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MTB National Championships

Mountain Bike
27 February 2021 - 28 February 2021
Christchurch

Cycling New Zealand

events@cyclingnewzealand.nz

07 823 0716

Christchurch will host the 2021 Mountain Bike National Championships on 27 and 28 February.

The cross-country titles will be decided at Crocodile Mountain Bike Park at Kennedy’s Bush, Halswell, staged in conjunction with Christchurch Singletrack Club on Saturday 27 February with the downhill championships at nearby Christchurch Adventure Park on Sunday 28 February with support from Gravity Canterbury club.

Entries will open on Monday 7 December.
 
 
Please note there is a limit of entrants for National DHI. Entries will be accepted on a 'first come' basis. 
 

 

ENTRY ELIGIBILITY AND CRITERIA FOR 2021 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

  • Open to all riders of all nationalities
  • All riders must hold either an appropriate 2021 Cycling New Zealand Licence (Masters, Sport (age dependant) = Adult, U15, U17 = Youth Licence) OR
  • Paid the additional fees and receive a 'One Day' Cycling New Zealand Licence AND
  • All riders must be a paid and current member of a MTBNZ/CNZ Affiliated MTB Club 
  • Late entries will be accepted at the event up to 12 midday Saturday if field limits have not been reached. Additional Fees are payable

 

MEMBERSHIP AND LICENCING

All riders must be current and paid members of a 2021 Affiliated MTB Club* (affiliated to MTBNZ and CNZ). This is separate from the licensing requirements (see below). 
All riders must have a 2021 Cycling New Zealand Licence OR enter as a non-licenced rider and receive a one-day licence.

Click here to purchase a Cycling New Zealand licence.
 
*AFFILIATED CLUBS: In addition to the licences, all riders are required to be a member of an ‘MTBNZ and Cycling New Zealand Affiliated Club' (2021). The list of currently affiliated clubs here.  If you are not a member of one of these clubs then please speak to your club in regards to their affiliation plans. If they are not intending to affiliate in 2021, our host club, (Mountain Biking Otago) are offering one-day membership for $10 (payable). Any riders not showing an affiliated club at time of registration will be required to provide proof of membership to an affiliated club or purchase a one-day membership (cash) at Registration. 
 
 

ENTRY FEES

2021 Entries fees TBC. 

 

WITHDRAWALS/REFUNDS

Withdrawals received before 14 February 2021 may be eligible for a refund upon presentation of a medical certificate. Requests are to be emailed to events@cyclingnewzealand.nz. If accepted, a refund of the entry fee less $20 will be payable.

 

EVENT CATEGORIES (AGE AS AT 31 DECEMBER 2021)

Categories available for Men (Boys) and Women (Girls) for Nationals.
 
XC - Cross Country                                      

UCI Categories


   

Elite - Riders aged 23 or over (as at 31 December 2021)

U23 - Riders aged between 19 - 22 (as at 31 December 2021)

National Championships only: The Elite/U23 race will be run as a COMBINED RACE (Only 3 medals awarded). In the case of a U23 winning the Combined Race only one (Elite) National Jersey will be awarded to that rider. In the case of an Elite winning the Combined Race, the winner will be awarded with an Elite National Jersey and the first placed U23 rider will be awarded with a U23 National Jersey.


U19 (Junior) - Riders aged between 17 - 18 (as at 31 December 2021)
The winner will be awarded the Junior National Jersey.

 

NON - UCI Categories

 

 

                    

U15 - For Riders aged between 13 - 14 (as at 31 December 2021)

U17 - For Riders aged between 15 - 16  (as at 31 December 2021)

Sport - For Riders aged between 17 - 29 (as at 31 December 2021)

Masters 1 - For Riders aged between 30 - 39 (as at 31 December 2021)

Masters 2 - For Riders aged between 40 - 49 (as at 31 December 2021)

Masters 3 - For Riders aged between 50 - 59  (as at 31 December 2021)

Masters 4 - For Riders aged between 60 - 69 (as at December 2021)

Masters 5 - For Riders ages between 70+ (as at December 2021)

     
DH - Down Hill              

UCI Categories


Elite - For Riders aged 19 or over (as at 31 December 2021)

U19 (Junior) - For riders aged 17 - 18 (as at 31 December 2021)

The Elite/U19 races will be run as a Combined Race but with each grade in their respective blocks and they will have separate medals presentations. In the case of a U19 winning the Combined Race only one (Elite) National Jersey will be awarded to that rider. In the case of an Elite winning the Combined Race, the winner will be awarded an Elite National Jersey and the first placed U19 rider will be awarded with a U19 National Jersey.

