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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 results@britishcycling.org.uk by sending the results link from the UCI website.

The ranking points are input at BC HQ. Email your query to: results@britishcycling.org.uk 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:

International A
  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
National
 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.  


Downhill notes
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
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    

 



More information

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.

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