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Torpedo7 MTB National Championships

Mountain Bike
26 February 2022 - 27 February 2022
Christchurch

Cycling New Zealand

events@cyclingnewzealand.nz

07 823 0716

The Torpedo7 MTB National Championships will be held in Christchurch again in 2022 after such a successful 2021 event. The Cross Country will be held at Crocodile XC MTB Park with support from host club Christchurch Singletrack Club on Saturday 26 February, with the Downhill being held at Christchurch Adventure Park with support from host club Gravity Canterbury on Sunday 27 February.

Check out the highlights package from the 2021 Torpedo7 MTB National Championships here.

This event is proudly sponsored by Torpedo7.

Entries will open on Monday 6 December.
 

ENTRY FEES

Event/Category Early Bird Fee (until 16 January 2022) Standard Fee (from 17 January 2022 - 13 February 2022)
XCO - CNZ License Holder $70.00 $90.00
XCO - Non License Holder (includes one day license) $80.00 $100.00
DH - CNZ License Holder $120.00 $140.00
DH - Non License Holder (includes one day license) $130.00 $150.00

 

ENTRY WITHDRAWS AND REFUNDS

Entries are not transferable.

Refunds may be available if a withdrawal is requested in writing prior to Sunday 13 February. If accepted a refund of the entry fee less a $20 admin fee will be applied.

Withdrawals submitted after Sunday 13 February are not eligible for a refund. 

Email: events@cyclingnewzealand.nz

 

ENTRY TERMS AND CONDITION

Click here to view a copy of the event Terms and Conditions.

 

 

ENTRY ELIGIBILITY AND CRITERIA

  • UCI Categories - Open to NZL riders only
  • Non-UCI Categories - Open to all riders of all nationalities
  • 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.

 

LICENCING

  • All riders in UCI categories must hold a 2022 Cycling New Zealand annual Licence.
  • All riders in the Non-UCI categories must hold a 2022 Cycling New Zealand annual licence  OR Paid the additional fees and receive a 'One Day' Cycling New Zealand Licence. 
  • This event is the New Zealand Championships and entry is only open to NZL riders (as per your nationality with UCI).
  • All riders purchasing a one-day event license must agree to the One-day licence Terms & Conditions here.
Click here to purchase a Cycling New Zealand licence.

TECHNICAL GUIDE

Click here for the provisional technical guide - TBC.

Please note that this is subject to change.

 

EVENT PROGRAMME 

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

Day

Details

Event

Time

Location

Friday 25th February

Commissaire XCO Course Walk

XCO

All TBC

Crocodile Park

 

Race Pack Pick up

XCO

 

Crocodile Park

 

XCO Practice

XCO

 

Crocodile Park

 

Commissaires DHI Course Walk

DHI

 

CAP

 

Race Pack Pick up

DHI

 

CAP

 

DHI Course Walk

DHI

 

CAP

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday 26th February

Race Pack Pick up

XCO

All TBC

Crocodile Park

 

Race 1 Call up

U15, U17 M

XCO

 

Crocodile Park

 

Race 1 Start

U15, U17 M

XCO

 

Crocodile Park

 

Race 2 Call up
Sport & Masters M

XCO

 

Crocodile Park

 

Race 2 Start
Sport & Masters M

XCO

 

Crocodile Park

 

Race 3 Call up
U19 M

XCO

 

Crocodile Park

 

Race 3 Start

U19 M

XCO

 

Crocodile Park

 

Race 4 Call up

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

XCO

 

Crocodile Park

 

Race 4 Start

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

XCO

 

Crocodile Park

 

Race 5 – Call up

Elite M, U23 M

XCO

 

Crocodile Park

 

Race 5 – Start

Elite M, U23 M

XCO

 

Crocodile Park

 

Presentations for all grades

XCO

 

Crocodile Park
(CAP – Wet weather option)

 

Race Pack Pick up

DHI

 

CAP

 

DHI Practice

DHI

 

CAP

 

DHI Practice – Elite only

DHI

 

CAP

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday 27th February

DHI Practice

DHI

All TBC

CAP

 

DHI Practice – Elite only

DHI

 

CAP

 

DHI Briefing

DHI

 

CAP

 

DHI Seeding Run

DHI

 

CAP

 

DHI Race Run

DHI

 

CAP

 

Presentations

DHI

 

CAP

 

Cross Country Laps

Provisional laps below, to be confirmed the day before the race.

Race Category Laps
Race 1 U15 Boys All TBC
  U17 Boys  
Race 2 Masters Men 1  
  Masters Men 2 & 3  
  Masters Men 4 & 5  
  Sport Men  
Race 3 U19 Men  
Race 4 Elite & U23 Women  
  U19 Women  
  Masters Women 1 & 2  
  Masters Women 3  
  U17 Girls  
  U15 Girls  
Race 5 Elite & U23 Men  

 

Cross Country - Crocodile XC MTB Park, Halswell Quarry

Click here for a Course Map showing spectator access routes.

