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  1. As we are making progress through the Regional Series its time to make sure you know the rules regarding applying for dispensation if you need it for Brits qualification.

    All dispensation requests have to be ratified by a committee of the Regional chairpeople to ensure everyone is applying the rules fairly.

    All expert category riders must compete in five regional events in their primary class (20” or Cruiser) within the South Region and three regional events in their secondary class.

    Current ODP and Talent Team riders have the option of completing their five events in their primary class or three events in their secondary class in more than one region.

    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.

    Dispensation requests should go direct to [email protected] by 31st August 2018.

    Dispensation may be given for the following reasons:

    Injury or illness with supporting evidence from a GP or specialist. The period of injury or illness must clearly state that it covers a set period of time between April and August of the current year. The period of injury will allow dispensation for each regional event held within that time. Only applications with medical proof should be submitted.

    Competing overseas in UCI / UEC BMX events held on the same day as a regional event or on an adjoining weekend if competing at the UCI BMX World Championships. (A maximum of one Regional event can be claimed)

  2. The South Region invested in a finish line camera in 2017 and it has proved its worth many times since then. This year there have been a number of close calls resulting in queries over finishing positions, and the South Team wanted to clarify how and when it is used.

    The finish line camera is set up for knock-out rounds (Quarter- and Semi-finals) and Finals. It acts as a back-up for close calls or where there is a problem with the finish line team recording numbers.

    It is only used in exceptional circumstances, ie when called on by the finish line team or Commissaire. It is not there to be called on at will by competitors or their families.

    When a result in a knock-out round is queried, racing has to be paused (eg between Semi-finals and Finals) while the video is checked. This can cause delays to racing and with larger fields it can mean late finishes. When called upon in relation to Final results, this can be done after racing has finished (including the following day).

    The South Team and regional Commissaires do a fantastic job organising and administering regional races week after week, and whilst the camera can and does help it could also hinder and create delays if relied on too much. It does also still have limitations and may not always provide a definitive result.

    The decision of officials is final and should be respected by competitors and their families.

    Many hands make light work and so if anyone would like to step up and get involved, please talk to one of the South Region officials - the more the merrier!

    Thank you for your understanding and continuing support in what is the largest and most competitive region in the UK.

  3. We are collecting old inner tubes that are beyond repair. 

    Bring the, along to the Team Mind gazebo on race day to make sure they are turned into something usefulness rather than ending up in a landfill site!

    if you want to find out more, talk to the team... and we will post more information later in the year once the first wonderful products have been made. 

  4. Welcome to the South BMX blog where you will be able to find news, information and updates on relevant stuff related to racing, events and the ins and outs of our sport. 

    Please check back regularly for official stuff. For any questions, please use the ’contact us’ function. 

    See you trackside soon!