Competitive Rider Journey | Mountain Bike and Cyclo-cross



The NJTP gives the opportunity for U17, U19 and U23 riders to attend selected events under the supervision of experienced and accredited coaches and mechanics, without requiring parent/guardian accompaniment. Athletes are met at the destination airport and all accommodation, meals, ground transport and race support logistics are taken care of until they are returned to the airport at the end of the camp. Planning is underway for the 2023 program encompassing the XCO and DHI National Series and National Championships. Additional disciplines and events will be added during 2023.

More details can be found on the information sheet below.


To express interest in the NJTP please complete the Expressions of Interest Form. Further information and registration links will be sent to riders on the EOI list as soon as events open and/or planning for each round is finalised.

Upcoming Events in 2022 - 2023

  • National Series DHI Rd 1 - Illinbah 19-20 November 2022 CLOSED  
  • National Series DHI Rd 2 - Mt Buller 14 – 15 January 2023 CLOSED
  • National Series XCO Rd 1/2 - Canberra 21 – 22 January 2023 CLOSED
  • MTB National Championships CROSS COUNTRY EVENTS - Thredbo 7 - 13 February 2023 CLOSED
  • MTB National Championships DOWNHILL, TRIALS, PUMPTRACK - Thredbo 13 - 19 February 2023 CLOSED
  • National Series XCO Rd 5/6 - Nerang 4 – 5 March 2023 CANCELLED
  • National Series DH Rd 3 - Adelaide 11 - 12 March 2023 CLOSED
  • Oceania XCO Championships - Brisbane 18 - 19 March CLOSED
  • Oceania DHI Championships - Toowoomba 15 - 16 April SOLD OUT
  • National Series XCO - Bendigo 22 - 23 April 2023 CANCELLED

It is expected additional major CX and GE events will be added to the program as dates and venues are confirmed for 2023. Please register your interest using the EOI form above to get email updates.



The Sport Australia Local Sporting Champions program provides funding of between $500 and $750 for athletes aged between 12 and 18 attending School Sport, State or National Championships, and International events where the applicant is part of the official AusCycling team. More information is available on the Sport Australia website HERE.



Selection criteria for the 2023 MTB World Championships (all disciplines), Commonwealth Games (XCO) and the Olympics (XCO) can be found on the Australian Cycling Team selection page HERE



AusCycling administers individual Australian rider entries for all MTB and CX World Cups. This includes both riders with and without the required minimum UCI points. Riders without the required minimum UCI points must apply for a Federation entry. Riders on UCI listed teams are entered by their team. 

2022/23 Cyclo-cross (CX) - Contact MTB Pathways and Operations Manager Evan James - [email protected]

2023 MTB World Cups - The selection criteria and application process can be found on the Australian Cycling Team selection page HERE

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