76th TOM LOWRY MEMORIAL CLASSIC | 5 – 6 MAY 2018

The Tom Lowry Memorial is in its 76th year and is one of Western Australia’s most prestigious road races.

2018 will once again include a Saturday afternoon criterium on one of the safest and fastest courses in WA. Sunday will see the traditional road race. Both events will start and finish at the Collie Motorplex.

CRITERIUM – SATURDAY 5TH MAY 2018
REGISTRATION 9:00AM, RACE START 11:00AM

Times are subject to change

Criterium Saturday, 5 May, 2018
Start Time Grade Race Time
11.00am Under 13s 20min + 2 laps
11.00am Under 15 20min + 2 laps
11.25am D Grade Men 25min + 2 laps
11.55am C Grade Men 30min + 2 laps
12.30pm Under 17 Men 30min + 2 laps
12.30pm B Grade Men 30min + 2 laps
  1.05pm Under 17 Women 30min + 2 laps
  1.05pm C Women 30min + 2 laps
  1.05pm B Women 30min + 2 laps
  1.05pm A Women 30min + 2 laps
  1.45pm A Grade Men 40min + 2 laps

 

Saturday rollout Times: Under 13s and under 15w before 10.45am and under 17s between 12.00pm & 12.15pm.

ROAD RACE – SUNDAY 6TH MAY 2018
REGISTRATION 9:00AM, RACE START 11:00AM

Tom Lowry Memorial Sunday, 6 May 2018
Start Time Grade Race Distance
 11.00am U/15’s 30km
 11.30am D Men & C Women 61km
 11.50am B Men & A Women 87km
 11.55am A Men 121km
 12.00pm U/17’s 61km
 12.05pm C Men & B Women 61km

Sunday rollout Times: Under 15s and under 17s before 10.45am.

It is unprecedented in Australian cycling that a cycling event would be supported by a single sponsor for its entirety. The Tom Lowry Memorial is one event that can lay claim to this, having been proudly supported by one sponsor since its inception in 1942. The Collie Miners Union (CMU), which was later known as the Construction Forestry Mining Energy Union (CFMEU) being the sole sponsors. The race was instigated in 1942 by the mine-workers of Collie in recognition of the service given by a past General Secretary Mr Thomas McCarthy Lowry (1897-1941).

Who was Tom Lowry?

The Tom Lowry Memorial was first held in 1942 to commemorate the contribution made to the Collie Coalfield by Thomas McCarthy Lowry. He is remembered not only as a civic leader within the Collie community but also for his support of sporting activity in the town. He was involved with industrial organisation and the labour movement in general. He was an eloquent speaker and a prominent personality in industrial matters aimed at improving the working conditions of Collie miners.

Born in Kirkstall, Victoria in 1877 Tom Lowry took part in the Hampton Plains gold rush in 1906 working mining leases in the Goldfields around Coolgardie, Kalgoorlie, and Menzies.

In 1915 after an unsuccessful farming venture in the West Australia wheat belt Tom Lowry arrived in Collie. He found employment with Western Collieries, beginning a long and honourable association with the Collie Miners Union until his death in 1941.

For visitor or accommodation information contact the Collie Visitor Centre
www.collierivervalley.com.au/collie-visitor-centre

If you require accommodation the Collie Cycle Club advises that you book sooner rather than later.

 

Collie Motorplex

Powerhouse Road

Collie WA 6225Contact Anna Farrell – 0428 826 613

Camping available – tent, camper van, caravan or bunkhouse (8 beds).

Two shower blocks- 1 Female, 1 Male – 3 BBQ’s & a camper’s kitchen with 2 fridges and a microwave.
Camping Fee – $10 per person. Bunkhouse – $15 per person.

Collie Ridge Motel

 

185 – 195 Throssell StreetCollie WA 6225
08 9734 6666
Ring to receive a 10 per cent discount. Riders and spectators will receive the discount.
If you book online you will not receive the discount.

Collie Motel

27/133 Throssell Street
Collie WA 6225
08 9734 1166
Ring to receive a 10% discount. Riders and spectators will receive the discount.
If you book online you will not receive the discount.

