One event still remains in the 2018 ACT Championships Series – the ACT Hill Climb Championships (3 November 2018).
Comprised of the territory’s official state championship events for criterium, road, individual time trial, and hill climb, the Championships Series gives ACT and interstate riders the opportunity to register for all four events for a single very reasonably-priced entry.
The championship races will use electronic timing systems for the first time in recent memory, allowing the most accurate and timely results where riders are pre-registered. The series will also rank riders across all disciplines, and determine ACT’s unofficial all-round champion, overall and within each age category.
The 2018 edition of the ACT Championships road and criterium events will also feature numerous non-championship support races, giving riders of all levels a chance to be part of the racing action and increasing the number of racing opportunities for all levels of rider in the region.
Update (6th March 2018): With the recent announcement from Cycling Australia, we’re proud to confirm that the ACT Individual Time Trial Championships will be included as part of the new 2018 National Para-Cycling Series. Para-Cyclist entries are through the below registration portal (ACT ITT Championships).
ACT CHAMPIONSHIPS SERIES
- ACT Criterium Championships
14th, 15th, 21st March 2018
(check the Cycling ACT Calendar for age group date/times)
- ACT Road Championships
24th March 2018
- ACT ITT Championships
25th March 2018
- ACT Hill Climb Championships
3rd November 2018
In addition to rankings and medals in each individual discipline / age category, the Series will rank riders across all four disciplines, both within each age category and across all age categories, in order to find ACT’s unofficial all-round champion.
Enter an individual event, or all 4 events by clicking on the respective link below.
|Event||Entry Link||Online Registration||On-the-Day Registration|
(ALL 4 EVENTS)
|2018 ACT Criterium Championships||$12||$15|
|2018 ACT Road Championships||$15||$25|
|2018 ACT Individual Time Trial Championships||$15||$25|
|2018 ACT Hill Climb Championships||$15||$25|
Entry portals will close at 11:59PM the day before the event.
Why is ACT Championships registration more expensive than a club race?
As well as the regular costs like venue hire and first aid, there are extra costs involved in holding state championships, such as paying an honorarium to the commissaires who officiate the race, and purchaing medals for 34 age categories.
*Non-Championship Support Races
After feedback from previous years’ championships, Cycling ACT is opening the door for club riders of all levels to be a part of the racing at the 2018 championships events. The Non-Championships races will be open to all CA members to enter, including those already competing in an ACT Championship race. Results provided separately to the championship races. There is no championship placing for these races. They are simply extending the calendar of local racing opportunities for everyone.
Non-Championship Support Criteriums: $5 (entry on the night)
Non-Championship Support Road Race: Enter via the Championship portal
Cycling ACT Technical Regulations and Bylaws require riders racing in colours other than the colours of their Club to be approved by the federation.
For details of clothing permitted to be worn when competing in open events, please refer to the approved clothing page:
JUNIOR AGE GROUPS (U9 TO U19)
The U9 to U19 ACT Championships (Criterium, Road, ITT) are run as part of the 2018 Canberra Junior & Women’s Tour (28th & 29th April 2018). U17/U19 riders will be able to enter the U23 Championship race, however will not be eligible for medals.
ACT CHAMPIONSHIPS VS. ACT CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS
The ACT Championships are the state championships for the ACT. Entries are open to all Cycling Australia members and international riders with an international license. Separate results are awarded for each age group. State level rules & regulations apply.
The ACT Club Championships are the club championships for cycling clubs based in the ACT. Entries are open to all Cycling Australia members, however each club will award separate results and medals for each grade (eg. A Grade, B Grade…).
WHICH AGE CATEGORY ARE YOU IN?
Your age group for Cycling Australia races stems from your year of birth (Y.O.B.). To find your age category, go to the Age Category Page:
Image Credit: Adrian Marshall has photographed many local cycling events, from local club races to national level events held in the ACT. To view and purchase from his accumulation of images, go to: http://capstone.fotomerchant.com