Hi everyone,

We will kick off our Choc Fish Series next weekend! Again I am sorry for the late notice, but I am working out of town with limited access to emails which makes it much harder to organise things.

There will be a total of 5 races, on the 4th Sunday of each month, starting this month and leading up to the first races of the next summer season so people have an incentive to keep race fit over the winter! 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.

This competition is open to South Canterbury (SCMTBC), Mid Canterbury (MCMTBC), and North Otago (MBNO) club members to try and encourage some inter and intra club competition. 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. 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 (I aren’t). Kids are welcome too.

The first race will be in Centennial Park, Timaru on Sunday 27th May above the lake carpark to test run part of the Masters Games course. Lookout for the “MTB Race” sign on the road. The following races will be held in Raincliff, Oamaru, Waimate, and Ashburton (all going to plan – not necessarily in this order). Keep tabs on our events agenda and Choc Fish page for updates.

Because we are trying to encourage people to travel between regions for these races, we will run the races a little longer, probably 45mins. After the race, we will 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 – Winter Series Race 1

Sunday 27th May 2012


Meeting at 9:30am to sign in (Look out for the MTB sign on road side).


Location:- Centennial Park, Timaru. Meeting above the lake carpark, look out for the MTB sign.


Race Starts at 10am….45min race


Entry is $2, and all participants receive a Chocolate Fish!


See you all there!


For more information contact Cam at
c.dunnage@xtra.co.nz