Rider Information

Information for Mudgee Classic riders.
Still have questions? Email [email protected]

Cancellations, refunds & category transfers

If you wish to cancel your Mudgee Classic registration, or transfer into a different ride category, please complete the Online Adjustment Form. Cancellations that are received by 23 Ferbuary, 2020 will be refunded 50% of the entry fee or have the option to defer to Mudgee Classic 2020.

No refunds will be offered for cancellations received after 23 February, 2020.

We will consider transferring a registration to another person if a rider is injured and provides a medical certificate at least 7 days prior to the event.

Should the Event Organisers cancel the event due to adverse weather conditions, all riders will be given a 50% refund.

No refunds are made when transferring from a category of a higher value to a category of a lesser value.

For other queries, please contact [email protected].

Rider kit collection

Rider Kits

If you registered on or before 23 February, 2020  your rider kit, including any ordered merchandise, will be mailed to your nominated address in early March.

If you registered after 23 February, 2020 , you can collect your rider kit, and any ordered merchandise, at the Event Village on Saturday 2 May (1-4pm) or Sunday 3 May (5am-7am).

If there is a problem with your rider kit, please come to the Event Village on Saturday afternoon (1-4pm) or Sunday morning (5am onwards).

If you wish to swap your jersey for a different size, please bring your jersey in its original packaging to the Event Village on Saturday (1-4pm). Please note: jersey sizes are limited and we may not be able to accommodate all sizing requests.

The Event Village is located at Lawson Park, Cnr Short & Church St, Mudgee.

What is included in your ride pack?

The following will be included in your ride pack:

  • •  A rider sticker sheet, which includes your rider number. Rider numbers for the 170KM and 110KM rides also include a silver timing chip. Please remove the backing paper and fold the sticker with your rider number around your seat post, with the number facing the rear of the bike.
    Note: Do not attach the sticker prior to transporting the bike on the exterior of a vehicle. High-speed travel is likely to cause the sticker to fray and tear, which may make it unusable.
  • •  Maps of the course, start and finish lines and event village.
  • •  Drink token for a free beer or wine at the event village.
  • •  Any merchandise you have ordered.

Safety briefing videos

Course Safety briefing videos will be released closer to the event date.

Download event guidebook and information sheet

The 2020 Event Guidebook and Important Information sheet will be released closer to the event date.

Start line information

START TIMES
Subject to change

170KM MAXI CLASSIC: 7.00am
Riders in the 160KM MAXI CLASSIC will be sent off in groups of 75 riders in approximately three-minute intervals starting at 7.00am.

110KM CHALLENGE CLASSIC: 7.30am 
Riders in the 120KM CHALLENGE CLASSIC will be sent off in groups of 75 riders in approximately three-minute intervals starting at 7.30am.

35KM SOCIAL CLASSIC: 8.00am
Riders in the 35KM SOCIAL CLASSIC will be sent off in groups of 75 riders in approximately three-minute intervals starting at 8.00am

Location

Church Street (outside St Marys Catholic Church), Mudgee

RIDER ASSEMBLY AREAS

TBC.

A ride briefing will take place before each start wave.

Parking

TBC

 

Mudgee Classic Event Village

The Event Village is located at Lawson Park, Cnr Short & Church St, Mudgee.

Saturday 2 may, 2020

Open: 1.00pm to 4.00pm

What: Kit collection and event information. Bike mechanics will be available for basic repairs. A limited number of sponsor stalls will be open.

Sunday 3 May, 2020

EARLY MORNING

When: 5am to 7.30am

What: Kit collection and event information. Bike mechanics will be available for basic repairs. 

MID MORNING ONWARDS

When: 10.00am to 4.00pm

What: The Event Village will operate on Sunday from 10.00am to 4.00pm and will be a lively hub of activity as riders cross the finish line throughout the day.

• Live music 

• Gourmet food stalls

• Beer, wine, soft drink

• Local produce and wares

• Massage tent

• Children’s activities and entertainment

• Cycling expo

• Chill out zone

How to attach your rider number

A rider sticker sheet, including your rider number, is included in your rider pack.

