Below is all the information regarding the 2023 Auckland Schools MTB Championships.
If your child does Mountain Biking regularly, this series of events may be of interest to you. Please have a read of this information and if you wish for your child to be involved in this, please emailby Thursday 2 March to let us know so that we can then ensure your child is affiliated with Cycling NZ. Once your child is affiliated, you will be sent further information pertaining to how to enter your child into these events.
Please note: your child will need to have their own Mountain Bike and all necessary safety gear in order to take part in this sport and it will be the Parent/Caregivers responsibility to transport and supervise their child at each of these events. Unfortunately there will not be a NX Staff member present.
THE AUCKLAND SCHOOLS MOUNTAIN BIKE CHAMPIONSHIPS
Race 1a - XCO Sunday 12th March, Riverhead (am)
Race 1b - XCR Sunday 12th March, Riverhead (pm) - XCR Relay teams event
Race 2 – Sunday May 7 – Hunua
Race 3 – Sunday June 18 – TBC
Race 4 – Sunday July 23 – Waitawa Regional Park
Race 5 – Sunday August 27 – Totara Park
SERIES INFORMATION & RULES
All information will be on our website https://aucklandmtb.co.nz/schools/
$25.00 PER RACE
Under 13 (male and female), Under 14 (male and female), Under 15 (male and female), Under 16 (male and female), Under 17 (male and female) & Under 20 (male and female)
Note: the Division measure date is the age of the rider as at 31 December in the year of racing. If for example a rider is 16 years old on or before the 31 December, then they are an U17 rider
The race will follow a multi-lap format with each lap taking approximately 25 minutes to complete for the average rider. The same course will be used by all competitors and so is designed to cater for beginners through to experienced riders. Senior competitors will complete a greater number of laps than the Intermediates. The course will normally be marked for practice from approx 2pm, the Saturday before each race. Once the course is set up this is the course that will be raced, unless the Event Manager determines otherwise on race day.
Lapping out. This will be based on times to give most riders a reasonable chance of finishing the race
i.No riders will be able to start a new lap after a fixed time has elapsed
TWO separate races will be run.
Race 1 will be for U13, U14, and U15 riders, starting at approximately 10.15am.
Race 2 will be for U16, U17 and U20 riders, starting at approximately 11.45am.
Check the Auckland Schools Mountain Biking Facebook page for details leading up to each race
NOTE times will be earlier for the day that also has the XCR Champs (Relay). For example, Race 1 might start at 8.30am.
The event is run under Cycling New Zealand Schools Rules and the MTBNZ Protective Equipment Guidelines.
Please see our Policy document available on the Auckland Mountain Bike website
Please take note of the following:
As a condition of entry you are required to acknowledge your responsibilities as rider and team manager.
This event recognises the Fair Play Charter. Competitors must not use offensive or abusive language, act in any anti-sporting manner, be disrespectful to the officials, or ignore race regulations. Race regulations include, among others, no short cutting of the course and no deliberate obstructing a faster rider from overtaking.
Sportsmanship is important at any level of Mountain biking. We highly encourage you to watch out for your fellow riders, whether they be your team mates or not. Remember if someone yells ‘rider on your right’ please allow them to pass at the next possible spot that you deem is safe for yourself, and the fellow rider to pass. Do not deliberately hold up a rider who wants to pass.
ABANDONMENT OF EVENT (pulling out of the race)
Please tell your students that if for some reason they cannot finish the event they must tell a race Official.
If you have any questions or queries regarding Mountain Biking – please email