Please take time to read this information, as there has been some changes to the race schedule that may affect previously advertised start times.
Notably, A, B, and C Grade Women have been combined to a single Open Women’s race. Each grade will still be recognized individually on the podium. The Men’s A Grade event has been brought FORWARD to 11.25am.
6.30 Registrations open.
7.20am Women’s novice event (ungraded) 15 minutes plus 1 lap
7.40am E Grade 15 minutes plus 1 lap
8.00am D Grade men 20 minutes plus 2 laps
8.30am C grade men 30 minutes plus 2 laps
9.10am U15/U13/U11 15 minutes plus 1 lap
9.30am B Grade men 40 minutes plus 2 laps
10.30am Women’s Open Race (inc. A-B-C Graded Women) 25 minutes plus 2 laps
11.25am A Grade Men 45 minutes plus 3 laps
HOW TO GET THERE
The Yanchep National Park is accessed off Wanneroo Road. For those living south of Joondalup, the quickest route is to follow the Mitchell Freeway to its end, then right (east) along Burns Beach Road to Wanneroo Road.
Your Yanchep National Park Challenge entry fee covers your car (load) entry to the park. You will likely be waved through if your bike is evident. Otherwise the Entry Attendant has a list of entrant’s names. Continue straight and signs will indicate the Event Car-park (near the Yanchep Inn). (There is also ‘lock-in’ car-parking on course, but you need to enter prior to 6.30am and cannot leave until 12.45pm due to racing). Parking for disabled is available behind the Registration tent and is accessed with traffic Marshall direction.
Please bring proof of current race license. Purchased day licenses will be supplied at the Registration tent. Allow some extra time to fit your race transponder.
The Start and Finish straight is only used in the first and last lap (1456 metres). The circuit laps are 1358 metres long with a climb and descent. We have re-surfaced bends 1 and 3 for even better cornering.
There are 2 toilet blocks (indicated on map). Please supervise children in crossing the course to access these at all times.
The Event Village will have food, coffee, bike-related displays, a DJ and entertainment for the kids. This is a great place to view the race. If you choose to walk the course as a spectator, please keep well off the road surface at all times. Gold coin donations for entertainment are appreciated. Cash only as there is no eftpos.
Bikeforce Joondalup will provide neutral service adjacent to the pit area and course.
Bush fire alert
In the unlikely event of a fire in the park, a siren will sound and we will follow the direction of Rangers. The likely first evacuation point is towards the Yanchep Inn.
The Prize draw for a Just Ride It bike will be made during presentations at the conclusion of the final race (@ 12.30 at the Event Village). You must be present to claim your prize. A non-member of Northern Beaches Cycling Club will draw it from participant’s race numbers. Numbers will continue to be drawn until a winner is present and claims.
The aim is to publish race positions and times ASAP, via the MyLaps website. Please be patient as we are just learning the system.
Photos will be published in the following days via our Facebook group.
The Yanchep National Challenge has been put together from hundreds of volunteer hours. Take a moment to thank them on-site!
For the STRAVA nuts
RACE LIST- Day registrations allowed