Cross Country

Motorcycle Cross Country is a speed event with a difference; it is a race against the clock. The object being, to cover the greatest distance in a given time. Events are usually two or three hours long and are held on farmland or in forestry.

Events are started “Le Mans’ style with a shot gun and pit crews can be used for refueling.
At the end of the given time the chequered flag is put out regardless of where the lead rider is and riders are credited with completed laps. To be a finisher, you must complete one lap.

Although Cross Country is a speed event, it is a very good progression from trail riding, as it allows riders to travel at a rate they are comfortable with and still achieve a result. For the more competitive riders it is a race.

Chris Smyth is the Commissioner and can be contacted by email

 

New Zealand Cross Country Championship

The New Zealand Cross Country Championship is the premier Cross Country competition, being held over four rounds across New Zealand. In 2021, two rounds will be held in the North Island, followed by a double header to wrap up the series in the South Island.

2021 NZ Cross Country Championship Dates:

  • Round 1 – Sunday, 28th February 2021 – Hosted by Bush Riders Motorcycle Club, Cam Smith’s Farm in Marton
  • Round 2 – Sunday, 14th March 2021 – Hosted by Central Hawkes Bay Motorcycle Club, location TBC
  • Round 3 – Saturday 17th April 2021 – Hosted by Gore & Districts Motorcycle Club, location TBC
  • Round 4 – Sunday 18th April 2021 – Hosted by Mosgiel District Motorcycle Club, location TBC (including Prizegiving)

Rain Date – Saturday 22nd May 2021

Riders will require a championship licence to enter this event.

North Island Cross Country Championship

The North Island Cross Country Series is four rounds of racing, held in the North Island each year.

This event was cancelled in 2020 due to COVID-19, details to come for 2021 dates and locations

Riders will require a championship licence to enter this event.

 

 

South Island Cross Country Championship

The South Island Cross Country Series is four rounds of racing, held in the South Island each year.

This event was cancelled in 2020 due to COVID-19, details to come for 2021 dates and locations

Riders will require a championship licence to enter this event.

2020-2021 Central Cross Country Series

The Central Cross Country Series is four rounds of racing, held in the bottom of the North Island each year. 

2021 Central Cross Country Series Dates:

  • Round 1 – Sunday, 8th November 2020 – Central Hawkes Bay
  • Round 2 – Sunday, 13th December 2020 – Wairarapa
  • Round 3 – Sunday 28th February 2021 – Rangitikei
  • Round 4 – Sunday 21st March 2021 – Tararua

Riders will require a club licence to enter this event.

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School Sport New Zealand Cross Country

The School Sport New Zealand Cross Country is a cross country competition run in conjunction with School Sport NZ.

This event was cancelled in 2020 due to COVID-19, details to come for 2021 dates and location.

Riders will require a club licence or one event licence to compete in this event.

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