South Island XCO MTB Champs
Participants in the South Island XCO Champs will require a CyclingNZ licence and to be a member of a MTBNZ affiliated club. Elite/U23/U19 will require an annual licence. Other categories can purchase a day licence. Entry will be done through the CyclingNZ website.
Entry fees as follows:
- $55 if affiliated club member and CNZ license holder
- $65 if an affilated club member but not CNZ license holder
- $75 if not a member of an affiliated club and not holding a CNZ license
- + $15 for on-the-day entry
The Crocodile Challenge race is for those who want to give the course a go, but don’t have the fitness to do the full race, or don’t feel confident racing with more serious competitors. It will just be 2 laps and will be held during the practice session so THERE WILL BE OTHER PEOPLE ON THE COURSE. See the Crocodile Challenge page
Full UCI rules can be found here – https://www.uci.org/docs/default-source/rules-and-regulations/part-iv–mountain-bike.pdf?sfvrsn=9954e8cc_10 but points to note are:
A rider must act in a sporting manner at all times and must permit any faster rider to
overtake without obstructing.
If a rider exits the course for any reason, he/she must return to the course at the same
point between the same two course markers where from which he/she exited.
In case a rider fails to return to the course as provided for in this article, the commissaires’ panel can disqualify the rider.
During MTB races no electronic bikes are allowed on the course at any time during training and competition.
Intentional contact by pushing, pulling or other means which causes another competitor to slow down, fall or exit the course is not allowed and results in disqualification for breach of UCI rules (DSQ) of the originator.
Feeding is permitted only in the zones designated for that purpose, which are also used
as technical assistance zones. The zone is called feed/technical assistance zone.
Physical contact between feeders/mechanics and riders is permitted only in
feed/technical assistance zones.
Water bottles and food must be passed up to the rider by hand by the feeder or the
mechanic. The feeder or mechanic is not permitted to run alongside his rider.
The spraying of water on riders or bicycles by the feeders or mechanics is forbidden.
Eyewear may only be changed in the feed/technical assistance zones. An area where
glasses may be exchanged may be set up at the end of the zone.
No rider may turn back on the course to reach a feed/technical assistance zone. Any
rider doing so is disqualified. Only within the feed/technical assistance zone itself, a rider
may turn back without obstructing other competitors.
Authorised technical assistance during a race consists of repairs to or the replacement
of any part of the bicycle other than the frame. Bike changes are not permitted and the
rider must cross the finish line with the same handlebar number plate that he had at the
Technical assistance can only be given in the feed/technical assistance zones.
Spare equipment and tools for repairs must be kept in these zones. Repairs and
equipment changes can be carried out by the rider himself or with the help of a teammate, team mechanic or neutral technical assistance.
Riders may carry tools and spare parts provided that these do not involve any danger to
the rider himself or the other competitors.