SATURDAY MORNING RACING BY GC GOLDSTARS CC
1st, 2nd, 3rd Saturday of the month racing conducted at Runaway Bay.
Juniors: 7:00, Adults 7:30 start.
4th Sunday racing conducted at Pimpama. 7:00 am start (NO racing that Saturday, but planning for ‘come and try days’).
Cost: Runaway Bay: $10 (no road surcharge), Pimpama: $15
Gold CA race licence required.
Starting in April (04.04.15) the Gold Coast Goldstars CC will be conducting Saturday morning racing at the Luke Harrop Circuit, Runaway Bay.
GC Goldstars CC will conduct racing on Saturdays at Runaway Bay for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Saturday morning of each month. On the 4th weekend of each month GC Goldstars CC will conduct racing as per normal on a Sunday at Pimpama (the club will not conduct any racing on the 4th Saturday). This means there will no longer be any racing conducted at Computer St, Arundel for the time being. The Saturday racing will be conducted as a CLUB COMBINE with members of Goldstars, CATS and Murwillumbah, at this stage, invited plus bona fide visitors (we are approaching CQ to have this expanded).
Due to the cost basis of using an off road circuit rather than a public road circuit, entry fees will be limited to $10.00 for adult riders. Racing will be under the mantle of Cycling Australia, and a current Cycling Australia Gold race licence will be required to compete. 3 Ride permits will also be available.
Although we can’t speak for the CATS CC, they have in no way indicated that they will be altering their race schedule, so please continue to support their race events conducted on a Sunday morning (1st & 3rd Sunday).
So, going forward, there will be Gold Coast racing on 3 Saturdays and 3 Sundays in each month.
The reason for this change in racing is listed below. Thank you to CATS CC, Murwillumbah CC and Logan CC for their understanding and support.
The Gold Coast Goldstars’ Junior Development Program, along with similar programs run by Balmoral in Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast Club, HPRW, Toowoomba Club and Rockhampton and Tablelands Clubs in the North, is a shining star in Queensland cycling. Goldstars’ juniors, through their commitment and the work of the Goldstars’ coaching team, have featured prominently in State Championship events on both the Road and Track. The recently run Goldstars Junior Carnival is a major event on the Queensland Calendar for juniors and attracted juniors from clubs as far afield as Townsville. The GC Goldstars CC actively supports this program incurring costs far over and above the normal costs all other Clubs incur in normal Club administration. Last year, 2014, the extra costs incurred by the Goldstars were over $7,000 which is $7,000 more than any other Club without those costs needs to generate to function.
The Saturday race program is intended to directly support and fund a sustainable Junior Development Program and does not conflict with any other Club’s race activities.
This a chance for a fast, flat hit-out Saturday morning while, at the same time, riders can do their bit to support the development of our Gold Coast juniors, the future of the sport.