YEARFirst Place Second PlaceThird Place Fastest TimeF/Time Record *
1942Griffith, "Ming" TomFlynn, LenLewis, "Ted" EdwardGriffith, "Ming" Tom2 hrs 16 mins 35sec
1943Flynn, LenCummins, JackMilligan, BillBonser, Toti" W.A.
1944Graham, DaveyFewings, J.R.Fredrick(H.K)Saunders, GordonBonser, Toti" W.A.
1945Saunders, GordonFahey, DesJim PittsSaunders,"Bubbles"George
1946Lyons, PatPearson, "Dick"RichardDhue, R.GFewings, J.R.Fred(H.K)1 hr 29min 08 sec
1947Wheatly, H.JKearns, B.AlbyPearson, "Dick"RichardFerris, "Pud" George1 hr 25 min 55 sec
1948Purnell, WallyPitts, JimGerrard, GeorgeBurdus, Norm1 hr 23 min 00 sec
1949Hellmrich, JAtkinson, TomPatton, BillBurdus, Norm1 hr 27min 45 sec
1950Townsen, Tom EMerryful, BrianStaude, WBarron, Roy1 hr 26 min 58 sec
1951Carlson, Tom Wilson. WLewis, "Ted" EdwardCarlson, Tom 1 hr 29 min 16 sec
1952Power, MaxFahey, DesHunt, Barry Burdus, Norm1 hr 24 min 56 sec
1953Malcolm, CliveCleary, RonCooper, BillPanton, Peter 1 hr 29min 46 sec
1954Vogel, JohnClare, BOliver, JimOliver, Jim
1955Liang, LCrispin, TOliver, JimOliver, Jim1 hr 21 min 20 sec
1956Fennell, StanFahey, "Battler" DesDe Wolde, JanOliver, John1 hr 29 min 14 sec
1957Maher, GilbertHall, CWiltshire, EricWaddell, Barry 1 hr 22 min 39 sec
1958Perron, P Malcolm, CliveSuckling, OwenWaddell, Barry 1 hr 24 min 00 sec
1959Sanford,"Gummy" LesAlcorn, KimHart, PeterHost, "Bing" Ron1 hr 23 min 00 sec
1960Edwards, JCarsioni, FWeggaller, Marselle Host, "Bing" Ron1 hr 20 min 20sec
1961Mcgrath, JohnKnowles, DougHunt, EddieBaker, Stan1 hr 21 min 50 sec
1962 this race on shortened Allanson circuit.
1962Bonser, RodneyBonser, GrahamBurton, RonBonser, Stewart1 hr 14 min 28 sec
1963Burton, Ron Bywater,Graham Lehman, KBentley, "Boy" Dan1 hr 21 min15 sec
1964Burton, Ron Pope, RickBywater,Graham Barron, Bevan
1965Cleary, RonKidd, PhilCrocker, JohnBurton, Ron 1 hr 24 min 26 sec
1966Perks, StevenCrocker, JohnBarron, BevanBarron, Bevan
1967Knight, PSweeny, RFerguson, GillyTonolini, Laurie1 hr 23 min 10 sec
1968Russell, MichaelPerks, StevenFerguson, RobertTonolini, Laurie1 hr 17 min 33 sec
1969Perejuan, AllanNorris, KenWilling, DougVeale, Neville1 hr 18 min 54 sec
1970Van Der Putten, ASuckling, OwenJohnson, PBarron, Bevan1 hr 19 min 20 sec
1971Ohara, BrentSuckling, "Whip "LesVan Der Putten, AMcVilley, Graham1 hr 16 min 32 sec
1972Warren, "Rabbit" RuddNorris, LaurieStrudwick, EvanMcVilley, Graham1 hr 15 min 25 sec
1973Suckling, OwenDehaar, HWallis, PeterVogels, Henk "Snr"1 hr 15 min 47 sec
Transfield Loop Distances and races conditions changed from here forward.
1974Dye, MikeWarren, "Rabbit" RuddSeabourne, Weed"TrevorDye, Mike1 hr 39min 52 sec
1975Dye, MikeProvis NeilSuckling, GaryDye, Mike1 hr 37min 36 sec
1976Tindall, RonTaylor, PeterPlunkett, HMcVilley, Graham1 hr 33min 24 sec
1977Hawkins, JeffNeale, GregSuckling, PeterDwyer, Geoff1 hr 37min 18 sec
1978 was the first Australian Pro- Am cycling event
