Cyclo Cross National Championships

15 August 2021 - 15 August 2021
Hutt Valley, Wellington



07 823 0716

Aotearoa Cross Fest is New Zealand's annual cyclocross festival catering for racers of all abilities as well as attracting New Zealand's top cross racers to contest National Champion title honours. Click here for all festival information and updates!

The Huttcross club will host the championships in Hutt Valley on 15 August 2021 as part of Aotearoa Crossfest.

Don't know what cyclo cross is? Cyclo Cross is a form of cycling, usually consisting of many laps of a short course featuring pavement, wooded trails, grass, steep hills and obstacles requiring the rider to quickly dismount and carry their bike while navigating the obstruction and remount. 

Click here for the provisional start lists - published 13 August.

Entries are now closed for the Cyclo Cross National Championships.

Entries will also be accepted at the venue the day (late fees may apply) before racing (9.30am - 12pm) for Non-UCI categories only.

  • The National Cyclo-cross Championships races include UCI and Non-UCI categories.
  • Categories are available for riders aged 13+
  • All entries (in both UCI and Non-UCI) are required to be a member of a Cycling New Zealand affiliated Road & Track club, Mountain Bike club or Cyclo-cross club*.
  • All entries in UCI categories must be 2021 Cycling New Zealand annual licence holders.
  • All entries in Non-UCI categories must be a 2021 Cycling New Zealand annual license holder or purchase a Cycling New Zealand one-day licence ($10) at the time of entry.
  • To obtain an annual Cycling New Zealand licence - Click Here.


Please note: If you already hold a Cycling New Zealand licence and would like to update this to list your Cyclo-Cross club, please contact membership@cyclingnewzealand.nz and we can assist you in doing so.

*Huttcross and Southern Cross CX are currently the only two Cycling New Zealand affiliated Cyclo cross clubs. 



Mighty CX (U4 to U12) $5

ACXF Festival Events $35

Non-UCI categories (all Age Grades) $70 with current CNZ licence, $80 with one day licence

UCI categories (Junior, U23, Elite) $70 

Late entries - on the day for non-UCI categories only $80 with current CNZ licence, $90 with one day licence



Refund insurance is available to be purchased at time of entry. Exceptional circumstances requiring refunds (eg medical sickness) must be emailed to events@cyclingnewzealand.nz. If accepted, a refund of the entry fee less $20 administration fee will be payable.



UCI Categories (Elite, U23 and Junior/U19)
Open to all NZL Riders (only)
All riders must hold an appropriate and current CNZ Licence (Elite/U23 = Adult; U19 = Youth Licence) AND
All riders must be a paid and current member of a CNZ Affiliated Club (MTB, CX or Road)
Age Grade (Non-UCI) Categories
Open to riders of all nationalities
All riders must hold either an appropriate and current CNZ Licence (Masters/Senior = Adult; U15, U17 = Youth Licence) OR
Purchase a One Day Special Event Cycling New Zealand Licence (this is done through your event entry) AND
All riders must be a paid and current member of a CNZ Affiliated Club (MTB, CX or Road)
Click here to purchase a CNZ licence


Categories available for Men (Boys) and Women (Girls).  
Please note that this Event is part of the 2022 Cyclocross season. As all Cyclocross National Championships are run in advance, UCI points are included in the ranking on January 14, 2022.  Therefore the age considered for this Championship is 31 Dec 2022.
UCI Categories

Elite - Riders aged 23 or over (as at 31 December 2022)

U23 - Riders aged between 19 - 22 (as at 31 December 2022)
Junior - Riders aged between 17 - 18 (as at 31 December 2022)
The Elite/U23 Men's and Elite/U23 Women's 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. 
Junior Women will race with the Elite & U23 Women (unless entries are sufficient enough to consider a separate race) however will be awarded separate medals and the Junior National Jersey. 

