Frequently asked questions

Generic age group categories of riders


A rider’s category is determined by his or her age on the 31st December of the current year. Sub -Nipper: Riders aged 7 and 8 years old. Nippers: Riders aged 9 and10 years old. Sprogs: Riders aged 11 and 12 years old. Sub-Junior: Riders 13 and 14 years old. Youth: Riders aged 15 and 16 years old. Junior: Riders aged 17,18 &19 years old. 13-year old riders registered at a high school will parXcipate in the Sub-junior HS category 14-year old rider registered at a primary school will parXcipate in the Sub-junior PS category Age category winners will be awarded at the series final in November.




Can I Run/Ride with my child in the Like2Bike Big 6 events?


You can run/ride with your child in the following events: 10km FUN MTB 5km FUN MTB 2km FUN MTB Power Duathlon: 2km Run, 10km MTB Ride, 1km run Mid Duathlon: 1km Run 5km MTB Ride, 500m Run Lite Duathlon: 500m Run, 2km MTB Ride, 250m Run NO PARENTS WILL BE ALLOWED TO RACE WITH THEIR CHILDREN IN THE RACE CATEGORIES. Should a parent participate with the child, they will not be eligible for any podium positions




Can I make up a missing trophy piece for the Like2Bike Big 6 medal-trophy?


YES. If you have missed an event, you can do a catch up, virtual event in the week following the live event.




Up to what age can participate in the Like2Bike Big 6, 15km event?


Kids of all ages can ride in the 15km race category. Kids ride without parents in the race categories.




Up to what age can participate in the Like2Bike Big 6, 25km event?


13 years and up can particiapte in the 25km MTB Racing category




What is XCO?


XCO is the Olympic discipline of cross-country racing. It consists of lap racing, where riders, depending on their age category are required to complete a certain number of laps of a course which is usually between 4-10km’s in length.
Suzuki, and Like2Bike want to introduce more children to the exciting discipline of XCO, whilst at the same time improving and furthering their technical abilities. This ‘Introduction to XCO series’, consisting of 3 events, will be at a level where most kids will feel comfortable and encouraged to become more proficient riders.




What are the age groups/categories for XCO?


Sub sub Nippers and Sub-Nippers boys and girls
• 2.4km Route of 2 laps for ages 5 -8
Nippers
• 2.4km Route of 3 laps for ages 9 -10 Sprog boys and girls • 4.4km Route of 3 laps for ages 11 -12 Sub-Junior,
• 4.4km Route of 4 laps for ages 13-14 Youth and Junior boys and girls
• 4.4km Route of 5 laps for ages 15-18




Categories of riders for XCO


Sub -Nipper: Riders aged 7 and 8 years old.
Nippers: Riders aged 9 and 10 years old.
Sprogs: Riders aged 11 and 12 years old.
Sub-Junior: Riders 13 and 14 years old.
Youth: Riders aged 15 and 16 years old.
Junior: Riders aged 17,18 &19 years old.

A rider’s category is determined by his or her age on the 31st December of the current year. 13-year old riders registered at a high school will participate in the Sub-junior HS category. 14-year old riders registered at a primary school will participate in the Sub-junior PS category.




Can I pre ride the XCO course?


The route is pre-marked and open for ridinga week prior to the event




Can I use my exisitng Like2Bike number board for XCO?


Yes, if you have purchased a bouttime/Like2Bike number board, you can use it for the XCOP series. You will be recieving a sticker at registration to verify your entry.




What happens if I lose my LIke2Bike Big 6 events number board?


You will need to purchase a new number board if you have lost yours




I want to change distances in the Like2Bike Big 6 event series, do I need to buy a new number board?


No, take your existing number board to registration and swop it out for the new distance you will be participating in




Like2Bike Big 6 age category prize giving


Individual age categories are awarded at the series final from an accumulation of the child's best 3 times for the year in the actual Like2Bike Big 6 events. Virtual riders will lunfortunately not be eligible for overall prizes.




Can parents ride with their children in the XCO series?


Sub sub Nippers and Sub nipper parents may accompany their children on foot. All other categopries are childrern only. You will be able to see your children come through the feed-tech zone where you cn hand them nutririon or make a bicycle repair. No parents will be allowed out on the course.