The Convict 100 is nearly here and the course is set and waiting for you for this Saturday 1st May!
The Event Program is now available on the link below. If you have any questions, chances are it is covered in the Event Program. This important document has all the information you need about the race including the event schedule, location, accommodation/camping, race morning travel, race plates, registration (course changes & entry transfers), feed stations plus remaining COVID-19 changes for this year.
This year we are presenting the Event Safety Briefing to you via video link instead of in person at the race start, to eliminate unnecessary gathering at the event. This will be emailed this afternoon/tomorrow to all registered riders. Please ensure you watch this video prior to attending.
As noted in the Event Program, riders who entered before 6th April 2021, will be receiving their race plates in the mail by COB Friday 30th April (NSW addresses only). If you entered after this date (or don’t receive your race plate via mail in time), you will need to collect your race plate from registration prior to your race start time.
DO NOT USE your 2020 race plate if you had received one in the mail prior to the postponement of last years event. These plates are void and you have been allocated an alternate race number.
Riders who have not signed the Event Waiver will not be permitted to race. Therefore we suggest you do this online through your Active.com MyEvents portal by COB Friday 30th April. Those riders who do not sign the event waiver online prior to the event MUST attend registration on race day BEFORE your race start to complete the event waiver and collect your race plate (as it was not mailed to you).
We look forward to seeing you on Saturday!
Registration opens for all distances at 5pm on Friday and closes at 8pm. Registration then re-opens on Saturday morning at 6am and goes through until 9.20am for those last minute 44km arrivals.
Please check your allocated race number on the Rider List available on the link below. If you have already received your race plate in the mail there is no need to visit registration unless you are changing courses, changing categories or collecting your pre-purchased event merchandise.
IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are an Elite (100km only), Single Speed (100km or 68km only), Electric or Cyclocross (100km or 68km only) rider please check on the below rider list link to make sure you are in the correct category. If you are listed in an age category instead you will need to see us at registration so we can swap you over to the correct category. If you fail to do so you will appear in your corresponding age category rather than the Elite, Single Speed, Electric or Cyclocross category.
Transfers & Course Changes
Now that online transfers and course changes have closed, last minute rider transfers and course changes can only be done at registration.
If you are looking to downgrade or upgrade distances this can still be done at the event. You will need to head to the ‘Transfers’ desk at registration to complete the change. You will be allocated with a new race plate number to reflect your new distance. Riders stepping down in distance are NOT eligible for any refunds while riders going up in distance will need to pay the difference in entry price between the two distances.
Please note that failure to complete this change could see you directed along your original course by staff and event marshals along the route.
Replacement riders are required to bring along written proof/registration confirmation (a message/email on your phone will suffice) from the original rider. You will need to line up at the ‘Transfers’ desk at registration to complete the transfer.
On the day transfers will incur a $40 admin fee (payable by the new rider), cash preferred (we can only accept cash or physical credit card as there is no phone reception so only offline transactions available). Exchange of funds for original race entry fees will be a private transaction between the two riders. Please allow extra time to complete this at registration.
To help speed up the process we recommend filling out the ‘Participant Changes Form’ on the link below and bringing with you on the day.
Driving & Camping
Arriving safely and on time to the event is the first challenge. The roads leading into St Albans are narrow and windy. There is also the ferry crossing at Wiseman’s Ferry to contend with as well. All this means you should plan accordingly. Allow extra time and take it easy. Directions are included in the Event Program along with some invaluable information regarding road closures around the event start times. The second ferry at Wiseman’s Ferry crossing point will be operating from 6am on Saturday morning. A tip from the wise, often it is quicker to use Wiseman’s Ferry rather than brave the line up at Webb’s Creek Ferry.
If you are coming down on Friday to camp the night before, there are plenty of spots at the traditional camping sites at the flat rate of $10 per vehicle payable to St Albans RFS. If you are planning to use the premium camping along the river on private property please be aware that this is by private arrangement with the landowner, not the event organiser and the price is still to be determined.