South Perth Rouleurs thank you for registering for the Beverley Handicap Road Race 2017 this Saturday 14th October – part of the Beverley Heroic weekend festivities.

Rider Registration: 10:30 – 11:45, Beverley Heroic Event Village, Beverley Town Hall Start: 12:00 Limit Group, handicap groups to follow
Finish: Expected from 14:45
Presentations: 16:00, Beverley Tennis Club, Forrest St Beverley

Race Route:

The Race:

The race will be held on a fast, 114km out-and-back course over undulating, quiet rural roads, which is reminiscent of the Beverley to Perth race.

Known originally as the Rover Road Race dating back to 1897, then referred to as “The Beverley”, the original races ran through until 1999. This year, The Beverley Handicap sends riders Westwards out of town along the Talbot West Road and then returning.

Rolling over undulating terrain, riders travel through rural views gently uphill, into shaded bushland of Wandoo National Park. The turnaround on to the return run sees a fast flowing lightly downhill run – handicap groups will need to work well to keep the scratch men at bay. The racing climaxes in the short rise on the approach to Lennard Rd with 4km to go– the first rider to crest holds the advantage in a fast run into the line.

The handicap format encourages groups to work well together over the parcours.

This event is a Cycling Australia sanctioned event and as such for the protection of riders has a strictly enforced No License No Ride policy. The Cycling Australia license is a requirement for the event insurance and sanctioning. All riders must produce their physical current CA License card, a hard copy membership receipt email from Cycling Australia or pre-purchased day or three-day licence at the event registration. No Day licenses are able to be purchased on the day.

The Beverley Handicap Road Race – Have fun, race well, be safe:

South Perth Rouleurs are hosting this event with the aim to stage a viable, ongoing, well organised, and professional event in the Wheatbelt town of Beverley, reprising racing in the spirit of the long running “Beverley”.

This event is run by a team of generous volunteers. We expect all of our Beverley Handicap Road Race officials, volunteers, competitors, and support personnel to show respect and courtesy towards others and be familiar with the Cycling Australia Code of Conduct and Cycling Australia Member Protection Policies. Any complaint or query during the event must be raised with the Race Commissaire or Race Director directly through the correct process.

The safety of all riders, volunteers, officials and members of the public is of the highest priority. It is in the interest of rider and public safety that the Race Commissaire will be enforcing rules regarding safe riding and road rules strictly. Local authorities have been generous in their support of staging this event in its’ inaugural year, and we wish to continue this event annually. Directions from marshals and race officials must be immediately followed without question. RIDERS RISK DISQUALIFICATION AND OR FINES IF RULES OR INSTRUCTIONS ARE NOT FOLLOWED.


Competitor parking is to be in the designated area along Forrest St, Beverley ONLY. Please respect the local businesses and residents and only use these areas. Do not obstruct driveways or access roads. Do not park in Vincent St to the West of Great Southern Highway as this is the Start Finish area and must be kept clear.


Registration is open at the Beverley Town Hall from 10:30 to 11:45 on race day.

Allow enough time to register, note your handicap start time, attach your timing chip and race numbers as instructed. You MUST produce your Cycling Australia race license for registration – NO LICENSE NO RIDE. You must physically produce your current CA Race License, Three-ride license, One-day license in the form of a printed email.

In the event of your current CA Race License not being received from renewal, you must produce your receipt from when you renewed or applied for your CA license. Without any of these documentations, you may not be riding. Cycling Australia regulations for this event insurance require riders to produce a valid Race License at registration. The Chief Commissaire will make any final decision to approve you to ride.

We are sharing the Beverley Town Hall facility with the Beverley Heroic weekend activities that includes a vintage bike show, and truly Heroic rides for Sunday. Please show the event the respect it deserves and use bins for all rubbish, or take it with you.

Rider Briefing:

Rider briefing will be conducted at the start line for each start group. You must ensure you are familiar with the arrangements of the race and the requirements of racers on the day.


