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Published by NX Sports, 2019-08-05 06:49:44

NRS Men Tech Regs v5Aug

NRS Men Tech Regs v5Aug

Version 1.3


Changes from previous version

• Version 1.1 – added Race Director Welcome
• Version 1.1 – removed Friday KOM on Bakers Road
• Version 1.1 – Friday Program update: to improve alignment with local buses

o QRTS Men start time changed to 7.10am,
o NRS/QRTS Women start time changed to 7.20am
o QRTS Masters start time changed to 8.20am

• Version 1.2 – Saturday Program update following risk assessment and rider
testing:
o NRS/QRTS Women and QRTS Masters course reduced by 1 lap to
overall 75km distance.
o NRS Men start time changed to 11.00am
o Combined Grade start time changed to 12.00pm

• Version 1.2 – Risks added to Mocka
• Version 1.2 – e-book made printable
• Version 1.2 – Convoy Operations Meeting with NSW Police updated to 30

minutes prior to road race start
• Version 1.2 – added further detail regarding neutral spares
• Version 1.2 – Feed zones added to Friday and Saturday Road Race mockas
• Version 1.2 – Mechanical area added for Saturday Road Race
• Version 1.2 – Thursday venue update to Courthouse Hotel, Murwillumbah

• Version 1.3 – removed Combined Grade from the race program
• Version 1.3 – updated Friday Program start times

o QRTS Masters – 7:40am, NRS/QRTS Women – 7:55am, NRS Men –
11:15am, QRTS Men – 11:30am

• Version 1.3 – updated Saturday Program start times
o QRTS Masters – 7:40am, NRS/QRTS Women – 8:00am, NRS Men –
10:50am, QRTS Men – 11:50am

• Version 1.3 – updated Individual Time Trial start times
o QRTS Masters – 7:00am, NRS/QRTS Women – 7:50am, NRS Men
– 8:35am, QRTS Men – 9:20am

• Version 1.3 – updated Criterium start times
o QRTS Masters – 11:00am, NRS/QRTS Women – 11:45am, NRS
Men – 12:50pm, QRTS Men – 2:00pm

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EVENT PROGRAM

6.00pm – 8.00pm Thursday 8 August
6.30pm – 7.00pm Registration
7.00pm – 7.30pm NRS Men - Managers Meeting
NRS Women - Managers Meeting
7.40am Friday 9 August – Tyalgum & Stokers Road Race
7.55am QRTS Masters Race Start
11:15am NRS Women & QRTS Women Race Start
11:30am NRS Men Race Start
QRTS Men Race Start
7:40am Saturday 10 August – Madura Tea Estate Road Race
8:00am QRTS Masters Race Start
10:50am NRS Women & QRTS Women Race Start
11:50am NRS Men Start
QRTS Men Race Start
7.00am*
7:50am* Sunday 11 August – Murwillumbah Time Trial
8:35am* QRTS Masters Start
9:20am* NRS Women & QRTS Women Start
NRS Men Start
11.00am QRTS Men Start
11:45am
12:50pm Sunday 11 August – Stan Brims Criterium
2:00pm QRTS Masters Start
NRS Women & QRTS Women Start
NRS Men Start
QRTS Men Start

*subject to final field sizes

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

EVENT PROGRAM ............................................................................................................................................................................... 2

EVENT MANAGEMENT............................................................................................................................................................ 6

MEDIA............................................................................................................................................................................................................. 9

SOCIAL MEDIA........................................................................................................................................................................................ 9

OFFICIALS.................................................................................................................................................................................................... 9

VOLUNTEERS........................................................................................................................................................................................... 9

MEETINGS ................................................................................................................................................................................................ 10

PERMANENCE / REGISTRATION....................................................................................................................................... 10
TEAM MANAGER MEETINGS............................................................................................................................................. 10
CONVOY OPERATIONS MEETING................................................................................................................................. 10
COMMISSAIRE MEETINGS.................................................................................................................................................... 10
EQUIPMENT............................................................................................................................................................................... 10
CONVOY CODE OF CONDUCT .................................................................................................................................... 10

EVENT INFORMATION................................................................................................................................................................. 11

SIGN-ON.................................................................................................................................................................................... 11
PRESENTATIONS...................................................................................................................................................................... 11
NEUTRAL SERVICE.................................................................................................................................................................. 11
RACE CONVOY....................................................................................................................................................................... 13
RACE NUMBERS ...................................................................................................................................................................... 13
FEEDING ...................................................................................................................................................................................... 13
PENALTIES .................................................................................................................................................................................. 13
TIMING & RESULTS ................................................................................................................................................................ 14
LITTERING .................................................................................................................................................................................. 14
URINATING................................................................................................................................................................................ 14
RIDER SUPPORT PARKING.................................................................................................................................................. 15
MEDICAL SERVICES ................................................................................................................................................................ 15
TECHNICAL REGULATIONS............................................................................................................................................... 15
TYPE OF EVENT....................................................................................................................................................................... 15

PARTICIPATION.................................................................................................................................................................................. 16

CLASSIFICATIONS.................................................................................................................................................................... 16
TIME LIMITS................................................................................................................................................................................ 17
NATIONAL ROAD SERIES RIDER TOWING REGULATIONS............................................................................... 18
3KM RULE................................................................................................................................................................................... 19
PRIZES........................................................................................................................................................................................... 21
ANTI-DOPING......................................................................................................................................................................... 21

IMPORTANT RISK INFORMATION..................................................................................................................................... 22

RACE ENVELOPE..................................................................................................................................................................... 22

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RISK RESPONSE ........................................................................................................................................................................ 22
EVACUATIONS ......................................................................................................................................................................... 23
EMERGENCY SERVICES ACCESS........................................................................................................................................ 23
DUTY OF CARE....................................................................................................................................................................... 24