 

NON - UCI Categories

 

 


U15 - For Riders aged between 13 - 14 (as at 31 December 2021)

U17 - For Riders aged between 15 - 16  (as at 31 December 2021)

Sport - For Riders aged between 17 - 29 (as at 31 December 2021)

Masters 1 - For Riders aged between 30 - 39 (as at 31 December 2021)

Masters 2 - For Riders aged between 40 - 49 (as at 31 December 2021)

Masters 3 - For Riders aged between 50 - 59  (as at 31 December 2021)

Masters 4 - For Riders aged between 60 - 69 (as at December 2021)

Masters 5 - For Riders ages between 70+ (as at December 2021)

Please note this event schedule is provisional and subject to change.

Day

Details

Event

Time

Location

Friday 26th February

Commissaire XCO Course Walk

XCO

9am – 11am

Crocodile Park

 

Race Pack Pick up

Both

10am – 4pm

CAP

 

XCO Practice

XCO

11am – 5pm

Crocodile Park

 

Commissaires DHI Course Walk

DH

12pm – 2pm

CAP

 

DHI Course Walk

DH

2pm – 4pm

CAP

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday 27th February

Race Pack Pick up

XCO

7.30am – 1pm

Crocodile Park

 

Race 1 Call up

U15, U17 M

XCO

8.00am

Crocodile Park

 

Race 1 Start

U15, U17 M

XCO

8.15am

Crocodile Park

 

Race 2 Call up
Sport & Masters M

XCO

9.25am

Crocodile Park

 

Race 2 Start
Sport & Masters M

XCO

9.40am

Crocodile Park

 

Race 3 Call up
U19 M

XCO

11.05am

Crocodile Park

 

Race 3 Start

U19 M

XCO

11.20am

Crocodile Park

 

Race 4 Call up

Elite, U23, U19, U17, U15, Masters & Sport F

XCO

12.45pm

Crocodile Park

 

Race 4 Start

Elite, U23, U19, U17, U15, Masters & Sport F

XCO

1.00pm

Crocodile Park

 

Race 5 – Call up

Elite M, U23 M

XCO

2.45pm

Crocodile Park

 

Race 5 – Start

Elite M, U23 M

XCO

3.00pm

Crocodile Park

 

Presentations for all grades

XCO

5.00pm approx.

Crocodile Park
(CAP – Wet weather option)

 

DHI Practice

DHI

10.00am – 3.00pm

CAP

 

DHI Practice – Elite only

DHI

3.00pm – 4.00pm

CAP

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday 28th February

DHI Practice

DHI

8.00am - 10.00am

CAP

 

DHI Practice – Elite only

DHI

10.00am -  11.00am

CAP

 

DHI Briefing

DHI

11.15am

CAP

 

DHI Seeding

 

12.00pm - 2.00pm

CAP

 

National DHI Racing

 

2.30pm - 4.30pm

CAP

 

Presentations

DHI

5.00pm

CAP

TBC 
 
Provisional XC Lap Numbers (please note that these are subject to change and will be confirmed at registration)
 
 
Category Lap Numbers
Elite and U23 Men TBA
Elite and U23 Women TBA
U19 Men TBA
U19 Women TBA
Sport Men / Women TBA
Masters Men 1 and 2 TBA
Masters Men 3 TBA
Masters Women TBA
U17 Boys TBA
U15 Boys TBA
U17 Girls TBA
U15 Girls TBA

2021 Technical Guide TBC.

The safety of the riders, officials, volunteer and spectators are included in the event planning. 
 
The event takes place a forestry area. It is your responsibility to manage your own safety during training, practice and during event. Be aware of other forestry users at all times and to make responsible decisions. 
 
If you have any questions or concerns regarding Health and Safety please report to the Chief Commissaire or to the Race Manager.

RULES AND REGULATIONS

Rules

The event will be conducted under the Mountain Bike New Zealand Technical Regulations (including the Protection Policy - see section 6)
 

Sanctions

The UCI scale of penalties will apply.
 

Equipment

Bicycles must conform with current UCI regulations. 
 
All riders must adhere to the Protection Policy as per Section 6 of the Mountain Bike New Zealand Technical Regulations
 
If issued, all riders will be required to attach timing transponders to their bikes, to enable the electronic timing to operate. These will be provided in the race pack.