National MTB Ranking Points Explained
Cross-Country and Downhill National ranking points are awarded at certain events on a scale appropriate to the event's status. World and Olympic Championships attract the highest points and cover the greatest number of finishing positions, followed by World Cups and Continental Championships, then national, regional and local events. The most important national and regional events, such as National and Regional championships, receive double points on the relevant scale.
Ranking points are the points awarded in UCI and BC events. Standings relate to a particular series and may differ in the number of points awarded by BC.
Riders competing in UCI events outside of the UK, not a World Cup, can still have their results count towards their end of season ranking. BC will not seek your foreign results, you must inform firstname.lastname@example.org by sending the results link from the UCI website.
The ranking points are input at BC HQ. Email your query to: email@example.com or by calling 0161 274 2012. A rider's database will display all their results in the current year. In XC, the year runs from December 1st until November 30th. In Downhill, the season runs from January the 1st until October 31st.
The database writes back to the web site and shows the ranking points for each category. The database is updated on a daily basis and this will be reflected on the website. The "End of Year Rankings" is calculated using the rider's best 8 results. The remaining results stay on record and will show on the website. Category changes for riders are decided from the "End of Year Rankings".
Full Racing Licence
To gain any ranking points, a rider must hold a Full Racing Licence at the time of the event in which they participate. Non members, or members with only a Provisional Racing Licence, do not qualify for ranking points. Find out more about Full Racing Licences.
NATIONAL MOUNTAIN BIKE RANKINGS POINTS SYSTEM 2014
Licence Points are awarded as follows:
||Olympic Games, Senior World Championships, Junior World Championships|
|International B||World Cup and Senior Continental Championships; U23 World Championships (XC only);
|Junior Continental Championships. Master World Championships|
|| Double points:
||National Championships (other than U23 XC), U23 Continental Championships (XC only)|
|Masters Continental Championships|
|Single points:||BC National Series; National U23 XC Championship. Other UCI classified events at elite level|
|Regional A||Double points:||Regional Championships|
|Single points:||Designated Regional Series events; Sport race at National XC Championships;|
|Regional B||Single points:||Other Regional level ranking events; Short Course DH events|
|Regional C||Single points:||Eligible Short Course XC 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, master (30-39), veteran (40-49); grand veteran (50+). Ranking points are not awarded for single speed category races.
2: For National Senior Championships, National Under 23 Championships, and for Regional B & 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. *The National Under-23 Championships will carry double points at the Regional A level.
For the National Championships, Expert and Elite are combined as one category (Senior Championships), but will be split out for points so that the top 40 Elites and top 40 Experts 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|
|*to each subsequent classified rider|
Remember, points will only be added to the system after an event’s result has been received. To check which event results have been received visit the Calendar & Results
You can follow your personal and club rankings through the Rankings page.