TYALGUM VENUE ............................................................................................................................................................................ 26

MADURA TEA ESTATE VENUE.............................................................................................................................................. 27

MURWILLUMBAH VENUES....................................................................................................................................................... 28

STAGE ONE............................................................................................................................................................................................ 29

TYALGUM & STOKERS ROAD RACE ............................................................................................................................. 29
COURSE MAP & PROFILE.................................................................................................................................................... 30
3KM FINISH DETAIL ............................................................................................................................................................... 31
MOCKA........................................................................................................................................................................................ 32

STAGE TWO.......................................................................................................................................................................................... 35

FARRANTS HILL & RESERVE CREEK ROAD RACE................................................................................................... 35
COURSE MAP & PROFILE.................................................................................................................................................... 36
3KM FINISH DETAIL ............................................................................................................................................................... 37
MOCKA........................................................................................................................................................................................ 38

STAGE THREE....................................................................................................................................................................................... 43

MURWILLUMBAH INDIVIDUAL TIME TRIAL................................................................................................................ 43
COURSE MAP ........................................................................................................................................................................... 44
MOCKA........................................................................................................................................................................................ 44
3KM FINISH DETAIL ............................................................................................................................................................... 45

STAGE FOUR......................................................................................................................................................................................... 46

STAN BRIMS CRITERIUM...................................................................................................................................................... 46
COURSE MAP ........................................................................................................................................................................... 48
MOCKA........................................................................................................................................................................................ 48

APPENDIX................................................................................................................................................................................................ 49

CONVOY CODE OF CONDUCT .................................................................................................................................... 49
COMPULSORY CONVOY BEHAVIOURS....................................................................................................................... 50

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Welcome from the Race Director

Hello riders and teams,

Welcome back to the wonderful Tweed.

As you know the Battle has come to end after ten years of great racing in the Mt
Warning caldera.

For the next few years, we are keen to conduct a smaller event with fewer races, and
target courses that are challenging and rely on a degree of race craft. The New South
Wales government through its tourism department has also changed it view towards
racing only events and we are required to offer events that also service the recreational
rider and cycle supporter.

For 2019, our funding is only just being confirmed and we have had a limited time to
plan some aspects of the event. For 2020, a program including speciality races such as hill
climbs and sprints will be offered. A larger recreational ride will also be delivered
together with new partner Cycle For Life which is a free ride in support of organ
donation.

It is interesting we are now being invited back to communities such as Tyalgum and
Clothiers Creek, and for the first time have passionate and interested stakeholders
wanting more cycling in their districts. This is clearly a legacy of the Battle.

For 2019 we are offering a new course, a new mountain and a small dirt section of
racing as the start of the evolution of the cycling agenda for the Tweed.

I urge you to take seriously the environmental impact and the footprint you leave behind.
The communities of the Tweed have been meeting with us and are sending you a very
loud message: DO NOT LITTER IN THEIR HOME and treat their properties with
respect when parking.

Finally, I would like to acknowledge the amazing level of support from Destination New
South Wales, Tweed Shire Council and the New South Wales Police.

I hope your racing is safe and challenging.

Mike Crawley
Race Director

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Event Management Mike Crawley 0402 226 333

Race Director Kevin Pready 0411 757 577
Event Manager
Engagement & Sales Nicola Farquhar 0478 710 344
NSW Police Commander
Safety Manager Chad George Contact Base Radio
Chief Commissaire NRS Men
Chief Commissaire NRS Women & Stan Brims 0417 611 664
QRTS Women
Chief Commissaire QRTS & Grade Peter McMahon 0412 055 466
Medic Manager
Base Radio & Convoy Manager Tony Torr 0419 116 587
Timing Manager
Registration Manager Neil Hamey 0424 882 728

Tracey O’Connor 0402 171 968

Leanne Manning 0419 379 360

Simon Gwynne 0432 644 361

Megan McCarthy 0428 223 651

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MEDIA

The Criterium will be live streamed via Cycling Australia Facebook and the Kayo Sports App.
Extended daily highlights from each race will be uploaded to the Cycling Australia NRS Facebook
page each night.

SOCIAL MEDIA

Keeping current with your socials is an important part of a cyclist’s life and at Tour de Tweed,
we promote regular sharing of results, achievements, and of course some good old-fashioned
bants. Please feel free to load photos, comments etc using the hashtag #tourdetweed #visitnsw

If you have issues, please contact Race Director Mike Crawley on 0402 226 333 or
mike@nxsports.org. Please think before posting negativity on social media as this only manages
to damage our sport.

OFFICIALS

Cycling Australia commissaires from Queensland and New South Wales support the Tour de
Tweed and we ask that you treat all officials with the highest level of respect. Should an issue
arise, you are welcome to approach the Chief Commissaire and discuss the matter.

VOLUNTEERS

The Tour de Tweed requires the assistance of local community-based volunteer organisations.

We ask that you treat all volunteers with the highest level of respect. Abuse of volunteers in any
capacity will not be tolerated. Team Managers or Riders abusing volunteers are subject to
disqualification at the discretion of the Race Director.

Should an issue arise, you are welcome to approach the Race Director and the Event Manager.

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MEETINGS

Permanence / Registration

Date: Thursday 8 August 2019
Time: 6.00pm – 8.00pm
Venue: Courthouse Hotel, Murwillumbah

Team Manager Meetings

Date: Thursday 8 August 2019
Venue: Courthouse Hotel, Murwillumbah
Time: 6:30pm - NRS Men

7:00pm - NRS/pm QRTS Women

All Team Managers and individually entered NRS riders are required to register within this time.
A current Cycling Australia membership or UCI license must be presented for all riders, Team
Managers and Convoy Drivers. Team Managers can present licenses on behalf of riders
representing their team.

