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Rules & Regulations

Cycling New Zealand Schools events will be conducted under the Cycling New Zealand Schools - Rules - 8 April 2024

All riders should familiarise themselves with complete rules. 
These rules are not intended to be a complete code for school cycling events. Instead, these rules have been approved by the Cycling New Zealand Schools Executive on the basis that school cycling events shall also be governed by Cycling New Zealand Road and Track, Mountain Bike New Zealand (MTBNZ) Technical Regulations and UCI Rules as modified by these rules provided that:
1.2.1. in the event of any conflict or inconsistency between these rules and the Cycling New Zealand Road and Track, MTBNZ or UCI Rules, these rules shall prevail; and

1.2.2. matters not covered by these rules will be considered by the Technical Committee of Cycling New Zealand Schools appointed from time to time and any decisions will be guided by the Cycling New Zealand Road and Track, MTBNZ, or UCI Rules and other applicable rules or regulations made by Cycling New Zealand or applicable to Cycling New Zealand sanctioned events.


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.