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The categories and number of laps in any event vary depending on the style of event. Helmets are complusory for all events.
Cross Country (XC) events have specified age based categories and lap number requirements (see the table below). Mud-flicker, Novice, Marathon and Flow X events may use similar categories but will have different lap number / time requirements, for example:
See individual event details on our events page for specifics or ask us on the day for the best category for you.
Cross Country (XC) events use the categories below. The course used can vary with distances usually between 6 and 7.5 km in length. The duration of an XC event will depend on the category entered and the riders ability; normally XC events are done and dusted in under 2hrs. Check our events page for more details or contact the SCUM Crew with any specific questions.
|Category Name||Age Restrictions||No. of Laps*|
|Elite Female||None (open)||5|
|Elite Male||None (open)||5|
|Expert Female||None (open)||4|
|Expert Male||None (open)||4|
|Sport Female (A)||None (open)||3|
|Sport Male (A)||None (open)||3|
|Sport Female (B)||None (open)||2|
|Sport Male (B)||None (open)||2|
|Under 19 Female||17-18 **||3|
|Under 19 Male||17-18 **||3|
|Under 17 Female||15-16 **||3|
|Under 17 Male||15-16 **||3|
|Under 15 Female||13-14 **||2|
|Under 15 Male||13-14 **||2|
|Under 13 Mixed||Under 13 **||1|
|Super Masters Female||50-59||3|
|Super Masters Male||50-59||3|
|Grand Masters Female||60+||3|
|Grand Masters Male||60+||3|
|* The No. of laps is a guide that should apply to most races/tracks however these can be changed at the race directors discretion to suit the chosen track for the event.** Your age is calculated as being the age you will be on the 31 Dec of the current calendar year. For example, if you are turning 15 before 31 Dec, but are currently 14 years old you MUST race in the Under 17 Category all year. You CAN NOT race in the Under 15 category, as you will be 15 on the 31 Dec.|