There is a separate Junior Men's race and the winner will be awarded the Junior National Jersey.
NON - UCI Categories
U15 - For Riders aged between 13 - 14 (as at 31 December 2022)

U17 - For Riders aged between 15 - 16  (as at 31 December 2022)

Sport- For Riders aged between 17 - 29 (as at 31 December 2022)

Masters 1 - For Riders aged between 30 - 39 (as at 31 December 2022)

Masters 2 - For Riders aged between 40 - 49 (as at 31 December 2022)

Masters 3 - For Riders aged between 50 - 59  (as at 31 December 2022)
Masters 4 - For Riders aged 60 - 69 (as at 31 December 2022)
Masters 5 - For Riders aged 70+ (as at 31 December 2022)


Date Time Event Event length
Saturday 14 August 9.00am - 2.00pm Registration  
10.00am - 12.00pm Open Practice  
9.00am - 10.00am CX Skills Clinic 60 mins
12.00pm - 12.30pm RWYB / Allcomers 30 mins
1.00pm - 1.20pm Mighty CX (U8, U6, U4) 20 mins (1 lap)
1.20pm - 1.40pm Mighty CX (U10, U12) 20 mins (2 laps)
2.00pm - 2.30pm SSCX & Tracklocross Nationals 30 mins
3.00pm - 4.00pm Open Practice  
3.00pm Prize giving (All ACXF Events)  
Sunday 15 August 8.00am - 9.00am Registration  
  8.00am - 9.00am Open Practice  
  9.00am - 9.45am Men M1, M2 & Sport (17 - 29) 45 mins
  10.15am - 11.00am Men M3, M4, M5 45 mins
  11.30am - 12.10pm Men U15, U17, MJ 40 mins
  12.30pm Prize giving (morning session)  
  12.20pm - 12.45pm Open Practice  
  1.00pm - 1.45pm Women WE, WU, WJ*, All Masters, U15, U17, Sport 45 mins
  2.30pm - 3.30pm Men ME, MU 60 mins
  3.45pm Prize giving (ME, MU)  
*If sufficient WJ entries could consider separate race. WJ is UCI cat for 2021 CX season.
Race Bike Tyres Bars Gears
Run What You Brung Any (except no e-bikes or pedal assist) Any Any Any
Mighty CX Any Any Any Any
SSCX Fully rigid - MTB / CX Max 40mm width Drops or flat bars One
Tracklocross Fully rigid - MTB / CX Max 40mm width  Drops or flat bars Fixed wheel
CX (UCI), U19, U23, Elite CX only Max 33mm width Drops Any
CX (non UCI) All Masters, U17, U15 CX only Max 35mm width Drops Any


Event course details are available in the technical guide, click here.
Race durations are given as a guide only and may be subject to change on race day as decided by the President of the Commissaires Panel.
Category Target Race Time
U19 Junior Men 40 minutes
Elite Women (U19, U23, Elite) 45 minutes
Elite Men (U23, Elite) 60 minutes
National Age Group Races 45 minutes
The Cyclo Cross National Championships will be held on a course that meets UCI regulations for cyclocross. This is your opportunity to experience the real deal!
Cyclocross is raced in a safe off-road environment and as such is particularly suited to kids and novice riders as well as our top elite racers.


The 2021 Event Technical Guide (Event Manual) is available to view here (version 1.1 - published 26 July)


The safety of the riders, officials, volunteer and spectators are included in the event planning. 
If you have any questions or concerns regarding Health and Safety please report to the Chief Commissaire or to the Race Manager.


Racing will be conducted under UCI Cyclo Cross regulations and Cycling New Zealand Code of Conduct
All riders must have the appropriate Cycling New Zealand licence.
The UCI scale of penalties will apply.
For UCI Categories (Elite/U23/U19), bicycles must conform to current UCI regulations and must have drop handlebars and a maximum tyre width of 33mm*
For Non-UCI Categories (all Age Grades except for U15), bicycles must have drop handlebars and a maximum tyre width of 35mm*
U15 and kids categories can be raced on any bicycle.
*Note: Different rim and tyre combinations can result in variance between the actual tyre width compared to the width stated by the manufacturer on the sidewall. Please check the actual tyre width on your bicycle before the event to ensure it is compliant.


This is a Cycling New Zealand event.
The Event Delivery Partner is Huttcross.
Race Manager: Kim Hurst
Race Coordinator: Greg Murison
CNZ Event Manager: Charlotte Pearson
Chief Commissaire: Jeremy Christmas
Assistant Commissaires:
Dereck McCarthy
Lisa Morgan
Matt Amos
Ryan Cooney
Sue Lyttle