SINGLETRACKS 2018 is a series of 5 races finishing with the Canterbury Championships on March 28th.
SINGLETRACKS 2018 is open to Secondary School Students and Intermediate age students that can show they are able to ride the courses competently.
Age of competition will be as of February 28th 2018. All secondary aged year groups from age 13 to age 17 will be provided with placings to show a fair level of competition at any age. Any younger intermediate aged riders will be U13. Boys and Girls ride in the same races.
As this series uses lap races there will be 5 races (5 grades) on each race day to ensure there is less chance for a fast rider to catch a slower rider within the race distance. This minimises frustrations with passing, and being passed! It benefits you and other riders to be in the appropriate grade.
For weeks 3-5 we will have two categories of race. The top two or three grades will be ‘competitive’, which simply means they will race on more challenging courses. The lower 2 or 3 grades will be ‘sport’ and race on the core XC loop each week. This is less technical and lets them improve their times on a more comfortable track.
Canterbury Championships (final race – week 5) – These races will be competed in age group categories as this is how the results will be presented. A final decision relating to course configuration will be made nearer the date of the race.
The time trials in week one will be used to select grades. Results from 2017 will also be used to assist with grading of riders. After each week the grades will be altered where appropriate and the starting rank for each race will be determined by the previous results. If you have any questions about the grades, or you are able to provide relevant information for a grade placement, please make contact here. Contact
Competitive – A Grade – 4 laps for SINGLETRACKS Core XC + added loops using Uppercrust and Murphs, Upload and Download, Crocodile and Crocpot, and The Poplars. When other tracks are added the laps will decrease.
Competitive – B Grade – 3 laps for SINGLETRACKS Core XC + added loops using Uppercrust and Murphs, Upload and Download, Crocodile and Crocpot, and The Poplars. When other tracks are added the laps will decrease.
Yet to Decide – C Grade – 3 laps for SINGLETRACKS Core XC.
Sport – D Grade – 2 laps for SINGLETRACKS Core XC.
Sport – E Grade – 2 laps for SINGLETRACKS Core XC.
Racers must be in school colours, if not cycling uniform, then PE type school uniform. No clothing with commercial sponsors or large logos can be worn for schools racing.