Looking for a fun filled introduction to MTB racing?
Aged 6-18 yrs and have a mountain bike?
The biggest prize will be the smile on your face!
Kingdom Crits is for you!
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WELCOME TO KINGDOM CRITS

A fun filled introduction to youth cross country MTB racing.

The Kingdom Crits is a Series of events for aspiring mountain bikers aged between 6 and 18 years to get their first taste of bike racing in a fun, safe environment. The series will take in 5 venues around Fife with each round hosted by the local accredited bike club, the events are open to all. For our supporters and cheerleaders there’s sure to be cake and coffee too!

This year we’re delighted to have the support of Canvas Holidays.
All entrants will be entered into a prize draw for one of their fantastic family holidays.
Look out for more details over the next week or so!

WHERE AND WHEN

ROUND 1:
PITMEDDEN
AUCHTERMUCHTY

SATURDAY 07 March
Hosted by
Mukyriderz more

ROUND 2:
LOCHORE MEADOWS

SUNDAY 19 APRIL
Hosted by
Meedies Bike Club
 more

ROUND 3:
RIVERSIDE PARK
GLENROTHES

SUNDAY 10 MAY
Hosted by the
Mukyriderz
 more

ROUND 4:
FIFE COLLEGE
DUNFERMLINE

SUNDAY 31 May
Hosted by the
Carnegie Cyclones
 more

ROUND 5:
MIDDLEDEN
KIRKCALDY

SUNDAY 21 JUNE
Hosted by
Middleden MTB Club  more

RACE AGE CATEGORIES

U6s RACE
This category is all about taking part. It’s the participation that’s important and above all else, ensuring the kids have fun! Everyone will be a winner with prizes for all.

U8s RACE
Spark the competitive spirit with a mini version of the big races. Do as many laps as you can in 5mins with a final lap to separate the speed merchants at the front!

U10s RACE
Stepping up the anti a little in this age group, the race is extended to 10mins + 1 lap. This should make for fantastic racing with what is sure to be strong field.

U12s RACE
At 15 minutes plus a lap this is the type of race where establishing a steady pace and tactics come into play. Can you hold your nerve?

U14s RACE
At 20 minutes plus a lap this is the type of race where establishing a steady pace and tactics come into play. Can you hold your nerve?

U16/18s RACE
Time for the big boys and girls to play. At 25 minutes plus 2 laps this is an energy sapper. A good race strategy is essential here – race off too fast and you’ll struggle.

MEET THE CLUBS

CARNEGIE CYCLONES

The club exists to give 7 to 16 year olds the chance to experience the action and excitement of cycle sport and is accredited through British Cycling’s Go-Ride scheme.

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MUKYRIDERZ

Mukyriderz have been in existence for a number of years as a race team and the focal point for regular social group rides but is newly affiliated with British Cycling as an official club.

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MEEDIES BIKE CLUB

Meedies Bike Club is a community cycling club based at Lochore Meadows Country Park in Fife and is run by volunteers with support from staff at Fife Council’s Outdoor Education Centre.

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MIDDLEDEN MTB CLUB

Middleden Mountain Bike Club is a community mountain bike club which is aiming to inspire and encourage people into mountain biking; nurture and develop new skills and share a sense of fun.

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WHAT'S NEW

Round 5 Photo Gallery

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Photo gallery from Round 5 at Middleden is now live more

Round 5 Results

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It might have been the longest day of the year but sure wasn’t the warmest!  more

Round 4 Results

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The results for Round 4 are available online by clicking here.

WHAT THE KIDS ARE SAYING!

The races were great fun and this year I’m going to be much faster!

Liam Mackintosh, Age 9

Racing is great fun, I look forward to a race coming up for weeks!

Gavin Gronkowski, Age 8

I loved racing and can’t wait for the next one! Bring it on!

Leon Keddie, Age 7

FAQs

The Kingdom Crits follow British Cycling rules but if you are not familiar with these we have outlined the most important ones for you.

The emphasis of the race series is on fun. Whilst it is important to recognise the first finishers, it is equally important to celebrate and recognise everyone’s effort so set the tone with your child by focusing on their individual techniques and performance rather than comparison with others.

1.What are the birth dates for each age category

Under 6 – Born on or after 1st January 2009
Under 8 – Born between 1st January 2007 and 31st December 2008
Under 10 – Born between 1st January 2005 and 31st December 2006
Under 12 – Born between 1st January 2003 and 31st December 2004
Under 14 – Born between 1st January 2001 and 31st December 2002
Under 16 – Born between 1st January 1999 and 31st December 2000
Under 18 – Born on between 1st January 1997 and 31st December 1998

2.Do I need to do anything special to my child's bike?

All bikes must be in good working order with two working brakes. Bar end plugs must be fitted to the handlebars

3.What safety equipment or protection will my child need?

All riders must wear a helmet. No full face helmets are allowed in XC events. Gloves and protective eyewear are recommended. No helmet, no entry to the race

4.Am I allowed to assist my child on the course?

No outside assistance is to be given once the riders have been called to the line (this means you are not allowed to push your child round the course). Parents must keep clear of the course while the race is taking place

5.Will bad weather have any implications on the race?

Should adverse weather compromise the safety of the course the event organiser may cancel/change the route at short notice.

6.Can my child change bikes during the race?

Bike changes are not permitted. Riders must finish the race with the same bar mounted number plate that they started the race with. Small repairs can be carried out during the race by the rider in any safe place around the circuit either with or without outside help

7.Who is in charge on the day?

Always follow instructions by course marshals, starters and the race organiser

8.Will the course be easy to follow?

Stay within the taped off areas while racing and you won’t go wrong.

9.When will we know the results?

Results will be broadcast when they are finalised by the timing crew. Parents/competitors MUST NOT approach the timing crew at any point during the competition. Failure to comply will result is disqualification. The final classifications will be posted via our social media channels and on this website.

The time keepers/race organiser decision is final.

Enjoy the race, encourage all competitors and support your local clubs who have put a huge amount of voluntarily work in to producing the series for the community.

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Cost will be £6.00 if you pre-register online and £10.00 if you register on the day.

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CONTACT US

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate get in touch with us.

Email us directly using this email address hello@kingdomcrits.com