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Race Regulations


1.1: All riders to sign a race liability disclaimer form provided with the yearly membership form.

1.2: Third Part liability insurance is not compulsory but recommended. This shall need to be provided by the rider himself from any Insurance agency

1.3: If a rider is discovered of not having a valid insurance policy will be held liable for any accidents he/she  might be involved in and will have bear the costs of the damages incurred.


2.1 The MMBA will issue a handlebar number plate with which the athlete is to compete in ALL the races throughout the NPS.


3.1 All competition bikes must be adequate for the race to be undertaken. The M.M.B.A. reserves the right to prohibit any rider from participating should it transpire that his/her bike or gear (including clothing) is inadequate for participation in any race

3.2 Riders are to use a CE approved helmets at all times, before, during and after competition

3.3 Riders will be automatically disqualified if found to be using any electronic means of propulsion.

3.4 The MMBA may stop a rider from participating should it deem that such rider does not have adequate equipment/gear and will therefore be disqualified from the race.


4.1 Authorized technical assistance during a race shall only consist in the repairs to or the replacement of any part of the bicycle other than the frame. Bike changes are not permitted and the rider must cross the finish line with the same handlebar number plate that he had at the start.

4.2 Technical assistance can only be given in the feed/technical assistance zones.

5.1 Athletes will be subdivided in to different categories according to age/ gender and ability as follows:
• Juniors
• Open
• Elite
• Ladies
• Masters ( 40+)

5.3: An exception is being made for master 40+ riders who are allowed to register as an Elite rider at the beginning of the season. The said rider cannot change category mid season.


6.1 Overall winners for each category will be determined on a ‘best out of 5’ system.

6.2 Points will be awarded as follows:
1. 250
2. 200
3. 160
4. 150
5. 140
6. 130
7. 120
8. 110
9. 100
10. 95
11. 90
12. 95
13. 80
14. to 38.: intervals of 2 points
39. to 60: intervals of 1 point.
Malta Mountain Bike Association

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