South BMX Race Regulations 2020





The following regulations relate to the 2020 South BMX Summer Series and should be read in conjunction with the British Cycling Regulations of BMX Racing.Any matter not covered in this document will be governed by the BC BMX regulations or byelaws.


BC Membership and Licensing


All Regional racing linked to British Championships qualification is only available to riders who hold a valid British Cycling silver or gold MEMBERSHIP, a race licence is not required for this level of event.


2021 Age Classes


Male Categories


Mixed 6 and Under, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17-29, Regional Payback, Masters, Veterans, Grand Veterans.


Female Categories


Mixed 6 and Under, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15-16, Championship Women.


Cruiser Categories


12 and Under, 13-16, 17-39, 40 plus, 17-29 Ladies, 30 plus Ladies.


Any rider wishing to race up in an older category should contact the South Region committee for permission. Any rider racing up must stay in that category for the 2020 season, including the South Championships.


Four registered riders shall constitute a class. If less than the required numbers of riders are registered, they will be combined with another suitable class.



Race Age Calculation


The age class a rider is eligible to ride is determined by his age which shall be calculated by subtracting the rider’s year of birth from the current year unless by qualification from previous years ranking.



Race Registration


Registration for all South Region race will be via the British Cycling online event manager.

Each event will open 2 weeks before the race date and pre-registration will close at 23.55pm on the THURSDAY before the race.


2020 Pre-Registration Costs


All Male and Female Classes 16 and Under - £16.00


All Male and Female Classes 17 and Over - £17.50


(BC charge £1 admin fee for using their online registration system which is included in the costs above)


2nd Bike Entry


2nd Bike entry - £10.00

This can be done online or at the trailer

(2nd bike entry to be done on the day at the Admin trailer or you will pay the full entry fee)


On the Day Entry


Registration on the day closes at 10am and costs £25.00 for all classes. This cost is non-negotiable.




Series Awards

A rider must compete in 5 of the 9 Regional rounds to qualify for an end of season award. There are no 'on the day' awards.


Payback Awards

Regional Payback

1st £80/2nd £40/3rd £25/4th £20/5th £15/6th £15/7th £15/8th £15

Championship Women (17+)

1st £80/2nd £40/3rd £25


British Championship Qualification

The British Championships are a club and region-based event and all competitors must be members of BC affiliated clubs in the BMX region they have qualified through.

All expert category riders must compete in FIVE regional events in their primary class (20” or Cruiser) within the same BMX region and THREE regional events in their secondary class.



Number Plates

All riders must use a plate displaying the number with which they have registered.

SIDE PLATES ARE MANDATORY and must display the same number on both sides. These are available from registration.



From the 2020 Regional Series we will be using a transponder scoring system featuring SQORZ online race software and MyLaps transponders.


All expert riders competing in our series MUST have a MyLaps Pro Chip Flex transponder registered to each bike they compete on – Transponders can not be shared in any circumstances at an event.

It is the riders responsibility to ensure that the transponder is fitted correctly to their bike. Transponders should be fitted to the left hand side of the forks, as far down the fork leg as possible.


Riders must sign-in at the Admin area with their transponder fixed to their bike/bikes. Transponders will be scanned and rider details confirmed.


By having your transponder scanned and agreeing that rider details are correct the rider/parent accepts all responsibility for their rider at our event.


Hire Transponders

The Region have a limited amount of transponders that are for hire at our races, these are orange in colour to differentiate from the regular red ones.


These units can be hired at the cost of £5 per race and should be returned immediately after racing finishes.


Official ID must be left as deposit - BC licence, driving licence, debit card or car keys are acceptable. This will be returned when the transponder is returned to the Admin team.


Any rider not returning a transponder faces sanctions in regard to further hire at future races .


As the number of units is limited these will be distributed on a first come - first served basis.


Action Cameras

Body or bike mounted cameras are not permitted to be used during racing at South Region managed events.


