Rider Information / faqs

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

Mudgee Classic COVID Safety Plan

Event Organisers are working closely with the NSW Government and following advice from NSW Health to put on a COVID-safe event. In addition to the below safety protocols, Event Organisers will also closely follow the guidelines as outlined by NSW Public Health Order at the time of the event.

  •   Smaller waves of riders at the Start Line
  •   Encouraging social distancing for all event staff and event participants at Start and Finish Lines, Event Village area and at all rest stops
  •   Implementing contact tracing methods
  •   Making hand sanitiser stations available
  •   Cleaning and sanitising common use surfaces and areas (such as toilets) at regular intervals
  •   Briefing staff, volunteers and officials on event COVID practices
  •   Appointing a COVID Marshall on event day
  •   The serving of food to be done wearing disposable gloves at the Event Village and rest stops
  •   Increasing the size of Event Village and rest stop areas to allow for adequate social distancing

We recommend all participants download the COVIDsafe App and advise participants and / or spectators not to attend if they are displaying any COVID symptoms.

Registration kit collection & merchandise swaps

Registration Kits

If you register on or before 28 February 2021 you will have the option to collect your registration kit, including any ordered merchandise, at the Event Village or have it mailed to your nominated address in late-March. All 2020 deferred riders will have their registration kits mailed out.

If you register after 28 February 2021, you can collect your registration kit, including any ordered merchandise, at the Event Village on Saturday 1 May (1pm-4pm) or Sunday 2 May (6.00am-7.00am).

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 (6.00am-7.00am).

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.

Cancellations, refunds & category transfers

Cancellations that are received by Sunday 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 have received your registration kit and wish to change course categories, please visit the Registration Tent at the Event Village on Saturday 1 May between 1-4pm or Sunday 2 May between 6am-7am.

For full terms and conditions regarding event cancellation, please click here.

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 Video

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

CLICK HERE to watch.

Download Rider Guide

Rider Guide can be downloaded here.

Course Maps & Warnings

Course Maps are available to view and download here.

Start Times & Start Line information

START LINE LOCATION

Church Street (outside St Marys Catholic Church), Mudgee.
A ride briefing will take place before each start wave.

START TIMES & PROCEDURE
Subject to change

7:00-7:30am: 170km Maxi Classic
● 7:30-8:00am: 120km Challenge Classic
● 8:00-8:20am: 35km Social Classic
Note: Riders will go off in intervals of approximately 75 riders.
It is compulsory to have your identification sticker firmly attached to your seat post.

CAFES ALONG THE START LINE 

The following cafes are located on the Start Line and will be open from 6.00am on Sunday, 2 May.

  • Outside the Square
    83-85 Mortimer St, Mudgee NSW 2850
  • Butcher Shop Cafe
    49 Church St, Mudgee NSW 2850
  • OCo + The Juice
    70 Church St, Mudgee NSW 2850

SPECTATOR SPOTS

● Start line – Church St, Mudgee
● Finish Line/Event VillageGlen Willow Regional Sports Complex, Mudgee

Parking

Parking spots are available at these areas:

GLEN WILLOW REGIONAL SPORTS COMPLEX
Ulan Rd & Pitts Lane, Mudgee NSW 2850
This is the recommended parking spot as there is
a cycle path direct to the Start Line on Church St.
Distance to the Start Line is 1.5km.
Parking at Glen Willow is open from 4am – 5pm
on Sunday, 2 May. Gates will be locked at dusk.
No parking along Pitts Lane within Glen Willow.

ADDITIONAL PARKING
Mudgee Council Carpark – 51 Short St, Mudgee
Byron Place – off Perry St, Mudgee
Both parking spots are 500m from the Start Line
and 1.5km from the Event Village at Glen Willow.
These sites are expected to fill fast so please be
aware you may need to park elsewhere.

Mudgee Classic Event Village / Finish Line

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: 6.00am to 7.00am

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.

REST STOP: Bylong Community Sportsgrounds
Where:
7690 Bylong Valley Way, Bylong
~ 77km mark
Open Times: 9.05am – 11.20am
What: Water, electrolyte powder and gels, bananas, Carman’s muesli bars, fruit cake and lollies
Note: Coffee, soft drinks and other snacks are available at the Bylong General Store located across the road from the rest stop. Cash & eftpos payment available.

HYDRATION STATION: Bylong Valley Way, Upper Growee 
Where:
Ferntree Walk, top of KOM/QOM
~ 109km mark
Open Times: 9.35am – 1.00pm
What: Water, electrolyte gels, bananas and lollie

REST STOP: Lue Public School
Where:
Lue Rd, Lue
~ 144km mark
Open Times: 10.00am – 2.50pm
What: Water, electrolyte powder and gels, bananas, Carman’s muesli bars, fruit cake, lollies, coca-cola

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

HYDRATION STATION: Swanston St, Lue
Where:
Swanston St, Lue (across from Lue Public School)
~ 28km mark

Open Times:
8.15am – 9.10am
What:
Water and bananas

REST STOP: Rylstone Showgrounds
Where:
Cudgedong St, Rylstone
~ 70km mark
Open Times: 9.20am – 11.30am
What: Water, electrolyte powder and gels, bananas, Carman’s muesli bars, fruit cake and lollies

REST STOP: Lue Public School
Where:
Lue Rd, Lue
~ 94km mark
Open Times: 10.00am – 2.50pm
What: Water, electrolyte powder and gels, bananas, Carman’s muesli bars, fruit cake, lollies, coca-cola

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 and water.

REST STOP: Henry Lawson Dr
Where:
570 Henry lawson Dr, Eurunderee (Henry Lawson Picnic Area)
~ 28km mark
Open Times: 8.40am – 10.00am
What: Water and bananas

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, 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: 0447 463 614
Event Hotline: 0447 182 425

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 (ie. Bicycle NSW, Cycling NSW, Cycling Australia). 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.

Event Terms & Conditions

For 2021 Mudgee Classic Terms & Conditions CLICK HERE