Convoy Operations Meeting

Date: 9 August 2019
Venue: Inside Tyalgum Community Hall
Time: 30 minutes prior to road race start

Commissaire Meetings

Time: 6.00am each race morning
Venue: Start Line

Equipment

The Tour de Tweed will provide signage for each car. Teams must bring their own equipment
including flashing light and UHF radio. A very limited amount of extra equipment is available to
pre-book to sign out and return at the end of the race. Pre-booking is required - contact Nicola
at NX arrange in advance.

Convoy Code of Conduct

All drivers in the convoy must adhere to the Convoy Code of Conduct. Refer to appendix.

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EVENT INFORMATION

Sign-On

All riders will be required to sign on from 60 minutes prior to race start and up to 15 minutes
prior to race start.

Sign-on will be located adjacent to the start line. Teams are asked to sign on as a collective.

Presentations

A presentation ceremony will take place within 20 minutes after the finish. Riders are to present
themselves dressed in team kit with shoes to event staff at the presentation stage immediately
after the finish.

Top three place-getters will be presented in addition to all classification leaders. If a rider fails to
present themselves for presentation the rider will be penalised. The final presentation at the
conclusion of the event will include the leading NRS classifications.

Riders leading all classifications are required to be at the start line 15 minutes prior to each stage
start for media commitments.

Neutral Service

Neutral spares vehicles will be available and teams will be required to provide wheels. If no
wheels are provided at least 30 minutes prior to race start, the neutral spares vehicle will not go
on course.

Vehicles crossing the double line or taking risks will be asked to retire. NSW Police will not
tolerate team vehicles not following their instructions.

All wheels taken from neutral spares must be returned to the neutral service car immediately at
the conclusion of the race.

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Race Convoy

Teams are permitted a single race convoy vehicle to travel with the race to support their riders.
The maximum vehicle height is 1.66m.

The order for all convoys will be allocated based on General Classification at the end of each
day. The convoy order for Day 1 is allocated as per the NRS regulations.

All vehicles must travel on the left-hand side of the road. Riders are serviced on the left (only
when authorised by Chief Commissaire). Riders returning to the peloton do so on the right
hand side of the convoy. Teams must use their allocated vehicle in the race convoy.

Race Numbers

Riders will be issued two body numbers, a frame plate and transponder. Please fit them as
shown in the following diagram. Numbers may not be cut, folded or modified in any way.
Riders will be penalised if this occurs.

Please return transponders to the finish line at the completion of the event. Any rider failing to
return their transponder will incur a $50 administration fee. Lost or damaged transponders will
result in a replacement penalty of $130.

Feeding

Feeding will only be allowed after 30km from the start and up to 20km to go.
Feeding from team vehicles will be permitted where safe to do so and only with permission
from the Chief Commissaire or Commissaires.

Penalties

UCI/CA/NRS scale of penalties will apply.

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Timing & Results

The timing system produces live results which are only provisional until signed by the Chief
Commissaire and posted to the noticeboard. Concerns and queries should only be addressed to
the Chief Commissaire please.

Littering

Riders must not discard bidons or rubbish of any kind on the roadside.

Teams must take responsibility for their own litter and return it to the team vehicle. Riders
found to be littering will be fined in accordance with local laws and technical regulations.

In the event a rider cannot be identified, but his/her team can, the team will be fined.

Urinating

Riders are advised that it is an offence to urinate in public. Penalties will be imposed on those
who choose to ignore this law.

Toilets are located at the start line as per the venue map. Please note that shoes must be
removed when entering the hall.

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Rider Support Parking

Rider and support parking is available as per the venue maps.

There is no parking outside the Tyalgum School at any time.

Any teams found to be parking vehicles or setting up infrastructure outside of these areas will be
asked to relocate to the designated area.

Please note that Council have the ability to fine any teams who do not follow local regulations
and teams may be penalised at the discretion of the race commissaires and race organisers.

Medical Services

The event will have First Responder personnel following the Road Races. For Time Trial &
Criterium stages the First Responder personnel will be based at the Start/Finish but with
immediate access to the course.

In the event of an emergency incident, follow the advice of the chief commissaire. Evacuation
details are included in the appendix.

If there is an incident, the medical staff can be reached via Base Radio. In case of a serious
emergency, please phone ‘000’.

Technical Regulations

The event will be conducted under the rules and regulations of the UCI and Cycling Australia.
The UCI and Cycling Australia scale of penalties will apply. For more information please refer to
the Cycling Australia website – cycling.org.au.

Type of Event

The event forms part of the National Road Series, the feature series on the Australian road
racing calendar, with teams and individuals competing for national recognition.

The series is conducted under the direction of Cycling Australia with the aim of improving the
standard of domestic competition and creating a stepping stone for riders looking to compete
overseas.

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PARTICIPATION

The event is open in order or priority to:
• NRS Registered Teams
• International Teams
• Wild Card Teams
• Individual entries (Composite Teams may be formed from individual entries at the
discretion of the Event Organisers)

Individual riders are required to race in their registered club kit.
Men Teams: Min 5 - Max 7 riders per team.
Women Teams: Min 3 – Max 5 riders per team.

Classifications

Winner - Yellow Jersey

The outright winner shall be the rider who completes the course in the least time taking into
account the deduction of time bonuses. Where two or more riders make the same time in the
general individual time placings, the fractions of a second registered during the individual time
trial shall be added back into the total time to decide the order.

If the result is still tied, the placings obtained in each stage shall be added and, as a last resort, the
place obtained in the last stage ridden shall be taken into consideration.

