The Central Bicycle Studio Winter Series is back into full swing for 2022, with the first round on Sunday 29th of May.  We have 5 rounds planned for the flat, all-weather trails at Scott’s Ferry and Whanganui’s (Araheke, Lake Wiritoa). Winter Series events have something for everyone, from little nippers on balance bikes through to seasoned campaigners. While we time all riders and there’s competition for the top spots, the emphasis is on having fun and challenging yourself.  We are welcoming E-bikes to all events.

To help us allocate numbers and get the race database organised before the first race 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. So, if you are intending to take part please enter online and help make our job easier.

Enter online now

You can join MMBC here:

Non-club-members are welcome to enter at each round at a slightly higher entry fee (cash only on the day).

There will be great spot prizes at each event.

Every rider in the series will be expected to help out at at least one race. Race set-up, marshaling, 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. 

Race Dates

 DateCourseRace Manager
Round 129th     MayScott’s FerryShane Telfer
Round 219th     JuneAraheke Trails, WhanganuiKeith Ramage
Round 310th       JulyScott’s FerryShane Telfer
Round 431st   JulyAraheke Trails, WhanganuiKeith Ramage
Round 54th    SeptemberScott’s FerryTBA


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.


Araheke MTB Trails Whanganui – Turn left from SH3 towards Whanganui onto Kaitoke Rd, towards Lake Wiritoa, approximately 3.2 km before the Whanganui River bridge.  Follow the road to the end beside Lakelands Holiday Park.


GradeYear of Birth
Junior RecreationBeginners
Under 112012 and after
Under 132010 – 2011
Under 152008 – 2009
Under 172006 – 2007
Under 192004 – 2005
Senior1993 – 2003
Vet 11983 – 1992
Vet 21973 – 1982
Vet 31962 – 1972
Vet 4Before 1963
Single SpeedAny Age
RecreationAny Age
E-BikeAny Age


Note:   Grades to be as per CyclingNZ.  i.e. Age at the end of 2022. 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 1 grade to another.


20 points


15 points
12 points


10 points
8 points


7 points
6 points
5 points
9th +
4 points
2 points
Points from 4 out of the 5 rounds will count for the series.

Entry Fee                                                           


Members of Manawatu and MTBNZ affiliated Clubs

$5 per race

$10 per family

Online entry $20 for the series or $40 per family for the series


Non Members (On the day entries only) (Cash Only)

$10 per race

$20 per family

(Note: Online entry is available only to members of the Manawatu, Whanganui or any MTBNZ affiliated MTB club.  Not a MMBC member? It’s simple to join with membership only $35 per year for single person members or $60 per year for families. Just visit:


Race Timing

Junior, U11, U13Time
Registration11.00 -12.15 pm
Race Briefing12:15 pm
Race Start12:30 pm


U15 & OlderTime
Registration11.30 -1.15 pm
Race Briefing1:15 pm
Race Start1:30 pm

Series Rules


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.
  • 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.
  • No headphones to be worn while racing.

We are grateful to our sponsor, Central Bicycle Studio