Port Adelaide Cycling Club and Kilkenny Cycling Club invite the cycling and local community to come together to celebrate the redevelopment and Official Opening of the Hanson Reserve Velodrome.

Port Adelaide CC is excited to be teaming up with Kilkenny Cycling Club and Cycling SA to present the Return to Hanson Reserve track and cyclo-cross event, incorporating the official (re)opening of the Velodrome with the City of Port Adelaide Enfield. 

PACC has a long and proud history of running track races, and it was some of our track members who pioneered cyclo-cross racing in SA in 2011, looking for something different to race in winter.  So it's only fitting that the first race we hold at back at Hanson Reserve after a 14 year hiatus incorporates both! 

The "Return To Hanson Reserve" will be an evening of celebrating cycling, with Senior and Junior track and cyclocross racing open to all grades, with food trucks (Spuds & More and The Sweet Spaniard), music, children's entertainment, the PACC Pirate Life Brewing bar, and the Australian Olympic Track Team showing us just how fast you can go on that new surface at Hanson Reserve Velodrome! Touché! We can show them how fast we can go on grass, over barriers and on the Velodrome!

Kudos to those who have entered both the track and CX events! If you're a competitor and can't find your emailed instructions click here.  If you're thinking of entering CX on the day - please get there well before your event to avoid disappointment.

Special thanks to Zero Friction Cycling, Schwalbe Australia, Pirate Life Brewing and Sylvester's Pizza for supporting our event!

Bring your chair, blanket or marquee and enjoy a family friendly fun day - Volunteer with course set-up from 2pm, warm-up from 4:15pm, racing from 5pm, last drinks at the club rooms at 10pm.

Cyclo-Crossers - Note the approximate start times that the event schedule has for the following events, assuming all is going like clockwork - remember to sign on AT LEAST 30mins prior to your event and remember bring your PACC Timing Tag:

  • Event 5: Cyclo-Cross – Little Crossers 5:20pm
  • Event 12: Cyclo-cross – Junior A & B Grade 6:51pm
  • Event 17: Cyclo-cross – Women A, B, C & Men C Grade  7:38pm
  • Event 25: Cyclo-cross – Men A & B Grade 8:49pm

LEGENDARY RIDERS DOING THE TRACK-'CROSS DOUBLE ARE:

121 INNEKE BEGGS (South Coast CC) CX_JA
102 HARRISON BLACKBURN (South Coast CC) CX_JA
128 TOM WILLIAMS (Adelaide MTB Club) CX_JA
116 MAXIMILIAN WILLIS-HELL (South Coast CC) CX_JA
143 MARCUS MELINO (Port Adelaide CC) CX_JB
129 SEBASTIAN WILLIS-HELL (South Coast CC) CX_JB
4 JACK HOGAN (Norwood CC) CX_MA
32 ANDY ROGERS (Port Adelaide CC) CX_MA
23 PETER DAVIS (Port Adelaide CC) CX_MB
8 SIMON EGLINTON (Kilkenny CC) CX_MB
36 DANIEL VAN DER LAAN (Sydney Uni Velo Club) CX_MB
58 DAN WILLIAMSON (Trial) CX_MB
103 CURTIS BOYD (South Coast CC) CX_MC
48 ADAM HUGHES (Port Adelaide CC) CX_MC
69 CARL PURCZEL (Port Adelaide CC) CX_MC
71 GRANT WARREN (South Coast CC) CX_MC
114 COOPER WARREN (South Coast CC) CX_MC
72 KENNY WILLIAMS (Adelaide MTB Club) CX_MC
49 SHELBY JOHNSON (South Coast CC) CX_WA
50 GEMMA KERNICH (Port Adelaide CC) CX_WA
59 SUEANN WOODWISS (Port Adelaide CC) CX_WA
44 KELLY FETTES (Port Adelaide CC) CX_WB
113 ANOOK SIMPSON (Adelaide MTB Club) CX_WB
63 VICKI-LYNNE BIRKS (Port Adelaide CC) CX_WC
64 LEE-ANNE FLEMING (Port Adelaide CC) CX_WC
70 VIRGINIA RICHES (Port Adelaide CC) CX_WC
90 JACQUELINE VOLTZ (Port Adelaide CC) CX_WC
127 JESS WILLIAMS (Adelaide MTB Club) CX_WC

RIDER INSTRUCTIONS

Thanks for entering Return to Hanson. It's going to be a fantastic evening's racing! We just wanted to touch base with you prior to the event with a few details regarding the evening.