King Of The Mountains Classification - Polka Dot Jersey

Points will be awarded for KOM sprints as follows:

1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
7 pts 5 pts 3 pts 2 pts 1 pt

In the event of a tie in the King/Queen of the Mountains classification, the finish classification shall
be used to separate tied riders.

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Individual Sprint Points Classification - Green Jersey

Points will be awarded for intermediate sprints as follows:

Criterium Intermediate Sprints Placing Stage Finish Placing 4th
Road Races 1st 2nd 3rd 1st 2nd 3rd 1 pt
3 pts 2 pts 1 pt 5 pts 3 pts 2 pts 1 pt
3 pts 2 pts 1 pt 5 pts 3 pts 2 pts

Time bonuses will be awarded for intermediate sprints as follows:

Criterium Intermediate Sprints Placing Stage Finish Placing 3rd 4th
Road Races 1st 2nd 3rd 1st 2nd -3 sec -2 sec
-3 sec -2 sec -1 sec -6 sec -4 sec -3 sec -2 sec
-3 sec -2 sec -1 sec -6 sec -4 sec

In the event of a tie on points for the sprint classification, the finish classification shall be used to
separate tied riders.

Young Rider Classification - Blue Jersey

The young rider classification will be determined by placings on the finish classification for riders
born in the year 1999 or later (under 21 on 31 December).

Teams Classification

Refer to UCI Article 2.6.016.

Time Limits

A finishing time limit of 20% will apply to all road races. The Commissaires’ Panel and/or the
event organiser (including Police) reserve the right to adjust this time limit in extenuating
circumstances.

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National Road Series Rider Towing Regulations

The Penalties for “Towing Rider”
Penalties can be imposed to:

• Rider
• Team manager
• Team
• Other licence holder in charge of vehicle
Penalties imposed can be any of the following:
• Monetary Fine
• Disqualification
• Suspension
• Warning
• Time Penalty

NRS Standard

The practice in all forms of “Towing Rider” as above and conducted by the above is in breach of
UCI Regulations and Cycling Australia Regulations. In the case of: Rider holding on to their
team vehicle or object (e.g. Taking a “sticky bottle”) or Rider holding on to another is always
unacceptable.

Recognised Mishap Exemption

In the case of a recognised mechanical incident or crash the following exemptions may be
granted by the Chief Commissaire for the team vehicle of the affected rider to “pace” the
effected rider back to the tail of convoy vehicles while being inside “race envelope”.

Conditions
Permission will and can only be given by Chief Commissaire via race radio to the team manager
upon confirmation from race official.

Parameters
• Maximum speed is 60km/h
• Distance behind vehicle is 5m
• Maximum distance a rider can be paced by a vehicle is 2km
• Only riders who were impacted by the incident are permitted assistance from team
vehicles
• Noncompliance with the conditions will automatically results in the highest level of
penalties will be imposed without exception to offending rider/s and team
manager/licence holder of vehicle.

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• Any rider “dropped” and found to have breached the “intent” of the exception will along
with team manager/vehicle licence holder will be imposed without exception to
offending rider/s and team manager/licence holder of vehicle.

3km Rule

In the case of a duly noted fall, puncture or mechanical incident in the last three kilometers of a
road race stage, the rider or riders involved shall be credited with the time of the rider or riders
in whose company they were riding at the moment of the accident.

His or their placing shall be determined by the order in which he or they actually cross the
finishing line. If, as the result of a duly noted fall in the last three kilometres, a rider cannot cross
the finishing line, he shall be placed last in the stage and credited with the time of the rider or
riders in whose company he was riding at the time of the accident.

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Prizes

The Tour de Tweed is an event created for you to promote tour racing on challenging roads.
With increasing costs and a desire to keep entry fees low, prize money is becoming less
practical, and recognition for competitive achievement is becoming the priority in presentations.

The prize pool for the NRS will be commensurate with the number of teams entered; the total
prize pool value for NRS is $1500 for men and women respectively which will be distributed to
the General Classification results. Your fees are applied to road safety measures ahead of prize
money.

I welcome any discussion in this regard. Thank you. Mike 0402 226 333.

Team managers and riders are required to submit the prize money submission form and sent to
treasurer@nxsports.org within 7 days.

Anti-Doping

Testing may be conducted at this event, and it is the responsibility of the rider to ensure they
are not required for testing prior to their departure. Doping control facilities will be located
close to the finish line each day, if in operation.

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Important Risk Information

Race Envelope

A race envelope is the road space defined by a police vehicle at both the front and at the tail
but not necessarily the entire convoy. The New South Wales Police will provide a race
envelope as they deem fit for purpose, reserving the right to cancel it at any stage noting:

• Vehicles and riders behind the police vehicle at the tail of the envelope are considered
outside of the race envelope and must keep left and abide by the New South Wales
Road Rules at all times.

• Police will issue fines or cancel races for reckless endangerment and highlight the
unacceptable behaviour of some riders, managers and drivers in previous races in the
Tweed.

• The length of a race envelope is determined by the level of protection and immediate
resources available and the spread of riders. Riders should avoid the righthand lane
especially on descents and corners noting the road is not closed.

• Extended delays between groups of riders (breaks) create the risk of leakage from other
emerging road users into a race envelope which puts the convoy at risk. Extended
delays within the race envelope will not be accommodated and the convoy will form
under two envelops if required with Police at the front and Police at the tail. The priority
is safety.

• As an envelope changes shape and to increase protection to riders, police motorcycles
will move throughout the convoy structure.

• Team cars are not to cross a double white line.

Under New South Wales legislation, an intersection can only be closed by a traffic controller for
a maximum of seven and a half minutes; thus trailing cars and riders must be aware that they do
not have right of way unless traffic control has closed the road.

