Rider Information / faqs

Information for Mudgee Classic riders.
Still have questions? Email [email protected]

COVID-19

It is with enormous regret and incredible sadness we announce the 2020 Mudgee Classic has been postponed to 2 May, 2021.

This year’s event is yet another casualty of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic.

For more details, including information on transferring your registration and refunds, please CLICK HERE.

Registration kit collection & merchandise swaps

Registration Kits

If you register on or before 28 February 2021 your rider kit, including any ordered merchandise, will be mailed to your nominated address in late-March.

If you register after 28 February 2021, you can collect your registration kit, and any ordered merchandise, at the Event Village on Saturday 1 May (1pm-4pm) or Sunday 2 May(5.30am-7.30am).

If there is a problem with your registration kit, or you wish to transfer ride categories, please come to the Event Village on Saturday afternoon (1pm-4pm) or Sunday morning (5.30am-7.30am).

Merchandise Swaps

If you wish to swap your jersey for a different size, please bring your jersey in its original packaging to the Event Village on Saturday (1pm-4pm). Please note: jersey sizes are limited and we may not be able to accommodate all sizing requests.

The Event Village is located at Glen Willow Regional Sports Complex (Ulan Rd & Pitts Lane, Mudgee NSW 2850).

What is included in your registration kit?

The following will be included in your registration kit?

  •  A rider sticker sheet, which includes your rider number. Rider numbers also include a silver timing chip. Please remove the backing paper and fold the sticker with your rider number around your seat post, with the number facing the rear of the bike. Note: Do not attach the sticker prior to transporting the bike on the exterior of a vehicle. High-speed travel is likely to cause the sticker to fray and tear, which may make it unusable.
  •  Maps of the course, Start and Finish lines and Event Village.
  •  Drink token for a free beer or wine at the Event Village.
  • ›  Any merchandise you have ordered (excluding Champion System merchandise which will be delivered separately).

Cancellations, refunds & category transfers

Cancellations that are received by 28 February, 2021 will be refunded 50% of the entry fee.

No refunds will be offered for cancellations received after 28 February, 2021.

We will consider transferring a registration to another person if a rider is injured and provides a medical certificate at least 7 days prior to the event.

Should the Event Organisers cancel the event due to adverse weather conditions, all riders will be given a 50% refund.

If you wish to join a team or transfer to a different ride category, please email [email protected]. No refunds are made when transferring from a category of a higher value to a category of a lesser value.

eBikes, TT Bars & other bike restrictions

eBikes and Time Trial (TT) bars are not permitted in the Mudgee Classic.

We understand eBikes are a growing market and are working towards introducing an eBike category in future years.

If your chosen bike is anything other than a road bike, please email [email protected] to request approval for its use in the Mudgee Classic.

Safety briefing videos

The Safety Briefing Videos contain important event information relevant to your course. Please ensure you view your course briefing before the event day.

Safety Briefing Videos to come.

Download Rider Guidebook

Rider Guidebook to be released in 2021.

Course Maps & Warnings

Course Maps & Warnings to be released in 2021.

Start Times & Start Line information

START TIMES
Subject to change

170KM MAXI CLASSIC: 7.00am
Riders in the 160KM MAXI CLASSIC will be sent off in groups of 75 riders in approximately three-minute intervals starting at 7.00am.

120KM CHALLENGE CLASSIC: 7.30am 
Riders in the 120KM CHALLENGE CLASSIC will be sent off in groups of 75 riders in approximately three-minute intervals starting at 7.30am.

35KM SOCIAL CLASSIC: 8.00am
Riders in the 35KM SOCIAL CLASSIC will be sent off in groups of 75 riders in approximately three-minute intervals starting at 8.00am

START LINE LOCATION

Church Street (outside St Marys Catholic Church), Mudgee

A ride briefing will take place before each start wave.

