UPDATES: Please follow racesingletracks on Facebook for the latest updates.
ACCESS and PARKING: Off Cashmere Road and Kennedys Bush Road. Race base information is here
PLEASE NOTE: The only warm up area is in the Upper Dog Exercise area where the race base is located. There is to be no riding at all in the Findlay’s Picnic Area (last years base) or any other parts of the Halswell Quarry Reserve. We need to work with council requests to maintain access through the reserve area.
REGISTRATION: Starts at 3.00pm. It will take around 2 hours for all of the riders to complete the time trials. At registration riders will be given their race number and twist ties to attach it to their bike. The number must be returned to the registration desk each week to ensure it is there the following week. They are not to be taken away until the series is complete.
START TIMES: The first riders will start at 3.30pm at approximately 30sec intervals, and start times will be available until at least 5.30pm. There are over 200 riders to get through the time trials. Not every school needs to be there to start right on 3.30pm. There will be lots of waiting around if everyone wants to start TT1 straight away! Please be prepared for delays.
Time Trial 1 is the main (and compulsory) time trial that all riders will need to complete. Time Trial 2 is best to do straight after Time Trial 1. Otherwise, time trials can be done in any order.
Time Trials 2, 3 and 4 are optional, however, we encourage you to try as many time trials as possible (it’s ok if you have to walk over a section of track). There is a B line around the hump at the beginning of Uppercrust and around the rock garden on Murphs.
To ride A grade you will need to complete all time trial courses as they will be used in races. B Grade may include some of these lines in races if there are enough riders giving them a go! C, D and E grades will only use the core xc loop.
TIME TRIAL COURSES: See the Map Here
TT1 – Starting at the ponds, heading up C2 and out of the trees onto Crocodile, turning left onto Deviation and down Lower Deviation, around the tree at the bottom of Lower Deviation and ending on the wooden section at the start of C2.
Transition to TT2 – roll straight down C2 and stop before the first RH corner. (If you are not doing TT2, exit off the side of C2 where TT2 starts)
TT2 – Start on C2, around the RH berm and left into Uppercrust, climb until you meet Murphs and descend to the end on the flat at the bottom.
Transition to TT3 – Move along C2 (50m) to the bottom of Upload and Download.
(If you are not doing TT3, exit through the gate to return to the Dog Exercise Area Race Base)
TT3 – Start by going up Upload and return via Download!
Transition to TT4 – Go out the gate into Halswell Quarry Reserve, walk your bike up the walking track back to the Dog Exercise Area Race Base, then enter the MTB Park at the cattlestops.
TT4 – Start at the noticeboard area and climb Crocodile up to the beginning of Crocpot, turn before the cattle stop and descend Crocpot to the end at the noticeboard area.
PASSING: Please respect all riders on the course. Everyone is trying to rider their fastest time! Slower riders, give faster riders a chance to pass easily, and faster riders, please choose appropriate passing places, a slower rider does not need to stop completely to let you past! If there are free starting spots then any time trial can be done more than once if you feel like you have been held up.
WARMING UP: The SINGLETRACKS XC tracks may be used for warming up before 3.15pm. After this the only available warm up area is the grass section of the upper dog exercise area. There is to be no riding in any other areas of the Halswell Quarry Reserve.
UNIFORM: Remember you are representing your school so you need to wear your school cycling tops and school (or plain) cycle shorts, or your school sports uniform. Sort it out now to be ready to race!
AFTER YOUR TIME TRIAL: There is no prize giving after the time trail so you are free to head off, or support your team mates. RETURN YOUR RACE NUMBER to the registration table.
RUBBISH: This is a public reserve and it is expected that you take any rubbish away with you. Please leave it tidy so that it can be used for future events.
TOILETS: There is a public toilet block in Findlay’s Picnic Area and down in the main quarry car park. Please access these via the track to the car park if you are on a bike.
RESULTS: Results will be posted on Facebook and the Singletracks Website later in the evening or the following day. They may take a bit longer for this race given the number of time trials.