South Region Race Regulations 2021

CONTENTS

 

WELCOME TO THE SOUTH REGION 2021 RACE SERIES

 

DATES AND VENUES

 

ONLINE REGISTRATION

 

ENTRY FEES

 

PRIZE MONEY AND AWARDS

 

TRANSPONDERS

 

CLASSES/CATEGORIES

 

PRACTICE

 

MANDATORY SIGN-IN

 

ACCESSING SQORZ (RACE DAY INFORMATION)

 

RACE DAY SCHEDULE

 

COMMUNICATIONS

 

SERIES RULES

 

SERIES POINTS

 

RANKING POINTS

 

POINTS TABLE

 

BRITISH CHAMPIONSHIPS 2021

 

PARKING

 

CATERING

 

VOLUNTEERS

 

SOUTH REGION ZERO TOLERANCE STATEMENT

 

FINALLY ….

 

 

WELCOME TO THE 2021 SOUTH REGION RACE SERIES

 

South Region BMX forms part of the British Cycling BMX Region structure and exists to provide an umbrella association that encourages its member clubs to promote the sport of BMX within its area and to run a Regional race series to enable their riders to compete in the British Championships.

 

The Regional Series also provides a stepping stone for riders to race at a National level.

 

The region is run by a group of elected volunteers who work with host clubs to provide what we feel is the best Regional standard racing in the UK.

 

RACE DATES AND LOCATIONS

 

ROUND 1 – 23/05/2021

BOURNEMOUTH BMX CLUB

Iford Lane,

Bournemouth

BH6 5NF

 

ROUND 2 – 06/06/2021

CYCLOPARK

The Tollgate,

Watling St,

Gravesend

DA11 7NP

 

ROUND 3 – 27/06/2021

HAYES HAWKS BMX CLUB

Dawley Rd,

Hayes,

Middlesex

UB3 1EJ

 

ROUND 4 – 04/07/2021

GOSPORT BMX CLUB

Grange Rd,

Gosport

PO13 8AS

 

ROUNDS 5-7 - To be confirmed later in the season

 

ONLINE REGISTRATION

 

Registration for South BMX events is via British Cycling’s online registration system only.

 

There is no telephone, e-mail, social media message or on the day registration.

 

Online registration will close on the Thursday before the race at 23.55pm – no entries will be accepted after the cut-off time.

 

If you do not contact the Region to withdraw from the event before sign-in closes on the day there will be no refund or entry roll-over.

 

ENTRY FEES

 

16 & Under £15.00

17+ £16.50

Second bike £10.00

Male Payback extra £5.00 to pay on the day

 

PRIZE MONEY AND AWARDS

 

Male Payback 1st £80, 2nd £40, 3rd £25, 4th to 8th £20

Female Payback 1st £80, 2nd £40, 3rd £25

 

Series awards will be presented to all riders completing 4 rounds from 7 planned to be held in 2021.

 

TRANSPONDERS

 

The South Region use MyLaps transponders along with Sqorz race software to manage our events. Each rider must have an up-to date transponder for each class of BMX they race on.

 

It is the riders responsibility to ensure their transponders are fully working and activated and correctly attached to the forks on the left hand side.

 

New transponders can be purchased from www.hssports.co.uk

 

Subscriptions can be purchased via www.mysqorz.com

 

CLASSES/CATEGORIES

 

When entering this series, enter the class you will ride in this year (2021). Categories are based on the year 2021 – minus the rider’s year of birth. (e.g. if you are male & born in 2005 then you should register in Male 16).

 

MALE

FEMALE

Expert Male 6 & Under

Expert Female 6 & Under

Expert Male 7

Expert Female 7-8

Expert Male 8

Expert Female 9-10

Expert Male 9

Expert Female 11-12

Expert Male 10

Expert Female 13-14

Expert Male 11

Expert Female 15-16

Expert Male 13

Expert Female 17+ (Payback)

Expert Male 14

Expert Female 30+

Expert Male 15

 

Expert Male 16

 

Expert Male 17-19

Male Payback Class will be decided on the day depending on entries received

Expert Male 20-29

Expert Male 30+ (Masters)

 

Expert Male 40+ (Veteran)

 

Expert Male 50+ (Grand Vets)

 

 

 

Cruiser Male 9-12

Cruiser Female 9-12

Cruiser Male 13-14

Cruiser Female 13-16

Cruiser Male 15-16

Cruiser Female 17-29

Cruiser Male 17-29

Cruiser Female 30+

Cruiser 30+

 

Cruiser 40+

 

Cruiser 50+

 

 

Classes in red will be merged at every round

 

PRACTICE

 

Practice will take place from 9am until 11am – the pens will be split into 12 and under and 13 and over.

 

 MANDATORY SIGN-IN

 

Sqorz Sign-in will be located near the track, in the Admin area.