Parking

Parking spots are available at these areas:

Glen Willow Regional Sports Stadium
Ulan Rd & Pitts Lane, Mudgee NSW 2850

This is the recommended parking spot as Glen Willow is the Finish Line and Event Village location.
Park and ride to the Start Line on Church St. Distance is less than 2km.
Parking at Glen Willow is open from 4am-5pm on Sunday, 2 May.
Gates will be locked at dusk.

Mudgee Council Carpark
51 Short St, Mudgee NSW 2850

This parking spot is 500m from the Start Line and 2km from the Event Village at Glen Willow Regional Sports Stadium.
This site is expected to fill fast so please be aware you may need to park elsewhere.

To view the Parking Map click here.

Mudgee Classic Event Village

The Event Village is located at Glen Willow Regional Sports Complex:
Ulan Rd & Pitts Lane, Mudgee NSW 2850

Saturday 1 May, 2021

Open: 1.00pm to 4.00pm

What: Kit collection and event information. Bike mechanics will be available for basic repairs. A limited number of sponsor stalls will be open.

Sunday 2 May, 2021

EARLY MORNING

When: 5.30am to 7.30am

What: Kit collection and event information. Bike mechanics will be available for basic repairs. 

MID MORNING ONWARDS

When: 10.00am to 4.00pm

What: The Event Village will operate on Sunday from 10.00am to 4.00pm and will be a lively hub of activity as riders cross the finish line throughout the day.

 Live music
Gourmet food stalls
Beer, wine, soft drink
Local produce and wares
Massage tent
Children’s activities and entertainment
Cycling expo
 Chill out zone

How to attach your rider number

A rider sticker sheet, including your rider number, is included in your rider pack.

Rider numbers for the 170KM and 120KM rides also include a silver timing chip. Please remove the backing paper and fold the sticker with your rider number around your seat post, with the number facing the rear of the bike.

Note: Do not attach the sticker prior to transporting the bike on a vehicle. High-speed travel is likely to cause the sticker to fray and tear, making it unusable.

Rest stops: 170km Maxi Classic

There will be three on course rest stops providing light snacks, water, and hydration supplements.

Locations will be released shortly.

EVENT VILLAGE
Where: Glen Willow Regional Sports Complex
Pre-ride: Bag drop, first aid, toilets.
Post-ride: Entertainment, hot food, beer, wine, soft drinks, water, cycling expo, bike storage, first aid, toilets

Rest stops: 120km Challenge Classic

There will be two on course rest stops providing light snacks, water, and hydration supplements.

Locations will be released shortly.

EVENT VILLAGE
Where: Glen Willow Regional Sports Complex
Pre-ride: Bag drop, first aid, toilets.
Post-ride: Entertainment, hot food, beer, wine, soft drinks, water, cycling expo, bike storage, first aid, toilets

Rest stops: 35km Social Classic

There will be one on course rest stop providing light snacks, water, and hydration supplements.

Locations will be released shortly.

EVENT VILLAGE
Pre-ride: Bag drop, first aid, toilets.
Post-ride: Entertainment, hot food, beer, wine, soft drinks, water, cycling expo, bike storage, first aid, toilet

Rules & rider behaviour

The Mudgee Classic is held on open roads. All road rules apply.
If a cyclist is found to be in breach of road rules organisers will disqualify and remove cyclist from event.

•  No more than two riders side-by-side unless overtaking.

Please ensure you have reviewed the following NSW Road Rules.

 Obey all road rules and directions from Police and Traffic Controllers.

 On narrow country roads bicycle riders must avoid being a hazard to traffic.

 Ride on the left hand side of the road.

• Respect signs which have been put in place by the event organiser.

• Wear an Australian approved helmet at all times: no helmet = no ride.

Any person participating in the event, must obey directions given by a member of the NSW Police Force or Ride Referee

 At the Ride Referees discretion, riders may be withdrawn from the event if they are outside the designated cut-off times and their safety cannot be reasonably ensured.

