These low-key events on Wednesday evenings are open to anyone and are free to enter. Simply turn up and ride and we'll provide the timing and results. The courses in the series are mostly well known tracks so 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). A donation can be made at each ride to go to the Port Hills Trailbuilding Fund.

    Series Summary (see below for more details and maps)
    Wednesday 23 January 2013 - Rapaki Track
    Wednesday 30 January 2013 - Worsleys Track
    Wednesday 6 February 2013 - C2-Crocodile-Kennedys Tracks
Hopefully we'll see you there...
Craig and Rebekah

Christchurch Singletrack Club


  • Riders can start between 6 and 7pm
  • All events will be 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
  • We'll grab your name and category details the first time you participate
  • Categories are: juniors (<15 and <19), twenties, thirties, forties, fifties and sixty plus
  • Age is taken as at 1 January 2013
  • You will be allocated a race number which you will keep for the series
  • There will generally be no course markings... it is up to you to know where the course goes
  • 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
  • Points will be given at each event (based on your time in relation to the winner's time)
  • Points from ALL 3 rounds go towards your series total
  • Times will be available on the Singletrack Club's website and Facebook page, and on Vorb within a day or so of each hillclimb (usually by 10pm on the night of each race)
  • If the tracks are very wet or it is raining, events may be postponed till Thursday night, ...check the Singletrack Club's home page, or phone us (322 7886 or 027 3134 908) if any doubt
  • Although these events are free to enter, you are encouraged to make a donation to go to the Port Hills Trailbuilding Fund.

    event details

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    1 - Rapaki Track
    Wednesday 23 January 2013

    Same course as the last 6 years - starts at the bottom of Rapaki Track (at the gate) and finishes at the Summit Rd gate.

    Suggested parking: Centaurus Rd

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    2 - Worsleys Track
    Wednesday 30 January 2013

    Same course as the last 6 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.

    Suggested parking: top of Worsleys Rd (just near the start)

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    3 - C2-Crocodile-Kennedys Tracks
    Wednesday 6 February 2013

    Same course as last 4 years except we will use C2 from now on rather than the lower section of the Crocodile - 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.

    Suggested parking: Cashmere Rd Quarry carpark

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    Christchurch Singletrack Club

    Canterbury cross-country mountainbiking
    03 322 7886 ... 027 313 4908 ...