2017 NSW State Championships

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NEMTB in conjunction with SportUNE are very happy to announce that we will be hosting the NSW XCO State Championships.

25 & 26 November 2017

at the SportUNE Mountain Bike Trails



GETTING TO THE RACE START

Head towards the SportUNE complex on Sports Union Road in the University of New England (UNE) Campus.
Turn right on the road behind the tennis courts before you get to the main SportUNE complex. Follow this road to the events centre or alternatively ride your bike on the bike path along the creek from the town centre or your accommodation.

REGISTRATIONS

2017 NSW XCO State Championships

COURSE PROFILE

Coming Soon

CATEGORIES

The NSW XCO State Championships will be held in the the Olympic XCO format - riders compete around multiple laps of a 4-7km course, normally racing between 45 minutes and 90 minutes, depending on the category entered.

Laps will be confirmed on Race Day after Commisaire Approval

Championship Categories
Elite (19+) Men and Women
U19 Men and Women
U17 Men and Women
U15 Men and Women
U13 Men and Women
Masters 1/2/3/4 Men and Women
Masters 5+ Men and Women
Expert (19-29yrs) Men and Women

Age Categories are based on 31 Dec 2017

PRELIMINARY SCHEDULE

Note that this schedule is subject to change.

FRIDAY 24 November 2017

Online Registrations close 6pm

SATURDAY 25 November 2017
8:30am                     Registration Opens
9.00am - 11.00am    XCO Course Open for Practice
12.00pm                   Racing - U13, U15, U17, Expert, Masters 5+ Men followed by presentations
2.00pm                     Racing - U13, U15, U17, Expert, Masters 5+ Women followed by presentations
4.00pm - 5.00pm      XCO Course Open for Practice 

SUNDAY 26 November 2017
7.00am                    Registration Opens
8.00am                    Elite, Junior, Masters Women followed by presentations
10.30am                  Elite, Junior, Masters Men followed by presentations
1.00pm                    Event Closed

RACE ENTRY FEES

Junior U13 - U19 Categories – $25
Elite, Expert and Master Categories - $45

RESULTS

Timing will be brought to you my NEMTBs timing guru Michael Wooster at my.raceresult.com

FOOD AND DRINKS ON THE DAY

Catering will be as follows:

Altitude Coffee Roastery
Our long time supporter Darryl will have the coffee van on site and will be smashing out the coffees all day long.

Hockey New England Canteen
Tania and Stuart will be serving up delicious food at the Hockey New England Canteen.

EVENT FACILTIES AT SPORTUNE

  • Showers and Toilets
  • Drinking Water
  • Parking
  • Bike Wash
  • Cafe

TRAVELLING TO ARMIDALE

Armidale is an accessible regional city located on the New England Highway halfway between Brisbane in the North and Sydney in the South.

Driving from Sydney or the South:
  • M1 Freeway then New England Highway (A15). If you want to basically get in the car and drive with the least amount of thought and effort take this route! It is 519km of easy highway driving and takes about 6 hrs.  
  • Putty Road, then joining the New England Hwy at Muswellbrook. This is a tarred route of 534km, which takes approximately 6 hrs 30 mins.
  • M1 Freeway from Sydney to Maitland, then following Thunderbolts Way. This is a particularly scenic country route on tarred roads which is actually a little shorted and faster. The distance is 482km and takes approximately 5 hrs 45mins, this is the route favoured by locals.
Driving from Brisbane or the the North:
  • An easy drive of 466kms from Brisbane via the New England Highway. This trip will take approximately 5 hrs 20 mins.
Driving from the East:
  • Waterfall Way is one of the most picturesque tourist drives in Australia. You can access Armidale by traveling 191km along this famous route from Coffs Harbour. If you can resist stopping to check out the views this drive can take 2 hrs 30 mins.
  • You can drive 256km along the Oxley Highway which departs the East Coast at Port Macquarie for 3 hrs 15 mins.
Flying from Sydney to Armidale Regional Airport:
  • Qantas and Regional Express (REX) have services from Sydney direct to Armidale serveral times a day. Return ticket prices start from as little as $300, but keep your eye out for specials!  These carriers also offer flights to Tamworth which is a 120km drive north to Armidale in a rental car.
Flying from Brisbane to Armidale Regional Airport:
  • Fly Corporate also offers 12 direct flights from Brisbane to Armidale during each weekday from $149 one way.
With all carriers, bikes are considered acceptable as luggage however most insist that the bike is packaged in an appropriate box supplied by the carrier. Make sure you check each of the carriers particuar conditions in regards to transportation of bicylces when making your reservation.

ACCOMMODATION

Armidale offers a wide choice of accommodation options ranging from several caravan parks, B&B's and many motels.  Please click here for all your accommodation needs or contact the Armidale Visitor Centre on 02 6770 3888. 



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