Redlands CupSaturday, 31 October & Sunday, 1 November 2020
The inaugural 2020 Redlands Cup hosted at Karingal Scout Camp, Mt Cotton is a return for the RATS Cycling Club to top tier Cross Country racing in South-East Qld.
The Redlands Cup will be held on Saturday, 31 October and Sunday, 1 November 2020.
Saturday Cross Country Time Trial
For the past 5 years the RATS have been looking to innovate and offer something different. Our local trail networks are predominantly XC trails and with the Redlands Cup weekend we have landed on the time trial format as something different for participants.
How will this work
The event schedule will run the age group categories together where possible. Finishing with U19 Females, Elite Females, U19 Males and Elite Males.
Applications for a change to start time (for those living outside of Brisbane) may be made to the Race Director no later than 7 days before the event.
Riders will start 1-2 minutes apart and race the clock.
The same course will be run for each age group.
Modified courses will be provided for U11s and U13s.
Potential Time Bonuses for taking on technical features on this course this event will be a real test for strategy, strength and stamina.
Time Bonuses will be clearly signed 100m, 50m, and 10m before the technical feature (eg Log rides etc).
Any rider who is caught by a faster rider should yield as soon as it is safe to do so. The caught rider should attempt to ride off to the side of the trail to allow the faster rider to achieve the best possible time.
All riders who compete in the Time Trial will be seeded in the first rider grid in order of fastest to slowest. Riders who opt to skip the Time Trial will start in a grid not less than 20m behind the last of the seeded riders in the first grid.
Sunday is Cross Country Olympic Format
Karingal Scout Camp trail network is predominantly hand cut and older trails. These raw trails will challenge the weekend warrior and will separate those who can ride from those who like to ride. Steep pinches, rocky descents, creek crossings (if the water is flowing) and a reasonable amount of fire road passing opportunity will see the racing fast and furious from the starter’s whistle to the end of the race.
This event will be a lap-based race aiming for target times for the winners of each race. For age group racing the target times are reduced in line with MTBA (or by then AusCycling) age group requirements.
The number of laps required for each race will be communicated on Saturday, 31 October directly after then time trial event concludes.
Seeding for the race will be determined by the Time Trial on Saturday. Riders not participating in the Time Trial will be seeded in the 2nd grid not less than 20m behind the last rider in the first grid.
All riders will get the opportunity to finish their full-course, the 80% rule will not be enforced in this event. However, some riders who may be caught by the next race may be asked to wait for the next race to pass before rejoining and completing their race.
There will be 1 feed zones just prior to the finish line and 1 tech/feed zone at the half way point of the lap. Note: No technical/mechanical assistance will be permitted just prior to the finish line, the rider will need to complete the front half of the course before receiving technical assistance back at the tech/feed zone.
U11 and U13s
Riders in these categories will ride a separate course and it will be a timed race. That is they will complete as many laps as possible in the time allowed and then finish the lap that they are on.
Race Director – Lonnie Toia email@example.com
Karingal Scouts offers camping on site.
We will update this site shortly with a link to Karingal Scouts to book your own camp site at Karingal.