The looped Stokers portion and Farrants Hill portion of the courses will be as insulated from
traffic as possible.

Risk Response

Control responses necessary to respond to risk will be managed by the Safety Committee.

Early Warning System for threats will be activated via public address, websites, social media
channels and SMS.

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Evacuations

In the event of an incident on course, riders and convoy are to proceed to the emergency
assembly point at the Murwillumbah Showgrounds unless otherwise notified.

Emergency Services Access

This race operates under a rolling road closure; however, in the event of a critical incident on or
surrounding the event, emergency services will take the fastest response route including the
course.

If you hear the sirens – keep your eyes up and be aware of the passing vehicles. Emergency
services responding to critical incidents always retain the right of way over racing.

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Duty of Care

NOTE: acceptance of the following is required for participation.

Staying Safe

The Tour de Tweed is conducted with the consent of the NSW Police on a course that offers
challenges for riders and requires previous race craft skills.

Race courses are on country roads and laneways, some with potholes, crumbling edges, no
centre lines, blind corners, bridges, tunnels, steep hills, fast descents, blind rises, farmers, tractors,
and very rough surfaces - all which remain constant threats to inattentive riders.

We urge you to protect yourself:
• Keep your line straight and don’t swerve;
• Eyes up and look ahead;
• Communicate hazards loudly to all riders;
• Stay left, especially when descending;
• Don’t ride across centre lines;

Every effort has been made to ensure your safety while racing; however, if for some reason you
exit the course or if you fall outside the race envelope, you must obey local traffic laws.

Bike racing is a high-risk activity and each rider must know the course, and protect themselves.

Riders who race recklessly will be disqualified immediately. We urge you to place safety first and
the podium last.

Mark Duggan Statement

In 2014 Masters B rider Mark Duggan from Newcastle suffered significant injuries and for future
years the Tour de Tweed promotes the Mark Duggan Statement which means – we look after
our mates. All riders are urged in good conscience to stop and assist, stop and make a mobile
call, and stop and offer first aid for any fellow rider who has been injured or lost. The rider’s
group time will be provided with no penalties for those who help their mates (male or female).

• If you observe an accident, collision, or anything of concern during the race, report it
promptly to the Race Director or Emergency Control Centre (ECC) following your
race.

• If you are involved in an incident or are picked up by the sag car during your race,

contact the Emergency Control Centre (ECC) as soon as possible to debrief.
• The Emergency Control Centre (ECC) will be tracking convoys, rider withdrawals,

injuries and placement of medical resources to support racing. They will also perform
the reconciliation for each race and will be calling you if you have not crossed the finish
line.

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Rules and Regulations

As a participant, I agree:
• The NSW Road Rules apply and the regulations of Cycling Australia;
• Officials will be treated with respect;
• To be bound by the Code of Conduct;
• To not place at risk another rider, an official, or the public.

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Tyalgum Venue

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Madura Tea Estate Venue

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Murwillumbah Venues

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Stage One

Tyalgum & Stokers Road Race

Rolling out from the country village of Tyalgum, Friday’s course is centred on a diverse loop
under Mt Warning near Stokers Siding. With numerous hills to get riders out of the saddle, the
course showcases a backdrop of beautiful country, farm lands, rivers and mountains.

Starting from the rural Tyalgum Community Hall we head out in neutral to join up with Tyalgum
Road. We follow the winding Oxley River Valley passing a number of long fast flat stretches
which will liven the peloton.

Heading over the Tweed River bridge we continue left onto Bakers Road before turning right
onto Stokers Road for a sprint past Alroy Lane.

Passing through Stokers Siding, we turn right onto Smiths Creek Road reaching a pointed KOM
climb. Following a quick descent, we turn right at Uki onto Kyogle Road, passing Mt Warning
before turning right onto Bakers Road for the next lap

Date: Friday 9 August
Start Time: 11:15am
Estimated Finish Time: 2:25pm
Convoy Assembly: 30 minutes before race start
Total Distance: 127.2km
Start & Finish Location: Coolman Street
Parking Route: Tyalgum Showgrounds
Toilets: Tennis Courts and Community Hall
Coffee: Flutterbies Cafe
Sign On: 60 minutes prior to start up to 15 minutes of start
Support Races: QRTS Men, QRTS Masters

Riders must complete each road race stage in its entirety, and within the designated time limit to
be eligible to begin the next stage of the tour.

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Course Map & Profile

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3km Finish Detail

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Mocka

Type Direction km from Start Notes
Start Start of route 0
Right 0.2
Turn right onto Cudrigan St
Left 0.33
Turn left at the 2nd cross street 0.96
onto Wollumbin St 18.28

Straight Continue onto Tyalgum Rd Bridge crossing
Narrow road through gorge.
Right Turn right onto Kyogle Rd Sections of road with no
Left Turn left onto Bakers Rd verge.
Right Turn right onto Stokers Rd
Caution Sharp turn.

19.46 Hazard on descent.

Sprint SPRINT 23.69 Use caution after Sprint –
26.23 cars emerging from side
Feed FEED ZONE – Stokers School 30.20 laneways
Right Turn right onto Smiths Creek Rd 30.59
Climb KOM 34.59 Use caution over old railway
on approach to Stokers Siding

IF WET – use caution moss
covered concrete in sections

CAUTION – approaching
Stokers Siding – additional
traffic at shops and school

Tight right corner followed by
sunken railway tracks
Use caution on climb –
narrow sections with no
centre line. BE AWARE of
decending traffic

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Right Turn right onto Kyogle Rd 41.14 IF WET – use caution under
Right Turn right onto Bakers Rd 48.97 overhanging trees

CAUTION - bump prior
culvert at the bottom of the
decent, followed by a bump
from culvert
Blind corner – use caution if
outside of race envelope and
STAY LEFT

Hazard on descent.

