Singletrack Club
  • SI XCO Champs



Please visit the official site hosted by Cycling NZ. This is a summary of the day.

Due to the small number of entries in the All-comers race I have pushed the start out to 8:30 am.

Follow the event on Facebook here.  And here’s a wee video you may enjoy.

South Island Cross Country Olympic format (multi-lap) Mountainbike Champs

Sunday 4 February 2018

Crocodile XC MTB Park (event village within Halswell Quarry Park)

Course is 4.3 km with 160 m of climbing per lap.


8:00 – 9:20 am
11:00 – 11:45 am
1:00 – 1:30 pm

Race Briefing Times

8:30 am  All-comers, Kids-Hard*
9:35 am   Men – U15, U17, Senior (sport), Masters 1, 2 and 3
11:20 am  Kids – Easy*
11:35 am  Kids – Medium*
12:00 noon Women – Elite, U23, U19, U15, U17, Senior (sport), Masters 1, 2 and 3
2:00 pm  Men – Elite, U23, U19

The Champs Course



The Kids- Hard Course

As above, but will exit after Croc-Pot (so they won’t do Upper Crust, Murphs and Upload

The Kids – Medium Course

As many laps of the start loop (reasonably flat on grass) as you can in 10 minutes

The Kids – Easy Course

One length of the starting straight (not drawn on the map above)

Sponsors and Supporters





To enter U15, U17, Senior and Masters (SI Champs) race it is $70 + race licence (day option of $10 available) + you need to be a member of a club
To enter Elite/U23, U19 (SI Champs) race it is $70 + race licence ($35-$65) + you need to be a member of a club
Pre-entries have closed, but you are welcome to enter on the day.

To enter All-comers race, entry fee is $45 on the day.
To enter Kids-Hard Race it is $10, or free if another family member is competing in the All-comers or SI Champs Races.
To enter Kids-Medium or Easy Race it is $5, or free if another family member is competing in the All-comers or SI Champs Races – enter on the day for this.
Pre-entries have closed, but you are welcome to enter on the day

Don’t forget your shoes, helmet, bike and nutrition.  It’s amazing how often people forget things.  You might like to bring a solar shower to wash off after your race too, or a thermos of warm water and a flannel.  We’ll have a bike stand area, so you might like to bring a bike lock too for when you are not racing.


The course is going to be excellent for spectating with riders passing some areas multiple times, and only a short walk from the event village.  Dress up!  Make some noise!

You might like to bring drinking water, money for the food vendors, sunscreen, camera and a bike lock to lock your bike up (we are aiming to have a stand there) if you are arriving by bike as we don’t want them out on the course, or scattered all around the event village area.



On the day we are going to need assistance in a lot of areas to run this event smoothly.  If you would like to offer to help, even if just for a short time, please head here.


Thanks to Ultimo – winners from ALL the Age Groups in the South Island XCO Races will be presented with their own jersey!

To keep the prizegiving ceremonies short they are going to be limited to acknowledging the placegetters.  After experimenting with the games I had in mind I have changed my mind about using them to allocate spot prizes.  Now you will simply check in at the prize tent to see if you have won something or not.  But I will still have a few activities there that you can do just for fun.   Thanks to our sponsors Ground Effect, Pure Sports Nutrition, Biomaxa, Texture Plants, Watties, Cycleways, NZ Mountainbiking Calendar, Revolution Components, Cactus, Dole, Coffee Culture  and Moffats Flowers. More will be added as they are confirmed.  We need products with values ranging from just a few dollars to $50 – $100 so if you have a product you would be happy to supply, get in touch by emailing rebekah at


The primary carpark is going to be next to Findlay’s picnic area (1).  Secondary is the main one by the toilets (2).  Third, the roadside on Kennedy’s Bush Rd (3).  Fourth, if dry, in the horse paddock (4).  Please do not park in the Cashmere Rd carpark – we would like to keep this available for other Halswell Quarry users.  Follow the yellow to the event village.  Halswell Quarry is near the intersection of Cashmere Rd and Kennedy’s Bush Rd.

In the area

BP – 246 Halswell Rd
Challenge – 345 Halswell Rd
New World – 346 Halswell Rd
Library (free wifi) – 341 Halswell Rd
Sushi, kebabs, fish and chips, souvlaki, chinese
Swimming at an outdoor pool –