All riders must wear approved kit. Club and registered team kit must be the current version registered with Cycling Australia. The alternative is a plain kit (no pro tour or non-registered local kits). See the CycleSport WA website for a list of approved team kits here.

Numbers and Timing Chips:

Race numbers are to be worn on the rider’s lower back and LEFT side. Numbers must be clearly visible when the rider is in the drops.

Timing chips must be mounted on the left side of your fork, nice and low, to pick up on timing sensors for start and finish. Please avoid the Start Finish area where the timing system is set up once your timing chip is attached to your bike – this will affect your times for the day which may result in your times being void. Lost or non-returned timing chips $20 fee; race numbers $20 fee.

Rider Muster:

Riders MUST assemble in the driveway of the Beverley Town Hall and will be directed under neutral conditions to the start line in designated handicap groups. Groups will be directed from Beverley Town Hall East on Vincent St, RIGHT into Forrest St, RIGHT into De Lisle St, RIGHT into Hunt Rd (Great Southern Highway), LEFT into Vincent St to the Start area. There is no traffic control or closed conditions in this neutral movement to the start – Road rules must be followed and riders MUST give way to traffic. Riders will be briefed at the start line and groups started according to handicaps.

Race Support:

There are no neutral event support vehicles in this event. There are no private support vehicles permitted on the course. Any vehicle deemed to be unofficially following or providing support during the event may result in related competitors being penalised.
You must carry your own spares in the event of a mechanical or flat, or wait for the SAG Wagon to collect you.

Feed Zones:

There are no feed zones for this event.

The Route:

See course map attached for further details. Know the route – it is your responsibility.

  • Cars entering the course from private properties may not be aware of the cycle race
  • Cars and motorbikes travel at high speeds on the roads which form part of the course
  • You may need to overtake slower race grades and support vehicles – do so with caution
  • The turnaround point will be controlled by traffic management, but riders are ultimatelyresponsible for knowing the correct route of their race. The course marshals are there for traffic control and safety, not to give rider directions.WARNING: At the 18km mark outbound and 92km mark homebound there is a ONE LANE BRIDGE on Talbot West Rd. Traffic management will be in place to slow and stop vehicular traffic to allow groups or riders right of way. Proceed with caution.Accidents and First Aid:St John Ambulance is providing first aid with a vehicle on course to attend in the event of an accident. ALL crashes or injuries MUST be reported to the Chief Commissaire at the event. Official vehicles, traffic management at the one lane bridge, traffic management at the turnaround point will have radio communication on course.

Radio communication around the course is difficult due to black spots from the topography, however all official race vehicles and turn point marshals will have communication ability if assistance is required.

Emergency contact for the Race Director, Greg Murray: 0410 543 398. In case of a life threatening emergency, dial “000”.

Sweeper vehicle:

There will be a Sweeper vehicle/SAG wagon acting to clear the course following the last riders on course. Any riders that withdraw can be picked up and brought back to Beverley in the SAG wagon.


Vincent St will be closed to traffic for the finish of the main bunches for safety. On finishing please ensure you follow directions from marshals and clear the finish area. DO NOT RETURN TO CROSS THE START FINISH LINE. Please return to Beverley Town Hall once finished to return timing chips and race numbers. No traffic management is controlling riders crossing Great Southern Highway after finish of race.

Riders who withdraw from the race MUST ensure your race number is provided to Start/Finish area to be recorded as a DNF. Timing is running on the MyLaps timing system for this event. This will assist in confirming places however we will also utilize line judges and a line camera.


Prize winners are expected to attend the presentation ceremony, conducted at 16:00 at the Beverley Tennis Club, Forrest St. We’d like to celebrate your successes with you – stick around and do the right thing.

Bar is open on the Tennis Club Sun deck. Watch the Cyclocross and the sun go down.