1978Laskey, Leaon "Pro"Ferguson, Robert "Pro"Miller, Russell "Am"Laskey, Leaon "Pro"
1979O'Sullivan, JohnFairchild, BobAllen, RonKeyser, Mark2 hr 32 min 50 sec
1980Suckling, RolyBuswell, DamianBurton, RonSuckling, Roly
1981Bishop, SteeleSuckling, Garry Keyser, MarkBishop, Steele2 hr 28 min 08 sec
1982Davis, KiethAtkinson, MikeWarren, "Rabbit" RuddDavis, Kieth2 hr 31 min 25 sec
1983Davis, KiethBishop, SteeleOsmond, GeoffDavis, Kieth
1984Layton. LenRichards, LukeLucas, GDavis, Kieth2 hr 28 min 39 sec
1985Plewright, PeterEversden, ChrisLayton. LenHawkins, Jeff2 hr 28 min 07 sec
1986Rugari, Paul VicTilley, Brian VicWylie, Neil NZ
1987Kelson, RodWilson, PeterMoran, FentonWilson, Peter1 hr 45 min 12 sec
1988Krynen, JimBarrett, KWaller, RobertKrynen, Jim1 hr 45 min 16 sec
Event was changed to a Graded Scratch Race Fastest Time to Winner
1989Buswell, DamianGorden, BillMoran, FentonBuswell, Damian2 hr 31 min 46 sec
1990Van Morsel, WayneRose, DFoyle,JVan Morsel, Wayne2 hr 34 min 33 sec
1991Van Morsel, WayneHayes, "Bill" WLee, JVan Morsel, Wayne
1992Penman, StuartJohansen, DannyThomas,CPenman, Stuart
1993Van Vliet, JohnMcMurdo, HiltonJohanson, DannyVan Vliet, John
1994Johansen, DannyTrinne, DanielRose, ColinJohansen, Danny
1995Akinson, PaulHogg, DanielDobson, PeterAkinson, Paul
1996Brown, ChrisFogiani, ChrisRigg, JasonBrown, Chris
1997Hogg, DanielBrown, ChrisPoyner, MattewHogg, Daniel
1998Wright, GaryGoodridge, BenHarris, GlenWright, Gary
1999Brown, ChrisHollands, EddieHardcourt, StevenBrown, Chris2 hr 17 min 00 sec
2000Poyner, MattewLawence, BenHarris, GlenPoyner, Mattew2 hr 38 min 37 sec
2001Steele, RicPetersen, MarkJones NathanSteele, Ric
2002Hollands, EddieChris BrownJason RiggEddie Hollands2 hr 46min 20 sec
2003 No event conducted
2004Evans, KeithBolden, LeeO'Conner, AdamEvans, Keith2 hr 40 min 35 sec
2005Hollands, EddieBrown, ChrisJason RiggHollands, Eddie2 hr 34 min 38 sec
2006Meyer, CameronMeyer, TravisJason RiggMeyer, Cameron2 hr 34 min 18 sec
2007Dawson, PeterLawrence, TysonHollands, EddieDawson, Peter2 hr 42 min 09 sec
2008Morley, HenryWells, ElliottVan Der Tog, JordanMorley, Henry2 hr 40 min 07 sec
2009Wells, ElliottVerheyen, MichaelLafleur, DimitriWells, Elliott2 hr 38 min 57 sec
2010Evans, KarlCalder, LoganSmith, SamEvans, Karl2 hr 35 min 19 sec
2011Linfield, BradleyGlasby, ChrisVerheyen, MichaelLinfield, Bradley2 hr 39 min 32 sec
2012Huttons, PeterLinfield, BradleyKing, BenjaminHuttons, Peter2 hr 29 min 51 sec
2013Smith, SamStretch, JamesMawby, JacksonSmith, Sam2hr 38 min 28 sec
2014Mawby, JacksonDavis, SamuelBeeck, ChrisMawby, Jackson2 hr 31 min 06 sec
2015Pierre-Humbert, DylanWelsford, SamMawby, JacksonPierre-Humbert, Dylan2hr 52 min 24 sec
2016Freiberg, MichaelSmith, SamWarman, JacobFreiberg, Michael3 hr 00 min 31 sec
2017Lanigan, BryceWiggins, CraigPeterson, Mathew2hrs 58 min 24sec
SENIORS: CRITERIUM $40 | TOM LOWRY $60 |BOTH EVENTS $90
JUNIORS: CRITERIUM $30 | TOM LOWRY $35 |BOTH EVENTS $55