Event Parking is available in the carpark off Cashmere Rd, please follow the event signage.

 

Downhill - Christchurch Adventure Park

Click here for a Spectator Map

Spectator Deal - Sunday only!
Day lift pass
Adult (18+) - $20
Student & Senior (ID required) - $15
Youth (17 and under) - $10

This will allow access to the chairlift for the duration of the day.

Safety

The entire Park is completely smoke and vape free. Please do not attempt to smoke on site. You will be asked to put it out and if you do not comply you will be asked to leave the property.

We always strive to set ourselves a high safety standard and Gravity Canterbury have given us their full support on this front.

At certain points along the racetrack there will be areas that are completely taped / roped off. These areas are ‘Exclusion Zones’.

We intend to make these areas obvious, so please, spectate and support all racers but DO NOT enter these ‘Exclusion Zones’ for your own safety.

DO NOT venture away from the racetrack as the forest is still an active hazard and tree and limb fall occurs sporadically.

We cannot stress enough that there is to be NO open flame on the hill and that ALL rubbish must be removed and taken down. We do not want to see the park disappear for the second time!

There is always a level of risk when spectating a downhill mountain bike race as its difficult to predict where a rider may crash, and bikes can land. There are a couple of areas on the track that has been flagged as higher risk. These areas are the ‘Exclusion Zones’. A helpful tip is, always try and stand on the uphill side of the track so if a rider is to crash, they will generally fall down the hill.

 

Village Up

If you are interested in the finish jump and a good viewing point where you can see a lot of the racetrack, for the day, bikers and walkers are able to head up Valley Road to its end where the racetrack finishes.

There is a new walking trail in the trees which public members are allowed to walk up and will put you out at the bottom of The GC. From here you can sit against the bank under the trees and watch the finish.

All riders are asked to ride down Handle the Jandal from the finish line, so there shouldn’t be any rider traffic.

 

Middle Up or Down

If you are out and about on your bike, for the day only, you can pedal in from Hotspot (location where LOP/Swinger Party etc. come out) along Mid Road to where The GC crosses the road.

From here, please get off your bike and you are able to walk up the track from the road crossing. Again, please be very careful as you walk alongside of the track. Please do not walk down the track from here. This section is nicknamed ‘The Motorway’ as it is a very fast section of track.

 

Top Down

Community Transmission starts off Skid 5 which you can access off Summit Connection via bike only. To access the start via foot, please use the path that takes you down under the lift line then along the road to the starting gate.

From Skid 5, public members can drop their bikes and walk down outside the tape of Community Transmission. Alternatively, and what we recommend is to walk down The GC and cross over to Community Transmission. Please ensure you always stay outside the taped course.

CROSS COUNTRY

TBC

 

 

DOWNHILL

TBC

 

CROSS COUNTRY  

UCI Categories

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

U23 - Riders aged between 19 - 22 (as at 31 December 2022)

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 2022)


The winner will be awarded the Junior National Jersey.

This category is only available for NZL riders. 

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 between 60 - 69 (as at December 2022)

Masters 5 - For Riders ages between 70+ (as at December 2022)

These categories are open to riders of all Nationality. 

 

DOWNHILL

UCI Categories

Elite - For Riders aged 19 or over (as at 31 December 2022)

U19 (Junior) - For riders aged 17 - 18 (as at 31 December 2022)

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.

This category is only available for NZL riders. 

Ghost riders will only be accepted if there is capacity when entries close. If you are a Ghost rider (an international rider who wishes to race in the UCI category - then please contact events@cyclingnewzealand.nz to be added to a waitlist)

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 between 60 - 69 (as at December 2022)

Masters 5 - For Riders ages between 70+ (as at December 2022)

These categories are open to riders of all Nationality. 

 

Racing 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.
 

Any fines issued will be invoiced directly to the rider after the event.

 

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.
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.

Fyffe on Riccarton Motor Lodge

Thanks to the team at Fyffe on Riccarton Motor Lodgeentrants are eligible to receive special discounted rooms. Email the team and mention the special code 15MTB to receive a special 15% off: info@fyffeonriccarton.co.nz

 

Addington Stadium Motel

Thanks to the team at Addington Stadium Motelentrants are eligible to receive special discounted rooms. Email the team and mention the special code MTB Nationals to receive the special nightly rate of only $120 (a saving of $10-$30 per night): addingtonstadium@xtra.co.nz

The Addington Stadium Motel are bicycle friendly (with lockable storage areas and a garden hose to wash down bikes), as well as being the closest motel to the Adventure Park. They have plenty of free parking, and are also walking distance to wonderful restaurants, including Afghan, Japanese, Nepalese and Indian, Thai, Chinese and Moroccan, as well as pizza, fish and chips.

