Our fortnightly criterium races held at Albert Bishop Park are the bread and butter of our racing calendar. These are generally 50 minutes + 2 laps for A grade, 45 + 2 for B grade, and 40 + 2 for C grade. D grade is typically 30 + 2 with a neutralised period of approximately 15 mins where senior members will offer advice, coaching and direction on racing etiquette, techniques and skills. Uni crits are a great way to get started with racing.
Nothing is at stake but pride and bragging rights. Sometimes a prime (intermediate sprint lap) will be thrown into the mix.
A three part race run across all grades and women’s. It includes a points race and elimination race run back to back at Nundah, and a 12km time trial in Brookfield the next day. Points are awarded 5 to 1 in each grade and tallied for the winner.
Heading off in twos from Eagle Farm road in Pinkenba, to the end of the road, back, out and back again. A total of around 28 dead flat kilometres. The Lady Finger is the women’s equivalent race of the same distance.