Pop was renowned for his attention to detail, his preparation of the Allard Park cinder track is one example (similar to tennis court gravel). He would water, rake and roll the surface and no one would be permitted on the track for at least three hours to allow it to settle. Everyone could tell the difference if someone else had prepared the track on a Saturday. Pop was the Handicapper; back then every Saturday was a Handicap at Brunswick. The common goal of any young competitor was to make it to A grade and work their way back to Scratch. That’s what Pop would tell you and his words encouraged all to give it their best effort. Read More about Pop Stewart.
Circuit: Balliang - Granite Road
100km handicap (ABCD Grades) (4 laps)
50km Scratch Race for E Grade riders (2 laps)
Registration: 09:00 Balliang Hall
Race Start: 10:00
These are race fees only. All riders must enter in advance via the EntryBoss link below. Entries on-the-day are not generally accepted unless specifically noted. Please see this page for more details.
Regular entry - $25.00
Volunteers entry - $15.00
If you pay on the day (cash only):
Regular entry - $30.00
Volunteer entry - $20.00
Before cycling presentations at ~1 PM there will be a special handing over of donations to the Balliang CFA in appreciation of the local community sharing its hall and roads with us. The Northern Combine would appreciate riders presence as local media will be invited. Please support the BBQ run by the CFA for fundraising on the day.
Directions: Take Western Highway to Bacchus Marsh. Take a left at Grant Street, then a right at the roundabout into Grifith Street. Head South and turn right at the Bacchus Marsh-Balliang Road.
Parking: Balliang Hall
Toilets: Balliang Hall
Prize Money: TBA (Prizemoney will be paid deeper in this handicap. Please note riders placing may only claim one prize of greatest value. )
Volunteers: Damien Bovalino, Andrew Gray, Justine Barrow, Nick Kennedy, Chris Michaelides, John Marcan, Hannah Vine, Gordon Duff and Austen Mason