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NATIONAL EVENT SERIES

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ENTRY INFORMATION

Great to see you so keen!  We can't wait to see you at one of our events. See more information below.

Thanks to our partners at Ultimo  - the North Island, South Island XCO and the DH Series winners from ALL THE Age Groups will be presented with their own jersey!

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Entries Open in 2021

Note: Online Entries close midnight Wednesday prior to each event. 

ENTRY FEES 

2020 MTBNZ National DH Series Entry Fees:

   • Not an affiliated Club member nor a Cycling NZ Annual License Holder $90

   • Affiliated Club member but not a Cycling NZ Annual License Holder $80

   • Affiliated Club member and Cycling NZ Annual License Holder $70

Late Entries will incur an additional $15 surcharge (cash only)

2020 South Island & North Island XCO Championships Entry Fees:

  • Not an affiliated Club member nor a Cycling NZ Annual License Holder $75

  • Affiliated Club member but not a Cycling NZ Annual License Holder $65

  • Affiliated Club member and Cycling NZ Annual License Holder $55 

Late Entries will incur an additional $15 surcharge (cash only)

WITHDRAWALS / REFUNDS

Withdrawals received 14 days before the event may be eligible for a refund upon presentation of a medical certificate.  Requests are to be emailed to Ryan Hunt, MTBNZ Secretary (xcwhippet@gmail.com).  If accepted, a refund of the entry fee less $20 will be payable.

Series and Island Champion Eligibility

DH: 

  • Points will be allocated on the UCI scale for both Seeding and Race Runs. 

  • Racers competing for the 2020 Championship must race at least three races of the 2020 4 race season. The three races needs to include the final (Round 4 AKDH in Auckland) to be eligible for an overall category title. In the event of a tie, the results at the final will be used to determine the winner.

  • Overseas riders are welcome to enter and race all series events as long as they join the local club OTD.

  • NOTE: There are not UCI Points allocated to these events.

 

XCO:

  • To be eligible for the South Island or North Island XCO Champion titles, riders must be New Zealand citizens and reside in the South Island or North Island respectively.

  • No rider is eligible for both South Island and North Island XCO Champion titles in the same calendar year.

  • All riders from New Zealand (and overseas) are welcome to compete in the events as long as they join the local club OTD, but will not be eligible for Championship titles. 

  • NOTE: There are no UCI Points allocated to these events.

AFFILIATED CLUBS

All riders are required to be a member of a ‘MTBNZ and Cycling New Zealand Affiliated Club (2020) to compete in the 2020 MTBNZ National DH Series and/or the North/South Island XCO Championships in 2020.

 

The list of currently affiliated clubs is here.

 

Our affiliated clubs have helped us deliver these events – please support them!

 

If you are not a member of one of these clubs then please speak to your club in regards to their affiliation plans.  If they are not intending to affiliate in 2020, our host clubs for the events are offering one-day membership for $10 for each event they are hosting. The day membership fee is payable in addition to entry fees and license fees.

MEMBERSHIP AND LICENCING

As MTBNZ sanctioned events, riders must also meet the licensing requirements below. If you do not hold a 2019 Cycling NZ Annual License you will need to pay the higher rate to cover the $10 day license fee. These categories are aligned with those at the National Championships and beyond.

 

UCI Categories (XCO = Elite/U23, U19)  (DH=Elite&U19)

  • All riders must hold an appropriate 2020 Cycling New Zealand Licence (Elite/U23 = Adult Licence, U19 = Youth Licence) AND

  • All riders must be a paid and current member of a MTBNZ/CNZ Affiliated MTB Club

  • Note: UCI points are not offered at these events in 2020.

 

Non-UCI Categories

  • All riders must hold either an appropriate 2020 Cycling New Zealand Licence (Masters) = Adult, U15, U17 = Youth Licence) OR

  • Paid the additional fees and receive a 'One Day' Cycling New Zealand Licence AND

  • All riders must be a paid and current member of a MTBNZ/CNZ Affiliated MTB Club OR

  • Paid the additional day membership fee of the host club

 

Click here if you have previously held a licence or click here if you'd like to get a licence for the first time.

EVENT CATEGORIES (Age as at 31 December 2020)

Categories available for Men (Boys) and Women (Girls). Races and Grades may be combined depending on numbers.

As these events are intended to be at a National Level, the minimum age of competitors is 13 as of 31st December 2020. Riders aged between 17-29 as of the 31st December 2020 can either compete in the Elite/U19 categories but must hold a CNZ Annual License or alternatively enter the 'Senior/Open' Category and do so purchasing a Cycling NZ day license.

XCO - Cross Country: Note No UCI points are on offer in these events

UCI

Categories

• Elite - Riders aged 23 or over (as at 31 December 2020)

• U23 - Riders aged between 19 - 22 (as at 31 December 2020)

Note: The Elite/U23 race will be run as a combined race

• U19 (Junior) - Riders aged between 17 - 18 (as at 31 December 2020)

NON - UCI

Categories

• U15 - For Riders aged between 13 - 14 (as at 31 December 2020)

• U17 - For Riders aged between 15 - 16  (as at 31 December 2020)

• Senior- For Riders aged between 17-29 (as at 31 December 2020)

*This is a non-championship grade; if you want to compete for a championship title please enter U19/U23/Elite

• Masters 1 - For Riders aged between 30 - 39 (as at 31 December 2020)

• Masters 2 - For Riders aged between 40 - 49 (as at 31 December 2020)

• Masters 3 - For Riders aged between 50+  (as at 31 December 2020)

DH - Downhill: Note No UCI points are on offer in these events

UCI

Categories

• Elite - For Riders aged 19 or over (as at 31 December 2020)

• U19 (Junior) - Riders aged between 17 - 18 (as at 31 December 2020)

NON - UCI

Categories

• U15 - For Riders aged between 13 - 14 (as at 31 December 2020)

• U17 - For Riders aged between 15 - 16  (as at 31 December 2020)

• Open - For Riders aged between 17-29 (as at 31 December 2020)

• Masters 1 - For Riders aged between 30 - 39 (as at 31 December 2020)

• Masters 2 - For Riders aged between 40 - 49 (as at 31 December 2020)

• Masters 3 - For Riders aged between 50+  (as at 31 December 2020)