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.
You can join MMBC here: mmbc.co.nz/join
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.
|Round 1||29th May||Scott’s Ferry||Shane Telfer|
|Round 2||19th June||Araheke Trails, Whanganui||Keith Ramage|
|Round 3||10th July||Scott’s Ferry||Shane Telfer|
|Round 4||31st July||Araheke Trails, Whanganui||Keith Ramage|
|Round 5||4th September||Scott’s Ferry||TBA|
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.
|Grade||Year of Birth|
|Under 11||2012 and after|
|Under 13||2010 – 2011|
|Under 15||2008 – 2009|
|Under 17||2006 – 2007|
|Under 19||2004 – 2005|
|Senior||1993 – 2003|
|Vet 1||1983 – 1992|
|Vet 2||1973 – 1982|
|Vet 3||1962 – 1972|
|Vet 4||Before 1963|
|Single Speed||Any 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.
Points from 4 out of the 5 rounds will count for the series.
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: www.mmbc.co.nz/join)
|Junior, U11, U13||Time|
|Registration||11.00 -12.15 pm|
|Race Briefing||12:15 pm|
|Race Start||12:30 pm|
|U15 & Older||Time|
|Registration||11.30 -1.15 pm|
|Race Briefing||1:15 pm|
|Race Start||1:30 pm|
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