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South BMX Race Regulations 2016



  • These rules relate to the 2016 South BMX Race Series and should be read in conjunction with the BC Regulations of BMX Racing. Any regulations not covered in these regulations will be governed by the BC BMX Regulations or any other BC regulation or Byelaw.


  •  No Rider will be allowed to compete in the 2016 South BMX Race Series without a valid BC Licence. For the purposes of these regulations the term “BC LICENCE” is taken to include a valid licence from any other UCI Affiliated governing body.


Age Classes

  • Male classes are as follows

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

  • Female classes are as follows

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

  • Cruiser classes as follows

12 and under, Junior (13-16), Open Cruiser, Super Cruiser, 17-29 Ladies, 30+ Ladies


Pre-Registration Sign In

  • Riders who have pre-registered via the British Cycling Registration system will be required to confirm their attendance at the event by 10.30am.

Registration on the Day (when available)

  • Registration without the full race fee will not be accepted.
  • Riders or their representatives will be required to show the competitors race licence to the registration team.
  • Registration must be completed on the official sign-in slip using the rider’s correct name, BC/UCI Affiliated club and team where applicable, race class, plate number and BC/UCI Licence number.

Registration Fees

  • Race fees

Pre Registration

All Male and Female Classes (except payback) £12.00

Payback Men £15.00

On the Day Entry (when available)

All Male and Female Classes (except payback) £20.00

Payback Men £25.00


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.
  • Any rider may elect to “ride up” one age group. Any rider wishing to ride up more than one age must contact the Regional commitee for permission.

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.


Award Qualification Rules

  • Series Awards

A rider must compete in 6 of the 9 Regional rounds to qualify for an end of season award. There are no 'on the day' awards.

  •  Payback Awards

At each round the Payback class will receive the following 

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


Series Points Structure

  • An explaination of this can be found on the BMX South Website.


Number Plates

  • All riders must use a plate displaying the number with which they have registered.
  • Side number plates are mandatory and must display the same number on both sides. These are available from registration.



  • 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 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 adult 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.


It is recommended that all riders and parents read the full BMX specific rulebook set out by British Cycling .... which can be found here