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TECH PARK – RD 2: 17/12/17 | RD 3: 26/1/18 | RD 8: 11/3/18

Tech Park Riders Guide

Course description

Technology Park Bentley provides a near perfect venue for criterium racing. Spectators are able to get an excellent view of the racing from the shady grassed banked area on the home straight and it is ideally situated close to the CBD. The riders get to enjoy a circuit that has a bit of everything.

The finish straight on Brodie Hall Driver has a slight incline that is guaranteed to break the race up as the pace goes on. After the start / finish straight the circuit drops significantly into a fast, slightly off camber 90 degree left hander. For the more skilled rider, this corner can be taken without any braking. For the less brave rider they can quickly find themselves losing the wheel in front and having to sprint hard to get back on. This combined with the incline on the home straight can lead to a high attrition rate. The bottom straight leads into a sweeping left hander back onto Brodie Hall Drive. Riders then accelerate back up the hill to the start / finish line.

The circuit provides a true test for all riders, it rewards the strong and skilled bike rider. It is not uncommon to see a win from a breakaway on this course.

 

 

ONLINE ENTRIES CLOSE MIDNIGHT THURSDAY 14/12. NO ON DAY ENTRY

Event Program

6.45am          Registration opens, closes 15 minutes before each grade

7.00am          New Racer session (20 Min)

7.10am           U13 Mixed grade

7.30am          D grade and E Grade men – U15’s

8.00am          C/D Grade women – U15’s   

8.00am          B Grade women

8.35am           C Grade men

8.45 am          Presentations – previous events

9.10am           B Grade men

10.05am         Little Critters – 15 mins

10.20am         A Grade women

10.25am         Presentations – previous events

11.00am         A Grade men

11.55am          Presentations

Warm up area

Riders are not permitted to warm up on any area of the course.

Individual points awarded for a Standard Round.

1st 20

2nd 18

3rd 16

4th 14

5th 12

6th 10

7th 8

8th 6

9th 4

10th 2

Club Points system

Riders receive points towards the Ring Club Award – Standard and Super Crit rounds will be awarded the same points.

1st 5

2nd 4

3rd 3

4th 2

5th 1

Per grade and gender, all added together per round to the clubs tally.

Each grade will follow the below program:

A Men 50min +2

A Women 40 +2 

B Men 40 +2  

B Women 30 +2

C Men 30 +2

C Women 25 +2

D Men 25 +2

D Women 20 + 2

E 20+2 

Under 13’s 15 + 2

New Racer – Coached 20 minutes

Little Critters Under 11’s 2 laps and Bell

Key Contacts

Event/Race Director: Glenn Te Raki 0451 412 809

Chief Commissaire: David Brown 0437 700 229

Race Timing: Daniel O’Donoghue 0411 131 314

Little Critters coordinator: Natalie Commons 0481 528 531

Parking

there is no longer parking permitted on any grassed areas or verges in and around Tech Park.  So as to avoid a fine we suggest participants/spectators park on DeLaeter Way/Turner Ave and Jarrah Road.

Moving Grade

Riders will be graded at the start of the series, they will be automatically moved up in grades if they win three events, they will also carry up half of the points from the lower grade.

Riders can drop grades if they have not placed in the top 50% of the field in five 2017 / 2018 Ring Summer Criterium events. Over view of the Little Critters event

Medal presentations (as per the Event program)

Technical Regulations

  • This event will be conducted under the rules and regulations of Cycling Australia. The Cycling Australia scale of penalties will apply. For more details please refer to cycling.org.au
  • All participants must product a current Cycling Australia licence or a ‘One or Three Day’ temporary membership before starting the event. Note – temporary memberships can only be used once.
  • Only neutral or CycleSport WA registered cycling kit can be used

Address: 16 Brodie-Hall Drive, Bentley

From the vault

Chasing Points in Bentley

By | March 11th, 2017|Categories: Race Reports, Tech Park|

Ring series race reporter Glenn Te Raki previews round 11 on the Tech Park circuit. Another day of close, fast and exciting racing is expected as the Ring returns to the Bentley Tech Park testing [...]

Thanks for the memories Travis Meyer

By | December 15th, 2016|Categories: Race Reports, Tech Park|

Contributed by Glenn Te Raki When people hear the name ‘Meyer’ in the cycling world and particularly in Western Australia they automatically think, brothers, World Tour riders, World Champions, National Champions and we are very [...]

The ‘Ring’ delivers in round one

By | November 21st, 2016|Categories: Race Reports, Tech Park|Tags: |

Post race report from the Ring series reporter Glenn Te Raki. Everything the Ring Summer Criterium Series represents was showcased during the weekend when CycleSport WA, along with the South Perth Rouleurs and Roues Chaudes [...]