Right Turn right onto Stokers Rd 53.2 Use caution after Sprint –
Sprint SPRINT 55.72 cars emerging from side
Feed FEED ZONE – Stokers School 59.7 laneways
Right Turn right onto Smiths Creek Rd 60.1
Use caution over old railway
Climb KOM 64.1 on approach to Stokers Siding
Right Turn right onto Kyogle Rd 70.66
IF WET – use caution moss
covered concrete in sections

CAUTION – approaching
Stokers Siding – additional
traffic at shops and school

Tight right corner followed by
sunken railway tracks
Use caution on climb –
narrow sections with no
centre line. BE AWARE of
decending traffic

IF WET – use caution under
overhanging trees

CAUTION - bump prior
culvert at the bottom of the
decent, followed by a bump
from culvert
Blind corner – use caution if
outside of race envelope and
STAY LEFT

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Right Turn right onto Bakers Rd 78.49 Hazard on descent.

Right Turn right onto Stokers Rd 82.72 Use caution after Sprint –
cars emerging from side
Sprint SPRINT 85.23 laneways

Feed FEED ZONE – Stokers School 89.1 Use caution over old railway
Right Turn right onto Smiths Creek Rd 89.61 on approach to Stokers Siding

Climb KOM 93.61 IF WET – use caution moss
covered concrete in sections
Right Turn right onto Kyogle Rd 100.17
Left Turn left onto Tyalgum Rd 109.18 CAUTION – approaching
Right Turn right onto Coodgie St 126.71 Stokers Siding – additional
Left Turn left onto Coolman St 126.86 traffic at shops and school
End End of route 127.2
Tight right corner followed by
sunken railway tracks
Use caution on climb –
narrow sections with no
centre line. BE AWARE of
descending traffic

IF WET – use caution under
overhanging trees

CAUTION - bump prior
culvert at the bottom of the
decent, followed by a bump
from culvert
Blind corner – use caution if
outside of race envelope and
STAY LEFT
Bridge crossing
Narrow road through gorge.
Sections of road with no
verge.

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Stage Two

Madura Tea Estate Road Race

Rolling out from the Madura Tea Estate, Saturday’s course is a tough course characterised by a
number of pointed climbs on classic Tweed Valley country laneways.

Starting from the Madura Tea Estate, we head out in neutral to join up with Farrants Road and
an early climb to get warmed up. Following a tight technical left-hand turn onto Eviron Road we
link up with another left turn on Clothiers Creek Road and two more laps on the Farrants Hill
Loop before turning towards Tweed Valley Way.

After a short section on Tweed Valley Way we pick up the pace with a Sprint through Kielvale
onto Reserve Creek Road towards the major pointed climb of the day.

After a fast descent we keep left on Round Mountain Road where the peloton rides a 1600
metre gravel section with a small climb and descent before linking over the Pacific Motorway
twice. The peloton will liven again on the flats as we approach the Madura Tea Estate for a
Sprint before taking on the next lap.

Date: Saturday 10 August
Start Time: 10:50am
Estimated Finish Time: 2:20pm
Convoy Assembly: 30 minutes before race start
Total Distance: 140.2km
Start & Finish Location: Madura Tea Estate
Parking Route: Yandala Place
Toilets: Madura Tea Estate
Coffee: Mobile Coffee Cart on site
Sign On: 60 minutes prior to start up to 15 minutes of start
Support Races: QRTS Men, QRTS Masters

Riders must complete each road race stage in its entirety, and within the designated time limit to
be eligible to begin the next stage of the tour.

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Course Map & Profile

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3km Finish Detail

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Mocka

Type Direction km from Start Notes
Start Start of route
Right Turn right onto Farrants Rd 0 Watch for through traffic
Left Turn left onto Eviron Rd Vehicles must reverse park
Left Turn left onto Clothiers Creek Rd
2.54 Watch for traffic from
Murwillumbah

6.08 SLOW & USE CAUTION
Hairpin left turn

12.33

Left Turn left onto Farrants Rd 16.41

Climb KOM 17.03
Left Turn left onto Eviron Rd
Left Turn left onto Clothiers Creek Rd 19.95 SLOW & USE CAUTION
Hairpin left turn

26.2

Left Turn left onto Farrants Rd 30.28

Climb KOM 30.9

Left Turn left onto Eviron Rd 33.82

Right Turn right onto Clothiers Creek Rd 40.07 Watch for traffic from
41 Murwillumbah
Left Turn left onto Tweed Valley Way
43.73 NARROW DANGEROUS
Straight At the roundabout, take the 1st exit SECTION – KEEP LEFT
onto Quarry Rd
Watch for traffic and cars
emerging from driveways
Keep in the main travelling lane
when turning left – do not use
parking chute

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BUSY ROUNDABOUT – Use
caution

Left Turn left onto Reserve Creek Rd 44.15 Be cautious through Kielvale
Sprint SPRINT 44.7 suburb – sweeping and blind
Climb KOM 51.25 corners

Left Slight left onto Round Mountain Rd 55.96 Caution fast descent

Mechanical Mechanical area after gravel 57.9 Stay left and use caution as
Left Turn left onto Watty Bishop Rd gravel section begins

Gravel section – 1200m

Use caution over narrow
culvert bridge – bridge will be
covered with carpet – stay in
the centre

