SINGLETRACKS 2020 is a series of 5 races finishing with the Canterbury Championships on April 1st.

Week 1 – Wed 4th March 2020 – Registration, XC Time Trial Series.

Week 2 – Wed 11th March 2020 – SINGLETRACKS XC.

Week 3 – Wed 18th March 2020 –SINGLETRACKS XC.

Week 4 – Wed 25th March 2020 – SINGLETRACKS XC Teams Event.

Week 5 – Wed 1st April 2020 – Canterbury Secondary Schools XC MTB Championship.

Race Details

Course Details

SINGLETRACKS 2020 is open to Secondary School Students. Limited spaces will be available for Tertiary riders to compete at A/B grade level and Intermediate age students that are keen and competitive XC racers.

For the Canterbury Championships on the 1st of April (week 5) the age of competition will now be as of December 31st 2020 to keep in line with the Cycling NZ Schools age categories. For Male categories there will be U13, U14, U15, U16, U17, and Open (17+). For Female categories there will be U14, U15, U16, U17, and Open (17+). There will be one sport grade category with 1st, 2nd, and 3rd.

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.

Week 1 will consist of a series of 4 time trials. The Core XC loop (RED) will be compulsory for all riders. All of the other time trials are optional, however, they will be used to determine grades, and the tracks will be used in the races, with the exception of ‘sport’ grade. (see below)

For weeks 3-5 we will have two categories of race. The top 3 or 4 grades will be ‘competitive’, which simply means they will race on more challenging courses. The ‘sport’ grade will race on the Core XC loop each week. This is less technical and lets them improve their times on a more comfortable track.

Week 4 will see a new format of school teams race with details yet to be confirmed. All riders will be catered for in the racing.

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 2019 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, Elegator and Off the Cuff / Spurious, the Creek, 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, Elegator and Off the Cuff / Spurious, the Creek, and The Poplars. When other tracks are added the laps will decrease.

Competitive – C Grade – 3 laps for SINGLETRACKS Core XC + added loops using Uppercrust and Murphs, Upload and Download, Crocodile and Crocpot, Elegator and Off the Cuff / Spurious, and The Poplars. When other tracks are added the laps will decrease.

Competitive – D Grade – 2 laps for SINGLETRACKS Core XC + added loops using Uppercrust and Murphs, Upload and Download, Crocodile and Crocpot, Elegator and Off the Cuff / Spurious, and The Poplars.

Sport 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.