XCO Racing

The AMBC XCO Series are races based on the discipline of Olympic format cross country, the only MTB event included in the Olympic Games, and a format which is raced all over the world. Races are held over multiple laps of a 5 to 7 km course. The winner is the competitor who completes the allocated number of laps for their respective class in the fastest time.

Race dates

Round 1Sun 27 June 2021

Round 2Sun 18 July 2021
Round 3Sun 299 August 2021FLINDERS UNI
Round 5Sun 24 October 2021TBA


Race Categories & Start Times (These will differ for the Eagle XCO on 27th June, due to inflated numbers from T1 on the day before. Please refer to entry boss!)

09:00am race start for E-MTB Open, all female and junior categories. 

11:30am race start for all male categories

Race sign on from 08:00am

Category# Laps**
A Grade Male6
A Grade Female5
B Grade Male5
B Grade Female4
C Grade Male4
C Grade Female3
D Grade3
E-Bike GradeTBA
U19M = 5 , U19F = 4 
U17M&F = 4 , U15M&F = 3, U13M&F = 2  

* Age categories are calculated based on age on 31st December.

** Suggested laps per grade based on a sub 15 minute Elite (A Grade) lap time. This is a guide only and the number of laps is variable due to different venues and different track conditions.

The club retains the right to recommend higher grades to to racers who perform at a level higher than the grade they currently race in. If a competitor chooses to remain in a lower grade after the club has made a recommendation, the club may choose not to award the competitor points or prizes for that race. These recommendations will be made based on lap times from the previous season and races.

Entry fees

Senior racers – all grades$31
Junior Racers (Junior A or B)$21

Additional entry fees:

Prizes and sponsors

There will be prizes awarded for the first 3 places in each category. The prize pool for the XCO series has been generously donated by our sponsors.

Official award presentations will begin approx 20 minutes after finish – around midday.

Race Courses

Race courses are planned to promote both the use of physical fitness and technical skills. The course may contain sections of fire road, flowing single track, technical sections – rock gardens, jumps, etc. (where possible a B-Line will be provided). The club recommends that competitors complete one lap of the track prior to race start – where possible, the club supports pre-race rides on the proposed trail before the race. 

Additional Race Rules for XCO Series

  • The XCO Series rules supplement the generic club Race Rules.
  • The idea is to complete the number of laps for your grade, as specified by the race director.
  • In the event that the grade winner finishes, no member of that grade may start another lap.
  • Riders must complete at least one lap to receive a result.


For results from the most recent event, please check the Results page. Results are usually published within a day of the race!

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