Round 3 of the Choc Fish Series is coming up in Waimate on Sunday 24th February. This race is being is on the White Horse hill on land privately owned by the Dennisons of “Te Kiteroa Lodge”, who kindly grant access for us to use the forest.
There will be a total of 5 races, on the 4th Sunday of each month (not December). Points will be awarded for each race, and your 3 best races count towards your final score. This means you only have to complete 3 races to be eligible, or you can do all 5 and your best 3 results will count.
For current club members, entry will be $2, and non-members $5. Non-club members are welcome to take part in the races (so invite your friends!), but they will not be eligible for placings in the series unless they join the club. Remember that these races are not a serious affair and are supposed to be fun! Don’t be put off if you are not a speed demon.
After the race, we might do a little club ride to explore the other tracks in the area. This means that you can come along and watch the race if you want (you might get a job though 🙂 ), and then join in afterwards for a casual ride.
Choc Fish Mtb Race – Summer Series Race 3 – Waimate
Sunday 24th February
Meeting at Waimate at 9.30am to sign in at the top of the White Horse (Look out for the mtb sign).
Top Carpark:- From Queen St in Waimate drive through town and turn right onto Mill Rd, drive along Mill Rd for about 4km and turn left onto Parkers Bush Rd (This will turn into a gravel road). Head up the hill for about 2km where the road will split, take the left onto Centrewood Park Rd. At the end of the road you will be on top of the White Horse where there is ample room to park.
Bottom Carpark – Te Kiteroa Lodge (if you want an uphill warmup, and DH finish):- From Queen St in Waimate drive through town and turn right onto Mill Rd. Drive along Mill Rd for about 500m and turn left onto Point Bush Rd. Follow this to the end of the road and you will find the carpark from where the mtb track starts. It is sign posted from this point onwards. From here, ride up the steep (and I mean granny most of the way up) mountainbike track to the top of the White Horse. If you park here, allow 30mins to ride up the hill to the start!
View Waimate White Horse MTB Trail in a larger map
Carpooling from Timaru:
Meet at the Wetlands Cafe (SH1 just before the bridge as you leave Timaru heading south) at 8:20am leaving at 8:30am. This is for those parking up the top.
If you want to park at the bottom and ride up, you will have to leave Timaru about 8am to get be able to ride to the top in time.
Race Starts at 10am….60min race.
Entry is $2, and all participants receive a Chocolate Fish!
Here is a run through of the Waimate Choc Fish circuit. One lap took us 12 minutes cruising. The course has a bit of elevation change and is a similar kind of lap to Raincliff so will be a little demanding.
See you all there!
Matthew – 027 412 4665
Cam – 027 202 8770