2018 Central Qld XC Series Rd 1
A mild night and thick morning fog prepped the trails nicely for Sunday’s opening round of the 2018 Tuckers Cycle Inn CQ XC race series.
More records tumbled for the event with 56 riders lining up on the start line. A staggered start for each division sent the seniors charging up Jackhammer while novices and juniors raced up Horseshoe.
Reports back from the riders who took part were very positive about the trail condition and choice of course, and traffic ran smoothly throughout.
It was great to see so many riders attend from other towns which bodes well for the future of the sport in our region. Round 2 of the CQ XC series will be held in Gladstone on Sunday 17th June.
Congratulations to the winners and huge thanks to the riders who took part and all the club volunteers who helped make today’s race possible.
Event Name: 2018 Central Queensland XC Series Rd 1
Event Organiser: Rockhampton Mountain Bike Club Inc.
Event Sponsor: Tuckers Cycle Inn
Date: Sunday 15th April 2018
Race start time: Sunday 8.00 am.
Race number allocation: from 7.00 am to 7.45 am at German St car park.
Riders Briefing: 7:50 am.
Online Entry Cost: $25 Senior (Elite, Masters, Sport, Super Masters, Female Elite and Sport, Novice), $10 all Juniors.
Online Entries only: On the day NOT available.
MTBA competition licence required or Day Licence available for additional $30 (purchase on line during your entry) for non MTBA members ages 19+, $18 for non members <19 years; $18 for a MTBA recreation member upgrade.
Visit our Membership page for more information.
Registrations close: 8pm Saturday 14 April 2018
Mens Elite, Ladies Elite, Ladies Sport, Masters, Super Masters and Sport, will ride up Jackhammer, down 2-Up, across Horseshoe, up Scrub Turkey, across Enzo’s link and down Finley’s and back to the start/finish to complete a lap.
[ view Full Loop on Trailforks ]
Novice and Juniors will ride across Zara’s Crossing onto Horseshoe, up Scrub Turkey, across Enzo’s link and down Finley’s and back to the start/finish to complete a lap.
[ view Short Loop on Trailforks ]
This race will be run in a ANTI CLOCKWISE direction. Course is subject to change at Event Directors discretion.
Lap numbers and lap distance:
– Elite – 4 laps x about 7.1 km.
– Sport – 3 laps x about 7.1 km.
– Ladies Elite- 3 laps x about 7.1 km.
– Masters (40 yrs as of 31 Dec 17) – 3 laps x about 7.1 km.
– Super Masters (50 yrs as of 31st Dec 17) 2 laps x about 7.1 km.
– Ladies Sport – 2 laps x about 7.1 km.
– Novice – 3 laps x 5.0 km, about 15 km total.
– Junior U19 (ages 15 to 18 as of 31 Dec 17) – 3 laps x about 5.0 km.
– Junior U15 (ages 12 to 14 as of 31 Dec 17) – 2 laps x about 5.0 km.
– Junior U12 (ages 9 to 11 as of 31 Dec 17) – 2 laps x about 5.0 km.
Event Description: The 2018 Central Queensland XC Series Rd 1 is the first event in this year’s Cross Country MTB race series. Series points will be awarded for all individual places, and club points will also be awarded.
Series winners will be decided from the best 3 placings across 4 rounds. Rocky MTB or Gladstone MTB club members who choose to work a round will receive average points for that round (limited to one round only). No cash or sponsors prizes will be awarded for podium finishers.
All entry fees will go towards building new club trails this year. A random draw may be held after the race if there are sufficient sponsor prizes.
Check Rocky MTB Facebook page for race cancellations (only likely in the event of heavy overnight rain).
It is a requirement that you remove your own rubbish from the site. No camping permitted for this event.
Sausage sizzle and drinks available for purchase on the day.