cyclocross marlborough
Don’t miss Marlborough’s 9th Cyclocross Series hosted over 4 Sundays this winter. We are promoting this new sport and want to give everyone the opportunity to have a go and experience the fun, thrill and laughs – riders and spectators alike!
While the courses are largely flat, weaving and meandering around a spectator friendly loop, a number of obstacles such as barriers to hurdle, slopes (or stairs) to climb carrying or pushing your bike, short sharp pinch climbs, off camber slopes, grassy paddocks and hopefully muddy conditions to ride through to test the skills and resolve of participants.  
Spectators welcome, the rowdier the better. Cowbells, pots/pans + wooden spoons and gumboots are ‘de rigueur’.
There will be 2 grades (excluding the kids and Novice fun event), CX Grade, Drop bars, any tyre width (but <38mm to be placed for title CX Marlborough title), 50mins + 1 bell lap, A Grade - any other bike, 30mins + 1 bell lap, Kids 15mins, Novice course 15mins.
* Single-speeders will be noted in their respective grade.
* Female riders will be recognized in each grade.
Race what you've got, we're not snobs. It's more important that you give it a go and enjoy yourself.
Free series entry with every cyclocross bike sold from BikeFit Marlborough!!!!!

Event Programme

(subject to change each event depending on the venue, excludes night event)
11:30-12:30 Registration
12:00 Kids ride, may be accompanied on foot by parents. (No timing) 15mins Free reward at the finish
12.00 Fun Novice Intro ride (No timing) 15 mins
12:45 Practice laps
1:15 A Grade, 30mins + 1 bell lap
2:00 CX Grade, 50mins + 1 bell lap
Prize-giving 15mins at conclusion of CX Grade
Free Belgian Biscuits!!!

Entry

CX & MTB Grade
$20 per round online pre-entry by 5:00pm Saturday preceding the event.
$25 per round cash on the day.
(Discounts apply online when entering multiple events)
$70 Series entry if signed up at the first event. To be paid in full (at the shop or by online banking) prior to Event 2.
CX & MTB Grade Junior 10-18
$10 per round online pre-entry by 5:00pm Saturday preceding the event.
$15 per round cash on the day.
(Discounts apply online when entering multiple events)
$35 Series entry if signed up at the first event. To be paid in full (at the shop or by online banking) prior to Event 2.
Kids 5-9 & Novice Grade
Gold coin donation
Belgians ride for free!!!
(If you want to enter both MTB & CX grades you don't have to pay twice please enter the code doubleup into the discount code for the CX entry which will entitle you to a free entry for the CX registration)

ONLINE ENTRIES OPEN NOW

MTB GRADE

CX GRADE

Venues

Event 1 - Sunday 12th July - Auntsfield
Event 2 - Sunday 26th July - Calrossie Vineyard, 4646 SH1, Awatere Valley
Event 3 - Saturday 8th August - Eastern States Speedway
(night event altered timetable as below)
5:00pm Rego and warm up
6:00pm - Kids and Novices, 15mins
6:15pm - 6:45pm, Practice laps
6:45pm - A Grade, 30mins
7:15pm - CX Grade, 45mins
Event 4 - Sunday 23rd August - TBC

Prize Giving

TBC

Rules

(Please note 2020 series has been shortened to x4 races best 3 of 4 count towards series standings)

Points are awarded for best 4 out of first 5 events with event 6 being a fun event.
To be eligible for place awards you must have taken part in at least x4 races
(Event 6 not timed encourage rowdy supporters, dress up & fun!)
Age Categories
The following categories are to be offered equally for both Men and Women.
U13 10-12
U15 13-14
U17 15-16
U19 17-18
Open 19-29
Masters 1 30-39
Masters 2 40-49
Masters 3 50-59
Masters 4 60+
Age based on competitors age as of 1 January of competition year
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