The MyLaps timing system will be introduced at the Yanchep National Park Challenge. Normally a fee is charged for use of the transponders, but riders will use these for free as a trial in our roll-out of new cycling-specific software to compliment the accuracy of MyLaps. PLEASE ALLOW SOME EXTRA TIME TO REGISTER, COLLECT AND ATTACH YOUR TRANSPONDER. An example of results from Mylaps can be found here
Register online for a chance to win a Just Ride It Bike!
The Yanchep National Park Challenge is described by competitors as the toughest criterium course in Western Australia. The unique circuit is set in the picturesque natural backdrop of Yanchep National Park. The closed road circuit, with a climb and descent every kilometre, offers plenty of opportunities for bold breakaways.
Yanchep National Park is located 50km north of Perth city and accessed via the Mitchell Freeway and Wanneroo Road.
In the inaugural 2013 event, a DJ entertained the large crowd who provided great support for all competitors. In 2014 we are bigger and better. We invite you to bring family and friends. Plenty of shade, displays and fun for the kids is found on the fastest bend of the course. There will be a Bouncy Castle, face-painting and places for kids to safely ride their bikes. For the adults we have bike-related displays, food and real espresso coffee (yep we sacked the last van!). Within walking distance are the attractions of the Park, including a koala enclosure, nature walks, chocolate shop and historic tavern. The course itself has been improved with two corners being re-surfaced just for this event.
Why a 'Challenge'? The format has been designed for every level of cyclist, be it recreational, elite or Masters, to take on their own personal challenge and to push their abilities to their limits. The format will ultimately be determined by demand expressed by online entries by the 14/1/14 (we need to apply and secure total time with the National Parks).
We know most people are use to entering a few days before a race in WA, but we really need early confirmation for a well-run event that truly caters for all. Race entry fees incorporate entry costs to the park. EARLY BIRD REGISTRATIONS are a full $15 cheaper than on-the-day registrations.
BUT WAIT THERE'S MORE. As a reward for your commitment, all ONLINE registrations are entered into a draw to win a bike supplied by Jim Wolfe at Just Ride It.
ONLINE REGISTRATIONS HERE (due to open Monday 6/1/14)
STRAVA map of circuit.
The prize will be drawn at race presentations on the 2/2/14 using rider's race numbers. You must be present and respond to the announcement or the prize will be re-drawn until claimed.
For women, we have included an 'ungraded' event for novice women, who prefer to ride their own ride, at their own pace. Women only, A, B, C graded races, will be provided if there are sufficient entries for a field by the 14/1/14.
For juniors, novice riders can enter the junior events, while elite U17 and U15 riders can enter the open grades.
While 1 day and 3 day licences can be purchased to race, we encourage all to support your local club and become a race member.
There are a range of place-getter prizes (1st -4th) and participation prizes kindly donated by our sponsors.
Displays and Sponsors include
“Bicycles for Humanity (B4H) is an entirely volunteer run charity which provides donated bikes to our partner organisations in southern Africa. In doing so we help break the cycle of poverty, through establishment of sustainable small businesses and provision of transport, which impacts individuals’ lives and those of their families, communities and future generations. A bike allows someone to travel twice as far, twice as fast and carry four times the load. A bike can mean access to education, health care, fresh water, economic opportunity and community.”
Please bring any bikes for donation!
- Just Ride It
- Northshore Tavern
- Peard Real Estate
- Bikeforce Joondalup
- Healthy Life Fitness Centre
- Ride With Velosophy
- Perth Integrated Health
- Good Earth Hotel
- Historical Bike Club of WA
- Upbeat Stamina and Fitness Drinks
- The Spin Doctor Kyle Walter
- Yanchep Personal Training
- Red Cross Blood Bank
- DJ Daz Hall
- Photography/videography Peter Walpole. Lordana Smith (Image Vixen) Don & Jan Kedgley (Mosquito Design and Graphics) Stuart Holden Imagery.