The 2021 Skoda National School MTB Championships presented by WK Effect will be held in Blenheim, hosted by Marlborough MTB Club.
Provisional Event Schedule
Please note this is subject to change.
Monday 11th October: Registration (Cycle World), Practise for XCO, XCR & END, DH Track Walk (times to be confirmed)
Tuesday 12th October: Cross Country and Cross Country Relay - Wither Hills Farm Park
Wednesday 13th October: Downhill (Practise, Seeding & Race Run) - Homebrook, Taylor Pass Rd
Thursday 14th October: Enduro - Homebrook, Taylor Pass Rd.
Click here for the provisional Event Manual - version 2 - published 16 September
Pre-Event Riding DH and Enduro Courses: Official practice is on Monday 11 October. For those interested in riding the DH and Enduro courses outside of the official practice/race times, Marlborough MTB Club Members have Track Access Opportunities prior to the event. Marlborough MTB Club memberships are available to purchase. Track Access Opportunities are subject to strict Clubs terms and conditions. Click here to find out conditions and access times.
Pre-Event Riding XCO Course: Wither Hills MTB Park is a public park, owned and managed by Marlborough District Council and as such is open to the public at all times. There is excellent cell phone coverage across the park. Please obey park and track signage at all times.
You can watch the track previews below:
Track Preview of the Homebrook DH Track Video
Track Preview of the Splinter in the Taylors Pass Forest. Splinter will be Stage 1 of the Enduro.
Track Preview of the Pink Rocks in the Taylors Pass Forest. Pink Rocks will be Stage 2 of the Enduro.
Track Preview of the XC Course in Wither Hills Farm Park.
Track Preview of the XCR Course in Wither Hills Farm Park.
Age as at 31 December 2021.
U20, U17, U16, U15, U14, U13 boys and girls
Senior (U20) and Junior (U16 - Year 7 & 8 can ride in a Junior team)
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).
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.
This event will follow Cycling New Zealand Schools Rules, and the MTBNZ Technical Regulations.
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.
2022 Skoda National School MTB Championships
The 2022 event will head south to Bluff, hosted by the Southland MTB Club from 13-16 October 2022. The event will take place at Bluff Hill and will include Cross Country, Cross Country Relay, Enduro and Downhill events.
*Dates and venues are subject to School Sport NZ sanctioning approval and the release of the School Sport Calendar in November 2021.