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Wellington Dam and Collie: 2024 XCO State Series Rounds 1 and 2

March 2 @ 8:00 am - March 3 @ 8:00 am

The South 32 Wambenger Cup.

Round 1 and Round 2 of the XCO state series gets underway on the long weekend in March. Australia’s biggest prize money XCO events.

Presented by the Fergusson Valley MTB Club and the Collie Cycling Club – headed up by Damon Willmore.

Wellington Dam Saturday Entry link : Click here to enter   Details below

Collie Sunday Entry Link : Click here to enter   Details after Round one further down

XCO State Series 2024 Round 1

Saturday 2nd March – 8am-12.30 pm

Wellington Dam Kiosk – hosted by the Ferguson Valley MTB & Collie Cycle/ MTB Clubs

AUSTRALIA’S BIGGEST PRIZEMONEY XCO EVENT!!

Over $7000 CASH and $5000 in PRIZES!!!

  • with additional new trails. Enjoy one of the many magnificent swim holes and more new trails after!!

IMPORTANT: Please enter 000 as your number plate as you will be issued with a new one for 2024, EITHER at Round 1 Wellington Dam Kiosk OR the following Day at the Collie Event registration tent. Please Make sure you get your Number Plate at least 30 min prior to your event. This will then plate be your plate to use for the rest of the season (Not Required for U9/13 Riders)

Date: Saturday 2nd March

Coffee: from 0700am

Registration/Race Plate Collection: from 0700 Registration Tent

Practice Timings: 07:00 AM – 07.50 AM

PRIZES

EVERYONE IS A CHANCE TO WIN $500 CASH!!!*

*Just by doing both races and being at the presentations in Collie at 1pm on Sunday

Points for the Wambenger Cup prizes will be the total of points accumulated from both rounds 1 & 2 on Sat 2nd & Sun 3rd In the event of a tie the round 1 event will determine the higher placing in the South 32 Wambenger Cup competition.

A GRADE MALE AND FEMALE

First $1000. Plus the inaugural Wambenger Cup Trophy

Second $500, Third $400, Forth $300, Fifth $200, 6th-10th $100

ALL OTHER categories U15 up amazing products and vouchers 1st-3rd

Fastest lap Male & Female $125 each


RACE SCHEDULE


Sprockets

Wave U13 Start Time Estimated Race Time
Under 13 08:00 AM 30 minutes

Wave U 9 Start Time Estimated Race Time
Under 9 08.40 AM 20 minutes

Adults

Wave 1 Start Time Estimated Race Time LAPS
Mens A Grade *20kmph + 09:00AM 1 Hour 30 Minutes 5
Under 19 Boys 09:00 AM 1 Hour 20 minutes 4
Under 17 Boys 09:00 AM 1 hour 4
Under 15 Boys 09:00 AM 45 min – 1 Hour 3
Men’s B grade * 18-20kmph 09:01 AM 1 Hour 30 minutes 4
Women A Grade*17kmph+ 09:02AM 1 Hour 30 minutes 4
Under 19 Girls 09:02 AM 1 Hour 30 minutes 3
Under 17 Girls 09:02 AM 1 hour 2
Men’s C grade *16-18kmph 9:02 AM 1 Hr 15 – 1 Hr 30 min 3
Women B Grade*15-17kmph 09:03 AM 1 Hour-1 Hour 15min 3

Wave 2 Start Time Estimated Race Time LAPS
Men’s D grade*14-16kmph 11:04 AM 1 Hr – 1 Hr 15 min 3
Women C Grade *12-16kmph 11:06 AM 1 Hr – 1 Hr 15 min 2
Men’s E Novice/Beginner *9-13kmph 11:06 AM 1 Hr – 1 Hr 15 min 2
Women D Novice/Beginner *9-13kmph 11:06AM 1 Hr – 1 Hr 15 min 2
Under 15 Girls 11:06AM 45 min – 1 Hour 2

*the speeds are a guide to choosing your appropriate Grade. The average speeds are based on what you would average on a single track loop including both up and down segments.

Age is taken as your age on 31-12-2024


Race Information

We have courses and graded races to suit all ages, abilities and fitness, for 6 year olds through to 70 plus year olds.

All riders will get to enjoy new sections of trail, more challenging ups in Wave A with refurbished descents that have super fun steep berms in both waves to keep you locked in a flowing fast on the descents, no doubt generating big smiles. ALL ROUND!!

New riders are most welcome and we will host ride days leading up to the event the weekends prior.

This will be the first of 2 races forming the SOUTH 32 WAMBENGER CUP and the 1st State XCO Round. You don’t need to be doing any of the other rounds to take part. State series points will be allocated for each round, while points for the Wambenger Cup prizes will be the total of points accumulated from both rounds 1 & 2 on Sat 2nd & Sun 3rd.

