2020 Central Bicycle Studio Winter Series
Yeeha, Lockdown is over and we can finally get out to play. In recognition of hitting Level 1 we are fast tracking the first race of the 2020 Central Bicycle Studio Winter Series with another 4 rounds following from July to September to complete the series.
To help manage registrations at each round we are providing the opportunity for club members (or members of other MTBNZ affiliated clubs) to enter for the series online before the first or second rounds. As another incentive to enter online you will get entry for the 5 race series for the price of 4 individual rounds. Entry for the series will remain open online until 10 pm on the 3rd July.
Every rider in the series will be expected to help out at at least one race. Race set-up, marshalling, mites trail grooming, course marking, tail end charlie and helping pack up at the end of the race are all tasks people can help with so it won’t prevent you racing on the day. You can also have a rep do the task for you. We will be setting up a booking form to register which event and task you want to take on, there will be limited roles at each race for around 20 people.
21st June, Scott’s Ferry
5th July, Scott’s Ferry
26th July, Whanganui
30th Aug, cancelled
13th Sept, cancelled
Junior Race (Junior Rec, U11, U13): Registration 11.00 -12.15 pm | Race Briefing 12:15 pm | Race Start 12:30 pm
Senior Race (U15 and above): Registration 11.30 -1.15 pm | Race Briefing 1:15 pm | Race Start 1:30 pm
Junior Rec = Beginners
Under 11 = 2010 and after
Under 13 = 2008 – 2009
Under 15 = 2006 – 2007
Under 17 = 2004 – 2005
Under 19 = 2002 – 2003
Senior = 1991 – 2001
Vet 1 = 1981 – 1990
Vet 2 = 1971 – 1980
Vet 3 = 1961 – 1970
Vet 4 = Before 1961
Single Speed = Any Age
Recreation = Any Age
Note: Grades to be as per CyclingNZ regulations i.e. age at the end of 2020.
Riders can change grades during the series, particularly young riders going from Junior Recreation to the U13 courses, but points will not be carried from one grade to another.
Scott’s Ferry – Turn left onto High St in Bulls. Continue straight ahead onto Parawenui Rd to and then through Scott’s Ferry. The trails and event village are 1 km past Scott’s Ferry.
Foxton – Take Palmer Rd on right between Foxton and Foxton Beach to Cousins Ave.
1st = 20 points
2nd = 15 points
3rd = 12 points
4th = 10 points
5th = 8 points
6th = 7 points
7th = 6 points
8th = 5 points
9th+ = 4 points
DNF = 2 points
Points from 4 out of the 5 rounds will count for the series.
The series will generally be run under the rules of the UCI and MTBNZ. Specific rules that apply include:
– All riders must wear a correctly fitting helmet. – Repairs and wheel changes can be made at the start/finish area as long as competitors re-enter the
course where they left it. – Bike changes are not permitted. – Bikes must be pedal power only, no EBikes. – No headphones to be worn while racing. – Passing Etiquette;
- Please use common sense and courtesy when passing and being passed. We are all sharing the same track with a wide range of speed and skills.
- Front rider has right of way but must not impede a faster rider.
- Passing rider should call clearly when a passing opportunity arises.
We are grateful to our sponsor, Central Bicycle Studio