Equipment and Clothing Inspection

Before official practice, before the start of, or during the course of any competition or event, the rider, his bicycle, helmet and clothing may be subject to inspection by officials in order to ascertain whether or not this equipment conforms to these rules. The organisers make no representation and/or statement of opinion as to the track worthiness of any bicycle, clothing, safety equipment or other gear which may be examined during the course of this inspection

Any rider whose equipment is unsafe in the opinion of the officials, whether or not it fails to comply with a specific provision of these rules, shall not be permitted to ride on the track.

Any rider who does not comply with all instructions given to him by the officials with respect to his equipment shall not be permitted to compete in any event.

The following paragraphs are direct from BC regulations regarding clothing

The jersey shall be a loose fitted long-sleeved shirt whose sleeves extend down to the rider’s wrists. Jerseys used in BMX events should be of a type specifically sold for use in BMX, Moto-Cross or downhill mountain biking. Custom produced jerseys of this type and matching these requirements are permitted.

The aim of BMX leg wear is to provide protection and reduce the risk of injury. This can be achieved with either long pants, or with shorts combined with suitable knee and shin protection. Such long pants or shorts must be of a type that is specifically designed, and sold to provide protection in BMX, Moto-Cross or downhill mountain biking. Custom produced pants or shorts of this type and matching the requirements outlined above are permitted.

Long pants of the type described above must be loose fitting, of one-piece construction and made of tear resistant material. They must cover the entire length of both legs until just above the shoe or ankle.

Shorts of the type described above must be loose fitting, of one-piece construction and made of tear resistant material. They must be worn together with suitable leg protection that covers the entire knee and the entire shin until just above the shoe or ankle. Protection that is designed to only cover the knee or only cover the upper part of the shin shall not be accepted. Such protection must be of a type that is specifically designed, constructed and sold to protect the knee and entire shin for BMX, Motocross or downhill mountain biking, and shall extend until just above the shoe or ankle.

Helmets must be of full face construction equipped with a visor peak of minimum 10 centimetres. Helmet strap must be securely fastened during the completion of the race. The wearing of such helmets in racing and training is compulsory.Any added aerodynamic accessories on personal equipments are not permitted.

Gloves whose fingers completely cover the rider’s finger tips must be worn.



As a volunteer organisation that is dedicated to promoting the sport of BMX racing, we encourage good behaviour and sporting respect from all riders, parents and supporters at all times. South Region BMX reserve the right to withdraw a rider from the event if the rider, parent or associate is found to have behaved in contravention of the following code of conduct guidelines.

(This will also include notification to British Cycling of any incidents).

Never bring him or herself or the sport of BMX racing into disrepute.

All riders must observe these rules and follow all instructions given to them by any Commissaire or official at any time during the course of the event.

Every rider must at all times observe such conduct as reflects the ideals of good sportsmanship and avoid any conduct which may bring their self or the sport of BMX into disrepute.

The use of obscene or foul language is forbidden.

Riders using such language will be penalized in a manner to be determined by the Commissaire or official at any time during the course of the event.

A rider may receive an official, verbal warning for certain misconduct.

The first warning issued to a rider at an event carries no specific penalty other than the advice of the warning.

However, the issuance of a subsequent warning for the same, or any other offence on the same day will result in the riders disqualification from the event.

Riders will be held accountable for the actions of their parents, team managers and any other persons in their company at a BMX competition or event.

Any misconduct on the part of any of these persons may, at the discretion of a race Commissaire or race director result in the disqualification or suspension of the rider and the removal of the offending persons from the track area



Only male or female riders aged 9 & under may be assisted by an adult in any protest or appeal.

At the start gate, only riders in the mixed 6 and under class may be supported. This may only be done by holding the rear wheel of the bike between the supporter’s legs. The use of hands to support a rider is prohibited.

Only riders aged 6 & under may be assisted by an official marshall at jumps, etc. and this must be with the approval and guidance of the Chief Referee. Only competing riders and officials may enter the rider pens or start hill.


Schedule of Events

Schedule of events will be published on the South BMX website prior to the first round of the Series.

Variations may be published before each round.


Outside of the specified Practice and Race Times indicated above, the host club has the right to close, or limit access to, the track. Also, since no First Aid or track marshals will be available outside of the official times above, the rider/parent takes full responsibility for any incidents that may occur.