RACE COMMISSAIRES

Our team of Cycling Queensland Commissaires donate their time and energy to ensure that the Lifecycle Classic is an enjoyable, fair and safe bike race. It’s the riders job to know the course, read the instructions, listen to their briefing, accept their handicaps and arrive on time.

Supporting your Commissaires is a team of volunteers and marshalls looking after registrations, set up, course safety, traffic marshalling, signs, transponders etc.

Lifecycle appreciate and thank all our Commissaires and volunteers.

Race Co-ordinator Chris Gibbs
Clerk of Course Michael Farrington
Handicapper Gino Cornacchia
Registration Carolyn Gibbs

LIFECYCLE CLASSIC COURSE 2020

(76 kilometer Course – 2 Laps)
Refer to Map

How the Lifecycle Classic works:

  1. Groups leave at approx 2 min intervals. Riders with the largest handicap start first.
  2. Check your handicap to see which group you are in.
  3. The first group of riders will start at 10:30 at the Start/Finish line in Lindemans Rd.
  4. From 10:30 onwards the commissaires & marshalls start the groups in handicap order until the scratch group starts.
  5. Riders do 2 laps of the 37km course. The course basically turns left from Lowood to Fernvale. Then left into the Brisbane Valley Highway, over the Wivenhoe Dam, left into the Coominya Connection road, Left again into West Road Check your handicap to see which group you are in. The Classic is 2 laps of the circuit. Intermediate Sprint for 1st three places at end of lap 1 will be the start/finish line in Lindemans Rd. These riders must finish the race to claim their prize.

PILBEAM MINI CLASSIC RIDERS – C & D Grade WOMEN

(37 kilometer Course – 1 Laps)
Lifecycle is running the Pilbeam Mini Classic open to C & D Grade women. These grades will leave 3 mins after the tandem riders and finish after completing 1 lap.

C & D Grade women can choose the Pilbeam Mini Classic or the full Classic.

Marshalls will be at the finish line to separate these riders to keep the course clear for the riders doing 2 laps.

SAFETY NOTICE TO ALL RIDERS

The Lifecycle Classic is held on open roads that are not closed to traffic. Riders will be passed by traffic travelling in both directions. Obey all Queensland Road Rules – including not riding more than 2 abreast except when passing, not crossing double white lines at any time, wearing an approved helmet and having a roadworthy bicycle. Race officials may impose additional rules, regulations and penalties at their discretion.

Obey Commissaires, SES, Traffic Controllers, Race Officials and motorcycle marshall instructions.

Exercise caution on the roads, keep left, don’t cross the centre line, and stay alert for on coming traffic. Potholes are a hazard on country roads.

  1. Lowood – Lindermans Road & Clarendon Road.
  2. Mahons Raod & Mani Street, Coominya.
  3. Merge – Mount Tarampa Road & Forest Hill-Fernvale Road.
  4. Prospect & Park Street Lowood.
  5. Prospect Road, Railway Street Lowood.

PLEASE LEAVE ALL AREAS TIDY & PLACE ALL RUBBISH IN BINS.

TRANSPONDER PLACEMENT

Transponders are to be set up and positioned as per the Instruction sheet at the Registration desk.

Riders are requested to claim their place immediately upon finishing. Officials will be marshalling all finishers up the road from the finish.

Return your transponder to Registration when collecting your race license.

No rider to re-cross the line after finishing as it interferes with the finishing equipment / race results.

NUMBER PLACEMENT

Ensure your numbers and transponder are securely fixed.

One number is pinned sideways on your LEFT – clearly visible by the finish Judges.

The 2nd number is pinned low on your back to be clearly visible to the on-course Commissaires.

FOOD AND DRINKS

Lowood Sports and Recreation Club

Lowood Sports and Recreation Club are providing catering again this year. They provide us with free assistance prior to and after the race, mowing of grass etc. Please support them in return. They offer steakburgers, hamburgers, cakes, drinks etc. including sports drinks.

Toilets and showers are located in the club facilities.

Entry is through the gates via Holm Street, rear of the assembly area across the paddock.