FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Here are some of the most frequently asked questions!
Q. DO WOMEN RACE WITH MEN?
No. The Kangaroo Point Cycling Club is pleased to present races just for Women.
Q. IS THERE A FEED ZONE?
Yes. You can read about them here. Importantly - there is no feeding from vehicles, and no neutral feeders. So if you are racing Elite A - that's 171km of racing on whatever you can carry in your back pockets (water included). We suggest making contact with a local Club, team, or NRS racing mate who knows someone local that can give you a hand, we're a friendly lot up here in Queensland.
Q. IS THERE A SAG WAGON?
Yes, there will be a sag wagon/ sweep vehicle following the last race. If you are unable to continue the race please wait on the side of the road and the sweep vehicle will take you to Warwick. The sweep vehicle follows the final race departure from Gatton at 10:40am.
Q. IS THERE A SPARES VEHICLE?
Yes, we provide a spares vehicle for every race. Riders may bring a set a of spare wheels which will be carried in the spares vehicle in case of a puncture or wheel malfunction. Please note that there are no neutral spares so you will only get a spare wheel if you have one in the spares vehicle. All riders should also carry with them the equipment necessary to repair a puncture.
Q. WHAT IS THE RACE REFUND POLICY?
The refund policy published by Cycling Queensland applies. However at the point of transfer from Cycling Queensland to Kangaroo Point Cycling Club, entries become final. Kangaroo Point Cycling Club is unable to issue a full refund but depending on the number of requests there will be an amount refunded.
Why? Because this is the policy that Kangaroo Point Cycling Club has adopted for this race. It sucks for us, as much as it does for any rider who becomes ill/has an injury just a few days out and can't make it. It costs us a lot of money to deliver this race, fixed costs that we've already committed to based on your entry and we don't get any of it back, to give back to you.
Q. WHERE ARE THE RACE PRESENTATIONS?
Presentations will be held at the finish village on Victoria Street, Warwick. Presentations will commence approximately 20 - 40 minutes after the arrival of each grade’s spare’s vehicle. There will be 4 separate presentations during the afternoon.
Even if you are not a winner, please stay around for the presentation and support your fellow riders.
Q. HOW CLOSE IS THE START TO THE FINISH? IS IT EASY TO GET BACK?
The shortest possible distance between the start and the finish is 96km. Competitors must make their own arrangements. Importantly - if you're from out of town there's no way other than on your bike or in a car. That will make it a 267km day for any Elite A rider who hasn't made prior arrangements.
Bus and Bike Service: Brisbane to Gatton + Warwick to Brisbane
This year should you require race day transport for you and your bike, we have Belbaker bus transport (with bike trailer) available to book.
The bus + bike service will take you from Brisbane to Gatton for the start of the race and return to Brisbane direct from Warwick in the afternoon. Bookings are on a first come, first served basis as spaces are limited.
Date: Saturday 3 August 2019
Time: 5:30am for 6:00am departure (sharp)
Location: Hanlon Park Carpark, Cornwall St, Greenslopes
Return: 2:00pm from Warwick
- Depart Cornwall St, Greenslopes at 6:00am – off street carpark (refer below satellite image).
- Arrive Gatton approx 7.30am – this will allow the first racers (Mast A) approx 1.5hrs before their race start to register, find a toilet and warm-up etc.
- The bus must depart for Warwick prior to 8:45am to be ahead of the race traffic. Bags may be left in the bus.
- Return to Brisbane approx 2:00pm after presentations and lunch and be back at the Cornwall St carpark before 5:00pm.
- The bus will be parked in Guy Street after the finish line and allow you to put your bike in the trailer soon after finishing your race. The bus has curtains and will allow you to get changed into something more comfortable with privacy.
NOTE: The bike trailer brackets take traditional forks, not disc wheel forks with through axels. You will need to bring a through-axle fork adapter.
Cost $50 / person + bike return
The booking form for the bus+bike transport is here: https://forms.gle/dFDYU7QKP6o51Yd39
Please deposit payment to:
Bank: Westpac Banking Corporation
Account holder: Kangaroo Point Cycling Club
Account no. 354961
Reference: "Bus+your name"
Payment is required to confirm your booking. No refunds for cancellations after 27 July 2019. Transfers permitted upon written request.
Please email email@example.com if you have questions.
Q. WILL GRADES BE COMBINED?
Kangaroo Point Cycling Club is proud to present a race where grades are rarely combined because of competition for places in our capped fields.
It is possible, but highly unlikely that we will be combining grades If we do - we'll put this in to the Programme available in the week leading up to the race.
Q. WILL GRADES BE SPLIT?
It is likely that some popular grades will be split, in particular we expect both Masters B and Masters C to be split in to two races.
Competitors will enter their typical licensed grade through the Cycling Queensland system, and when entry numbers have been confirmed Kangaroo Point Cycling Club will work with Cycling Queensland and the State Handicapper to split these grades to ensure that there is an equitable distribution of skill and ability across the groups.
Q. DO JUNIOR UNDER 19 RIDERS REQUIRE RESTRICTED GEARS?
Junior Under 19 riders will be racing in combined grades. Accordingly, restricted gears are not required.
Q. CAN YOU RECOMMEND ANY ACCOMMODATION?
If you're looking for a place to stay after the race, we'd recommend the Horse and Jockey Hotel / Motel.
If you're looking for somewhere nearby in Toowoomba, we'd recommend Vacy Hall. This spectacular homestead is great with cyclists, and the accommodation is top notch! Nothing like spending a night in front of a log fire before battling Queensland's toughest and most prestigious one day road race classic!
If you're looking for a place to rest your head the night before the race, we're told that Rooms Motel Gatton offers a great stay and is only 500m from the start line. We're told that the Royal Hotel Gatton also offers a great room, good food and a nice stay.