The Start/ Finish and Village area Wellington Dam Kiosk Carpark so plenty of food, coffee and drink will be available close at hand plus easy parking.

The course is near the edge of the Wellington Dam, so you can cool down after finishing.

Camping/ Caravaning

is also available next to the Collie course with a spring feed swim hole on the lower Collie Senior High School Oval available from Friday 5pm through to Monday 1pm . Camping/Caravan spots for Potters Gorge and Honeymoon Pool are already booked out.

The trails

There will be an opportunity to practice on these trails anytime before the event including the morning of the event with Official Practice and Medic onsite from 7am to 8.30am.

Pick up of Number Plates will be in available from 7am onwards at the Registration Tent in the Kiosk Carpark Race Village area.

Come for the race, stay for the fun…bring the whole family and come on down to test yourself against the state’s best, challenge yourself, your mates and make some new ones with a super fun adventurous group of friendly peoples that involved with running and taking part in these events.

ACCOMODATION

There is plenty of accommodation in Collie only a few hundred meters from the Collie trail site and 15 minutes drive from the Wellington Dam Courses! – but book now as there is big festival on in Collie that weekend. Bunbury is also only 35 & 50 away from the courses also.

Camping/ Caravaning will be available again on the Collie High Schools Ovals right next to the course with a beautiful spring feed swim hole 100m away to cool down in. We expect to make bookings available for camping from February Friday the 10th for Friday March 3rd through to Monday March 6th.

Driving Directions:

Easiest driving directions are to approach the event via Wellington Dam Rd turning off the Coalfields Hwy. Drive to the end of Wellington Dam Rd with event parking at the Kiosk Carpark.

Note if coming from the South, the Falcon Rd bridge beneath the dam wall is not in use … you’ll need to come either via the Coalfields Hwy or via Lennard Dr off Falcon Rd then Right onto Honeymoon Pool Rd and Right again onto Wellington Dam Rd.

Directions

Course

Just Scroll though the

strava segments

on the maps below.

Wave A XCO loop

https://www.strava.com/activities/10530139985/segments/3189368825547152268/sharing

Wave B

Check out my effort on this segment on Strava https://www.strava.com/activities/10530139985/segments/3190622476613680490/sharing

U13

Check out my effort on this segment on Strava https://www.strava.com/activities/10530139985/segments/3190623178550050764/sharing

U9

https://www.strava.com/activities/10527659598/segments/3190624578292930730/sharing

See the Ferguson Valley Club website or Facebook and Instagram pages for maps of the courses.

|Business Name| Why | Distance | Map|

XCO STATE ROUND 2 – Hosted by the Collie Cycle/MTB Club and FVMTBC

COLLIE – SUN MARCH 3rd

AUSTRALIA’S BIGGEST PRIZEMONEY XCO EVENT!!

Over $7000 CASH and $5000 in PRIZES!!!

Venue: Collie Senior High School Sports Ground – Patterson Rd

Date: SUNDAY 3rd March

Coffee: from 0700am

Registration/Race Plate Collection: from 0700 Registration Tent

Practice Timings: 07:00 AM – 07.50 AM

PRIZES

EVERYONE IS A CHANCE TO WIN $500 CASH!!!*

*Just by doing both races and being at the presentations in Collie at 1pm on Sunday

Points for the Wambenger Cup prizes will be the total of points accumulated from both rounds 1 & 2 on Sat 2nd & Sun 3rd In the event of a tie the round 1 event will determine the higher placing in the South 32 Wambenger Cup competition.

A GRADE MALE AND FEMALE

First $1000 plus the Wambenger Cup Trophy

Second $500, Third $400, Forth $300, Fifth $200, 6th-10th $100

ALL OTHER categories U15 up amazing products and vouchers 1st-3rd

Fastest lap of the day Male & Female $125 each

IMPORTANT: Please enter 000 as your number plate as you will be issued with a new one for 2022 either at Round 1 Wellington Dam the previous day or issued one prior the Collie Event at the registration tent. This will then plate be your plate to use for the rest of the season (Not Required for U9/13 Riders)


RACE SCHEDULE


Sprockets

Wave U13 Start Time Estimated Race Time
Under 13 08:00 AM 30 minutes

Wave U 9 Start Time Estimated Race Time
Under 9 08.40 AM 20 minutes

Adults

Wave 1 Start Time Estimated Race Time LAPS
Mens A Grade 09:00AM 1 Hour 30 Minutes 5
Under 19 Boys 09:00 AM 1 Hour 20 minutes 4
Under 17 Boys 09:00 AM 1 hour 4
Under 15 Boys 09:00 AM 45 min – 1 Hour 3
Men’s B grade 09:01 AM 1 Hour 30 minutes 4
Women A Grade 09:02AM 1 Hour 30 minutes 4
Under 19 Girls 09:02 AM 1 Hour 30 minutes 3
Under 17 Girls 09:02 AM 1 hour 2
Men’s C grade 9:02 AM 1 Hr 15 – 1 Hr 30 min 3
Women B Grade 09:03 AM 1 Hour-1 Hour 15min 3

