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Torpedo7 MTB National Championships

Mountain Bike
26 February 2021 - 27 February 2021
Christchurch

Cycling New Zealand

events@cyclingnewzealand.nz

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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.

Entries will open on Monday 6 December.
 

ENTRY FEES

Entry fees for 2022 to be confirmed.

Event/Category Early Bird Fee (until 16th January 2022) Standard Fee (from 17th January 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 $110.00 $130.00
DH - Non License Holder (includes one day license) $120.00 $140.00

 

 

ENTRY ELIGIBILITY AND CRITERIA

  • UCI Categories - Open to NZL riders only
  • Non-UCI Categories - Open to all riders of all nationalities
  • All riders in UCI category must hold a 2021 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 
  • 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
  • All riders must agree to the event Terms & Conditions here.
  • All riders purchasing a one-day event license must agree to the One-day license Terms & Conditions here.

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' (2022). 
 

 

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.

 

The 2022 Technical Guide will be available at a later date. Please note that this is subject to change.

Cross Country Laps 

Provisional laps below, to be confirmed at a later date.

Race Category Laps
Race 1 U15 Boys Start lap + 2 laps
  U17 Boys Start lap + 3 laps
Race 2 Masters Men 1 Start lap + 4 laps
  Masters Men 2 & 3 Start lap + 3 laps
  Masters Men 4 & 5 Start lap + 2 laps
  Sport Men Start lap + 2 laps
Race 3 U19 Men Start lap + 4 laps
Race 4 Elite & U23 Women Start lap + 4 laps
  U19 Women Start lap + 3 laps
  Masters Women 1 & 2 Start lap + 3 laps
  Masters Women 3 Start lap + 2 laps
  U17 Girls Start lap + 2 laps
  U15 Girls Start lap + 2 laps
Race 5 Elite & U23 Men Start lap + 6 laps

 

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

Day

Details

Event

Time

Location

Friday 25th February

Commissaire XCO Course Walk

XCO

9am – 11am

Crocodile Park

 

Race Pack Pick up

XCO

10am – 4pm

Crocodile Park

 

XCO Practice

XCO

11am – 5pm

Crocodile Park

 

Commissaires DHI Course Walk

DHI

12pm – 2pm

CAP

 

Race Pack Pick up

DHI

1pm - 4pm

CAP

 

DHI Course Walk

DHI

2pm – 4pm

CAP

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday 26th 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)

 

Race Pack Pick up

DHI

9.00am - 4.00pm

CAP

 

DHI Practice

DHI

10.00am – 3.00pm

CAP

 

DHI Practice – Elite only

DHI

3.00pm – 4.00pm

CAP

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday 27th February

DHI Practice

DHI

8.30am - 10.30am

CAP

 

DHI Practice – Elite only

DHI

10.30am -  11.00am

CAP

 

DHI Briefing

DHI

11.15am

CAP

 

DHI Seeding Run

 DHI

12.00pm - 2.00pm

CAP

 

DHI Race Run

 DHI

2.30pm - 4.30pm

CAP

 

Presentations

DHI

5.00pm

CAP

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
Total length per lap: Approx. 4km
180m of cllimbing, lowest to highest point - 63m.

Lap numbers will be determine and published on Friday 26 Feb. These will be subject to change on race day due to conditions at the time.

Category Target Race Time
Elite 1:20 - 1:40
U23 1:15 - 1:30
U19 1:00 - 1:15
U17 1:00 - 1:15
Masters & Sport 1.00 - 1.15
U15 0:45 - 1:00

 

Downhill
Total length: 1.74km
Estimated fastest time: 2.45 – 3.15min
Start Elevation: 438m                                                                                     
Finish Elevation: 86m                                                                                      
Total Elevation drop: 352m

Click here for the full Downhill course map 

EVENT CATEGORIES (AGE AS AT 31 DECEMBER 2022)

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 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. 

     
DH - Down Hill              

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. 

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.