Summer Crit Series 2017/18


The 2017/18 season will commence on October 4th October 20167 Below is general information about the Summer Crit Series.

There are three events as part of this season’s racing: Open, Women’s and Juniors.

Open and juniors are held each week. The women’s series races will be held weekly commencing on the 15th Nov 2017 with the last race being on the 21st Feb 2018.

Venue: Upper Loop of the Yarra Boulevard KEW, also known as “The Teardrop”. (Mel Ref: 44 G4)

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    Race Times 

  Grade   Entries   Approx. Race Start
Junior A/B 5:15pm 5:30pm
Open D/B 5:30pm 6:00pm
Open C/A 6:00pm 6:40pm
Women’s Series A/B/C 6:30pm 7:20pm

Any races cancelled due to inclement weather or other reasons will not be rescheduled.

On Line Booking Opening Times

Bookings open 9am Saturday morning until 6pm Tuesday evening using this link:

Please note that for the Juniors racing at 5:30pm there is NO online entry option available. Entries will be taken on the night.

Race entry fees

On Line
$11 for HCC members.
$16 for non HCC members.
$5 for all Juniors, regardless of club (Under 17’s).

At the Desk
$15 for HCC members.
$20 for non HCC members.
$10 for all Juniors, regardless of club (Under 17’s).
$5.00 for Juniors A & B races at 5:30

Note that online entries will incur a 30c admin fee.

Licences are required

You must have your current CA licence with you on the night, or paperwork from CA confirming you have a licence. This is especially important from the 1st of January each year when new licences commence.
3 Race Licences can now be purchased online from Cycling Victoria. A printed copy of the licence will need to be brought to the race. Licences can be purchased by clicking here.

HCC operates a strict no licence, no race policy.
N.B. Participants who enter on-line must present their race licence to collect their number for all races entered. No Licence = NO RACE.


If you raced at HCC’s Kew circuit last season you will be expected to race in the same grade this season. Lack of training is everyone’s reason to go down a grade, and doesn’t wash with the handicapper. If you have another justifiable reason to change grades please email at least two days prior to your intended race and we will evaluate your request.

If you race at another location in Melbourne please enter for the same grade at the HCC Kew races.

It is the responsibility of each rider to enter into the correct grade, not the person at the entry desk to catch them out. If the race committee is made aware that a rider has entered into a lower grade, and this is confirmed, then they will be disqualified and any win or place money forfeited.

If you are not sure which grade to race, discuss this with the handicapper or the desk entry person who will grade you.

Field Limits

There will be a limit of 40 riders in each grade.


If I don’t get around to pre-entering can I still register and pay on the day?

Yes you can. You must have an Entry Boss profile to do this.  Click on the link and setup a profile now.   Remember that spaces are limited to 40 per grade and they sell out fast and it will cost you another $5. Once we hit that number the grade is closed. We don’t want you being disappointed by turning up and finding the race is full and you are unable to enter.

If I pre-enter then can’t make it on the day, do I get a refund?

No. You can scratch yourself from racing via the EntryBoss site prior to entry cut-off to receive a refund (Tuesday’s 6:00pm)

If my grade is cancelled because of rain or some other event, do I get a refund?

Yes. This will be processed automatically in the event of any cancellation.

How do I claim my race number?

There will be a separate queue at the race entry desk. Please speak to the entry person at that queue who will have a start list for all grades in surname alphabetical order. They will hand you your number and confirm your details. You are then ready to warm up before getting to the start line in time for the race briefing. Please ensure you arrive at least 5 minutes before the start time of your grade as once the race starts no late entries will be allowed.

Who can race and what do I need?

Anybody can race with a current (UCI) racing licence (Cycling Australia/ International or 3 race licence). Please ensure you have licence or confirmation/receipt from CA or club with you if you are not registered on our database. This is especially important from the 1st of January each year as new licences must be seen and updated in our database. We enforce a strict policy of “no current licence, no race”.


Open Series Races

After three wins or places (1st to 4th ) in any grade, you will be promoted up a grade. The only exception to this is that the winner each week in D grade is automatically promoted.

The race committee or handicapper reserves the right to change the grade of a rider at any time, should this be necessary.

Women’s Series Races

Women’s B Grade riders will be promoted to A grade after three podium* places with at least one being a win.

Women’s C Grade riders will be promoted to B grade after two podium* places.

*Podium means 1st, 2nd or 3rd place. Although we pay to fourth we do not take fourth place into account for promotions.

Junior Series Races

The Junior Handicapper will be responsible for making promotional decisions based on each rider’s ability and prior results.


Competitors MUST attend race briefing for each grade, where the race format will be announced.

1 km closed road circuit. 25-45 minutes + 3 laps.

Intermediate Sprints for C, B, and A grades when possible.

Note: These events may be cancelled if conditions are hazardous due to wet roads or other unforeseen circumstances.

We are very pleased to welcome Verse Wealth on board as our sponsor of the Men’s series. Verse are closely connected to cycling through their principal partner James O’Reilly. James is a keen cyclist and you will be seeing him at a number our events as the year unfolds.
We also welcome back Foundation Technologies as the sponsor of our Women’s series and Winners Bars as official supplier of sports nutrition.


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