Riders must pull off shoulder
for repairs

59.11 No centre line

Left Turn left onto Clothiers Creek Rd 60.94
61.73
Straight At the roundabout, take the 1st exit 65.22 Be aware – major off ramps
and stay on Clothiers Creek Rd from Pacific Motorway with
traffic and large vehicles
Sprint SPRINT
Feed FEED ZONE – Condor Place Windy fast decent after 2nd
roundabout – use caution
traffic coming from
Murwillumbah

Use caution – parked cars on
verge

66.2

Right Turn right onto Farrants Rd 67.75

Climb KOM 68.37

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Left Turn left onto Eviron Rd 71.29 SLOW & USE CAUTION
Right Turn right onto Clothiers Creek Rd 77.54 Hairpin left turn
Left Turn left onto Tweed Valley Way 78.47
Watch for traffic from
Straight At the roundabout, take the 1st exit 81.2 Murwillumbah
onto Quarry Rd 81.62
82.2 NARROW DANGEROUS
Left Turn left onto Reserve Creek Rd 88.72 SECTION – KEEP LEFT
Sprint SPRINT
Climb KOM 93.43 Watch for traffic and cars
emerging from driveways
Left Slight left onto Round Mountain Rd 95.3 Keep in the main travelling lane
when turning left – do not use
Mechanical Mechanical area after gravel parking chute
Left Turn left onto Watty Bishop Rd BUSY ROUNDABOUT – Use
caution

Be cautious through Kielvale
suburb – sweeping and blind
corners

Caution fast descent

Stay left and use caution as
gravel section begins

Gravel section – 1200m

Use caution over narrow
culvert bridge – bridge will be
covered with carpet – stay in
the centre
Riders must pull off shoulder
for repairs

96.58 No centre line

Left Turn left onto Clothiers Creek Rd 98.41
99.2
Straight At the roundabout, take the 1st exit Be aware – major off ramps
and stay on Clothiers Creek Rd from Pacific Motorway with
traffic and large vehicles

Windy fast decent after 2nd
roundabout – use caution

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traffic coming from
Murwillumbah

Sprint SPRINT 102.69 Use caution – parked cars on
Feed FEED ZONE – Condor Place verge

103.9

Right Turn right onto Farrants Rd 105.22

Climb KOM 105.86
Left Turn left onto Eviron Rd
Right Turn right onto Clothiers Creek Rd 108.76 SLOW & USE CAUTION
115.01 Hairpin left turn
Left Turn left onto Tweed Valley Way 115.94
Watch for traffic from
Straight At the roundabout, take the 1st exit 118.67 Murwillumbah
onto Quarry Rd 119.09
119.6 NARROW DANGEROUS
Left Turn left onto Reserve Creek Rd 126.2 SECTION – KEEP LEFT
Sprint SPRINT
Climb KOM 130.9 Watch for traffic and cars
emerging from driveways
Left Slight left onto Round Mountain Rd Keep in the main travelling lane
when turning left – do not use
parking chute
BUSY ROUNDABOUT – Use
caution

Be cautious through Kielvale
suburb – sweeping and blind
corners

Caution fast descent

Stay left and use caution as
gravel section begins

Gravel section – 1200m

Use caution over narrow
culvert bridge – bridge will be
covered with carpet – stay in
the centre

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Mechanical Mechanical area after gravel 132.8 Riders must pull off shoulder
Left Turn left onto Watty Bishop Rd for repairs
Left Turn left onto Clothiers Creek Rd
134.05 No centre line

Straight At the roundabout, take the 1st exit 135.88 Be aware – major off ramps
and stay on Clothiers Creek Rd 136.68 from Pacific Motorway with
140.18 traffic and large vehicles
End End of route
Windy fast decent after 2nd
roundabout – use caution
traffic coming from
Murwillumbah

Use caution – parked cars on
verge

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Stage Three

Murwillumbah Individual Time Trial

The course will be held on a Y-shape course based from Wharf Street in Murwillumbah’s CBD.
Spectator-friendly, the course is close to plenty of cafes and good vantage points at the start-
finish along the Tweed River.

Essentially a flat and fast course, we move out along Wharf Street onto Tumbulgum Road
following the winding river bank. Riders make a tight left onto Racecourse Road and push to
the u-turn at Cane Road. Heading back, riders make a left onto Tumbulgum Road and head
towards Cane Road for another u-turn before pushing hard straight back to the finish into town.

The road is very narrow at Racecourse Road; riders are advised to use extreme caution turning
on/off Tumbulgum Road. No following team cars.

Time gaps will be 30 seconds to reduce the overall day’s program.

Date: Sunday 11 August
Start Time: 8:35am
Time Gaps: 30 seconds, no following team cars
Pits: Cane Road at Racecourse Road, Cane Road at Tumbulgum Road
Total Distance: 9.95km
Start & Finish Location: Wharf Street
Parking Route: Multi-story carpark on Queen Street, Murwillumbah
Sign On: 60 minutes prior to start up to 15 minutes of start
Support Races: QRTS Men, QRTS Masters

TT bikes and TT Bars are not allowed for the Individual Time Trial according to the NRS
regulations regarding Time Trial stages under 10km. Please note clip on bars cannot be used.
TT Helmets and Disc Wheels are permitted.

Riders must complete the ITT stage within the 33% time limit to be eligible to start the next
stage. If there is a mishap in the first 100m, they will receive a restart; only 1 restart will be
allowed if there is a second mishap in the first 100m, they must continue and complete the race
within the designated time limit.

Starting order is determined by the prior stage GC placing.

