Criterium White Bay 2018
ROAD, FIXED, RUN.
BACK UNDER LIGHTS
OVER TWO BIG NIGHTS.
Criterium White Bay brings fast and furious racing action right into the heart of Sydney Harbour. Riders and runners will race along the water’s edge, with spectacular views of the Sydney skyline as their backdrop. With a packed racing schedule that extends over two big nights under lights, this is a cycling festival like no other.

You can view the racing schedule here, and you can find more information about the event in the FAQs.
$12,000 IN PRIZES
Equal cash and prizes for men and women - more information here.

FRIDAY
NIGHT

16 NOVEMBER 2018



Friday night we kick off with a series of brand new events - including a men's and women's fixed gear crit under lights, and a 5km run right on the harbour. There will also be a FREE novelty challenge, where you can ride ANY bike that isn't a standard road, MTB, or CX bike. Think tandems, unicycles, penny farthings, folding bikes, BMX and more - each with their own category, podium and prizes. There might even be prizes for costumes/best dressed. The bar and food will be pumping - so come and join the fun.

Course and entry fee information can be found here, and you can find more information about the event in the FAQs.


GATES OPEN 6:00pm

NOVELTY CHALLENGE15 laps6:30pm

5KM RUN5km7:40pm

FIXED GEAR MEN & WOMEN35 laps8:25pm

PRESENTATIONS 9:30pm

SATURDAY
DAY & NIGHT

17 NOVEMBER 2018



Saturday is all about crit racing. With more races across the program, there is something for everyone. For the first time we have Under 17 racing and a 'First Time Crit' - where you can have a go at crit racing on your road bike and feel the rush (you might just get hooked). There will be a bar open in the afternoon, and some of the best racers in the country competing in the evening under lights, so make sure you don't miss out on the action!

Course and entry fee information can be found here, and you can find more information about the event in the FAQs.


GATES OPEN 11:30am

FIRST TIME CRIT*25 min12:00pm

U17 MEN & WOMEN*35 min12:40pm

D GRADE MEN*35 min1:30pm

C GRADE MEN*45 min2:20pm

B GRADE MEN*45 min3:20pm

B & C GRADE WOMEN*45 min4:20pm

GRADE PRESENTATIONS 5:20pm

A GRADE MEN*55 min6:00pm

ELITE & A GRADE* WOMEN55 min7:10pm

ELITE MEN60 min8:20pm

FINAL PRESENTATIONS 9:30pm



* You may nominate the grade you wish to race in, which the Cycling NSW State Handicapper will take into account when finalising each race (to ensure the fields are as evenly-matched as possible). If you enter BEFORE 8pm on Monday 12/11/2018, you will be able to object to the grade/race you have been assigned to in any preliminary starting list(s). You can still enter AFTER 8pm on Monday 12/11/2018, however, you will no longer be able to object to your allocation on the final starting list(s). If you are moved to a different field, with a different entry fee, you will be refunded any difference ahead of the race. More information is available under the entry fee section here and in the FAQs.

White Bay Cruise Terminal

JAMES CRAIG RD, BALMAIN NSW.



Set against an iconic Sydney CBD skyline, the industrial feel of White Bay makes this working port an ideal location for criterium racing. Get all the venue information here.

GET YOUR FIX(ED).
ON THE WATER, UNDER LIGHTS.



Fixed gear racing right in the heart of the city, under Friday night lights. Race, cheer - and enjoy a beer (in that order please ;). Come and watch some of the most exciting bike racing you will ever see, as guys and gals risk skin and limb for glory.

Course and entry fee information can be found here, and you can find more information about the event in the FAQs.


FIXED GEAR WOMEN25 laps6:40pm

FIXED GEAR MEN35 laps8:25pm

ALL IN, FULL GAS - WITH A BREATHTAKING VIEW.



Take centre stage on our magnificent White Bay course with an incredible view of the CBD and harbour. Put your foot down (literally) and thunder around for a chance to win great prizes. Men and women will race together for separate podiums/prizes - so come ready to race your heart out! Learn more in the FAQs here.


5KM RUN WOMEN (ALL IN)5km7:40PM

5KM RUN MEN (ALL IN)5km7:40PM

THE COURSE



The course remains the same as for 2017, with lots of improvements. Dedicated service lane, more viewing locations, bars, food (inside the Terminal), improved bike parking, improved lighting and much more.







Features:
  • Bar
  • Food trucks (inside the Terminal)
  • Indoor toilets
  • Improved lighting and amenities

ENTRY FEES



Entry fees are the same for men and women. Prizes are also equal for men and women. You can find more detail on prizes here.


