Fields of Joy CX (#FOJCX) is a Cyclocross venue developed and raced by Sunbury Cycling Club with very gracious support from Essendon Fields, Melbourne Aust.

Thursday, 21 August 2014


Entries are now open: 

Also, some lucky person will go home with a new bike Race Day.

Here's a whole lot of reference material you may not need right now:

Note: Race Schedule is draft and subject to change. We will publish a final version separately closer to Race Day.

FORMAT: Cyclocross + Open category racing catering for Men, Women & Kids.
CIRCUIT:  Fields of Joy Cyclocross Course, Essendon Fields

MEN'S CX: A, B & C Grades
MEN'S OPEN (any bike, any tyres - inc CX bikes)

WOMEN'S CX: A & B Grades
WOMEN'S OPEN (any bike, any tyres - inc CX bikes)

JUNIORS: Balance Bikes + Any bike categories

Note: CX Grades are for Cyclocross bikes with CX tyres (max 35mm)

ALL riders must be licensed for insurance purposes. Cycling Australia Race Licenses (Gold Licenses), MTBA Competition Licenses and FOJCX Season Licenses are accepted (4 Race Coverage). Kids Licensing is required and options vary depending on age. All riders do need license/insurance coverage.

Kids can enter on the day - pre-entry through this form is entirely optional. All licensed kids will get a start.

The schedule has kids starting together. They will be split into Balance Bikes and Non-Balance bikes on separate courses. Non-Balance bikes will then be 'graded' by wheel size (i.e. 16",20",24" etc) , which is a rough proxy for ability, and released in waves. Older Juniors may be offered a larger loop on the main course depandant on numbers. All juniors grading is determined on the day by Commissaires prior to race start.

Please also note that results will be old school so we would appreciate some spotters on the day to identify boys winners and girls winners for each wave.

Adults $25 (includes $5 raffle for bike to be won on the day)
Kids - by donation
Volunteers - free race entry per vol duty.

FOJCX is designed to be somewhat reconfigurable. We intend to change things up race-to-race, but also recognise that we do have some core components making up what we call the 'classic' course. So please be mindful that the course config may be different each time you race. We are also potentially working on building new stuff. Bottom Line: - it won't always be the same but we may go back to some old 'faves as well.

REGISTRATION: Look for Rego Marquee in Race Village.
To access the course, all riders must have a Race Number visible and be wearing a helmet.

* Address:  Larkin Court, Essendon Fields, Melbourne Australia

* Directions:
Essendon Fields is 12km from the Melb CBD in the grounds of Essendon Airport. Follow the signs to Essendon Airport.

From the City, take the Tullamarine Freeway and exit left at Matthews Ave Essendon. Turn Right at lights onto English Street Essendon Fields. Continue straight (English St turns into Wirraway Rd) to first major roundabout on Wirraway Rd. Turn right into Larkin Court. Continue to signs for parking.

* Parking: Trackside off Larkin Court. Follow signs.
* Toilets: Onsite. Alternate locations at Shopping Centre and Essendon Airport.
* Water: PLEASE BRING WATER as there is no running water onsite.
* Power: Generator only
* Spectating: Please dress warm. The site is often windy.
* Food: Food vendors will be available.


Riders can withdraw without penalty up to 12 Noon THURSDAY before the race.(please note THURS deadline due to Transponder timing requirements)

Kids can enter on the day. Licensing is our only requirement.
Seniors entering on the day - possible but risky. No guarantee of a start. We need to have spots available, know who you are for handicapping and have time to slot you into the timing system. We definitely want to see people race and will do what we can but the simple fact is that you take a risk of not getting a spot.

GRADING GUIDANCE: http://goo.gl/W0fb5R

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