Rider numbers for the 170KM and 110KM rides also include a silver timing chip. Please remove the backing paper and fold the sticker with your rider number around your seat post, with the number facing the rear of the bike. (See video below.)

Note: Do not attach the sticker prior to transporting the bike on a vehicle. High-speed travel is likely to cause the sticker to fray and tear, making it unusable.

Rest stops: 170km Maxi Classic

There will be three on course rest stops providing light snacks, water, and hydration supplements.

Locations will be released shortly.

EVENT VILLAGE
Where: Glen Willow Regional Sports Complex
Pre-ride: Bag drop, first aid, toilets.
Post-ride: Entertainment, hot food, beer, wine, soft drinks, water, cycling expo, bike storage, first aid, toilets

Rest stops: 110km Challenge Classic

There will be two on course rest stops providing light snacks, water, and hydration supplements.

Locations will be released shortly.

EVENT VILLAGE
Where: Glen Willow Regional Sports Complex
Pre-ride: Bag drop, first aid, toilets.
Post-ride: Entertainment, hot food, beer, wine, soft drinks, water, cycling expo, bike storage, first aid, toilets

Rest stops: 35km Social Classic

There will be one on course rest stop providing light snacks, water, and hydration supplements.

Locations will be released shortly.

EVENT VILLAGE

Pre-ride: Bag drop, first aid, toilets.
Post-ride: Entertainment, hot food, beer, wine, soft drinks, water, cycling expo, bike storage, first aid, toilet

Rules & regulations

From NSW Police:
• Any person participating in the event, must obey directions given by a member of the NSW Police Force or Ride Referee
• NSW Police has the authority to inspect, oversight, delay, halt or cancel the event at any stage in the interests of road safety or the safety of the community
• NSW Police mandate that participants are not permitted on a road during periods of poor visibility due to inclement weather or fog, or where there is insufficient daylight to render a person dressed in dark clothing to be discernible at a distance of 100 metres
• The Mudgee Cycling Classic rides are not on closed roads.
• Ride on the left hand side of the road.
• Wear an Australian approved helmet at all times – no helmet = no ride
• Riders suffering a puncture or mechanical failure should use the left hand side of the road. There are mechanics at the designated Rest Stops
• Respect signs which have been put in place by the event organisers
• Respect all traffic lights
• Respect all road rules
• Respect all road users, bikes, pedestrians and vehicles
• All bikes are to have a bell on their bikes
• Place your rider number on your seat post – without it you will not have access to the start/ finish areas or course support. Your personal details are recorded with this number and it will be used for identification if medical attention is required
• Each rider is required to respect the environment and the natural areas visited. There is a zero tolerance on littering including paper, plastic packaging etc on the event course. Any rider caught throwing waste on the event course will be disqualified
• It is NOT permissible for any rider to use a personal music device this includes earphones &/or speakers
• At the Ride Referees discretion, riders may be withdrawn from the event if they are outside the designated cut-off times and their safety cannot be reasonably ensured
• While every effort has been made to mark out and officiate the course route, it remains the riders responsibility to be conversant with the ride route
• Cyclists are reminded that road cycling can be considered a dangerous sport and whilst all reasonable care is taken by organisers and officials when organising an event, all participants have an equal responsibility to ensure they take all reasonable care by adhering to the road rules and other conditions imposed by ride officials, ensuring a safe ride environment for all concerned

Ride behaviour

Safety is our first priority.

The Mudgee Classic is a timed event, NOT A RACE.

Riders will be going through challenging and remote areas where it may take some time to get to any incident. There will be roaming First Aid associated with the ride.

We ask that ALL riders limit their risks to themselves and the other cyclists on course. Please show respect for your fellow cyclists and other road users and obey the road rules plus the event official’s instructions.

YOU MUST FOLLOW ROAD RULES AND REGULATIONS AT ALL TIMES.

If a cyclist is found to be in breach of road rules organisers will disqualify and remove cyclist from event.

