SINGLETRACKS 2018 is a series of 5 races finishing with the Canterbury Championships on March 28th.

Week 1 – Wed 27th February 2019 – Registration, XC Time Trial Series.

Week 2 – Wed 6th March 2019 – SINGLETRACKS XC.

Week 3 – Wed 13th March 2019 –SINGLETRACKS XC.

Week 4 – Wed 20th March 2019 – SINGLETRACKS XC.

Week 5 – Wed 27th March 2019 – Canterbury Secondary Schools XC MTB Championship.

Race Details

Course Details

SINGLETRACKS 2019 is open to Secondary School Students. Limited spaces will be available for competitive Tertiary riders to compete at A/B grade level and Intermediate age students that are keen XC racers.

Age of competition will be as of February 27th 2017. 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. Tertiary aged riders will be in an open Tertiary category. 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.

Week 1 will consist of a series of 4 or 5 time trials. The Core XC loop (TT1) 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 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.

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.

Competitive – C 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.

Competitive – D Grade – 2 laps for SINGLETRACKS Core XC + added loops using Uppercrust and Murphs, Upload and Download, Crocodile and Crocpot, 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.