Numbat Cup - Round 1

Cyclocross (CX)
22 April 2018
City Beach WA 6015, Australia
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** Anyone can race! **

The Numbat Cup is the no-nonsense Cyclocross (CX) state series. No big cash prizes, no professional setups - just pure racing for fun! Local parks, local riders, and local businesses support it. There’s a grade for everyone, and you can race on any bike you choose. Don’t try it if you don’t like having fun!

Race 1 – City Beach

Race 2 – Fishmarket Reserve

Race 3 – Edward Millen Reserve

Race 4 – Garvey Park

Race 5 – Garvey Park

Race 6 – Guildford Grammar

Race 7 - TBC


Race Organiser: Perth Mountain Bike Club & WA Cyclocross

Facebook group WA Cyclocross


What is Cyclocross?

Cyclocross is a very specific type of bike racing. For the most part, the course is off-road but there are sometimes portions of pavement included in the course. You can expect to encounter grass, dirt, mud, gravel, sand, and a whole slew of other assortments and combinations. The races are based on a set time (measured by numbers of laps), not distance. Depending on your category, a race can be as quick as 30 minutes (for beginners), or as long as 60 minutes (for pros).

While the A-grade fields were limited to Cyclocross bikes from 2016 (Drop bars, <35mm tyres), all other fields are open to any kind of bike you like, so grab your mountain bike and come down.

In most cases, race officials wait to see how quickly riders complete the first lap before deciding how many total laps will be completed. Depending on course conditions and pack motivation, the total time may be a few minutes less or more than the race flyer lists. 

Courses are twisty circuits and typically, but not always include barriers, as well as other ‘features’ that will necessitate hoping both off, and back onto, your bike. Those brave (and skilled) enough can bunnyhop their bikes over them. Often there are hills, sand pits and muddy sections that are too difficult or slow to ride, and thus a racer will shoulder their bike and run with it.

Cyclocross is a winter sport - this means that if you look outside and see rain, hail, or shine (we have had all of these on the same day), the show will still go on, and often, the more inhospitable the weather, the more fun the racing.

Technically, cyclocross is a form of bike racing, but we also think of it as a lifestyle that involves grabbing any bike, and navigating any type of terrain or obstacle, in the fastest and most efficient way possible. It’s also an adventuresome style of riding, with a versatile bike that allows you to explore any gravel or dirt road, park or trail that you stumble upon.

Still confused? Check this YouTube video out - best cyclocross moments 2014


All Dates

  • 22 April 2018

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