2021 Club Championships and Winter Series Race 1


In 2021 the Club Champions will be again awarded based on a single race result. The Club Championships event will be held on the first race of the Winter Series races - Sunday 25 April 2021.  Due to the recent wet weather the race will be held at SportUNE MTB Trails starting at 2pm.

The Club Champions Trophies are usually awarded at the AGM and Awards Night. (subject to any Covid-19 restrictions). 

The following trophies are awarded:

Open Female Champion to the fastest Female rider

Open Male Champion to the fastest Male rider

U19 Junior Female and Male Champions

U17 Junior Female and Male Champions

U15 Junior Female and Male Champions

For previous winners click here


IMPORTANT!!! PLEASE READ THE INFORMATION BELOW BEFORE ENTERING

Please be aware that this event is subject to current NSW Covid-19 restrictions and may be cancelled/postponed at short notice.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, there will be some changes in how these races will be run.

Entries will be ONLINE ONLY, NO registrations on the day. You must hold a current MTBA or AusCycling membership or a trial membership https://www.auscycling.org.au/membership/other/free-trial

We are still using the MTBA online registration system while transitioning under the new AusCycling structure. AusCycling has advised that at present there is an issue with the online system if you have renewed or taken out at new membership with AusCycling.

IF YOU HAVE A NEW AUSCYCLING MEMBERSHIP OR HAVE RENEWED YOUR OLD MTBA LICENCE FOR AN AUSCYCLING MEMBERSHIP, YOU NEED TO DO THE FOLLOWING BEFORE REGISTERING FOR AN EVENT:

Members who have a new AusCycling membership need to email their membership details to mos@auscycling.org.au. AusCycling will then set up an account in the registration system which you can use to register for events. Otherwise the system will charge you for a day licence. When emailing please explain what you are trying to do and inlcude your name, old MTBA number and new AusCycling number. AusCycling will extend the date on your MTBA membership to match the expiry dates on your AusCycling membership.  Once this is done, you will be able to enter using your MTBA number. Thank you for your patience, AusCycling are working hard to rectify the problem.

IF YOU HAVE AN EXISTING MTBA MEMBERSHIP (HASN’T BEEN RENEWED TO AUSCYCLING YET) PROCEED DIRECTLY TO THE REGISTRATION.

PLEASE NOTE:


- Currently all event entries are online only

- Due to the above issue it is recommended that you renew or take out your membership in advance of entering an event to avoid missing the event entry closure period. 

To be eligible for Club Champion you MUST be a member of the New England Mountain Bikers Club.

We will be following our Covid-19 Safety Plan which will include practicing good hygiene, social distancing and recording all attendees including support personnel. Downloading the COVIDSafe App is strongly recommended. The focus is on protecting participants and volunteers and this requires significant changes to the way we have done things previously.

We will be promoting a “Turn up, Participate, Leave” approach. Please practice physical distancing (stay 1.5m apart) and good hand hygiene (hand sanitiser is provided) before and after the race. You must not attend if in the last 14 days you have been unwell (cough, sore throat, fever or shortness of breath). Anyone showing symptoms of COVID-19 during the event will be required to leave immediately. Do not congregate at the finish line and do not hug or shake hands.

By entering online your registration will capture your relevant details required for the Covid Register, support personnel/parents/caregivers must check in by scanning the QR code supplied at registration. Anyone considered by the race organisers to be ignoring the requirements will be required to leave. Not following our plan may jeopardise future races for everyone. 

Plate pick up starts at 1.15pm am and needs to be completed by 1.45pm, please return your race plate after the race. The race entry fee is $5 per adult and $2 per junior.

The race start will be in a grid formation with a 1.5m distance between racers. There will be no race briefing at race start. You MUST read the race briefing below.

Course is confirmed as the following
Sport UNE - Revelation, Cognition, Lone Pine, Flow, Axe Head, first part of Rams Horn descent (see updated map below), Moguls, The Rock, Quick Release,  Poplars, Foot and returning directly to the Trail Head.

U13 will be doing the shortened course which is shown with violet detours.

See below for map.

Laps 
Elite male/female - 4 laps
19-39 male/female - 3 laps
40+ male/female - 2 laps
50+ male/female - 2 laps
U19 male/female - 3 laps
U17 male/female - 2 laps
U15 male/female - 1 lap

U13 male/female - 2 shortened laps. This is not a Club Champs category and focused on participation. They will start 5 min after main field and must start their second lap within 20 minutes of they race start.

Age is based on the age of competitor as of the 31 December 2021.

As per the AusCycling there is no racing up age categories.

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