Wave 2 Start Time Estimated Race Time LAPS
Men’s D grade 11:04 AM 1 Hr – 1 Hr 15 min 3
Women C Grade 11:06 AM 1 Hr – 1 Hr 15 min 2
Men’s E Novice/Beginner 11:06 AM 1 Hr – 1 Hr 15 min 2
Women D Novice/Beginner 11:06AM 1 Hr – 1 Hr 15 min 2
Under 15 Girls 11:06AM 45 min – 1 Hour 2

  • your age category offered when entering is calculated by your age on the 31-12-2023.

Race Information

We have courses and graded races to suit all ages, abilities and fitness, for 6 year olds through to 70 plus year olds.

New riders are most welcome and we will host ride days leading up to the event the weekends prior.

This will be the 2nd of 2 races forming the SOUTH 32 WAMBENGER CUP and the 2nd State XCO Round.

You don’t need to be doing any of the other rounds to take part. State series points will be allocated for each round, while points for the Wambenger Cup prizes will be the total of points accumulated from both rounds 1 & 2 on Sat 2nd & Sun 3rd

The Wagyl Biddi trail network in Collie is mostly an undiscovered gem in Collie 500m from thee Centre of town, Next to the Collie River and a beautiful spring feed swim hole.

Camping/ Caravaning

is also available next to the course with a spring feed swim hole on the lower Collie Senior High School Oval available from Friday 5pm through to Monday 1pm.

The trail network

was a real hit for many riders over the last 2 years for those who love faster flatter, yet challenging circuits on offer. Of course we made them easier for the U13 and lower grade riders in the male D &E Grades and Female C & D grades.

The circuit was built 8 years ago by Common Ground with a new addition to the trail network added 2 years ago . The Dropped Pie zone which includes some nice jumps and berms plus the opportunity for kids to play on the unused jump lines when their event isnt on.

The trails have lots of variety with a blend of approximately 50% fast smooth flow trail, 30% fun rocky technical blue trail and 20% open connecting trails all with only 13m elevation which will be a nice change from the Wellington Dam event.

We are excited to present you with the opportunity to race on these trails again this year and further blow you away with what trails are available and being developed in the Collie/ Wellington Dam region, including the very popular new Kylie trail starting on the edge of town and the new 20 plus km of Wellington Dam trailsmostly completed late last year.

There will be an opportunity to practice on these trails any day prior to the race following the attached map and fully marked for official practice between 7-8am on the Race Day.

There are new jump lines near the Start/Finish area to keep active kids entertained and a fantastic beautiful crystal clear lake next to the trails to cool off in. The trails are great for spectators with plenty of access points to easily watch the race at multiple points with a short walk between each.

Join us on Sunday 3rd of March in Collie for the second round of the Cross Country Olympic (XCO) 2023 state series and the final round of the South 32 Wambenger Cup, with the first round being on the Saturday morning at Potters Gorge- Wellington Dam.

We’ll be following a similiar format to previous events in the XCO state series with Women’s, Men’s and Sprocket’s categories. PLEASE NOTE WE HAVE NOW HAVE A D CLASS FOR WOMEN NOVICE/BEGINNER RIDERS AND E GRADE FOR MEN.

The event centre will be located on the Collie High School Sports Grounds just 1 min from the town centre and presentations at 1pm in the Town Centre park stage (details below).

Come for the race, stay for the fun…bring the whole family and come on down to test yourself against the state’s best in Collie on Sunday

ACCOMODATION

There is plenty of accommodation in Collie only a few hundred meters from the Collie trail site and 15 minutes drive from the Wellington Dam Courses! – but book now as there is big festival on in Collie that weekend. Bunbury is also only 35 & 50 away from the courses also.

Camping/ Caravaning will be available again on the Collie High Schools Ovals right next to the course with a beautiful spring feed swim hole 100m away to cool down in. We expect to make bookings available for camping from February Saturday the 10th for Friday March 1st through to Monday March 4th

Driving Directions:

From Collie town centre

  • Head South on Patterson Rd 400m off the Coalfields Hwy until you reach the Sports grounds and follow the signage.

Directions

Course

Collie XCO State Round 2, 2023 all loops
See maps on the Collie MTB or FVMTBC Facebook and websites to be uploaded soon.

Check out my ride on Strava. https://strava.app.link/gfl1tRhAXmb

Details

Start:
March 2 @ 8:00 am
End:
March 3 @ 8:00 am
Event Category:

Organiser

Ferguson Valley MTB Club

Venue

Wellington Dam Upper Kiosk Carpark
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