To get the combo price for both events, just enter one and then the other. Your discount will be applied automatically at the Entry Boss checkout.

The Tom Lowry Memorial is in its 76th year and is one of Western Australia’s most prestigious road races run in conjunction with the Collie Cycle Club.

  

2018 will once again include a criterium run on Saturday, 5 May on one of the safest and fastest courses in WA. Sunday, 6 May will see the traditional road race. Both events will start and finish at the Collie Motorplex.

Race day details

Saturday, 6 May: Criterium

9.00am Registration Opens Registration area
10.15am Officials & Volunteers Briefing Medical Centre
10.15am Commentary begins Commentary box
11.00am Racing begins  
Presentations to be completed whilst the next race is in progress Grassed area in middle of complex

 

Sunday, 6 May: Road Race

9.00am Registration Opens Registration area
10.15am Officials & Volunteers Briefing Medical Centre
10.15am Commentary begins Commentary box
11.00am Racing begins  
3.30 -3.45pm Presentations Grassed area in middle of complex

Start times

Criterium Saturday 5 May 2018

Start Time Grade Race Time
11.00am Under 13 20min + 2 laps
11.00am Under 15s 20min + 2 laps
11.25am D Grade Men 25min + 2 laps
11.55am C Grade Men 30min + 2 laps
12.30pm Under 17 Men 30min + 2 laps
12.30pm B Grade Men 30min + 2 laps
  1.05pm Under 17 Women 30min + 2 laps
  1.05pm C Women 30min + 2 laps
  1.05pm B Women 30min + 2 laps
  1.05pm A Women 30min + 2 laps
  1.45pm A Grade Men 40min + 2 laps

Tom Lowry Memorial Sunday, 6 May

Start Time Grade Race Distance
 11.00am Under 15 30km
 11.30am D Men & C Women 61km
 11.50am B Men & A Women 87km
 11.55am A Men 121km
 12.00pm Under 17s 61km
 12.05pm C Men & B Women 61km

Saturday rollout Times: Under 13s and under 15w before 10.45am and under 17s between 12.00pm & 12.15pm.

Sunday rollout Times: Under 15s and under 17s before 10.45am.

Key Positions

CCC President Alf Mason 0428 677 595
CCC Event  Director Jamie Moloney 0428 677 595
Emergency Co-ordinator Mark Paget 0409 341 385
Chief Commissaire Lorraine Shutz 0439 196 000
Commissaire Sam Boulton 0414 907 567
Commissaire Richard Barville 0417 901 430
Commissaire Gary Sevier

Mobile phones  

Please be aware that some parts of the course including the Motorplex do not always have good reception.

Vehicles and motorbikes

All lead, spares and other official vehicles are to be fitted with orange flashing lights (do not use hazard lights) and where applicable signage.

Motorbike riders will require hi vis vests and lead bikes will be required to carry a flag.

All event vehicles are required to have their headlights turned on low beam.

Spectator vehicles are requested not to follow individual riders during a race to prevent congestion on the course.

Rider and spectator parking

A marshal will direct riders and spectators as to where to park. Please respect the marshal who is volunteering their time for you to race!

Rider, volunteer and officials check in 

All riders, volunteers and officials are required to check in at the Registration Desk located in the middle of the Motorplex circuit on both the Saturday and the Sunday.

Accommodation

Collie Motorplex

Lot 643 Powerhouse Road

Collie WA 6225

Contact Anna Farrell – 0428 826 613

Camping available – tent, camper van, caravan or bunkhouse (8 beds).

Two shower blocks- 1 Female, 1 Male – 3 BBQ’s & a camper’s kitchen with 2 fridges and a microwave.

Camping Fee – $10 per person. Bunkhouse – $15 per person.

 Collie Ridge Motel

185 – 195 Throssell Street

Collie WA 6225

08 9734 6666

Ring to receive a 10% discount. Riders and spectators will receive the discount.

If you book online you will not receive the discount.

 Collie Motel

127/133 Throssell Street

Collie WA 6225

08 9734 1166

Ring to receive a 10% discount. Riders and spectators will receive the discount.

If you book online you will not receive the discount.

