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3.4 Gunning 2012

posted 23 Mar 2012, 19:44 by Administrator Actvcc

Hello Vets, an update on The Peter McLennan Memorial Gunning 2 Day Event;

Many of you are hanging out for news in regards to the event and the Race Committee would like to apologise for being a slow in providing an update.

We have had some problems with road approvals which, thanks to club secretary Dennis Puniard’s tireless efforts, are now signed off.

There are some significant changes to various aspects of the event so please read carefully.

Ian Morton.

DAY 1 Saturday 31st March 2012

Registrations

Registrations will open at 10:00am and close at 10:45am and be in the usual spot held at the top of the hill northeast of the Gunning Township.  It is recommended that riders park at the showgrounds.

The cost will be $25 for the race and must be a current member of the club within the AVCC.  Please note that we do not have day licences available, but you are able to join on the day.  A year’s membership is $90.

Riders will need to bring their helmet to the registration desk for inspection.  Please note that it is an AVCC requirement that all riders must wear a helmet which meets Australian Standards.

Riders will also be issued a ribbon to attach to their number which will indicate their Grade and must be attached to the right hand side.

Riders must register on the Saturday and must have started the previous stage to compete the next stage. (i.e. if you don’t ride Saturday then you cannot start on Sunday)

 

Prologue

All grades will complete the same 4km course – this is the traditional course starting from the top of the hill and heading northeast along the Old Hume Hwy towards Breadalbane.

Prologue will start at 11:00am and riders will be sent off at 30 second intervals by grade in the following order - G, A, B, C, D, E, F, Tandem.

Note if you miss your allocated time you will be sent off at the discretion of the Race Referee.

The following limitation apply to the Prologue

-          No Disc Wheels or wheel covers

-          No Time Trial specific helmets

-          No Time Trial bars either specific or clip on

Tri Spoke or other deep dish wheels are allowed as long as the rim does not exceed 10cm.

 

Stage 1

Stage 1 will be on a different course then previous years.

All grades will complete the same 50km course – the new course uses elements of the Dalton course.  The start point is just passed the railway bridge on the Dalton Rd from within the township.  From here we will race through Dalton up some hill to the end of the asphalt (25km) and return to the start/finish line.  There will a sprint prime on each leg which is located southeast of Dalton near the gravel pit (our normal start/finish line).

Stage 1 will start at 1:00pm and riders will be sent off by grade in the following order - G, A, B, C, D, E, F, Tandem with 2 min between grades.

Bonus time will be allocated on both primes for the first three positions (1st – 3 seconds, 2nd – 2 seconds and 3rd 1 second) and for the first five positions (1st – 5 seconds, 2nd – 4 seconds, 3rd - 3 seconds, 4th – 2 seconds and 5th – 1 second) at the finish.

 

DAY 2 Sunday 1st April 2012

NOTE THAT DAYLIGHT SAVINGS COMES INTO EFFECT THAT MORNING SO DON’T FORGET TO ROLL YOUR CLOCKS BACK ONE HOUR

Stage 2

The course length will depend on grade:

-          A, B, C, D will complete 100km

-          G, E, F, Tandem will complete 50km

The start point is at the top of the hill northeast of the Gunning Township (as per the prologue) and will consist of one or two return laps of the 50km course.  Each leg will take the Old Hume Hwy towards Breadalbane and return to create one lap consisting of a total of 50km.  There will a sprint prime on each leg which is located at the top of the ridge near the middle of the course.  Those grades doing the second lap will be able to collect a water bottle, provided by the club, at the start/finish line.  This turn will be considered neutral 100m prior and after to facilitate this collection.

Bonus time will be allocated to each grade on both primes for the first three positions (1st – 3 seconds, 2nd – 2 seconds and 3rd 1 second) and for the first five positions (1st – 5 seconds, 2nd – 4 seconds, 3rd - 3 seconds, 4th – 2 seconds and 5th – 1 second) at the finish.

Stage 2 will start at 10:00am for the following grades A, B, C, D with 2 min between grades.

Stage 2 will start at 11:00am for the following grades G, E, F, Tandem with 2 min between grades.

 

Bonus time will be allocated to each grade on both primes for the first three positions (1st – 3 seconds, 2nd – 2 seconds and 3rd 1 second) and for the first five positions (1st – 5 seconds, 2nd – 4 seconds, 3rd - 3 seconds, 4th – 2 seconds and 5th – 1 second) at the finish.

Presentations

Presentations will be held at the Gunning Showgrounds in the main hall at 1:30pm.  Lunch will be provided for all riders and officials.

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