We’re stoked to be joining forces with the Whanganui MTB Club to open up the NZ Masters Summer Cyclocross course for a range of kids and youth events….introducing the first edition of Awa Cross.
What is Cyclocross?
Cyclocross is a form of bicycle racing which incorporates mixed terrains, different surfaces and obstacles in a short circuit completed multiple times. Riders can dismount and push, lift or even run with their bikes. It tests all aspects of the rider’s physiology and with spectators close to the action in a party like atmosphere it is a heap of fun!
ONLINE REGISTRATIONS HAVE NOW CLOSED. We will be taking on-the-day entries as space permits. 150 young speedsters have registered!!!
Sunday 5 February 2022
Kowhai Park – Anzac Parade, Whanganui
From @ 3pm
You’ll receive your own bike number plate, some goodies to refuel, a post ride certificate and we’ll crank up the barbie too!
- Awa CX Under 5 years
- Awa CX 5-8 years
- Awa CX 9-12 years
- Awa CX 13+ years
|2pm||Awa Cross Rego Opens||Velo Ronny’s Tent|
|2.45pm||Awa Cross Rego Closes||Velo Ronny’s Tent|
|3.00pm||Awa Cross Under 5’s ride||Short Course – 8mins|
|3.15pm||Awa Cross 5-8 years ride #1||Short Course – 10mins|
|3.30pm||Awa Cross 5-8 years ride #2||Short Course- 10mins|
|3.45pm||Awa Cross 9-12 ride & 13+ ride||Long Course -18mins
13+ start first
|4.15pm||Awa Cross Prize Draw & Close||BBQ Post Ride @ Mitre 10 Mega Tent|
*Please note* Given Kowhai Park is a Public Domain we mapped out this course without a ‘full event’ set up so it may track slightly different on event day. But you will get a challenge and have fun!
On the Day:
- Arrive early using the designated parking spots indicated
- Follow the event marshals’ instructions when crossing the course
- Sign in and collect your race pack from the ‘Velo Ronny’s’ registration tent.. On-the-day entrants depend on space availability
- Make sure your bike number is attached securely, check out the example on display
- Tents and bike parking will be set up at Race HQ, please use the designated rubbish bins available
- Your event will be called to the ‘ride ready area’ 5-10mins before your start for the official briefing
- The BBQ will be cranking post ride under the Mitre 10 Mega Tent
- Bicycles must be mechanically sound
- NZ Safety approved helmets must be worn and fastened at all times while riding
What is Cyclocross?
It’s a form of bicycle racing which incorporates mixed terrains, different surfaces and obstacles in a short circuit completed multiple times. Riders can dismount and push, lift or even run with their bikes. It tests all aspects of the rider’s physiology and with spectators close to the action in a party like atmosphere it is a heap of fun!
Do I need a special bike to take part?
No, you don’t but your bike will need to fit the equipment requirements outlined above and be suitable to navigate the mixed terrain and different surfaces. We’d love to see you and your bike dressed up (safely)…there will be prizes!
How long am I riding for?
Each category will ride on the course for a set time, the officials will guide you off the course when your time is up. Try and count the number of laps you compete to add to your certificate.
How does the start work?
Everyone starts together, in waves, with a minimum of one foot on the ground. The starter will count you down. Parents are welcome and encouraged to walk/run alongside the Under 5’s.
Will I get lost on the course?
Let’s hope not (if you end up in the river you’ve taken a wrong turn)! The majority of the course will be taped off with marshals stationed around the course.
What happens if I get lapped?
You keep riding! Just remember to keep left to allow faster riders to pass.