Spring & Autumn Races

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Spring 2022 XC races will be announced soon.

Expect a friendly, well organised event with a 4 mile, prepped course with enough overtaking places to ensure highly enjoyable racing. There'll be trophies and prizes presented on the podium plus spot prizes to be won. The arenas will have full facilities including quality catering and toilets and will be very spectator friendly.

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All categories for riders 17+ are based on your age on 31st December of the current year.

Type of Category Category Name Ages Laps Male Laps Female Description
Ability Beginner 12+ 1 1 For those starting out in racing new to mtb
Ability Fun 12+ 2 1 The starting point for regular mtb riders new to racing
Ability Open 16+ 3 2 For those who’ve done some racing and want to race for longer
Ability Sport 17+ 4 3 The next step up from Open when you’ve got the racing bug
Ability Expert 19+ 5 4 A very competitive category
Age Veteran 40-49 3 2 Age defined for more experienced, competitive racers
Age Veteran Plus 40+ 4 n/a For older, competitive male racers looking to ride 4 laps
Age Grand Veteran 50-59 3 2 Age defined for more experienced, competitive racers
Age Senior Veteran 60+ 2 n/a Age defined for more experienced, competitive male racers
Under 11s Under 11 8th birthday to the day before 11th birthday 1 shortened 1 shortened Age defined
Under 13s Under 13 11th birthday to 31st December of the year of their 12th birthday 1 shortened 1 shortened Age defined
Juvenile 13-14 Riders in the year of their 13th or 14th birthday 2 2 Age defined
Youth 15-16 Riders in the year of their 15th or 16th birthday 2 2 Age defined

Start Times

Registration will be open from 8am and the start times will be.

Race Number Race Start Time Category Name
1 9.15am Youth Male & Female
2 9.16am Juvenile Male & Female
3 9.18am Under 13 Male & Female
4 9.19am Under 11 Male & Female
5 10.00am Open Male
6 10.02am Fun Male
7 10.05am Expert Female
10.05am Sport Female
10.05am Veteran Female
10.05am Grand Veteran Female
10.05am Open Female
8 11.10am Veteran Male
9 11.12am Grand Veteran Male
10 11.13am Super Veteran Male
11 12.30pm Expert Male
12 12.31pm Veteran Plus Male
13 12.33pm Sport Male

Pre-entry for the events are now open and remain open until late on the Wednesday before an event, and you can enter on the day from 8am. All pre-entered riders will receive a pre-event information email in the week leading up to the event and course updates will be posted our Facebook.

Start Procedure

All blocks of races will be announced 15, 5 and 1 minute before they start, but you are responsible for being at the Start Line in good time for your race.

The Starter will announce that the race will start anytime within the next 10 seconds, and then sound a horn to indicate the Start.

Your position and lap time will be recorded as you complete each lap and your result will be available online at www.gorrick.com later in the day.

There will be podium trophy presentations for the top 3 in all categories as soon as the majority of riders have finished.