Manchester National info (Block Racing!!)

Here is all the info that you will need for the first rounds of the British BMX series 2015 at the Manchester indoor facility.
It looks like block racing has reared its ugly head again so make sure your fitness levels are high cos you are gonna be doing back to back laps !!!
Good luck

2015 British BMX Series Round 1 & 2 & UCI Open SX C1 March 7th and 8th 2015
Dear Rider,
Manchester welcomes you back for the 1st and 2nd rounds of the 2015 British BMX Series and UCI Category 1 SX event. In this document, you will find all of the information you will need for before and during the event. Good luck and enjoy the racing!
Registration and Sign on Times
Registration for this event is via British Cycling’s online registration system. There is no paper preentry format, so for those not taking advantage of the online system, entry will available on Friday evening only.
 Registration will be available at the following times – Friday 6thth March 6pm until 8pm – Saturday 7th March NOT AVAILABLE
 Cash or cheques made payable to British Cycling are acceptable.  You will pick up your event wristband at registration/sign on. Please make sure you sign in for this event as you will need to collect your wristband.  Please Note: Riders with an injury certificate from the Medical Team / Hospital who are registered for Sunday racing can claim entry fee refund on Sunday from 8.30am until 9.30am – No certificate = no refund.
Entry Fees Pre-Registration Costs:
 Link to Pre Entry:  Pre entry Dates: 1st January until 00.00am, Wednesday 4th March  Deadline for withdrawal: 4th March by email:  Male and Female up to 16: £30.00 (20” & 24”)  Male and Female 17+ /Junior: £40.00 (20” & 24”)  Championship Men £45.00  Elite Men £50.00  Junior Male/Female SX £25.00  Elite Male/Female SX £30.00
On the Day Entry (Friday):
 Male and Female up to 16: £20.00 per day  Male and Female 17+ : £25.00 per day  Championship Men £27.50 per day  Elite Men £30.00 per day
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Basic Rules – British BMX Series
• BC BMX Specific and National Series Regulations apply. The Race Format will be as per National Series Regulations. Should there be any run offs to decide tied results after Moto 3, they will be run immediately after the moto’s • The youngest category for riders using clipless pedals is13 years or above. • All competing riders must have a valid Silver or Gold membership and a 2015 British Cycling licence. No 2015 licence = No race • Non UK riders must have a valid 2015 UCI affiliated licence. No 2015 licence = No race • Elite Men all pro sections • All other categories will use the Challenge sections.
Number Plates • The required background colour must be clearly visible around and in-between all numbers used. The background colour must not be cut down to follow the contours of a number, but may be cut to follow the design of the number plate or to form one straight line defining the edge of the background. • All riders must compete using their final standing from the 2014 British BMX Series. Exceptions are: 2014 British Champions 01 2014 World finalists Prefix W 2014 European finalists Prefix E Any rider not competing in the 2014 series Last 3 digits of your BC membership number Non UK riders – Bring your own plate and we will advise you if the number needs to change Championship and Elite riders may request a career number
Male 20” Yellow background – Black numbers Female 20” Blue background – White numbers Cruiser 24” Red background – White numbers Elite Men White background – Black numbers Championship Men & Women Black Background – White numbers
Male Female Cruiser 6 & under 6 & under 9-12, 13-14 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 7-8 15-16, 17-29 17-24 / 25-29, 9-10 30-39 Master (30+) 11-12 40-44 Veteran (40+ 13-14 45+ Championship Men (Junior & 17+ riders) 15-16 17-29 Female Elite Championship (17+) 30+ Female SX Elite SX Elite SX Junior SX Junior
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Series Points
The best 8 results from 10 rounds will count for points “B-Finals” will only be run for classes with semi finals. GP classes will receive moto points for the first three moto’s and A final points based on the riders overall position after 4 moto’s.
Standings Points table:
Position Moto x 3 B Final A Final 1st 10 54 70 2nd 9 52 68 3rd 8 50 66 4th 7 48 64 5th 6 46 62 6th 5 44 60 7th 4 42 58 8th 3 40 56
Prize Money & Awards
Awards will be given to the top 3 in the following categories. Awards will be presented after each final.
Prize Money: Due to online entry, prize money may have to be paid after the event by British Cycling.
Place Elite Men
Champ Women
Champ Men
Junior Men (UCI)
Junior Women (UCI)
Elite Men (UCI)
Elite Women (UCI) 1st £275.00 £70.00 £70.00 € 350 € 200 € 800 € 450 2nd £200.00 £60.00 £60.00 € 175 € 100 € 400 € 200 3rd £150.00 £50.00 £50.00 € 125 € 75 € 200 € 150 4th £90.00 £40.00 £40.00 € 75 € 65 € 175 € 100 5th £85.00 £35.00 £35.00 € 50 € 45 € 150 € 75 6th £80.00 £30.00 £30.00 € 40 € 30 € 125 € 50 7th £75.00 £25.00 £25.00 € 30 € 20 € 100 € 40 8th £70.00 £20.00 £20.00 € 20 € 10 € 75 € 25
Schedule – Friday
• A copy of the pre registered riders will be posted – ALL riders must check the list and report any discrepancies or issues to the registration team. • Riders not pre-registered must register by completing an on the day entry form. The signed entry form and payment must be handed in together when registering. • Immediately after registration closes, a final pre-race list will be published of all riders by class on the display boards. It is the rider’s responsibility to check their entry and report any errors to Race Administration no later than 30 minutes before the start of racing. No changes will be accepted after that time and any incorrect entries may be disqualified.
