Singletrack Club

2017 Dates are:

Tuesday 24 January – Worsley’s (STRAVA)
Tuesday 7 February  – C2-Crocodile-Kennedy’s
Tuesday 21 February  –  Rapaki (STRAVA)

Worsley’s “race” info –

This will be run through the club Strava club (https://www.strava.com/clubs/chchsingletrack).  You will need a Strava account and a compatible device to record your effort.  I appreciate that there are some people who may wish to keep their normal profile private so I expect you are able to create a second profile that you just use for this.  If you absolutely don’t have a way of recording your ride and have no-one you can borrow a GPS off, you can time yourself and email us your result.  Check the map for start and finish locations.  Here is the link for the segment – https://www.strava.com/segments/2458766

Since part of the point of events is to socialise we have decided to tighten up the timeframe you can ride it and your time must be recorded on the 24th January 2017.  Like a normal event if the weather is unsuitable we will consider postponing it.

Getting to the start – you have 4 options – 1. ride up the climbing line from the Adventure Park until you get to the bottom of Worsley’s Track.  2. Ride up the road. 3. Get a ride to the top of the hill on the chairlift and ride down to the start. 4. Drive to the start :-)

Worsleys Track  Same course as the last few years – starts just up from the end of the tarseal (on the flat area) and finishes 10m below the Worsleys Track top gate. A classic dirt 4WD course that has numerous fairly smooth lines in between massive ruts and provides a different riding experience every year.

 

Kennedy’s/C2 Info

Open to anyone. Simply turn up and ride and we’ll provide the timing and results.  There will generally be no course markings to follow. If you are not familiar with any of the other tracks being used please use the maps below and pre-ride the track. While many ride this series socially or use it as an excuse to get out for a regular hill ride, the competition for the title of Canterbury’s best hillclimber is very much there at the pointy end of the field! There will be no prizegiving at any of the individual events (once you’ve finished your timed run you are free to go).

  • Riders start between 6 and 7pm
  • Time trial format with riders starting at 30 second intervals
  • Where possible faster riders will start before slower riders to minimise congestion on the singletrack
  • Riders enter at their own risk – we are only providing timing
  • Write down your name and category details and the race number you have picked up
  • Please refer to the maps below for courses
  • All tracks will remain open to the public… please respect all other track users
  • Gates and track conditions will be how you find them
  • Once you reach the top timekeeper you are free to head off
  • Times will be taken at the top of Kennedy’s Bush Road for those that only want to ride that far, and near the Summit Rd.
  • A trophy will be awarded to the fastest man and woman at the end of year prizegiving.
  • Times will be available on the Singletrack Club’s website and Facebook page within a day or so of each hillclimb
  • If the tracks are very wet or it is raining, events will be postponed or cancelled, …check the Singletrack Club’s facebook page

C2-Crocodile-Kennedys Tracks – starts at the cattlestop at the bottom of the Crocodile and C2, a few hundred metres from the Halswell Quarry Cashmere Rd carpark (head around the foot of the hill through the Quarry Park). It heads up C2, then the Crocodile singletrack and then left onto the 4WD Kennedys Track (you can use the singletrack beyond here if you want but it is slower). Near the top where the track splits the course takes the right hand option and finishes at the locked gate about 50m below the Summit Rd. We will endevour to have an arrow at that split.

Rapaki “race” info –

See information on Worsley’s race above.  your time must be recorded on the 21st February 2017.  Like a normal event if the weather is unsuitable we will consider postponing it.  Segment for Rapaki is https://www.strava.com/segments/1153380

Rapaki Track
starts at the bottom of Rapaki Track (where the seal ends) and finishes at the Summit Rd gate.