Please ensure you have reviewed the following New South Wales Road Rules

The routes are not closed to traffic. There will be signage along the course route to relay that there is a cycling event in progress.

Do not cross the centre line on the road.

No more than two riders side-by-side unless overtaking.

Do not pass on the inside.

Cyclists who are observed be in breach of event rules can be removed from the event at the discretion of the commissioners.

Each rider must respect the environment and the natural areas visited. There is zero tolerance on littering including paper, plastic packaging etc on the race course. Any rider caught throwing waste on the race course will be disqualified.

Place your rider number on your seat post – without it you will not have access to the start/finish areas, rest stops, or any on course support.

Emergency contacts

Ambulance, Police, Fire:  000

Event organisers: TBC

Ambulance and first aid

Ambulance, Police, Fire:  000

Event organisers: TBC

(These emergency numbers are also noted on your seat post sticker).

There will be an ambulance on course.

There will be a designated first aid response team with two vehicles on course. There will also be first aid kits at each rest stop.

Emergency medical staff will be clearly identified with high-vis vests and name tags.

Bike preparation

Come prepared, check your bike in for a service, put on new tires, check your brakes, cables, chain, lube etc. Please do not arrive to the start with a bike that needs a full service.

We will have bike mechanics out on the course for your support.

What you need for the ride

Tubes, C02 head unit and canisters, a puncture kit, mobile phone, sunglasses, some money.

Wear an Australian approved helmet at all times: no helmet = no ride

Nutrition & hydration

This is a Sunday ride but not like your usual hit out. Nutrition and hydration are two factors that cannot be underestimated. Even at 30kph riders on the 175KM course will be out for 5+ hours on the bike.

It is recommended that riders consume one gram of carbohydrate per kilogram of body weight per hour.

Eating and drinking by the time you feel hungry/thirsty will be too late.

Every rider should carry some nutrition e.g. gels, bananas, muesli bars. Also riders on the 175KM and 110KM courses are encouraged to carry 2 x 750 ml water biddons.

Plan to drink all your fluids by the time you get to the next station.

Please also remember to apply sunscreen before the race and as required throughout the day.

At rest stops there will be a water station, food, toilets and a first aid kit. There are roaming first aid vehicles on course.

Need help during the event?

For assistance on the day of the event, such as for mechanical and general enquiries, please call the event hotline. Number TBC.

Weather

Mudgee during May:

Mean Max 18.0°C
Mean Min 5°C
Average Rain 48.8mm
Average Rain Days 5.3
Source: http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/averages/tables/cw_062021.shtml

Sunrise: 6:35 AM
Sunset: 5:20 PM
Source: https://www.timeanddate.com/sun/australia/mudgee?month=5&year=2020

Please be prepared! It is your responsibility to carry what you may need during the ride.

Security

The Event Management takes no responsibility for any valuables lost before / during or after the event.

Cyclists and insurance

Insurance is compulsory. During the registration process, you will be asked to note your current insurance cover and insurance number. Your current insurance will need to cover you for the Mudgee Classic day event. If you do not have appropriate insurance, you will be asked to take out day insurance, Personal Accident Cover. The cost of this cover is $10 per rider. Please click here for the Product Disclosure Statement.

Penalties

For this event to be run to a high standard, particularly for safety, there will be FIVE Commissionaires involved in the ride. These supervisors will act as necessary to apply penalties for any rider who does not comply within the ride rules.

Team rankings

Team rankings will be based in the Top Four times of each team. If only three cross the line, that team will not receive a team result.

Age restrictions

The minimum age for the 175km Maxi and 110km Challenge rides is 12 years old. Riders aged 12-16 must hold a Cycling Australia Race Licence.

The minimum age for the 35km Social Classic is 10 years old. Please note that any riders under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult if they do not hold a Cycling Australia Race Licence.

Protest

Any rider wishing to protest his/her timing or report an infringement by a competitor should fill out a protest form available at the Info Point within two hours of finishing the stage. The protest will be considered by the race organisation. Adjudications will be displayed on the main information board at that evening’s rider briefing.