2012 British Cycling National Cross Country Series Event Timetable and Series Regulations
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Event Timetable and Series Regulations

Full Timetable

NB: Revised timetable for Round 5 at Hadleigh


Sign-on open: 12:00noon - 6:00pm
Course open for training: 12:00noon
Course closed for training: 2:30pm

Support Race 3:00pm


Open Male 18+
Open Female 18+ 
Fun Male - 13+ 
Fun Female - 13+ 

Course open for training 4:30pm – 6:00pm
Managers meeting 5:30pm


Sign-on open: 7:45 am - 2:00pm
Course open for training: 7:45 am
Course closed for training: 8:50 am

Race 1 9:00am


Youth Female
Juvenile Female
Youth Male
Juvenile Male

Presentations Race 1 - 10:20 am

Course open for training 10:05 - 10:35 approx.

Race 2 10:45 am


Elite Female
Expert Female
Sport Female
Junior Female
Master Female 
Veteran Female
Grand Veteran Female

Presentations Race 2 - 12:30pm

Race 3 12.45 pm


Elite Male
Expert Male
Sport Male
Junior Male

Presentations Race 3 2:40 pm

Race 4 3:00pm


Master Male
Veteran Male
Grand Veteran Male
Super Veteran Male

Presentations Race 4 4:45pm

Series Regulations

The series winner in each category shall be the rider with the highest aggregate points score from his/her best four rides in the series. Attendance at the final round is not mandatory but is encouraged.

Once the winner of a series category crosses the line to finish, all other riders in the same category shall finish their race when they next cross the line. Lapped riders should not complete additional laps, but will be classified according to their position after those riders in the same lap as the winner.

In the event that the Commissaire President opts to apply the 80% rule, eliminated riders will be classified according to their final position at the appropriate number of laps.

Riders who abandon, who fail to cross the line after the category winner, or are not classified under the 80% rule, shall not be classified.

National Series Points Scoring

The first 40 finishers in each category will receive series points as follows: 60, 56, 52, 49, 46, 43, 40, 38, 36, 34, 32, 30, 28, then reducing by one point per place to 40th place.

The best four scores will count towards the overall points result.

UCI World Ranking Points

Rounds 1: The first 15 finishers in the elite men’s and elite women’s races will receive points as follows: 60, 40, 30, 25, 20, 18, 16, 14, 12, 10, 8, 6, 4, 2, 1.

Rounds 2, 3, 4 & 5: The first 10 finishers in the elite men’s and elite women’s races will receive points as follows: 30, 20, 15, 12, 10, 8, 6, 4, 2, 1.

Booking Arena Space

Race Teams, Clubs and Traders have the opportunity to book event arena space at the 2013 British Cycling MTB XC National Series. Arena spaces are available at individual rounds or via a full series booking. Discounts are available with the latter. Download forms (pdf files) for further details:

Arena booking form | Information form