Hi everyone,

Round 1 of the Choc Fish Summer Series is coming up at Raincliff Forest on Sunday 25th November. The race will start from the skid site at the top of the forest (at Carpark Option 1 in the map). Lookout for the “MTB Race” signs.

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.

Keep tabs on our events agenda and Choc Fish page for updates, and in case we have to cancel or postpone (e.g. because of weather)

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.


SCMTBC Secretary/Webmaster

Choc Fish Mtb Race – Summer Series Race 1 – Raincliff Forest

Sunday 25th November

Meeting at Raincliff Forest 9.30am to sign in (Look out for the “MTB Race” signs).

This Raincliff race will be reasonably demanding, and not suited to young kids. The tracks are rooty so can be slippery if wet, and care will be required. Fast guys will probably do 9 minute laps. Note that cell phone coverage in the forest is very limited.

Location:- Raincliff Forest. Start point will be from the skid site at the top of the forest (at Carpark Option A in the map). Look out for the “MTB Race” signs.
Options for parking at Raincliff:
    1 – Skid site at end of 4wd track (where the race will start from). This is accessible in a road car as long as it has reasonable ground clearance
        (no lowered cars with body kits).
    2 – Skid site about 3/4 of the way up Middle Valley Road on the right, and then ride up the road to the start line.
    3 – Normal carpark at the bottom, and then ride up the road to the start line which means you get a nice downhill run to finish.

The road is a public road and normal road rules apply. Please be very careful if you come up the road.

Race circuit is in purple

Raincliff Choc Fish Race Circuit

You can get directions to the Forest from this
Google Map

Carpooling from Timaru:
Meet at SBS Events Centre on Morgans Road (carpark on northern side of water turf) at 8:45am

Race Starts at 10am….60min race

Entry is $2 for club members and $5 for non-members, and all participants receive a Chocolate Fish!

Keep tabs on the website for updates, or for more information contact Cam at c.dunnage@xtra.co.nz or:
Cam Dunnage – 027 202 8770
Matthew Milne – 027 412 4665

See you all there!