Colliefields Hotel & Backpackers – 08 9734 2052

Mandia Cottage and Bed & Breakfast – 08 9734 2831

Whispering Pines Bed & Breakfast – 08 9734 3883

Collie Hills Accommodation Village – 08 9780 2888

Collie River Valley Tourist Park – 08 9734 5088

Carnaby Cottage – 08 9371 3571

Glen Mervyn Lodge – 0428 395 328

Crown Hotel – 08 9734 2021                                                                                             

Federal Hotel – 08 9734 2010

Club Hotel & Motel – 08 9734 1722

Banksia Motel – 08 9734 5655

Premier Hotel – 08 9734 1899

Feed zones

A feed zone will be at the discretion of the Chief Commissaire for the road race.  This will be applicable for A Grade men only.

If a feed zone is approved it will be on the back of the motorplex circuit in a safe location to prevent vehicles having to enter the course.

Littering

Any rider caught or seen littering throughout the race by an event official or Commissaire will be fined $100. Riders must take responsibility for their own litter.

Traffic Management Plan 

An approved Traffic Management Plan and permits have been approved for the road race.  The road remains open and riders must not cross the white line during the Sunday Road Race.  If you are caught crossing the middle white line you will be disqualified. 

Warm up 

It is highly desirable that riders warming up and down prior to and after their events do so off the course. It is undesirable to have riders warming up on the racecourse when other races are in progress and traffic controllers are attempting to control traffic.

An area exists at the back of the Motorplex Circuit to warm up. Riders will be shown on the day.

Technical regulations 

The  event  will  be  conducted  under  the  rules  and  regulations  of  Cycling  Australia.  The Cycling Australia scale of penalties will apply.  For more information please refer to the Cycling Australia website – www.cycling.org.au

Sunday race information 

A Grade Men – 121km

A Grade Men will complete 2 full laps of the out and back course which equates to approximately 121km.

The race will begin with a lap of the Collie Motorplex before heading West for 6.5km on Powerhouse Road before turning left onto McAlinden Road and heading South out to the turn point which is approximately another 23 km.

Riders then return and enter the Motorplex circuit in a clockwise direction and complete a lap before returning back out onto the road course to complete the second and final lap.

Riders will then return and enter the Motorplex circuit in a clockwise direction to the finish line.

B Grade Men & A Grade Women – 87km

The race will begin with a lap of the Collie Motorplex before heading west for 6.5km on Powerhouse Road before turning left onto McAlinden road and heading

south out to the first turn point which is approximately another 5.4km.

Riders then return and enter the Motorplex circuit in a clockwise direction and complete a lap before returning back onto the road course to complete their second and final lap.

Riders again head West for 6.5km on Powerhouse Road before turning left onto McAlinden Road and heading South out to the second turn point which is approximately another 23 km.

Riders will then return and enter the Motorplex circuit in a clockwise direction to the finish line.

C Grade Men &B Grade Women, D Grade Men & C Grade Women, U17’s – 61km

The races will begin with a lap of the Collie Motorplex before heading west for 6.5km on Powerhouse Road and then turning left onto McAlinden Road and heading South out to the turn point which is approximately another 23 km.  .

Riders will return and enter the Motorplex circuit in a clockwise direction to the finish line.

U/15’s – 30km

The race will begin with three laps of the Collie Motorplex before heading west for 6.5km on Powerhouse Road before turning left onto McAlinden road and heading South to the turn point which is approximately another 5.4km.

Riders will then return and enter the Motorplex circuit in a clockwise direction to the finish line.

 

The Element Road Series Tom Lowry Road Race Map    The Element Road Series Tom Lowry Criterium Map

 

 

Start/ Finish

Approximately 7km from the start/ finish.

Sharp left hand turn with a slight uphill rise at the T Junction when riders are heading out on the course.

A caution sign or person will be in place to warn riders of the approaching sharp right hander when heading back to the Motorplex.

   

Approximately 12km

Turn point for B Men and A Women on the first lap

    

Approximately 18km

Approximately 20km

 Approximately 22km

Approximately 25km mark of course

Caution sign will be in place at either side of the bridge. Riders must remember the road is open and vehicles or other riders may be approaching on the bridge.

Approximately 28km

Turn point. Extremely low volume of vehicle traffic in this area.

   

4km from finish

2km from the finish

Riders will have a slight decent before entering the Collie Mortorplex circuit for a fast finish.

 Photos: ZW Photography, Cycliq and the Collie Cycle Club.