NOTE ON PARKING: multi-story car park not suitable for bikes on roofs; use street parking on
Queen Street or Wharf Street

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Course Map

Mocka

Type Direction km from Notes
Start Start of route start
Left Turn left onto Racecourse Rd 0 Caution riders finishing
U-turn Return on Racecourse Rd Use caution on narrow road
Left Turn left onto Tumbulgum Rd 0.86 SLOW and use extreme caution on corner
DO NOT take a wide line onto Racecourse Rd
U-Turn Return on Tumbulgum Rd 2.51 Use caution on narrow road
Slow for u-turn
4.16 SLOW and use extreme caution on corner
DO NOT take a wide line onto Tumbulgum Rd
Use caution on narrow road

6.41 Slow for u-turn

End End of route 9.53

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3km Finish Detail

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Stage Four

Stan Brims Criterium

Based on a figure-eight, the 1.4km criterium course is characterised as relatively flat and very fast.
Travelling in a clockwise direction, there are a number of tight technical corners that will force
riders to concentrate and hold their line.

A number of quick stretches present opportunities for improving positioning and moving
towards the front. Ride safely and keep your line.

The pits operate from within the centre roundabout. Riders will need to dismount to access
spares on the inner brick enclosure.

Date: Sunday 11 August
Start Time: 12:50pm
Total Duration: 30 Laps
Start & Finish Location: Lundberg Drive
Parking Route: Lundberg Drive
Coffee: Mobile coffee cart on site
Toilets: Portaloos on site
Sign On: 60 minutes prior to start up to 15 minutes of start
Support Races: QRTS Men, QRTS Masters, Combined B/C Grade

Riders who are asked to withdraw from the race may be given a time based on the lap in which
they were withdrawn from the course and the average lap time of the main group. The time
added will consist of the estimated time gap that would have been derived.

Any rider suffering a fall in the last 3km will be credited bunch time. Any rider suffering a
mechanical (i.e. puncture) in the last 4 laps will not be granted a lap out and will have to chase
the bunch.

Any rider suffering a mechanical or incident (i.e. puncture or crash) outside of the last 4 laps to
go, will be granted one lap out to re-join the field. A rider may take a spare wheel or bicycle
only from the pits area during the race including inside the last 5km (estimated at being four
laps). The equipment must have been in the pits area prior to the start of the race.

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NRS Criterium Timing Regulations

Cycling Australia Regulation 3.82.36 states:
• All competitors must complete the criterium stages
• Lapped rider must be withdrawn officially by race officials for the above standard to be

implemented and an officially withdrawn rider is considered to have completed the stage

and is permitted to continue in next stage.
• Rider withdrawing from race under their own will be considered as retiring and will be

classified as a stage DNF and is not permitted to continue in the next stage.

Criterium Configuration
All criteriums must be run to set number of total laps.

Pulled Riders
In the case that a rider is pulled from the event they will be given the final time of the final
finisher plus calculated additional time.

Number of Laps Not Completed % of winners average lap time
1 100%
2 110%
3 120%
4 130%
5 140%
6 150%
7 160%
8 170%
9 180%
10 190%
11+ 200%

Genuine effort 50% or less of race 250%

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Course Map

Mocka

Type Direction km from start Notes

Start Lundberg Dr 0
Right Turn right onto Kite Cres 0.08
Left Turn left onto Lundberg Dr 0.6
Right Turn right onto Honeyeater Cir 0.78
Left Turn left onto Lundberg Dr 1.25
End End of route 1.37

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Appendix

Convoy Code of Conduct

The Convoy Code of Conduct applies to all vehicles involved in Race Convoy operations
whether involved with the conduct of the race itself or while performing a role that interfaces
with the convoy operations and/or occurs within the race envelope:

Team Cars
Judges
Commissaires Cars & Motorbikes Media &
Broadcast Cars
Photographer & Broadcast Motorbikes
Medical Cars
Race Director Vehicle
Technical Director Vehicle
Neutral Support Cars & Motorbikes
Police Cars & Motorbikes
Moto Scouts
Lead Car & Sag Wagon

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Compulsory Convoy Behaviours

Note: the term ‘vehicle’ refers to both cars and motorbikes.
Note: the term ‘driver’ applies to both car drivers and motorbike pilots

All drivers must attend the Convoy Operations Meeting to undergo a race specific convoy
operations briefing. Date and time will be detailed in the Tech Regs. If this meeting clashes with
other activities, it is the responsibility of the driver to liaise with the Chief Commissaire to
receive these instructions separately.

Failure to attend the Convoy Operations Meeting or actively seek out these instructions may
result in not being able to start.

Misconduct that breaches CA regulations will be disciplined by the Chief Commissaire.
Misconduct that breaches overall race safety and integrity will be disciplined by the Race
Director and/or the Police as appropriate.

At the head of the Convoy is the Police vehicle marked Pilot Car. Vehicles ahead of this vehicle
are considered out of the Convoy.

The tail of the Convoy is the Police vehicle marked Tail End Car. Vehicles behind this vehicle are
considered out of the Convoy.

Drivers (particularly cars) must gain permission to pass any large group of riders from the
commissaire behind that group.

When passing through the convoy, vehicles must only travel marginally faster than the riders,
and use short sharp toots of the horn to indicate passing. Drivers must check mirrors before
deviating left or right.

Wherever possible vehicles should pass the riders on the right hand side of the riders as per
normal Australian road rules. When passing on the left hand side, drivers must use extreme care
and ensure that the rider is fully aware of your intentions to take the inside line. Drivers must
check mirrors before deviating left or right.

When travelling within the race envelope, you must not travel more than 20km/hr above the
speed of the race. Due to high density foot and vehicle traffic, particularly around schools and
shopping strips, safety is paramount. To travel any more than 20km/hr above the speed of the
race, is dangerous, unnecessary and unacceptable. Unnecessary speeding will be severely dealt
with.

When travelling outside the race envelope drivers must obey all normal road rules and posted
speed limits. The Tail End Car will endeavour to wait for any vehicle stopped (to service a rider,

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