six laps) - event CANCELLED!!

Saturday Apr 25: VCV event - Northern Cycling - “Benghazi” - event CANCELLED!!
Sunday Apr 26: 38 Km Kermesse (graded), Burrumbeet (6 laps) - event CANCELLED!!

Sunday May 3: Rising Sun Trophy, 56 Km Handicap, Mt Beckworth + Wall finish - event CANCELLED!!

Saturday May 9: Buckwell – LongInterclub with Geelong at Meredith - event CANCELLED!!
Sunday May 10: no Eureka event

Sunday May 17: 45 Km Graded, Mount Misery – event CANCELLED!!

Sunday May 24: 54 Km Handicap, Mount Beckworth - event CANCELLED!!

Sunday May 31: no Eureka event
VCV event - Colac Vets Open - event CANCELLED!!

Sunday June 7: no Eureka event
Queen’s Birthday weekend

Sunday June 14:  W.A.R.S. 1, 45 Km Graded, Mount Ercildoune – event CANCELLED!!

Sunday June 21:  W.A.R.S. 2, 52.5 Km Handicap, Windmill (3 laps) - event CANCELLED!!

Sunday June 28:  Charlie Braszell, 48 Km Handicap, Mt Misery + hill top finish - event CANCELLED!!

Sunday July 5:  W.A.R.S. 3, 37 Km Graded, Mount Beckworth short - event CANCELLED!!

Sunday July 12:  W.A.R.S. 4, 42 Km Handicap, Waubra (out & back) - event CANCELLED!!

Sunday July 19:  GP Doug Garley, 43 Km Handicap, Davenport Rd - event CANCELLED!!

Sunday July 26:  W.A.R.S. 5, 52.5 Km Graded Points, Windmill (3 laps) - event CANCELLED!!

Sunday Aug 2:  Rocket AscentInterclub with Geelong at Paraparap - event CANCELLED!!

Sunday Aug 9:  W.A.R.S. 6, 45 Km Graded, Mount Misery - event CANCELLED!!

Sunday Aug 16:  W.A.R.S. 7, 45 Km Handicap, Learmonth to Burrumbeet - event CANCELLED!! 

Sunday Aug 23:  W.A.R.S. 8, 54 Km Handicap, Mount Beckworth - event CANCELLED!!

Sunday Aug 30:  W.A.R.S. 9, 42 Km Team Time Trial, Waubra (out & back) - event CANCELLED!!

Saturday Sep 5:  VCV event – SUPER Sabado at Learmonth - event CANCELLED!!
Sunday Sep 6:
no Eureka event

Saturday Sep 13: 50 Km Handicap, Weatherboard (5 laps) - event CANCELLED!!

Sunday Sep 20: no Eureka event
VCV event - State Road Race Championships at Paraparap - event CANCELLED!!

Sunday Sep 27: Criteriums, Victoria Park, Ballarat - event CANCELLED!!

Sunday Oct 4: Graded, Coghill’s Creek - event CANCELLED!!

Sunday Oct 11: 48 Km Handicap, Mt Misery + hill top finish - event CANCELLED!!

Sunday Oct 18:  52.5 Km Graded Points, Windmill (3 laps) - event CANCELLED!!

Sunday Oct 25: no Eureka event
VCV event - Geelong & Surf Coast CC Open - event CANCELLED!!

Sunday Nov 1:  The Livitsanis, 55 Km Handicap, Mount Ercildoune + Addington Loop - event CANCELLED!!

Sunday Nov 8: 50 Km Handicap, Weatherboard (5x laps) – event on hold
marshals: VOLUNTEERS required x4

Sunday Nov 15:  Ken Heres – Eureka Championships Day - event on hold
Club Championship Race, 70 Km (2 laps Mount Beckworth)
Division 2 Championship, 52.5 Km (3 laps Windmill)
Division 3 Championship, 52.5 Km (3 laps Windmill)
Division 4 Championship, 52.5 Km (3 laps Windmill)
marshals: VOLUNTEERS required x6 

Sunday Nov 22:  Commodores Cup / EUREKA Cycling TT Championship event on hold
25 Km Time Trial, Waubra (short out & back)
marshals: VOLUNTEERS required x3
Season break-up at clubrooms, including trophy presentations.
Theme: It’s summer + Hawaiian style shirts

Sunday Nov 29:  Mary Tams MemorialInterclub with Northern at East Trentham - event CANCELLED!!

Sunday Dec 6: Criteriums, Victoria Park, Ballarat event on hold
marshals: VOLUNTEERS required x2 

Sunday Dec 13: Criteriums, Victoria Park, Ballarat event on hold
marshals: VOLUNTEERS required x2

Marshal duties on race day at Learmonth:

  • required to use a motor vehicle capable of carrying signs – please do NOT ride bicycles to the event
  • must present themselves at the club rooms at least 45 minutes prior to the race start
  • required to carry a mobile phone and exchange numbers with the race day referee
  • 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:

  • 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 THREE times 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 FOURTH 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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