Tom Lowry races next weekend – more info

As a follow-up to the Race Committee’s impressive all-encompassing post, the Collie Cycle club have released more info about their races taking place next weekend.

Saturday May 2: Criterium Circuit at Collie Motorplex
Registrations from 11:30am
Racing begins 1:00pm (one event at a time until finished around 4:00pm)
All grades (except A men) 30 minutes plus 2 laps
A Men: 45 minutes plus 2 laps
Tom Lowry road race course 2015

Proposed start times (subject to change and dependent on numbers)
9:00am Registrations open
9.30am Participation ride of 30km
10.40am D Grade 60km (1 lap)
11.00am A Men 118km (2 laps)
11.04-11:05am B grade Men and A Women 84km (1 lap plus a part lap)
11.09-11:10am C Men; B grade Women 60km (1 lap)
11.15am U17’s (U17 Girls TBA) 60km (1 lap)

Criteriums – round and round in circles – Motorplex circuit
Road Race (see image above) – The race will begin with a lap of the Collie Motorplex before each grade heads west for 5km on Powerhouse Road before turning left onto what should be Collie South East Rd. Some grades will do a shorter out and back lap before completing the main out and back lap. On this lap riders will head out approximately 28km before turning and heading back to finish the race on the Motorplex circuit.

Despite the word ‘challenging’ being bandied about, the profile holds no real fears (see image below) with maximum altitude gains of < 50 metres on any one ‘climb’ and ‘slopes’ at 5% gradient or less. Very much a rouleur’s or sprinter’s course.

Tom Lowry 2015 profile

On-line registrations must be made here by midnight Tuesday. The long range forecast is looking good and you’ve got time to drive down in the morning of the race(s).

3 thoughts on “Tom Lowry races next weekend – more info”

  1. Well said Mike, couldn’t have put it better myself. The new course looks to be a good one for anyone thinking about trying racing for the first time. As a very rough guide, D grade is Main 2 pace, C grade = Main 1 and B grade is similar to Saturday fast.
    Remember, the Tom Lowry road race is another of the races that make up the Club Championship Series. Get in Green and get down there!

  2. I forgot about the extra competitions as part of the Tom Lowry.
    There is a “club” competition awarded to the best performing club over the two days of racing. I’m sure SPR chicks will make up for the boys and bring home the bacon!
    There is also a teams competition for the Sunday road race, subject to numbers.
    If you are going to race on Sunday in SPR kit in any grade, leave a reply to this post or email and I will collate people and send it to the organisers later in the week!

  3. I’ve registered for the D grade road race and am a bit nervous about racing against boys for the first time! But according to Dave’s rough guide I’m probably in the right place.

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