ELITE $70

A GRADE* $55

B - D GRADE* $50

U17* $30

FIRST TIME CRIT* $30

NOVELTY CHALLENGE FREE

FIXED GEAR $40

5KM RUN $30









ENTRY CUT-OFF DATES



Criterium racing: Monday 12/11/18 @ 8pm for first round of handicapping (with opportunity to object). Otherwise, you may register up until Thursday 15/11/18 @ 6pm - however, you forfeit the opportunity to object when the final starting list is published (see more info below).

Fixed gear criterium and novelty challenge: Thursday 15/11/18 @ 12pm

5km run: Friday 16/11/18 @ 4pm

* You may nominate the grade you wish to race in, which the Cycling NSW State Handicapper will take into account when finalising each race (to ensure the fields are as evenly-matched as possible). If you enter BEFORE 8pm on Monday 12/11/2018, you will be able to object to the grade/race you have been assigned to in any preliminary starting list(s). You can still enter AFTER 8pm on Monday 12/11/2018, however, you will no longer be able to object to your allocation on the final starting list(s). If you are moved to a different field, with a different entry fee, you will be refunded any difference ahead of the race. More information is available in the FAQs.
Criterium White Bay 2018
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Shimano National Crit Series 2018

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FAQs

All the info you need for the event

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Venue Information

White Bay Cruise Terminal

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PRIZE MONEY




Over $12,000 in cash and prizes! Criterium White Bay offers some of the richest prizes in Australian criterium racing, including equal prizes for men and women. Plus, as part of the Shimano National Crit Series, elite riders earn points towards the overall series leaderboard.
ELITE MEN & WOMEN


$1000

$650

$400

4$200

5$100

1ST PRIME$500

2ND PRIME$500




A GRADE & FIXED GEAR


$250 + PRODUCT

$160

$100




B - D GRADE & U17


$150 + PRODUCT

$100

$60




5KM RUN


$250 + PRODUCT

$160

$100




NOVELTY CHALLENGE & FIRST TIME CRIT


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TOP FAQs


Can I register on the day?

No, you cannot. You will need to enter before the cut-off date.



So, I need a racing license?

Yes, you will need to present a valid Cycling Australia racing license in order to be able to race (with the exception of runners competing in the 5km run). Licenses can be purchased online here. In addition you can purchase a day license (or 3 race license) here.



Can I pickup my race number at the event?

Yes, the event village will be open at least 30mins before the first race starts, and you will be able to pickup your race number there.



How do I get to White Bay?

White Bay Cruise Terminal, whilst close to the Sydney CBD (just across the water from Barangaroo), is not always straightforward to access - so it is worth planning ahead. Transport details (and other important venue information) can be found here.




What if it rains?

Under most scenarios, so long as there is no standing water on the course, and the chief commissaire is happy for the racing to proceed, then it will proceed as scheduled (even if it is raining). However, if there is heavy rain ahead of, or during the event, such that it makes the course unsafe for racing, then the racing will be suspended (until the conditions are safe for racing again), shortened, or cancelled. We’ll keep you notified on social channels as the date approaches.



Can I take photos at the event?

Absolutely. You are welcome to take as many photos and/or videos as you want. All we ask is any photos you share on social platforms be tagged with @thespokespeople and/or #whitebaycrit. There are a few areas of the course that only accredited media are allowed to access (pink vests). If you would like to apply for accreditation (free of charge), please contact us.


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TERMS & CONDITIONS


  • Entry fees are non-refundable except in the event of the cancellation of the race or event.
  • The Spokes People accepts no liability for damage or theft of competitor's bike or possessions. Competitors enter the race at their own risk and The Spokes People accepts no liability for accident or injury.
  • All competitors are required to produce proof of a current Cycling Australia racing license to race (day licenses are acceptable as long as valid with CA) - with the exception of runners competing in the 5km run.
  • The Spokes People reserves the right to change the date of or cancel the event (due to circumstances beyond its reasonable control), amend the format of or shorten the event, and/or alter any prize money and/or prizes at its sole discretion.
  • In the event of one or more races or the event being cancelled, The Spokes People shall provide affected Participants with a full refund with no further liability whatsoever arising from such cancellation.
  • All entry fees and prize monies are inclusive of GST, where appropriate.
  • The distribution of prizes and prize money will be coordinated by The Spokes People. Prize money will be paid out within 28 days of the event being held. Non-monetary prizes may take longer.
  • You may nominate the grade you wish to race in (for certain types of races), which the Cycling NSW State Handicapper will take into account when finalising the field for each race (to ensure the fields are as evenly-matched as possible). If you enter before the specified cut-off, you have the option to object to the grade you are assigned in on any preliminary starting list(s) published by CNSW. Please note, however, that all handicapping is managed by the Cycling NSW State Handicapper - and their decision(s) are final.

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