GSCC runs Criterium races at the Belmont Criterium Track during the warmer months and is open to GSCC members or others holding a VVCC licence. Registration commences from 6 pm with racing starting at 6:30 sharp
The GSCC Best Western Motor Inn Summer Criterium Series
Geelong & Surf coast Cycling Club will be conducting the 2016/17 Summer Criterium Series sponsored by Best Western Motor Inn.
The races are scheduled for Thursday Twilight 6:00 pm entry for 6:30 starts on:
Racing will be graded for all grades A-E with prize money and prizes to all grades.. We would love to see some more D graders and even E graders to compete.
$10 entry for the series races to add some more prize money at the end.
Aggregate points awarded to all riders.
1st 7 points, 2nd 5, 3rd 4, 4th 3, 5th 2, then one point to every other finisher. (Points will be scaled back where fields are less than 5 riders)
Mid race sprint lap bonus points will also be available. 3, 2, 1. (Points will be scaled back where fields are less than 3 riders)
The series is raced over 6 rounds, the worst two rounds will be dropped. This has been done as not everyone can make all 6 races.
Race lengths and circuits will be determined on the night.If we have bad weather the rounds will be moved forward to the next week.
Thursday Twilight Crits. (non – series races)
Twilight races are held every Thursday night starting mid October until the end of March. Registration is between 6:00pm – 6:15pm with racing commencing at 6:30pm. Entry is $6.
Race formats will generally be graded crits but other formats are used from time to time.
The GSCC Thursday crits are a great way to learn on a technical course, the atmosphere is casual but the racing can be pretty intense. That said, with the grading there’s a race pace for everyone from beginners to state title holders.
Belmont Common Criterium Circuit
Location is opposite Kmart next to the Barwon Valley activity centre (Lot 1 Barwon Head Road Belmont).