AJ Hackett Bungy NZ Cyclocross Championship & Mountain Bike Race

The 3rd annual NZ Cyclocross Championship is being held in Queenstown 2 July 2011.  The race is being hosted by the Queenstown Mountain Bike Club (www.queenstownmtb.co.nz) and is officially part of the famous Queenstown Winter Festival (www.winterfestival.co.nz). Dunno what Cyclocross is? Read on...
The course and conditions will be challenging, but fun.
  • When: Saturday 2 July 2011
  • Where: Queenstown
  • Programme:  Course practice 12pm to 1pm.  Individual time trail start approx 1.30pm (set start position).
  • NZ Champs race start: approx 2.30pm (1 hour long).
The entry form and full details for the AJ Hackett Bungy NZ Cyclocross Championship & Mountain Bike Race are available for you to download and print here: 2011 Cyclocross Entry Form Print, complete and post your form to arrive by Friday 24th June 2011 at the latest.  NB No entries will be accepted on the day. Entry fee is $35 per rider payable to the Queenstown Mountain Bike Club Inc (QMBC). How to pay:
  • Cheques or cash: Post to QMBC, PO Box 1396, Queenstown with entry form.
  • Electronic Transfer: Bank: SBS:,  Acc: 03 1355 0524406 00. Particulars: YOUR FULL NAME Code: Team or Individual Reference: Entry NZCC 2011  -   You must still post your entry form.
All proceeds go towards the club maintenance of the Gorge Road Jump Park.
  • Entries Open: 1 March 2011
  • Enquiries:  Please email carey@vivianespie.co.nz
For those of you who don't know what cyclocross is - it first began in Europe during the 1940’s and was a means by which road cyclists could maintain their fitness through the autumn and winter seasons. The race course is commonly marked with tape, has a length of 1 to 3 km and usually comprises: grass fields, dirt roads, sand, mud / stream crossings, forced dismounts and running sections.  Races generally involve the rider completing a number of laps over the same short course which typically has a number of obstacles such as barriers which require the rider to dismount their bike in order to cross. Specific cyclocross bikes are available on the market and are similar to road bikes, however, there are major differences in that cyclocross bikes have wider tyres with knobs, lower gears, cantilever brakes and frames with wider clearances. The uptake of Cyclocross in New Zealand has happened relatively recently and many participants begin their introduction to the sport on mountain bikes (with drop bars and narrow tyres).

5 thoughts on “AJ Hackett Bungy NZ Cyclocross Championship & Mountain Bike Race

  1. We will race everyone together in the one race. However to win the cx title, you have to be on a bike that qualifies (see above). Yes, lycra is still required for the cx’ers.

  2. The rules are on the entry form which you can download from this website. Basically, there are 3 rules you have to adhere to compete in the cx race. 1. your bike needs to have drop bars. 2. tyres can be no wider than 43mm. 3. Perhaps the most controversial rule – you have to dress in lycra. Shaven legs are optional.

    Disc brakes and suspension is permitted – so it should be easy to convert a stanadrd mtb to cross bike.

    We have two venues for the race – Matakauri POark and Jardine Park. We will decide closer to the time which one we will use.

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