A couple of key takeaways before tomorrow's racing kicks off:
Please be ready to race! 
-We have lots of riders (and a tight schedule!) - so it is up to you to be ready at the rider marshall point (back straight gate). With 33 events - the evening can blow out very quickly, so we won't have time to find riders who are late. For those CX riders who have never been to a track race before, track programs don't always run to the time proposed - so please keep an eye on where the program is at via event numbers - and don't be surprised if we run ahead or behind schedule.

Cyclo-Crossers - Note the approximate start times that the event schedule has for the following events, all going like clockwork - remember to sign on AT LEAST 30mins prior to your event and bring your PACC Timing Tag:

  • Event 5: Cyclo-Cross – Little Crossers 5:20pm
  • Event 12: Cyclo-cross – Junior A & B Grade 6:51pm
  • Event 17: Cyclo-cross – Women A, B, C & Men C Grade  7:38pm
  • Event 25: Cyclo-cross – Men A & B Grade 8:49pm
 
Sign On
Sign on will be in the clubrooms for both races (in paper form)!
Cyclocross riders must sign on at least 30 mins prior to their allocated race time.  
It has taken a lot of work to get this down to a manageable level. With 200 entrants blowing away our expectations, it did present some challenges. Nevertheless, we are confident we've come up with a great program that will be exciting for spectators and engaging for riders. With a reasonable size crowd on the cards - we're hoping it'll be a great experience for all. The program is expected to finish around 10 all going to plan.
Rider Briefing
There will be a rider briefing at 4:45 for details on all your racing for the evening
 
Warm-Up
As we have lots of bike riders we can't fit them all on at once. Junior warm-up from 4:15 and a senior warm-up from 4:30
 
Parking
Parking will be on the side streets surrounding the reserve. The actual car park will be reserved for officials & Spectators.
This is the first time a major event has been run at Hanson in over a decade, so please be respectful of local residents. Make sure you don't park over driveways etc. We don't want any complaints.

If you drive to the event, please take extra care ensuring that valuables are out of sight, that your windows are up and your cars are locked!
 
Participant Set Up
Please set up on the back straight on the outside of the track. Space is limited so please don't sprawl too much! We'll have some bike racks available, but you are encouraged to bring your own chairs, and although the weather is looking pleasant, the temps do drop quickly once the sun has gone down, so make sure you bring some warm clothes! Please note that although we will have security at the event - it's advisable that you keep valuables out of site and don't leave possessions un-attended!
Toilets, First Aid etc
Please see plan below. We'll have two food trucks plus snacks and beers available from the clubrooms.
Program Explained: Track
Heart starter: Just a short Scratch Race!
Motorpaced Scratch Race: Somewhere between a keirin and a scratch race.
Junior D Derny Race: A special treat for our Junior D riders - with an opportunity for them to line up alongside their Aussie Cycling Team Heros! Like a Derny Race, but the horsepower will be provided by our best track riders as they prepare for Tokyo Olympics
Elimination/Motorpace 2-in-1 special: This is two race in one! First up is an elimination race. As riders get eliminated instead of pulling out of the race they go back and sit behind the following motorbike (which will be sitting a quarter of a lap behind the bunch). Once the elimination has been won - the race will swap into a straight scratch race as the moto pulls off.

How many laps? Every race is different based on grade, age and field size. Check with the friendly comm team before starting to finalise the specifics of your race.!
 
Reminders: CX
All riders will be provided with a race number for the day.  This number MUST be returned after you have finished racing.  CX riders will need to bring their PACC timing tag if they have already been issued with one.  New CX riders will be provided with a tag-free of charge - replacement tags will be issued at a cost of $10 per tag.  
Summary
It should be a fun evening! Please enjoy it for what it is as we look forward to officially launching the venue. If there any problems please let us know and we can work through them.

We'll see you all tomorrow!
CSA, KCC & PACC
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