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Racing (or rather, competing in a race)

Posted: Sun Mar 01, 2015 5:43 pm
by lucky7
I'm hopeful of having a CX bike running by May, with the primary intention being an alternative to on-road miles over winter. I'd also like to have a crack at some of the races/events like Fields of Joy, etc.

How does one go about entering, being graded?

Is FoJ open outside of races for practice? Been a while since I pedalled off road....

Re: Racing (or rather, competing in a race)

Posted: Sun Mar 01, 2015 11:54 pm
by BenGr
Keep at eye on the relevant websites, they'll post the details eventually.

To enter you need a CA or other accepted race licence. 3 race licences are usually offered.

As for grading, its very informal. Just pick what you reckon would suit you.

Not sure about if the FoJ course is open.

Re: Racing (or rather, competing in a race)

Posted: Mon Mar 02, 2015 3:19 pm
by dalai47
Best contact the guys direct Lucky7. From a FB post 8th September 2014 "We have voluntarily restricted access to the rollercoaster in a proactive response to a vocal local. We are taking a long term view and ask riders to limit access to designated race days. Thanks"

No mention about the rest of the course though...

Re: Racing (or rather, competing in a race)

Posted: Mon Mar 02, 2015 6:33 pm
by KGB
As for the licence, if they accept mtba licences then check out the 8 week freebie.

Re: Racing (or rather, competing in a race)

Posted: Mon Mar 02, 2015 10:55 pm
by lucky7
Ta! Now to get onto the bike...

Re: Racing (or rather, competing in a race)

Posted: Tue Mar 03, 2015 11:24 am
by m@
FoJ was open last time I was there (Rollercoaster aside)... haven't been this year though.

If you follow FoJCX and DDCX on FaceBook they will post a link to a Google Docs form when entries open for each round; both accept either MTBA or CA licenses.

Grading is pretty much an honesty system - if you don't have recent off-road experience you'd probably want to start in C unless you race a higher grade on the road.

Also - this year's dates in case you haven't seen them:
Sunday 19 April - FoJCX
Saturday 23 May - DDCX
Sunday 24 May - FoJCX
Sunday July 19 - DDCX
Sunday 19 July - DDCX

Re: Racing (or rather, competing in a race)

Posted: Tue Mar 03, 2015 7:03 pm
by nezumi
m@ wrote:FoJ was open last time I was there (Rollercoaster aside)... haven't been this year though.

If you follow FoJCX and DDCX on FaceBook they will post a link to a Google Docs form when entries open for each round; both accept either MTBA or CA licenses.

Grading is pretty much an honesty system - if you don't have recent off-road experience you'd probably want to start in C unless you race a higher grade on the road.

Also - this year's dates in case you haven't seen them:
Sunday 19 April - FoJCX
Saturday 23 May - DDCX
Sunday 24 May - FoJCX
Sunday 19 July - DDCX


Also the National CX races at FoJ, June 20 and 21.

I have to miss these - they scheduled them for my wedding day :evil: :(