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National School MTB Championships

Mountain Bike
7 October 2024 - 10 October 2024
Christchurch

Christchurch Adventure Park: anne.newman@christchurchadventurepark.com

The 2024 National School MTB Championships will be held in Christchurch from the 7-10 October, hosted by the Christchurch Adventure Park! The event will include Enduro, Downhill, Cross Country and Cross Country Relay events!

Click here for the final pre-event email with all the final info - TBC

Click here for the provisional Event Manual - TBC

 

Start Lists

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*Please note this is all subject to change.

 

Categories

Age as at 31 December 2024.

Individual Races:

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

At a minimum competitors must be enrolled in Year 7.

 

Team Races:

Senior (U20) Boys and Girls
Junior (U16 - Year 7 & 8 can ride in a Junior team) Boys and Girls

Mixed teams must ride in the boys category

 

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).

Entries will open on Wednesday 1 May 2024.

Schools must be affiliated for 2024 and follow the 6 Step by Step Guide here before they will be able to enter this event.

 

Entry Limits

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Entry is not guaranteed until entries have closed. This is to provide fair and equitable weighting across all schools 

In determining which riders/schools will be accepted into the event (where entries exceed the maximum limit), CNZS may take into account any of the following criteria: 

  • The total number of riders entered into the limited event by age or gender category
  • The total number of riders entered into the limited event by a single school
  • Entries received by the advertised due date & Payments made by the advertised due date 
  • Prior history of the school in participation at the particular event 
  • Prior history of the school in support of the particular event (providing volunteers etc.) 
  • Past performance of riders at the particular event and at other CNZS or CNZ events 
  • Eligibility for medals 

 See school rules here - Appendix 5 - Capacity Event Entry Process

 

Entry Fees: 

Cross Country = $ per rider
Cross Country Relay = $ per team
Downhill = $ per rider
Enduro = $ per rider

Wednesday 1 May 2024  Pre-registration for Downhill & Enduro opens and Cross Country and Relay opens
5pm Friday 16 August Pre-registration for Downhill & Enduro closes
Friday 30 August Downhill & Enduro spaces allocated to schools as per the Capacity Event Entry Process
Friday 13 September Schools must confirm Downhill & Enduro riders names by this date as well as the riders on their waitlist if applicable
5pm Friday 20 September Entries for Cross Country and Relay closes
Friday 20 September All invoices available to be downloaded in Enter Now by schools
Friday 4 October All invoices must be paid by this date

 

Composite Teams - Cross Country Relay
If you are entering a Composite team please advise us by adding COMPOSITE into the team name in Enter Now and by emailing schools@cnz.kiwi to confirm. See CNZ Schools Rules for more information. Composite teams are eligible to compete and will be recognised on the podium if they place in the top 3, however as per the current Schools Cycling Rules, they are ineligible to receive a medal.

 

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 $25 administration fee.

 

Terms and Conditions 

Click here to view the event terms and conditions. 

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. 

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