Male Female 6 & Under Boys 6 & Under Girls 7 Boys / 8 Boys 7-8 Girls 9 Boys / 10 Boys 9-10 Girls 11 Boys / 12 Boys 11-12 Girls 9-12 Cruiser
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Open Practice – Friday
This session is controlled by the National Cycling Centre and will cost all participants £6.00 on the day.
All riders will be given a wristband which must be worn at all times. All participants must produce a valid British Cycling or International licence. All riders must have their correct number plate on their bike. Friday 6th March 15.00pm 15.55pm Elite + Junior Women 16.00pm 17.15pm Elite + Junior Men 17.20pm 18.00pm Championship Men 18.00pm 19.00pm Under 12 19.00pm 20.00pm Over 12 20.00pm 21.30pm Open Session 18.00pm 20.00pm Registration
Saturday 7th March Sunday 8th March 8.30am Warm Up Block 1 20 8.30am Warm Up Block 1 20 9.15am Warm Up Block 1 24 9.15am Warm Up Block 1 24 9.45am MOTO’s Block 1 9.45am MOTO’s Block 1 12.00pm ¼ Finals Block 1 12.00pm ¼ Finals Block 1 12.30pm ½ Finals Block 1 12.30pm ½ Finals Block 1 1.00pm Finals Block 1 1.00pm Finals Block 1 1.15pm Warm Up Block 2 1.15pm Warm Up Block 2 1.45pm MOTOS’s Block 2 1.45pm MOTOS’s Block 2 3.15pm ¼ Finals Block 2 3.15pm ¼ Finals Block 2 3.45pm ½ Finals Block 2 3.45pm ½ Finals Block 2 4.15pm Finals Block 2 4.15pm Finals Block 2 4.30pm Warm Up Block 3 4.30pm Warm Up Block 3 5.30pm MOTO’s Block 3 5.00pm MOTO’s Block 3 6.30pm ¼ Finals Block 3 5.30pm ¼ Finals Block 3 7.00pm ½ Finals Block 3 6.00pm ½ Finals Block 3 7.30pm Finals Block 3 6.30pm Finals Block 3
Block Definitions
Block 1 All 12 & Under 20”
All Cruisers
Block 2 13 & Over 20”
Block 3
SX/Elite and Championship
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Please Note: Schedules will run with as close to those times specified but the schedule may change during the course of event. It is the rider’s responsibility to listen to commentary for the start of the next round of racing. Outside these specified practice and race times the track will be closed. Marshals and First Aid will not be available outside of these times. Riders/Parents/Team Managers take full responsibility for any incidents that may occur.
Start Hill and Lines
All Challenge 5m hill, all challenge sections Championship 5m hill, 2nd Challenge, 3rd Pro. Elite 8m hill, all pro sections
Spectator Access
Spectator tickets can be purchased upon arrival. Price as follows:
 Children 3+ and Adults with a licensed rider £6.00 (2 day pass)  Children (0-3 years) with a licensed rider Free (2 day pass)  Saturday or Sunday spectator pass £6.00  Two day spectator pass £10.00  Please wear your wristband at all times. No wristband = No access
Media Access
Please direct all event media enquiries to:
A current public liability insurance certificate must be produced to gain accreditation
Catering will be available on site from the velo cafe. They will be serving hot and cold food from 8am each morning. The cafe has a fully licensed bar which will be open till 10pm on Saturday. Asda supermarket and Macdonalds restaurant are only 200 yards from the NCC. There is also a good selection of restaurants and take outs in the local area.
All traders must book through: Unauthorised trading is not permitted anywhere on site.
Team Areas – Inside
There are limited indoor team/club areas which are priced at £150 per 3m x 3m area. The area is only 6m deep, so the maximum space is 6m wide by 3m deep. Email: by Friday, February 27th to book a space. Priority will be given to sponsors, elite teams and international teams. A Sunday only option may be available if a Saturday only area is vacated.
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Accommodation – Hotels
Holiday Inn Manchester Central Park 888 Oldham Road, Newton heath, Manchester, M40 2BS
1.0 miles from NCC
Holiday Inn Express Goadsby St, Manchester, M4 5AH
1.6 miles from NCC
Crowne Plaza Hotel 70 Shudehill, Manchester M4 4AF
1.6 miles from NCC
The Merchants Hotel Back Piccadilly M1 1HP
1.7 miles from NCC
Britannia Hotel Manchester 35 Portland Street Manchester M1 3LA
1.7 miles from NCC
Ibis Hotel Princess Street Charles Street Manchester M1 7DL
1.8 miles from NCC
Ibis Hotel Centre Portland Street Manchester M1 4QX
1.8 miles from NCC
Holiday Inn Manchester East Debdale Park, Hyde Road, M18 7LJ
3.3 miles from NCC
National Cycling Centre Stuart Street Manchester M11 4DQ
By Train: The nearest major train station is Manchester Piccadilly – 1.0 miles By Air Manchester Airport – 6.0 miles Parking
Please follow signs for parking. There will be limited parking at the NCC. No Parking available in Asda. The Ethiad is situated approximately 400 yards away.
Manchester Royal Infirmary Oxford Road Manchester M13 9WL 1.6 miles
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British Cycling:
Overnight Parking for Motorhomes and Caravans
We are pleased to offer overnight parking for motorhomes for this event. Pitches can be booked via the online registration found here – Motorhome and Caravan booking There are no provisions for tents as the ground is hard standing
The cost for the weekend event will be £40.00. You will be able to access the site from 12pm, Friday 6th March. Entry will be through gate 2, just off Alan Turing Way, approximately 350 yards from NCC enterance
Motorhome Parking
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BMX National Series Campervan Site Conditions
1. These rules will be enforced on YOUR behalf to help make your visit a safe


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