 

Christchurch Motel & Apartments

Thanks to the team at Christchurch Motel & Apartmentsentrants are eligible to receive special discounted rooms. Email the team and mention the special code MTB National Champs to receive a special 15% off: welcome@christchurchclassic.co.nz

Stay with people who care at Christchurch Classic Motel & Apartments (formerly Comfort Inn Riccarton). This clean and comfortable motel offers travellers affordable accommodation conveniently located 10 minutes of Christchurch International Airport and within close proximity to Christchurch CBD, Westfield Shopping Centre, University of Canterbury, AMI Stadium, Christchurch Arena, Nga Puna Wai Sports Hub, Nunwick Park, Christchurch Football Centre and Bush Inn Shopping Centre. Christchurch Classic offers 29 contemporary studios and apartments with fully equipped kitchenettes, SkyTV and free WiFi. Facilities include free parking, daily breakfast service and guest laundry. This quality Christchurch motel also caters to business and leisure groups of all sizes, including conference delegates, sports teams and family celebrations. For warm kiwi hospitality and quality Christchurch accommodation book direct today!

 

The Muse Art Hotel

Thanks to the team at the Muse Art Hotelentrants are eligible to receive special discounted rooms. Click here to book, and use the code T7MTB22 to receive a special 15% off rooms. The special 15% discount will be applicable from 24th Feb – 28th Feb 2022.

The Muse Art Hotel on 159 Manchester Street, Christchurch boasts a fusion of designer chic surroundings, expressive local art- Inspired by local New Zealand Street artists, and luxurious comforts throughout the hotel to provide each guest with a unique and exceptional experience. Along with a vibrant rooftop bar the hotel offers 40 rooms and every room at The MUSE showcases contemporary stylish décor and feature a long list of premium amenities and conveniences, such as complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, tablet station, complimentary access to the gym, car park (available at a cost) and a 49” flat-screen TV. Each room has a private en-suite bathroom fitted with a luxurious rain shower and provides you with complimentary bathrobes and toiletries for your convenience during your stay. With proximity to Te Pae Convention Centre and Botanic Gardens, The Muse is a place where culture, business and art come together whilst paying homage to the city of Christchurch and its reputation as NZ home of street art.

 

Hotel Give

Thanks to the team at Hotel Give, entrants are eligible to receive special discounted rooms. Click here to book, and use the code MTB15 to receive a special 15% off rooms. 

We would love the promotion to be around what Hotel Give is about, which is essentially socially sustainability. 100% off the profits from Hotel Give are directed back into programmes and services that help members of our community in need. Not only will guests enjoy their experience in our newly refurbished accommodation, they are making difference by supporting the community. 

Hotel Give is the first Socially Sustainable Hotel in New Zealand. The new refurbished accommodation is centrally located opposite the botanical gardens, Hagley Park, Art centre, Canterbury museum restaurants and bars. All profits from Hotel Give are directed back into programmes and services that help members of our community in need. Not only will you enjoy your experience, you will be  making a difference by supporting the community. All rooms will include linen and towels. Shared and private rooms available.

 

Christchurch Accommodation

Thanks to the team at Christchurch Accommodationentrants are eligible to receive special discounted rooms - see below. Email the team and mention the special code MTB National Champs to receive these discounted rates: reservations@christchurch-accommodation.co.nz

Studio apartment $155 per night (full price is $175)

Standard $169 per night (full price is $189)

Superior $179 per night (full price is $210)

2-bedroom apartment $255 per night - this could be 2 queen bed or 1 queen and 2 singles ((full price is $285)

 

Break Free Cashel

Thanks to the team at Break Free Cashel, entrants are eligible to receive special discounted rooms. Click here to book and use the special code MTB2022 and receive a special 10% off the Breakfree daily room rate. 

Travel Dates: February 24 – March 1st 2022

If you book with Break Free Cashel, flick us an email with proof of your accommodation booking and you might be a lucky winner of a voucher for a free breakfast buffet breakfast for two or a voucher for a free 2 course dinner for two thanks to Break Free Cashel.

 

Ashford Motor Lodge

Thanks to the team at Ashford Motor Lodge, entrants are eligible to receive special discounted rooms. Click here to book and receive a special 10% off for two nights, or 15% off for three nights. When you enter the event dates your discount will automatically be added.

 

The Towers on the Park

Thanks to the team at the Towers on the Park, entrants are eligible to receive special discounted rooms. Email the team and mention the special code MTB National Champs to receive a special 23% off discounted rate: info@towersonthepark.co.nz

 

Ezibed.com

Thanks to the team at the Mitchell Corp / Ezibed.com, entrants are eligible to receive special discounted rooms. Email the team and mention the special code MTB National Champs to receive a special 7% off discounted rate: sales@mchg.co.nz