*Event Packs can now be collected from the Event Village*
Saturday 13th March
WHERE: Windmill Drive/Wendouree Parade, Lake Wendouree
WHEN: 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Sunday 14th March
WHERE: Windmill Drive/Wendouree Parade, Lake Wendouree
WHEN: From 6:30am up until each event commences
The 85km road ride is not for the feint hearted. This is when we start getting serious!
One of the most exciting elements to the Ballarat Cycle Classic is that all road courses involve riding the WORLD RENOWNED Australian National Road Cycling Course. How’s that for bragging rights?
The course involves quiet undulating country roads with the 85km event adding the challenge of Mount Egerton hill to the classic Mt Buninyong highway climb.
The course for the 85km goes through Gordon where you will ride past rolling fields, irrigated potato crops and grazing sheep and cattle.
All rides come together in Dunnstown before re-entering Ballarat for a clockwise ride around the lake Wendouree to the Cycle Classic village in Windmill Drive.
When you register you will also be given access to the FulGaz Virtual ride event for you to experience.
To access FulGaz, simply head to the app store on your device, download FulGaz, and set up a free account – no credit card needed for a 14-day free trial. You can ride the 2021 Ballarat Cycling Classic on a trial FulGaz membership. A code will be sent to you after registration.
If you already have a subscription use the code to access the event.
You will also be able to access over 800 FulGaz rides and training programs. The 60km Ballarat Cycle Classic road ride featuring the Road Nationals Mt Buninyong climb and the 40km mountain bike rides will be made available on FulGaz from 8am (Australian Eastern Standard time) on event day for you to stretch out your legs after event!
Rides will be available to you from that time until March 31 2021.
STANDARD REGISTRATION CLOSES 1 FEBRUARY 2021. LATE REGISTRATION will increase to $105 for Adult entries, Concession card holders $95 and $75 for Under 18/Concession entries.
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Below is all the information you need to know to be ride ready for Sunday 14th March!
COVID Safe information.
All efforts will be made to make sure that the 2021 Ballarat Cycle Classic is a COVID Safe event.
The event will be adapted to be a COVID Safe event so you will see a few changes, but we are excited to still deliver the event for cancer research.
We have worked with the Victorian government to ensure the events COVID Safe Operation Plan is in line with current guidelines and restrictions.
To ensure the comfort and safety of our community, some of the changes are:
- Participants must obey all Government COVID guidelines including traveling from hotspots.
- Participants are encouraged to download the CovidSafe app on their personal mobile phone and to carry the phone with them while participating.
- You are encouraged to collect your event kit and any selected jersey before the event.
- All participants must always carry a mask before, during and after the finish of their event.
- Masks must be worn when interacting with event personnel, volunteers, mechanics, and First Aid personnel and if social distancing is not possible.
- If you are collecting a last-minute event pack on site, a mask must be worn, and social distancing rules apply.
- Road rides will start at spaced times as per distance.
- All events will start in waves with capped participants. Your bib is colour coded with a round dot that will correspond with your starting waves signage.
- Participants are asked to socially distance at the start and finish line of events, in the event village area and follow Event Staff instruction always.
- Sanitation stations will be located at the start/finish line, rest stops and surrounding park lands on Lake Wendouree.
What you need to know
Start time. 8:15am
Starting Waves: Starting waves are colour coded on your bib with a round dot as follows:
Jersey and event bibs need to be picked up prior to the event. If you didn’t select to have
your event pack posted or for collection at CycleScape, your event pack will be available.
Saturday 20th February at the Start/Finish line area on Windmill drive between 1:00-4:00pm. Alternatively from 6:30am on the day of the event.
If you have a friend that still hasn’t registered and would like to do so, never fear, last minute registrations will remain open online and onsite right up until the start.
*Anyone not wearing official event bib will not have access to event facilities, including rest stops and on course support.
Available free of charge at North Gardens from 6:30am
*No parking is strictly permitted on the inside lane of Lake Wendouree.
Incident Control# 0437 551 423
In case of incident/emergency or if you require a mechanic, please save the above contact number into your mobile for future reference.
For all serious issues requiring Police, Fire or Ambulance, please contact ‘000’ immediately and then inform control room.
Be sure to familiarise yourself with the course prior to the event.
The Boring but Important Stuff
Rider rules & road information
- Riders must always obey road rules and traffic signals; where riders fail to obey road rules, Police will take appropriate action.
- Always ride safely and in control.
- Obey instructions from Events Marshals and traffic controllers.
- Always keep to the left.
- Wear an Australian standard safety helmet.
- Ride no more than two abreast.
- Must have a working head and taillight on bikes.
- Participants must carry water bottles for their event. There are no cups at any rest stop.
- No racing and no pelotons – The Ballarat Cycle Classic is not a race. No pelotons larger than 20 are permitted on open roads.
The Ballarat Cycle Classic will be marked with directional signage throughout the course. Riders deviating from the course will not be covered by our event insurance.
Be sure to familiarise yourself with the course prior to the event. Map link here.
Aid stations and medical support
Aid stations will be provided around the course at the following locations. We will keep you well hydrated and energised with water, lollies, cake, and bananas.
Rest stops are located at:
- Yendon Rd 1- 200 metres before Dunnstown Rd
- Mt Edgerton CFA shed
Please follow volunteer instructions at rest stops for the filling up of water bottles.
Take care that all rubbish at the rest stops is disposed in a respectful manner in bins provided.
First Aid support will be provided by St Johns Ambulance Service. First Aid teams will be always on course. There will also be a First Aid tent in the start and finish line.
Mechanical and Course Support
On course mechanical support is available, to assist. Participants are encouraged to carry spares and basic maintenance equipment.
A lead vehicle, featuring warning signs will travel ahead of riders for the ride. The lead vehicle will warn motorists of oncoming cyclists. Riders should not attempt to pass the lead vehicle.
A SAG wagon will follow the last rider on the course. For those riders unable to finish the course, you will be able to place your bike in a trailer and the SAG wagon will drop you back to the event village at the completion of the ride. Riders who stop for long periods of time risk being overtaken by the sag wagon and in turn no longer serviced by event support crews.
Support cut off.
The course will be supported from 7:00am- 2:00pm. For the safety of cyclists and volunteers, the cut-off time will be imposed at Dunnstown at 1.00pm. For those who arrive after 1:00pm, you are more than welcome to continue the ride, however it will no longer by serviced by event marshals.