Criterium FAQ

What time do the crits start?

  • Sunday crits at Drake Blvd will start at 9:00 AM for D/B Grade and 10:00AM for C/A Grade
  • Saturday crits at VU will start at 9:00 AM for D/B Grade and 10:00AM for C/A Grade
  • Thursday crits at VU will start at 5:45 PM for D/B Grade and 6:45 PM for C/A Grade

Please make sure you check the FCC websiteFCC Facebook or FCC Twitter for any announcement for changes to these times.

Where is the VU circuit?

Victoria University (VUT) Skills Training Centre in Hoppers Lane, Hoppers Crossing. Enter via Gate 5 next to Athletics Track. (Melways Ref 206 J6).

Parking: Cars are STRICTLY NOT ALLOWED onto the race circuit and warm up area at the VU. Parking is available at the Gate 5 entrance and there is limited parking on the grass just before the entrance to the circuit.

How do I enter?

All entries are taken online, use the “Online Race Entry” button on the website or by clicking here. We are no longer accepting manual entries on the day.

How much does it cost to enter a race?

$15.49 (49c Credit Card Merchant Fee) online entries for all riders from any club.

I’m an FCC member and haven’t done my marshaling duties. (At the start of the year, ALL members had to Nominate for TWO duties during the road season and 1 during the criterium season. Most did, some did not.)

This club is run by volunteers and we require everyone to pull their weight and do their marshaling duties to keep racing safe.

It’s simple, “No Marshall, no race! We know who you are! Riders who failed to nominate for duties will not be able to race until they have satisfied the Marshal Co-Ordinator (John Mogavero) that they have nominated for TWO Road races and ONE criterium race at Drake Blvd. You can register for your marshaling duties by using the “Volunteer Duties” button on the website or by clicking here.

Do I need a AusCycling licence?

Yes you do, you will need a racing licence issued by AusCycling which you can get online from (A RACE ALL DISCIPLINE Membership is required). If you are trying racing for the first time, you can get a 4 week free trial available from You cannot use this 4 week free trial licence at our member only races.

Do not use a 4 week trial licence if you have previously held a AusCycling Membership. They are strictly for those new to racing and want to try it out. By using one of these licences you may be violating the terms and conditions of the 4 week trial licence and may not be covered for insurance, putting yourself, fellow riders, the club and the general public at risk.

All riders MUST have a valid licence. 

We validate licences through entryboss. This does require you to make sure your information is correct in Entryboss. You can view your Entryboss account information here Please make sure all your details match exactly to your AusCycling membership, don’t put random details in there as it will invalidate your licence and we’ll have to chase you up about it every week which takes time and effort. If it gets bad enough we’ll just reject your entry.

Do I need a working red rear light (Race Light Policy)?

For all crits held at Drake Blvd you will require a red rear light. Crits held at the VU are exempt as it is a closed circuit in a private facility.

What grade will I be racing in?

Riders of all abilities are encouraged to come and compete with Footscray Cycling Club.

Footscray Cycling Club offers 5 Grades of racing – A, B, C, D & E.

We offer an E Grade for novice members, if we have sufficient interest.

Check handicappers Corner on the Footscray Cycling Club Website before the race, you will not be able to change your grade on the day. If you have any concerns contact Absolutely NO discussions of grading will be tolerated on the day / in the queue; sanctions will apply to any transgressions.

You haven’t answered my question.

You can contact us at or try us on our Facebook page, otherwise get in touch with one of the committee members.