Age groups

All race categories that are age based will use 31 December 2018 as the age cutoff for the series. These MTBA and UCI rules are followed at all times.
 

Age group rules

 

Any rider of any age may contest the Hardtail, Sport, Expert and Beginner categories

 

Junior categories

If you will turn 12 before 31 Dec 2018 – you must be in Under 13’s

If you will turn 13 before 31 Dec 2018 – you must be in Under 15’s
 

Senior categories

If you will turn 15 before 31 Dec 2018 – you must be in Under 17’s

If you will turn 17 before 31 Dec 2018 – you must be in Under 19’s

If you will turn 19 before 31 Dec 2018 – you must be in Sport, Expert or Elite

If you are 30 to 39 – you may contest Veterans

If you are 40 to 49 – you may contest Veterans or Masters

If you are 50 to 60 – you may contest Veterans, Masters or Super Masters

If you are 60 to 70 – you may contest Veterans, Masters or Super Masters (No Grand Master category)
 

It is important to note that the age limits for the Senior Categories are indicative only.

A rider who is 45 is able to ride in the Elite Men category if desired, but a rider who is 29 is not allowed to contest the Veteran category.

The rule is that a rider (for events in the series) can contest a category that is ‘more competitive’ or requires more effort.

Therefore a Veteran rider who wants to race in a more competitive category may contest either Sport, Expert or Elite. A Master or Super Master rider may also contest Sport, Expert or Elite.

 

If in doubt please refer to the MTBA rider information