RETURN TO RACING…
WE ARE BACK!
The long awaited announcement for a full return to community sport to return has hit us and we can pin on a number again! The committee of GCC have been diligently working in the background anticipating this announcement and we are ready with some exciting changes and some familiar customs you can return to! We are bringing you a full book of racing between now and the Christmas break with an easing back into proceedings.
Confidently Ease into Racing with GCC
As it has been 250+ days since our last race, we are going to ease back into things with 2 open training sessions for members. This will be a structured “neutralised” ride in our graded groups to help get re-acquainted with the track, cornering and riding in groups again.
These open training sessions will run this Saturday November 28th from 1:30pm and Tuesday December 2nd at 6pm with racing to
commence on Saturday December 5th.
The open training sessions will also allow us to familiarise ourselves with our COVID Safe registration, logistics and restricted competitor zones.
The Belmont crit circuit will be open to members only for an hour for neutralised riding in our graded groups. We will have coaching staff on hand, as well as experienced members of the committee and club to guide new members and those who haven’t seen the crit track for a while through the corners, challenging sectors and general course etiquette. This is all aimed at providing a safe return to racing and save a painful visit to the ED or an expensive one to your LBS.
|Racing Calendar @ Belmont Criterium Track|
|Race||Juniors||C, D, E & Womens||A & B|
|Sat 28th Nov – Crit Training 1||1:30pm||1:30pm||1:30pm|
|Tue 1st Dec – Crit Training 2||TBA||6:00pm||6:00pm|
|Sat 5th Dec – Summer Crit Race 1||1:10pm||1:30pm||2:15pm|
|Tue 8th Dec – Summer Crit Race 2||TBA||6:00pm||6:45pm|
|Sat 12th Dec – Summer Crit Race 3||1:10pm||1:30pm||2:15pm|
|Tue 15th Dec – Summer Crit Race 4||TBA||6:00pm||6:45pm|
|Sat 19th Dec – Summer Crit Race 5||1:10pm||1:30pm||2:15pm|
|Tue 22nd Dec – Summer Crit Race 6||TBA||6:00pm||6:45pm|
* Subject to change
Return to racing will see things a little different to what you are used, however it is for our own safety and improved streamlined registration. However we might not get it right the first go, so bear with us.
The first thing you will notice is the Competitor Exclusion zone. This is an area for competitors only to check in, conduct race briefings, first aid station and sanitisation stations. This is a GIGO zone – Get In, do what you need and Get Out. This area will be designated in the inner carpark of the circuit. Spectators and support is always welcomed and encouraged, however we ask that spectators remain on the outer sections of the track.
We will no longer be accepting cash or registrations on race day. We have a great and simple on-line booking system which allows you to register and pay for your racing in a few simple clicks. If you have registered and need to withdraw from the race, we will be able to provide you with a full refund. This will be the process until we have explored contactless onsite payment options. We will also have a QR COVID Trace registration for all competitors. This has become a social norm that most of us are now familiar with. However, simply QR scan the code with your smart device and enter your details. This is purely for contact tracing and privacy regulations will be strictly adhered to.
At check-in, we will have a station to pick-up your number and transponder and a station to return them. These items will then be cleaned as per COVID guidelines. We encourage that you purchase your own transponder, please see this link
Presentations and prize money will be awarded at the conclusions of each grade as to keep the presentation groups smaller, we ask that you keep your social distance during these presentations.
The club rooms will not be open during the initial training sessions unless specifically requested. Change or shower facilities will not be open during the training sessions. Toilets are available adjacent to the Barwon Valley Activity Centre.
We ask that all marshals, volunteers and competitors wear a mask in the exclusion zones, during the race briefings, race presentations and in the club rooms.
As per state guidelines, please exercise common sense in regards to masks (and social distancing) in all other outdoor areas.