After a disrupted Series in 2020 the Central Bicycle Studio Winter Series is back into full swing for 2021, with the first round on Sunday 9th of May.  We have 5 rounds planned for both the Scott’s Ferry trials and Whanganui’s Araheke Trails at Lake Wiritoa.

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.

Those of you who are not club members are welcome to enter at each round, with a slightly higher entry fee, or alternately join the club at and then enter online here.

Online Entry for the series will close on Friday night prior to the first Round and then reopen until 10 pm on the 11th of June.

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

Race Dates


DateCourseRace Manager
Round 19th     MayScott’s FerryTom
Round 213th     JuneAraheke Trails, Whanganui TBCTBA
Round 34th       JulyScott’s FerryTBA
Round 422nd   AugustAraheke Trails, Whanganui TBCTBA
Round 512th    SeptemberScott’s FerryTBA


The races will be held at 2 locations;

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 Whananui – 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 Lakeland’s Holiday Park.


GradeYear of Birth
Junior RecreationBeginners
Under 112011 and after
Under 132009 – 2010
Under 152007 – 2008
Under 172005 – 2006
Under 192003 – 2004
Senior1992 – 2002
Vet 11982 – 1991
Vet 21972 – 1981
Vet 31962 – 1971
Vet 4Before 1962
Single SpeedAny Age
RecreationAny Age


Note:   Grades to be as per CyclingNZ.  i.e. Age at the end of 2021. 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)

$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 RaceTime
Registration11.00 -12.15 pm
Race Briefing12:15 pm
Race Start12:30 pm


Senior RaceTime
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