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To be held on Sunday November 22 starting from Edmund Rice College at the start of the 6.5km climb up the Illawarra Escarpment, the event features an average gradient of six per cent, with two 15 per cent challenges towards the end.
The event is being promoted by Activate Events and offers $250 cash to each of the Queen and King of the Mountain, age awards, medallions and an MTB KOM. It is open to riders from 12 years up (road) and open and masters (MTB), with teams also encouraged.
As well, entrants can help support the newly formed Fearless Outreach Foundation in support of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder by signing on to fund raise or donate to the cause.
In its inaugural year in 2014, the event attracted hundreds of entrants taking part in either the road based uphill 6.5km cycle climb or 5km fun run.
CNSW has sanctioned the event for both members and non-members. This ensures the event is professionally organised with insurances and services.
Entrants who are not members of CNSW will be required to pay $7 for a one day licence (normally $15).
CNSW CEO Phil Ayres said CNSW was pleased to support Activate Events in creating the new addition to its event calendar.
“Creating new opportunities for our members to participate in events is something we are continuing to stive for,” he said.
Event organiser Robert Battocchio said the 6.5km up hill road course was nothing short of spectacular, with an average 6.5 per cent gradiant.
“It will take competitors along the sealed scenic road that winds its way from the mountain base to finish on one of the most scenic lookouts on the South Coast, at Mount Keira Summit,” he said.
“The road is in excellent shape, wide, well sealed in most parts, and with full road closures offers a unique experience. The gradient is achievable with a few tough sections offering a worthy challenge.
“This is a tough ride but it’s relatively short and while it might set your legs on fire, the pain is temporary, but the sense of achievement when crossing the finishing line at the peak is forever.”
Mr Battocchio said the Mount Keira Challenge was designed to provide riders, both experienced to the novice with a tough hill climb race set in an accessible city location of Wollongong NSW.
“With full road closures and a spectacular summit finish, (overlooking the amazing Illawarra coastline), riders will have a small taste of an real uphill mountain climb. It’s a sprint to the summit, with a average six per cent gradient, the 6.5km road course winds its way from the base to the summit, and along the way a great vista and couple tough sections to test the lungs and legs…”
Entry categories are:
Road: 12-19 (U20), 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+ based on age on day
MTB: Open, Master 40+
Teams: Corporate Team, Open Team Male, Open Team Mix (2 male/2 female)
Entry includes professional event services as timing, and road closures, categories and awards including KOM cash and prizes, plus a terrific challenge for all levels and ages 12 years and over.
For more information and online entry (open now), visit:
For the event website go to http://www.keirachallenge.com.au/cycle-info-about/
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NSW SOUTHERN DIVISION TRACK CHAMPIONSHIPS
Sunday 11th January 2015
Will be held at
Seiffert Oval, Faithfull Street, Goulburn
U9, U11, U13, U15, U17, U19 Wom, Women and Masters,
Time Trial, Sprint Derby and Scratch Race
U19 Men & Men Sprint Derby, Points Race and Pursuit
In the event of insufficient entries some categories may be combined
Race Entry Fees (please state which event or events)
U9, U11, U13, U15 $15
U17Men & Women $20
U19Men & Women $30
Men, Women & Masters $30
Information: Barbara Wyles 4237 7704
ENTRIES CLOSE: 31st December 2014
Entry fees MUST accompany the entry
LATE ENTRIES WILL NOT BE TAKEN
Please make cheques to Southern Division Cycling Association
Please post entry and race entry fee to
NSW Southern Division Cycling Association
1/60 Meehan Drive, Kiama Downs, 2533.
Or deposit in Bank Account
“Southern Division Cycling Association
Account number 007114717 BSB 641-800”
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Jnr rider of the year Mitchell Wright
Snr rider of the year Scott Law
Masters rider of the year Geoff Stoker...
Road man of the year Josh Berry
Road woman of the year Kirsten Howard
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U23 cyclist of the year Caleb Ewan
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U19 male cyclist of the year Max Housdon
U19 woman cyclist of the year Josie Talbot
Male para cyclist of the year Michael Curren
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U23 road man of the year Jay Dutton
U19 men road series winner Declan Baker
Volunteer of the year Sherrie Prossalentis
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Under 11s Ryan Britten and Tyler Puzicha
Under 13s Katarina Chung Orr and Joshua Brodie
Under 15s Mitchell Wright and Lucid Fityus
Under 17s Cameron Scott and Nicola McDonald
under 17 men's road series Shaun Falzarano
Under 17 women's road series Nicola McDonald
Under 15 men's road series Mitchell Wright
Under 15 women road series Ashlee Jones
Masters men 30-34 Robert Quinn
masters men 35-39 Adam Kiss
Masters men 40-44 Gavin White
Masters men 45-49 Alan Townsend
Masters men 50-54 Geoff Stoker
masters men 55-59 Gary Mandy
Masters men 60-64 David Willmott
Masters men 65-69 Darrell Wheeler
Masters men 70-74 Hugh Gray
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Masters woman 30-34 Melanie Roach
Masters woman 35-39 Simone Alexander
Masters woman 40-44 Renee Covington
Masters woman 45-49 Kirsten Bennett
Masters woman 50-54 Deborah Coulls
Masters woman 55-59 Marian Renshaw
Masters woman 60-64 Penelope Rowbottom
Masters woman 65-69 Rosemary Hastings
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