Week 4 is a SINGLETRACKS Core XC lap race with the additional loops of Crocodile / Crocpot and Upload / Download for Competitive grade riders. Start times for grades will be different to the previous week. The grade structure has also changed.
Five races will be run. A, B, C, D and Sport grades.
REGISTRATION: From 3pm at the race base in the upper dog exercise area.
GRADES: Competitive Grades have gone from 3 races to 4. This means that most riders have had grade changes. Not because they have gone ‘down’, just because of the changing structure. The Sport Grade has gone from two races to one race with a larger start list. A smaller proportion of these riders race each week so the actual race number will be less than listed.
Grades are based on Time Trials and Weeks 2 and 3. It is in everyone’s best interest to be in the right grade to minimise passing or lapping. If you need to change your grade please contact email@example.com, or change the grade at registration. Grades are not permanent so adjustments will be made after each race.
RACE START: Riders must be ready in the start area at least 10 mins before their race is due to start, ready for race briefing and ranking. Riders will be ranked at the start line based on previous results, with the fastest at the front to minimise the need for passing.
RACES and RACE TIMES:
3.30pm – D Grade: 2 laps SINGLETRACKS Core XC Course including Upload / Download and Crocodile / Crocpot on lap 2. The first lap is the Core XC Course and will miss both of the extended loops.
D Grade course map is here.
3.55pm – A Grade: 3 laps SINGLETRACKS Core XC Course with the Crocodile / Crocpot loop. The Upload / Download loop is included on laps 2 and 3. The first lap will miss the Upload / Download loop.
A grade course map is here.
4.25pm – B Grade: 3 laps SINGLETRACKS Core XC Course with the Crocodile / Crocpot loop and the Upload / Download loop included on laps 2 and 3. The first lap is the Core XC Course and will miss both of the extended loops.
B grade course map is here.
4.55pm – C Grade: 2 laps SINGLETRACKS Core XC Course with the Crocodile / Crocpot loop. The Upload / Download loop is included on lap 2. The first lap will miss the Upload / Download loop.
C grade course map is here.
5.15pm – Sport Grade: 2 laps SINGLETRACKS Core XC Course.
Sport Grade course map is here.
WARMING UP: The SINGLETRACKS XC loop 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 Park.
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.
AFTER YOUR RACE: There is no prize giving after the races so you are free to head off, or support your team mates. RETURN YOUR RACE NUMBER to the registration table.
ACCESS AND PARKING: Off Kennedys Bush Road, in the main carpark of Halswell Quarry Park. Race base information is here
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. Keep them tidy and clean … we want to be allowed to come back for other races!
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.
RESULTS: Results will be posted on Facebook and the Singletracks Website later in the evening or the following day.