Singletrack Club

miniXCseries

Tuesday Evenings – 6 Nov, 4 Dec, 11 Dec, 18 Dec 2018

A low key but very popular and competitive series of multi-lap races for members of the Christchurch Singletrack Club, but non-members are welcome to participate. Fill in the rego form if possible or turn up on the night, grab a number, write down your details and be ready to listen to the race briefing. At each event there will be three races, one for the fast guns (Elite and A Grade), one for the sport riders (B Grade) and one for those who ride at a more leisurely pace (C and D Grade).

NEW: Fill in your details online and when you turn up pick up your pre-assigned race number.  You just need to do this once – not each week.  No payment is needed online so you can do it now!  It doesn’t matter if you end up not making it along.  There will still be a manual sign-in sheet for people who decide to come along at the last minute.

To avoid children holding up faster riders on the descents we request that slower children to race in the C and D Grades even if they are capable of riding the other tracks.

Course and Timetable

The core loop: After starting in the dog exercise area the course uses C2, Deviation and part of the Crocodile Track. It is approx 2.2 km long and is almost all singletrack.  First lap will always be the core loop

Descriptions below are not necessarily the order they will be ridden in, refer to the maps

6:20 pm Race (Elite and A Grade)

NOTE: 18 Dec will start at 6:10 pm
Briefing 6:15 pm, start 6:20pm

Week one – core loop (up to 5/4 laps)
Week two – core loop + Upper Crust and Murphs (4/3 laps)
Week three – core loop + Croc and CrocPot + Download and Upload (4/3 laps)
Week four – core loop + Download and Upload + Elegator, Spurious (or Off the Cuff) and Down and Out (4/3 laps)

7:05 pm Race (C and D Grade)
Briefing 7:00 pm, start 7:05 pm

Week one – core loop (2/1 laps)
Week two – core loop (2/1 laps)
Week three – core loop (2/1 laps)
Week four – core loop (2/1 laps)

7:30 pm Race (B Grade)
Briefing 7:25 pm, start 7:30 pm

Week one – core loop (3 laps)
Week two – core loop + Upper Crust and Murphs (2 laps)
Week three – core loop + Croc and CrocPot + Download and Upload (2 laps)
Week four – core loop + Download and Upload + Elegator, Spurious (or Off the Cuff) and Down and Out (2 laps)

Click on the maps below for a pdf version

Entry

Christchurch Singletrack Club members: Entry is by donation.

Non members: a fee of $10 per race applies.  It costs $20 to join the club ($10 if you are a high school student) so you may as well join the club if you are going to do more than once race.  If you would like to become a member see the information on how to join the club.

 Conditions of entry
– I am aware there will be no first aid on site
– I will correctly wear an appropriate helmet and enclosed footwear
– My bike is in good working order with functional front and rear brakes
– My handlebar ends are plugged, with no sharp edges.
– I will not behave in an anti-sporting manner
– I ride at my own risk and I exempt the club, organisers and land owners from all liability for damage that may occur to me or my property.
– I will not ride beyond my skill level
– I will choose a category appropriate to my fitness and speed level
– I consent to photos and/or video of me at the event being used for promotional purposes by the Christchurch Singletrack Club
– I consent to my name and recorded times being listed in the results

Notes

The closest toilets are in the Halswell Quarry picnic area 5 minutes walk away.
Races will be cancelled if raining or if the tracks are too wet.
For more info email craig@singletrack.org.nz

Results

Results from each round will be posted on Facebook and on the club’s website results page

Directions

The races will start in the dog exercise area at Halswell Quarry adjacent to the cattlestops. You can access this by riding to the start of the Crocodile and C2 Track from the Cashmere Road carpark, or come in from the carpark next to Findlay’s Picnic Area – ride down the gravel track to the dog exercise area.