 While every effort has been made to mark out and officiate the course route, it remains the riders responsibility to be conversant with the ride route. Cyclists are reminded that road cycling can be considered a dangerous sport and whilst all reasonable care is taken by organisers and officials when organising an event, all participants have an equal responsibility to ensure they take all reasonable care by adhering to the road rules and other conditions imposed by ride officials, ensuring a safe ride environment for all concerned.

Emergency & Event contacts

Ambulance, Police, Fire:  000

Emergency Hotline: TBC
Event Hotline: TBC

Please note the Emergency and Event hotlines will not be turned on until the weekend of the Mudgee Classic. These numbers are also listed on your seat post sticker.

There will be an ambulance on course along with a designated first aid response team with two vehicles on course.

Emergency medical staff will be clearly identified with high-vis vests and name tags.

Bike preparation

Come prepared, check your bike in for a service, put on new tires, check your brakes, cables, chain, lube etc. Please do not arrive to the start with a bike that needs a full service.

Saturday 1 May- there will be mechanics at Registration at Glen Willow from 1pm – 4pm.

Sunday 2 May- there will be mechanics at the Start area on Church St. There will also be a mechanics roaming on course.

What you need for the ride

Riders are to be self-reliant. Riders should carry:

•  2x water biddons
  Some nutrition, e.g. banana, muesli bar
•  2 x tubes
  C02 head unit and canisters
  Puncture kit
•  Front and rear lights
  Mobile phone
•  Glasses
•  Appropriate cycle related clothing
•  Some money

Wear an Australian approved helmet at all times: no helmet = no ride

Nutrition & hydration

This is a Sunday ride but not like your usual hit out. Two factors cannot be underestimated:
• Even at 30km/h riders will be out for 5-plus hours on the bike.
• Riders should consume one gram of carbohydrate per kilogram of body weight per hour.

Eating and drinking by the time you feel hungry/thirsty will be too late.

Every rider should carry some nutrition e.g. gels, bananas, muesli bars. Also riders are encouraged to carry 2 x 750 ml water biddons.

Riders will have access to at least 2 rest stops on course.

Plan to drink all your fluids by the time you get to the next station.

Remember to slip, slop slap!
At rest stops there will be a water station, food, and First Aid kits. 

Cut-off times

Maxi Classic 170KM
Riders must reach the 108km mark (Growee Gap Hydration Station) by 12:40pm.

Challenge Classic 120KM
Riders must reach the 70km mark (Rylstone Showgrounds Rest Stop) by 11:10am.

Weather

Mudgee during May:

Mean Max 18.0°C
Mean Min 5°C
Average Rain 48.8mm
Average Rain Days 5.3
Source: http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/averages/tables/cw_062021.shtml

Sunrise: 6:35 AM
Sunset: 5:20 PM
Source: https://www.timeanddate.com/sun/australia/mudgee?month=5&year=2020

Please be prepared! It is your responsibility to carry what you may need during the ride.

Security

The Event Management takes no responsibility for any valuables lost before / during or after the event.

Cyclists and insurance

Insurance is compulsory. During the registration process, you will be asked to note your current insurance cover and insurance number. Your current insurance will need to cover you for the Mudgee  Classic day event. If you do not have appropriate insurance, you will be asked to take out day insurance, Personal Accident Cover.

The cost of this cover is $10 per rider. Please click here for the Insurance FAQs.

Team rankings

Team rankings will be based in the Top Four times of each team. If only three cross the line, that team will not receive a team result.

Age restrictions

The minimum age for the 170km Maxi and 120km Challenge rides is 12 years old. Riders aged 12-16 must hold a Cycling Australia Race Licence.

The minimum age for the 35km Social Classic is 10 years old. Please note that any riders under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult if they do not hold a Cycling Australia Race Licence.

Protest

Any rider wishing to protest his/her timing or report an infringement by another rider should visit the Tomato Timing tent at the Event Village or email [email protected] post-event.

Please note- the Mudgee Classic is a ride not a race.