Huttcross 2021 Season

Huttcross 2021 Club Membership is OPEN!!

Club members get to race for FREE at all Club Winter Races (there are five on offer).

Separate entry fees apply for NI CX Schools Champs and Aotearoa Crossfest (we are hosting BOTH of those this season!!).

Club members also get five spot prize draw entries regardless of the number of rounds you participate in as well as the good feels for supporting the biggest cyclocross club in New Zealand!

As the cyclocross season approaches, we are pleased to announce the following dates for 2021. It’s a huge year for Huttcross with a winter of club racing as well as hosting the North Island CX Schools Champs and Aotearoa Crossfest. 
 
Please note that Club racing only occurs at Alert Level 1. If we’re stuck with Alert Level changes we may be able to move dates like we did last season but we can’t make any promises. It’s a moving feast and we’ll do our best to keep the community safe as well as organising cyclocross events. If you want to read more about why we only run club events at Alert Level 1 please see below.
 
Our club membership will open soon and will close at the start of the season on 30 May 2021.

Save the dates

COVID-19 Club Policy

Huttcross events will only run if the Wellington region is in Alert Level 1.

  • Fundamentally, these are community events and we feel that the ethos of pandemic alert level changes are about keeping our community safe, which we respect.
  • Huttcross events are run by a small dedicated group of volunteers. We simply do not have the additional resource or manpower to operate with increased marshalling to ensure social distancing is obeyed or to separate races and extend the schedule further.
  • Cyclocross is inherently about rubbing shoulders and racing in a close contact environment. Huttcross events are held in public parks which offer open access to spectators and general public who want to enjoy the spectacle of the event and/or participate in their own recreation. This is all excellent for the sport but incredibly challenging for contact tracing.
  • A number of our club stalwarts who keep the cogs turning behind the scenes are involved with work in the health sector. Their own workload changes dramatically with pandemic alert level changes.

North Island Schools CX Championships

24 July 2021
We’re stoked that cyclocross has been added to the NZ Schools Cycling calendar and are very proud to host the inaugural North Island Schools CX Championships in 2021.
The rest of the 2021 season is still to be confirmed.
Check out the School Toolkit for info on how to set up a team.

Aotearoa 'Cross Fest (ACXF)

Huttcross is proud to be hosting Aotearoa Crossfest in August 2021. After a cancelled event in 2020 due to the global pandemic, we are looking forward to bringing a full weekend festival of cyclocross to the Hutt Valley for everyone across Aotearoa to enjoy.

This two-day event includes an allcomers Run What You Brung race, NZ Singlespeed CX & Tracklocross Championships, Mighty CX and KindyCross for the tamariki, as well as full-noise NZ National CX Championship races for Elites and Age Grades.

Event programme

Saturday 14 August 2021

Event Duration (min) Time
Open Practice 10:00 – 12:00
Rego 09:00 – 14:00
CX Skills Clinic 60 09:00 – 10:00
RWYB / Allcomers 30 12:00 – 12:30
Mighty CX (U6, U8) 20 (1 lap) 13:00 – 13:20
Mighty CX (U10, U12) 20 (2 laps) 13:20 – 13:40
SSCX & Tracklocross Nationals 30 14:00 – 14:30
Open Practice 15:00 – 16:00

Sunday 15 August 2021

Event Duration (min) Time
Open Practice 08:00 – 09:00
Rego 08:00 – 12:00
Men M1, M2 45 09:00 – 09:45
Men M3, M4, M5 45 10:15 – 11:00
Men U15, U17, U19 40 11:30 – 12:10
Open Practice 12:20 – 12:45
Women WE, WU, WJ All Masters, U15, U17 45 13:00 – 13:45
Men ME, MU 60 14:30 – 15:30

Equipment Regulations

RaceBikeTyresBarsGears
Run What You BrungAny (except e-bikes/pedal assist)AnyAnyAny
Mighty CXAnyAnyAnyAny
SSCXFully rigid – MTB/CXMax 40mm widthDrops or flat barsOne
TracklocrossFully rigid – MTB/CXMax 40mm widthDrops or flatFixed wheel
CX (UCI), U19, U23, EliteCX onlyMax 33mm widthDropsAny
CX (non UCI), All Masters, U17, U15CX onlyMax 35mm widthDropsAny

PAST EVENTS

Hottcross

On Saturday 13 March 2021, cyclocross returns to the Bike the Hutt Festival!
 
For 2021, we are proud to bring you Hottcross – a summer redux of the Huttcross racing that you know and love.
 
Held at our most popular venue, Hikoikoi Reserve, you can be sure to carve grassy camber as well as harbourside beaches.
 
We’ll run the same popular format as our usual Huttcross events with C, B, and A Grade racing for the grown-ups as well as Mighty CX and KindyCross for the tamariki.
  • 9:00am Registration desk opens
  • 9:30am Course practice (30 min)
  • 10:00am C Grade (30 min)
  • 10:40am Mighty Cross (20 min)
  • 11:00am Mini Cross (10 min)
  • 11:15am Registration closes (after this time, you can still collect your chip if you entered online)
  • 11:30am B Grade (45 min)
  • 12:15pm Course practice (15 min)
  • 12:30pm A Grade (60 min) – CX bikes only