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ŠKODA National School MTB Championships

Mountain Bike
4 October 2023 - 7 October 2023
Blenheim

The 2023 SKODA National School MTB Championships will be held in Blenheim, hosted by Marlborough MTB Club from 4 - 7 October. The event will include Enduro, Downhill and Cross Country events.

4 October: Cross Country & Cross Country Relay
5 October: Downhill Day 1 (U13, U14, U15 grades - exact grade split is TBC until entries close)
6 October: Downhill Day 2 (U16, U17, U20 grades - exact grade split is TBC until entries close)
7 October: Enduro

 

Event Information:

Click here for the provisional Event Manual - TBC. *Please note that this is subject to change.

 

Provisional Start Lists:

TBC 

 

Categories

Age as at 31 December 2023.

Individual Races:

U20, U17, U16, U15, U14, U13 boys and girls 

At a minimum competitors must be enrolled in Year 7.

 

Top School Trophies

The Top School Trophy will be awarded to the respective Year 9 - 13 schools teams that have the highest aggregate points score across all championship events. Points will be awarded for the first 10 places with 10 points for 1st and 9 points for 2nd, 8 points for 3rd etc in each of the races (including Team Relay if applicable).
 
The Top Junior School Trophy will be awarded to the respective Year 7/8 schools teams that have the highest aggregate points score across all championship events. Points will be awarded for the first 10 places with 10 points for 1st and 9 points for 2nd, 8 points for 3rd etc in each of the races (including Team Relay if applicable).

 

 

Rules
This event will follow Cycling New Zealand Schools Rules, and the MTBNZ Technical Regulations.

DH Protective Clothing Requirement Update - Long Sleeve Shirts Now Mandatory

On 1 January 2023 an update to UCI Regulation 4.3.011 came into effect that changed the protective clothing requirements for downhill events. The updated regulation now mandates the wearing of long sleeved shirts and introduces requirements for leg covering/protection.

The impact of the change to the CNZ/MTBNZ MTB Regulations is that long sleeved shirts are now mandatory for all riders (previously senior riders could wear short sleeve shirts with elbow protection). The leg protection rules are essentially the same as the existing NZ requirements. 

The updated CNZ/MTBNZ Protective Clothing Requirements are available here.

The new requirements will apply at all MTBNZ, CNZ (MTB Nationals) and UCI calendar events in New Zealand, starting with round 1 of the MTBNZ DH series in Cardrona on 15 January.


Health and Safety
Everyone has a responsibly towards Health and Safety at an event.

The safety of the riders, officials, volunteer and spectators are included in the event planning. If you have any questions or concerns regarding Health and Safety please report to the Chief Commissaire or to the Event Manager. 

Entries will open in 2023. Entries must be completed through your school only through Enter Now. No individual entries will be accepted. Schools must be affiliated with Cycling New Zealand Schools for the 2023 year and list their riders before they can enter. Click here for the live entry list - TBC.

Entries for the Enduro may be limited. There is no limit for the Cross Country or Downhill.

Due to the large entry limits, there will be NO pre-registration process for this event however i
f entries exceed maximum capacity, CNZS reserves the right to determine which schools may need to remove riders from the entry list. Please read Appendix 5 - the Capacity Event Entry Process in the Cycling New Zealand Schools Rules for more details on this.

Entry fees:
Cross Country - TBC per rider
Downhill - TBC per rider
Enduro - TBC per rider

ENTRIES WILL CLOSE 5PM FRIDAY 23 SEPTEMBER. ALL ENTRY FEES MUST BE PAID BY FRIDAY 29 SEPTEMBER.


Once you have completed your entries through Enter Now, you must download an invoice from the bottom of the entry form. Your Invoice number must be used as the reference when paying your account.

 

Refund Policy:

Refunds requested after the entry closing date will only be processed on the presentation of a medical certificate. All refunds will incur a $20 administration fee.

 

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