All riders must sign on during practice.

 

Riders, parents/guardians should check oursqorz.com to confirm their rider has signed in correctly. A rider not signing in by 11.00am will be considered a “no show” and will be removed from the entry list.

Pre-sheets and Moto sheets will only be published on the Our Sqorz phone app.

 

RACE DAY SCHEDULE*

9.00am -11.00am RIDER SIGN IN
9.00am – 11.00am OPEN PRACTICE
11.00am – 11.30pm LUNCH BREAK (Track closed)
11.30pm - 17.00pm MOTOs, QUARTERS, SEMI FINALS & FINALS

* This is subject to change if necessary

 

COMMUNICATIONS

 

The main form of communication of any South Region BMX series events will be via the South Region BMX Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/south.regionbmxor the website at www.bmxsouth.co.uk

 

The e-mail address to forward all questions to is [email protected]

 

SERIES RULES

 

  1. Expert riders must hold a Silver level membership with British Cycling. No valid membership = No race.

  2. All riders are required to have the following equipment for racing (as a minimum); a full face one piece, peaked helmet; long sleeved tear resistant top; race specific gloves; race specific pants or shorts with full length shin pads (no jeans or tracksuit bottoms).

  3. Number Plates

    1. All riders with a 2019 National ranking should use that number otherwise use the last three digits of their BC membership number.

    2. Please note that number plates are the responsibility of the rider to organise before the race – there will be NO spare number plates provided by race admin.

    3. Regional plates may be used if preferred.

    4. Number clashes will be dealt with on the day

    5. Riders MUST use the same number for the whole series

    6. Riders MUST use side plates

  4. RIDING UP

Series Rules - 4 (amended) RIDING UP

For the 2021 season riders may ride up* by exception only, on the recommendation of their club coach, with the following criteria as a guide: - Top 3 National ranking - British Champion 01 - World or Euro plate (top 8 finalist) Any rider who rides up must compete in that age group/category for the entire season.

*Riding up includes Females opting to ride in a Male category, and older (e.g. 30+) riders returning to a younger category.

A rider wishing to request to ride up should submit their request to their club coach who will contact the regional Talent Development lead coach

 

  1. The youngest category for riders using clipless pedals is 13 years or above.

  2. Series points will be awarded for overall position in class. Only the top 16 will compete in two finals - A final & B final (where there are enough riders). There are no finals for riders outside of the top 16.

    Riders sharing equal points will be ranked using UCI countback rules.

  3. It is the rider’s responsibility to ensure that the club/team details are correct on their BC membership before they register to race.

  4. Where there are less than 4 riders in a category, classes may be merged.

  5. No personal videos can be accepted as proof of a riders finishing position.

 

SERIES POINTS, RANKING POINTS & POINTS TABLE

 

Please visit www.bmxsouth.co.uk for this information

 

BRITISH CHAMPIONSHIPS 2021

 

Due to the delayed start to the 2021 season the qualification process for the British Championships in 2021 has been adjusted. Riders must compete in a minimum of 2 regionals in their home region before the Brits for each bike they want to race the Brits on – these races must be competed in full.

 

Club shirts or previous Brits shirts may be worn this year and plate stickers will be provided by the Region.

 

PARKING

Where possible parking will be provided by the BMX club hosting a race – please bear in mind that this is not always possible when racing at certain locations. Where parking is made available, please use it. If a club is unable to provide parking, please ensure that you park with consideration to the local residents

The cost of parking will be capped at £3 per car, at any round where parking is available unless local restrictions mean the parking costs are out of our direct control.

 

CATERING

 

Where possible if a club is unable to provide basic catering needs (tea, coffee, bottles of water), then an outside caterer will be at a race.

 Please be aware that when this is not possible please bring along a packed lunch or picnic and drinks so that you have some form of refreshment with you.

 

VOLUNTEERS

 

The series is run by a core group of volunteers, with lots of club volunteers helping make the series as successful and fun as it is, this is unpaid volunteering. To ensure that this keeps running in this way, please read and take note of the statement below;

 

"Our volunteers are here to help run a professional, fun and competitive event for you and its important for all those involved at the event to be treated with respect.

In line with British Cycling event guidelines any agressive, abusive or vilolent behaviour towards or between any volunteers, riders or other parents will not be tolerated under any circumstances.

Anyone behaving unacceptably towards a rider, volunteer or another parent will be asked to leave the eent as this behaviour will not be tolerated and may face disqualification from that particular round.

Any continued further violations of this policy may result in the parent being asked to not participate any further in the Series.

Please notify us on the day of any issues that may have arisen - please don't take them home with you - its better to deal with them at the time.

 

There is no appeal process.

 

SOUTH REGION BMX feels very strongly about treating riders, volunteers and others parents with due respect and consideration and non-observance will not be tolerated”.