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Monday, 5 September 2016

Journey To The End Of The East Bay

As now broadcast on other channels the following has happened...


Yes, it's true. DDCX is cancelled this weekend.

The short story is that the club track work isn't done and we can't race at Harrison St.

The longer story involves council bureaucracy and a lack of communication which lead to the panic alarms being fired up at DDCX HQ on Friday of last week. On Saturday we thought we had a solution, today it appears we don't. We've exhausted a number of alternatives, but with less than a week before the event and a reputation based on seven years of good racing and great times we don't want to tarnish the spiritual home of Victorian CX with something undeserving.

We will still be running an event as part of SSWC and after that we will look at how we can try and prove we still have skillz to create CX thrillz.

For everyone who has already entered, you will get refunded ASAP.
Believe us this decision was not taken lightly... it hurts us a lot to finish our local CX season like this when this year has seen such a phenomenal growth in racers and race quality.

So if you were planning to get some last minute racing done before heading over to crush euro souls at the US CX World Cups we sincerely apologise...

Wednesday, 17 August 2016


Our second round for the year is coming up on September 11, and we're back at Harrison St to help celebrate the refurbished Velodrome!

Entries will open soon and we're making the call out now for all you wonderful volunteers. Those of you that want to help out with the Building, Marshalling and Rego Desking, please contact us at ddcx.volunteers (gmail.com) and we'll get you setup with prime heckling locations, course recon and the usual swag perks. As always, we can't make this happen without the strong community support, so any help you can provide is appreciated.

Saturday, 9 July 2016


It is with our deepest apologies that we have to announce that the second round of DDCX has been relocated from the 24th July to the 11th September.

The location will be Harrison St Velodrome which many will know is the 'heart and soul' of DDCX. We have been running for 7 years and have never missed a year at 'the track'. It was definitely our plan to not make this year the first!

Some very delayed ongoing projects there have meant the original date was no longer possible and there wasn't enough time to find another venue where we got confidently host the growing horde of CX racers that we are coming to expect!

But don't despair! Ballarat have their 4th round of the Dirty Rat CX series on the Saturday and on the Sunday ol'mates Melbourne Gravel Grinders (which is like our longer-ranging half-sibling) have wizarded up a route for everyone to enjoy.

And... yes we know it's Amy's Gran Fondo weekend as well as the Bendigo round of the VES. Sorry!

Wednesday, 1 June 2016



Entries are now open for the first DDCX race of the year (and Round 4 of the Vic CX series).

All the details can be found on the EntryBoss event, or on the flyer to the right, or a past post. Actually just go to the EntryBoss event it has the most info!

If you have raced or attended DP before you know of its flowing course and stadium-like crowd atmosphere around the course. It's a great venue and we are very stoked to have it back in rotation.

We will also have the usual DDCX good times in form of food and coffee. We do ask you respect the local residents and park either at Pitcher Park or Alphington Train station. There are a few bus routes that run through the area and nobody wants their race interrupted by a 'please move your car' message (or your car towed).

So what are you doing reading this rambling post? Get entering and get ready to race!

Monday, 16 May 2016

Stove Lighter

So #crossishere... and after a flurry of announcements last week, here is another one.

DirtyDeeds would like to heartily welcome The Pedla to our honour roll of sponsors (see to the right, no not there, just a bit below that... they are in some very great company).

They make some very excellent technical cycling apparel with designs that won't date like last summer's cheesy pop hit. There's more than a few smart details that are born of an understanding of what works and what doesn't on the bike.


They are coming on board with a force and will be very visible at all our rounds. Definitely stop by to look over their range or ask them any questions you might have.

You should also look out for some pretty sweet co-branded items that we have simmering between us!

Sunday, 20 March 2016

Seasons in the Abyss



If you know how excited Nik is about this you will know how good this is likely to be... Or if you raced NCXS in 2013 or 2014 you will have a little idea of what's in store (but they have new toilets so no need to worry about that now).

DDCX will be racing there on 19th June (that's our Round One). We might also have some other special information to announce about the round soon.

The location for Round 2 (July 24th) is still TBA thanks to a couple of factors. Rest assured we have a couple of options up our skinsuit sleeves!

Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Such Great Heights

Greetings Cyclocross Fun Lovers...


Here are some updates on, and friendly reminders about the upcoming OckerCross...
Racing will kick off at 1pm Saturday 23rd of January at Australia's spiritual home of cyclocross, Harrison Street Velodrome, and we'll be cutting the lights and packing down by 7pm, the order of events is as follows (still subject to a little change):

1:00 - Registration and course opens
2:00 - Graded racing opens - Order will be Kids, Men's CX C/Open, Women's CX B/Open, Men's CX B, Women's CX A, Men's CX A. And then repeated. Short races, high levels of fun.
4:30 - Weetbix Race
5:00 - Relay Race
5:30 - BCCDDCXSSCXWC - Single speedin'
6:10 -  Presentations
6:30 - Pack up

"Relay" you say? Think a cyclocross version of the Little 500, (side note, there better be a team dressed up as the Cutters,) with two person teams racing on the same bike, mandatory bike changes each lap. Unlike the Little 500, you have to have brakes.

Weetbix race - Think egg and spoon meets CX. Race a lap, get a couple of weetbix and race the next lap holding them (no jersey pockets!) without crushing it. Winner is the fastest rider with unbroken biscuits.

SSCX, yes SSCX! - Singlespeed drivetrain (tensioners, zip ties and SS kits ok), tyres < 40mm, fully rigid frame, flat/drop bars, 26"/700C ok.

A reminder that we will not be selling adult licences on the day... You can use a valid MTBA/CA licence (don't forget to renew your CA licence!) Or take advantage of the free 2month MTBA trial

We'd like to take a moment to remind you that whilst we highly encourage dressing up, whether you're racing or spectating, please put some thought and creativity into your costume. Take a leaf out of Ohio University's book and skip the cultural appropriation, and give any pre-made costumes with 'sexy' in the title a pass. (Unless of course it's 'sexy zombie pigeon'.) Use your imagination, get your DIY on, poke fun at someone famous and see if you can win our best costume award on the night. Silliness is a great start!