This year, we’ve decided to end MNR with a bang by holding our first criterium in almost four years. Criteriums are a fan favourite event in Dunedin, so we’ve decided to bring it back for both our stalwart riders, and to introduce newer riders to the racing format.

What is a Criterium?

A criterium is a race which consists of several laps around a short closed circuit. The course we use for our criteriums is the wharf circuit, also known as the Todd Memorial Circuit. The circuit is pan flat and 600 metres long, which makes for fast and frenetic racing, a vastly different style of racing from the Salisbury Circuit! Race length is judged on time, rather than distance. One the set time for racing has passed, the bell will ring for three laps to go, after which the grade victor shall be crowned!

What’s even better is that crits are just as good to watch as they are to race. Prise your friends and family away from The Chase, and bring them along for some even more superb entertainment.

The Details:

Sound good? Come along at give it a go on Monday, November 30th. Racing commences from 6pm, and double points are on offer for those contesting the Midway Motors Monday Night Racing series.

If you’re not super confident, the first race of the night will be a introductory criterium, where you can ease yourself into things!

You can enter now, and find full information at

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