SCUM's Cross Country (XC) events have a set number of laps around the course. The length of each loop is usually between 6 to 7½ km’s and the number of laps ridden depends on the category that is entered; see our categories table below. Each category starts separately (no mass start). Riders compete with riders in the same category and we have enough categories to suit all ages and abilities. Ultimately the first over the finish line in each category is the winner.
If numbers warrant, a non-competitive Novice Event will be held prior to the main XC event. Novice events target those a little unsure about entering the main event, but want to have a good go. There is no age limit for the Novice event (it is suitable for young and old). A great way for mum or dad, even grandma or grandpa to have a go and see what all the fun is about. The course is a shortened section of the main track (between 2-3km) and riders do as many laps as they can (or want to do) in the specified time. The course is closed at the 30 minute mark so riders can finish their last lap. The Novice event is usually done and dusted in about 45 minutes.
Further details about the club &/or this event can be found on the club website: https://www.scum.asn.au/
|Category||Age limitation*||Number of laps|
|Novice (mixed)||No age limit (open)||No lap limit|
|U13 Mixed||Under 13 years||1|
|U15 Female||13-14 years||2|
|U15 Male||13-14 years||2|
|U17 Female||15-16 years||3|
|U17 Male||15-16 years||3|
|U19 Female||17-18 years||3|
|U19 Male||17-18 years||3|
|Elite Female||No age limit (open)||5|
|Elite Male||No age limit (open)||5|
|Expert Female||No age limit (open)||4|
|Expert Male||No age limit (open)||4|
|Sport Female (A)||No age limit (open)||3|
|Sport Male (A)||No age limit (open)||3|
|Sport Female (B)||No age limit (open)||2|
|Sport Male (B)||No age limit (open)||2|
|Veteran Female||30-39+ years||3|
|Veteran Male||30-39+ years||3|
|Masters Female||40-49+ years||3|
|Masters Male||40-49+ years||3|
|Super Masters Female||50-59+ years||3|
|Super Masters Male||50-59+ years||3|
|Grand Masters Female||60+ years||3|
|Grand Masters Male||60+ years||3|
|eBike Female||No age limit (open)||3|
|eBike Male||No age limit (open)||3|
*Age limitation: 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 will race in the Under 17 Category all year. You cannot race in the Under 15 category, as you will be 15 on the 31 Dec.
Juniors (under 19 years): $5.00
Seniors (19 years and over): $15.00
A race license will be required (see licensing details below); don't have a license? You can take advantage of the free 4 week trial or purchase a day license.
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For overseas riders, an international UCI License will be accepted.