The SKCC 2013-2014 Summer Criterium Season (23 Races) is held on most Sunday mornings between October 2013 and April 2014 in South Melbourne. Registration and the start finish is on White Street (Melways ref 2E F11). Parking is on Boundary Street. Google Maps Link http://g.co/maps/fnx8y.
2013/14 Summer Race Program
Breaking news.....effective immediately all riders can pre-enter and pre-pay online by following this link.
Pre-entries will close at 3pm on the Saturday night before the event.
Pre-entries for the following Sunday's event will open at midday the Sunday before.
Q. If I don't get around to pre-entering can I still register and pay on the day ?
A. YES (but we really want you to start entering online by 3pm the night before).
Q. If I pre-enter then can't make it on the day, do I get a refund ?
Q. If it rains and my grade is cancelled, do I get a refund ?
A. Absolutely !
Q. How do I claim my race number ?
A. On the day there will be a separate race desk set up with race numbers and a start list in alphabetical order. Find your name, find your number, hit the start line in time for your race briefing. (Eventually we hope to offer riders their own race number so the step above may eventually be cut out).
Who Can Race and What Do I Need?
Put simply money and a licence. Anybody can race with a current (UCI) racing licence (Cycling Australia or International).
The first time you race you will need to download, fill out and bring to the registration desk this GRADING FORM.
Regulars at SKCC's Criteriums can go HERE to find out their grade status
Information regarding grades, which grade to enter, and SKCC grading policy can be found HERE.
Race entry fees:
$15 for SKCC members
$20 for non SKCC members
$15 for all E Grade regardless of club
$10 for all Juniors regardless of club
All riders MUST show a valid licence OR proof of renewal (i.e. printout/PDF of online renewal). SKCC adopts a strict "No licence, no race" policy. If you forget your licence, or proof of licence you can purchase a Day Permit ($40).
The registration desk closes five minutes before each race start time (see below).
What If I Don't Have a Licence?
You can can purchase a Day Permit ($40 plus race entry fee) or a Three Race Permit ($55 plus race entry fee). Like many, if you fall in love with SKCC and choose to take out a full licence, $44 of the Three Race permit price comes off the cost of an upgrade to a full licence.
What Are The Race Start Times?
7:30 C grade Women (35 mins), E grade Open (25mins)
8:15 B grade Men (55 mins), D grade Men (45 mins)
9:30 A grade Women (50 mins), B grade Women (40 mins)
10:30 A grade Men (60 mins), C grade Men (50 mins)
Why Is SKCC Criterium Racing So Popular?
Michael from Soul Kitchen will be selling great coffee, brownies, muffins, drinks and other yummy snacks. Club extroverts call the races, sometimes in Spanish for that Euro feel! We provide toilets, there are plenty of seats for spectators and heaps of parking on Boundary Street. Bring the kids we have some play equipment and some nice grass.
What If I Have Never Raced Before?
First of all read our First Time Guide to Criterium Racing and Your First Race. SKCC offers "E" (ENTRY) grade every Sunday. E Grade is intended for people with little or no race experience. E Grade is supervised by experienced Total Rush sponsored riders who will assist with riding and racing skills. The first 20 minutes is under 'control' (not actually racing). So it’s a great opportunity for new riders to gain confidence, race experience and meet some fellow newbies!