Winchester MTB Race
--- This event has been cancelled due to ongoing concerns regarding Coronavirus. The race organiser will be in touch with you in due course if you have made a booking for this event. ---
Mountain bike racing for all abilities. The venue is a stunning South Downs farm with amazing views across Hampshire, where there is a great mix of woodland single track and gravel farm roads, offering something for everyone. The Winchester MTB Race is also Round 1 of the SouthernXC Series.
We have racing for all ages and abilities, so come and join us for some great mountain bike racing on private trails, prepared specifically for the event. You do not need to be a British Cycling member or hold a licence in order to join us and have a great day. do Do as many laps as you can in the time allowed. Categories from under 9yrs.
Matterley Basin, Nr Winchester, SO21 1HW
The venue is an stunning South Downs farm with amazing views across Hampshire. There is a great mix of woodland single track and gravel farm roads offering something for everyone. The single track is really well draining making it a great early season race.
* We ask that all riders can ride in woodland tracks and across grassland under their own steam, if your child is still finding their feet off road but is desperate to race have a look at a Summer Cyclocross series.
**Lap counts may be different from the below as the British Cycling Commissar may decide to alter count on the day depending on conditions
Information about each category:
This is where a life time of bike racing often begins. A short, speedy MTB course with lots of woodland fun course and the riders do as many laps as they can in the time allowed, 15mins for U9’s and 25mins for U12’s. For riders born in 2008 or below*
This is the competitors first trip out on to the full course, go for it and show ‘um how it’s done. For rider born in 2006 and 2007
On the full course, loving life and getting faster. For riders born in 2004 & 2005
A competitive battle for the next generation. If you have never raced before but fall in this age range you may want to consider either the Beginner/Fun race or the Open race. For riders born 2002 and 2003
This is a great place to start if you’ve never raced before, you’re struggling for confidence or you’re too old for Under 12’s but don’t feel brave enough for Juvenile racing. There is no series for these races and if you find yourself winning regularly do the right thing and enter a different category next time. For riders born in 2007 and before.
If you’ve found your feet in the Fun/Beginner race and fancy a little more challenge or you’re too old for Youth and don’t feel confident enough to race in Juniors. For riders born in 2003 or before
Under 12 - 25 minutes
Under 9 - 15 minutes.
Male Youth - 3 laps
Female Youth - 2 laps
Juvenile - 2 laps for both Female and Male
Youth Fun/Beginner - 1 lap for both Male & Female
Male Fun/Beginner - 2 laps
Female Fun/Beginner - 1 lap
Male Junior - 4 laps
Female Junior - 3 laps
Male Open - 3 laps
Female Open - 2 laps
Is the venue easy to find:
Yes, it’s a few miles from the M3 and immediately off the A272. A rider briefing pack will be sent to all pre enter riders in the run up to the event and this will contain more detail.
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