Race results for places, fastest time and category winners will be posted at Beverley Town Hall once confirmed. If you have won a place, please check and verify. Note that any queries on the podium results MUST be made before presentations, as changes cannot be made once presentations have been made.

Prize money for first through to fifth place over the line, first Female, and first Over 45 year old Fastest time Bonus Prize.
Team Trophy – first through to fifth place. four riders per team, best three results summed – lowest positions wins. Not eligible for A graders.

The “Element Road Series” Medals and points on offer.


Toilet facilities are located at the Beverley Town Hall in the registration desk area. There are additional public facilities at the Beverley Train Station on Vincent St, between the Beverley Town Hall and the designated parking area on Forrest St.
Hotel Beverley has a $5 Towel and shower deal – vouchers issued at registration.

And Then After:

Food & refreshments are available in Beverley township, our gracious hosts for the weekend. Support local – visit Beverley’s pub’s or cafés:

  • Hotel Beverley 137 Vincent Street;
  • Freemasons Hotel 104 Vincent Street;
  • Beverley Country Kitchen 111-113 Vincent Street;
  • Red Vault Restaurant, 115 Vincent St;
  • Beverley Bakery, Vincent StreetOTHER EVENTS:Join in the other events around the Beverley Bike weekend or invite your friends and family.Free events for all the family
    Saturday 14th October 2017- from 2.00 pm at the Beverley Town Hall2.00 pm The Beverley Race- Historic DisplayCelebrating the local cycling history this display from the Beverley Historical Society shows the popularity of the humble bicycle. With strong loyal racing against other towns like York and Northam. The Beverley Race from 1897 pitted Metropolitan riders against local was hard fought in the days of gravel tracks and single gears.2.00 pm Retro Bike ShowSee the sparkle and shine of bikes pre 1987. With single gears giving way to fancy 3 gears then the 10 speed bike, you can see the evolution of a simple idea. Take that with some passionate owners and you have a “Show and Shine” exhibition. Vote for your favourite.

     2.00 pm – 4.30 pm Retro Bike Show entries welcome

    For $10: Enter your bike for Prizes! Bring along your Pre 1987 passion and go in the running for some cash back prizes.

     2.50 pm Beverley Twilght Cyclocross

    Starting at the Beverley Tennis Club, riding the Forrest Street and George Street circuit the tape will be up and the Cyclocross will be on. Ring your cowbell and have a beer as the day ends and the laughs begin.

    5.00 pm Retro Bike Show – prize giving

Sunday 15th October 2017- from 6.30 am at the Beverley Town Hall

 The Beverley Heroic 100 mile 6.30 am, 50 mile 9.00am

From the Beverley Town Hall ride Heroic, single speed or any bike to York, York Olive Oil Company for Brunch and then some gravel roads home. Riders welcome and prizes for “Spirit over Speed” (Registration required)

More information:

 The Beverley Heroic Town Ride 10.30 am onwards- Ride off after registration
From the Beverley Town Hall you follow the map to places of interest looking for clues. Its 6 to 10 km depending on your route. You dont know what you might discover or friends you might meet.

Sign up on the day and get your Beverley Heroic Town Ride Map.

More information:

Event team

Many thanks to our behind the scenes people, please take a bow:

 Shire of Beverley: Beverley is a vibrant rural community with a population of 1700. Located in the western central Wheat belt region of Western Australia, Beverley is less than 140km east of Perth. The Community support has been a big part of this events success. Shire of Beverley website

 Tourism WA: Tourism WA is the State Government agency responsible for promoting Western Australia as an extraordinary holiday destination. Its focus is on marketing the State; developing, attracting and promoting major sporting, cultural and business events; and supporting the development of significant tourism infrastructure and projects. Tourism WA website


South Perth Cycle Club is the largest cycle club in WA with over 450 members and friends. Our club supports social riding and racing with recreational rides every day of the week.
We support the Cycling Australia pathway with its accredited coaching plus Olympic athlete support, we are involved in the local racing and recreational riding scene with events like this one. Join today –