THE COPPER COAST CUP
Comprising the Wallaroo Road Race and Moonta Criterium, the Copper Coast Cup (or the Race Formerly Known As Hell Of The North!) has long been a fixture on the South Australian racing calendar. Made possible by the Copper Coast Council, this race weekend typically delivers unpredictable finishes in Saturday's road race and fast-paced, tight criterium racing on Sunday.
WALLAROO ROAD RACE
Saturday, October 10
Now famous on the local racing circuit, the Wallaroo Road Race is atypical for a road race in that it comprises a significant amount of off-road gravel under the wheels. Riders should be prepared for the heightened risk of mechanicals this race brings, especially those who are keen to race the Moonta Criterium the next day.
Sunday, October 11
A tight and technical circuit in a regional town, the Moonta Criterium has to be raced to be fully understood. The local community gets behind the event with a carnival-like atmosphere – this is a race you’ve got to do at least once in your career! Thi syear we have extended the course an extra twon block to the North, which allows us a full run into the finish along the bottom edge of the park.
SCHEDULE - ROAD RACE 10th OCTOBER
|CAT 2 WOMEN||11:00||49km||8|
|CAT 1 MASTERS||13:25||76km||8|
|CAT 2 MEN||13:30||76km||8|
|CAT 2 MASTERS||13:50||76km||8|
SCHEDULE - CRITERIUM 11th OCTOBER
|CAT 2 WOMEN||9:00:00||40 Minutes + 2 Laps||6|
|CAT 2 MASTERS||9:50:00||40 Minutes + 2 Laps||6|
|CAT 2 MEN||10:40:00||40 Minutes + 2 Laps||6|
|CAT 1 MASTERS||11:40:00||50 Minutes + 2 Laps||6|
|ELITE WOMEN||12:40:00||50 Minutes + 2 Laps||6|
|ELITE MEN||13:40:00||55 Minutes + 2 Laps||6|
ROAD RACE COURSE
FOOD AND DRINK
There's plenty to do (and eat!) while in in the Copper Coast, but our pick is Taste The Yorke in Moonta. They love the Moonta Criterium so make sure you drop in and get a coffee and a bite to eat from them - help support those who support racing!
You'll want to stay up in the Copper Coast Region for this weekend, at least on the Saturday night if you're racing both days! Why not make a weekend of it, bring the family up and head out to one of the local tourist attractions while you're up here? Find out more about the Copper Coast here.