Mountain bike national rankings explained

Mountain bike national rankings explained

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Mountain bike ranking points explained

Full racing licence

To gain any ranking points, a rider must hold a full racing licence issued by British Cycling at the time of the event in which they participate. Members of other national federations, non British Cycling members, or British Cycling members with only a provisional racing licence, do not qualify for ranking points. Find out more about full racing licences.

Scoring points

Ranking points are awarded in UCI and British Cycling cross-country and downhill events on a scale appropriate to the events status.

Riders competing in UCI events outside of the UK, in non-world cup events can still have their results count towards their end of season ranking.

You must send your result to results@britishcycling.org.uk by sending the results link from the UCI website.

Please note that a rider's best eight performances count towards his/her ranking.  Once a rider contests more than eight ranking events in a season, the lowest scoring events are discarded.

If you notice any discrepencies in points awarded please email your query to results@britishcycling.org.uk or call 0161 274 2230.

Licence points

International
 Double points: Olympic Games, senior world championships, junior world championships
   Single points: World cup and senior continental championships; under-23 world championships (cross-country only)
    Junior continental championships. Masters world championships
National
 Double points: National championships (excluding under-23 cross-country), under-23 continental championships (cross-country only)
    Masters continental championships
  Single points: British MTB National Series; national under-23 cross-country championship. Other UCI classified events at elite level
Regional A Double points:  Regional championships
  Single points: Designated regional series events; sport race at national cross-country championships;
Regional B Single points: Other regional level ranking events; short course downhill events
Regional C Single points: Eligible short course cross-country events

 
Cross-country notes

1. Where separate races/starts are arranged, points are awarded to riders of both genders in each of the following categories: juvenile, youth, junior, senior - elite, senior - expert, senior - sport, veteran (40-49); grand veteran (50+).  Where masters races are held, points are awarded at the next lowest points band to that for the rest of the event to expert and sport licence holders.  Ranking points are not awarded for single speed category races.
2. For National Championships senior and under-23 categories, for masters races, and for Regional B and C events where senior riders are amalgamated into one race, only one set of points will be awarded. The ability categories will not be split out, but riders will receive points in their own ability category.  

Downhill notes

For the British championships, expert and elite are combined as one category (senior championships), but will be split out for points so that the top 40 elite and top 40 expert riders all receive points. All senior category riders wishing to gain ranking points must race the senior non-championships race.

Ranking points table

Position International National Regional A Regional B Regional C
1st 300 150 60 40 20
2nd 260 125 50 34 18
3rd 230 110 45 30 16
4th 210 100 40 26 14
5th 200 90 36 23 12
6th 190 80 32 20 10
7th 180 70 28 18 9
8th 170 65 26 16 8
9th 160 60 24 14 7
10th 150 55 22 12 6
11th 140 50 20 10 5
12th 135 47 19 9 4
13th 130 44 18 8 3
14th 125 41 17 7 2
15th 120 38 16 6 1
16th 115 36 15 5  
17th 110 34 14 4  
18th 105 32 13 3  
19th 100 30 12 2  
20th 95 28 11 1  
21st 90 26 10    
22nd 85 24 9    
23rd 80 22 8    
24th 75 20 7    
25th 70 18 6    
26th 65 16 5    
27th 60 14 4    
28th 55 12 3    
29th 50 10 2    
30th 48 8 1    
31st 46 7      
32nd 44 6      
33rd 42 5      
34th 40 4      
35th 38 4      
36th 36 3      
37th 34 3      
38th 32 2      
39th 30  2      
40th 28  1*      
41st 26        
42nd 24        
43rd 23        
44th 22        
45th 21        
46th 20        
47th 19        
48th 18        
49th 17        
50th 16        
51st 15        
52nd 14        
53rd 13        
54th 12        
55th 11        
56th 10        
57th 9        
58th 8        
59th 7        
60th 6        
  5*        
  *to each subsequent classified rider