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Redditch Premiers BMX Club and the Midland BMX Region looks forward to welcoming you to Round 7&8 of the British Cycling National BMX Series in Redditch, Worcestershire on 15th-17th July 2011. Here is the full info you need.
If you have any questions please post on here or email them to batbmx25@yahoo.co.uk

We will keep you updated with any info as and when required.

Track Address
Redditch BMX Park
Near Golden Goose Public House
Icknield Street Drive
Matchborough West
Redditch
Worcestershire
B98 0DD

Directions from Junction 3 of M42

M42(north and south bound) J3
Alcester Rd Beoley, Worcestershire

1. Exit M42 at Junction 3 Evesham/Redditch
2. 1st Exit(when coming off southbound) and 4th exit (when coming off northbound) off the roundabout onto Alcester Rd/A435 heading to Evesham
Continue to follow A435 for
4.1 mi – filter from dual carriageway to single carriageway (single carriageway can have 40mph limit mobile speed cameras)
3. At A4189, Roundabout take the 3rd exit onto Warwick Hwy
then in 300 yrds Go through roundabout
1.1 mi
4. At the next roundabout (Morrisons Island), take the 1st exit onto Icknield St Dr/B4497
0.6 mi
5. Turn right in to Track just 20 metres before Golden Goose Pub entrance.

Team Area:
ALL BC Affiliated Teams have been contacted for gazebo bookings. The team area will be positioned by the pens/pre rider race area and behind the start hill. If there are any further bookings on top of the requests I have already received please email me at batbmx25@yahoo.co.uk with the following:

1,Team name.
2.Size of space required.
3.Name of person making booking.

price is £5 per 3×3 area (set by BC) We will supply a list of bookings or a site plan very soon which will be posted on this thread.

Club Gazebo booking:
All Clubs are to be given priority of track side space; the cost for gazebo space is £5.00 per 3mx3m area. (Set by BC) Again all Clubs have been contacted and we’ve received plenty of bookings. Most of the prime trackside viewing areas are booked, but there is still some space on the last straight and loads on the first straight which will be right by the large grandstand that EA scaffolding will be supplying. Again if you haven’t booked and want to; email batbmx25@yahoo.co.uk with the following:
1.Club name.
2.Size of space required.
3.Name of person making booking.

A list or plan of all bookings will also be posted on this thread soon.

PLEASE NOTE:-
The person making the booking for Club or Team areas is responsible for paying.
Payment should be made at the entrance to the track/car park on arrival and before any gazebos are erected, you will be given a receipt, please hang this on your gazebo as proof of payment. (One receipt per 3x3m will be provided)
Bookings will close when full and this will be announced as soon as that happens, a short time later a list will be listed on BMXtalk and our facebook page of the area your gazebo will be placed.
Positions will be first come first served.
Your space will be marked out and will have your club name in it; this will be your space for the whole of the weekend.

Camping and car parking:
Campsite will open at 12 midday on Friday and will cost £20 for the weekend. The campsite must be vacated by 8pm Sunday evening. Camping is on the parkland surronding the track. So is very close to the track, toilets, showers and most importantly of all the PUB! The campsite is in two sections. we suggest that families with young children who are likely to be early to bed use the area to the far right of the camping field. This is furthest away from the Pub and the Saturday night entertainment we have planned(see below).

Male and female Toilets and showers will be provided in our Club house. Also portaloos, fresh water and waste disposal point are provided in the camping area, and portaloo toilets right by the pens for riders too. The showers will be open at set times which we will post on here nearer the time.

All campers will be provided with rubbish bags, please dispose of in the skips provided around the campsite.

Car parking will be located in two designated areas which again are 50 yards from the track and will be clearly signposted and cost £6 for the weekend.

Security:
Security will be provided overnight on Friday and Saturday, but Please be vigilant still.

Wrist bands – Important

Wrist bands will be issued to everyone once they have paid for camping or car parking (everyone in you party will get one) These must be worn at all times and shown to security as you enter the track compound area. This is being put in place to protect you and your belongings so please co-operate. Anyone who hasn’t paid for camping or car parking will be charged a £2 weekend spectator fee and will again receive a wrist band, this is more for local people who walk to the event and is being put in place to deter an unwanted element on site. Whilst we are putting in these measures to help protect your belonging we ask that you still take good care of your belongings. Redditch Premiers, Redditch Wheels Project and Redditch Borough Council except no responsibilty for loss or theft of items or belongings.

B&B’s and Hotels :

Google link to list of Hotels –
http://www.google.co.uk/searchhl=en&rlz … CGwQ1QIoAg

Most of these are within 5 minutes drive of the track
The Closest Hotel to the track is the Campanile – http://www.campanile.com/Hotel/en/great … dditch.htm
This is 3 minutes drive, from the track and from the Town Centre, and offers a discount if you are a member of a Sports federation like British Cycling.

Google link to B&B’s- http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&so … B&gs_rfai=

Catering:
Our usual Catering van will be on site with bacon and the like in the mornings with Burger etc and fresh baguettes on th afternoons, we will also have a Jacket Potatoe stand and an ice cream van.
Redditch Premiers BMX Tuck shop will be open for cold drinks, snacks and lots of other lovely treats. As well as a fresh fruit stall.

Overlooking the track is the Golden Goose Pub and Restaurant. This is open all day and serves Carvery from lunchtime right through to the evening. They do take reservations so If anyone is planning on eating there you are advised to make a booking earlier in the day.

Traders:
Groove racing shop, Shoevegas, Stay Strong, Ultimate BMX, Halfords and others will be trading over the weekend. If any other traders are wishing to enquire about trading please contact me at batbmx25@yahoo.co.uk

Day time Entertainment:
Skatepark
The skatepark will be open over the weekend (www.redditchskatepark.co.uk) Prices and times to be confirmed. We are planning to put a few displays on with some top local riders at various times of the day, details to be confirmed.

There will be daytime entertainment around the track area, Funbusters will be on hand with various inflatables plus a few other fun activites for all the family.

Saturday Night Entertainment

Full details are to be arranged on this, but we will have a couple of bands playing on the Saturday night. We are having a temporary stage brought in with PA and sound man. A warm up act will start not long after racing has finished, then our headline act ‘Sugar Mama’ (http://www.sugarmamamusic.co.uk/) will play their set. These young guys are amazing, playing Rock and blues with a mixture of covers and original material drawing from all their influences like The Beatles, The Who, The Kinks, John Lee Hooker, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix and many more. While this is going on Funbusters will still be around with inflatables etc for the kids and a mechanical bull for the parents. We are hoping to run some sort of Mechanical Bull contest on Saturday night too. All of this will be focussed towards and around the pub and its large garden area. This is a very short walk from the track/campsite. The PA will be pointing away from the campsite area though. Music should finish at around 10.30pm at the latest.

Information on the local area and family activities local to the track:

Local Shops, Petrol Etc-
1 minute drive or 5 minute walk from the track is a Morrison’s Supermarket with Petrol station

Overlooking the track is the Golden Goose Pub and Restaurant. This is open all day and serves Carvery from lunchtime right through to the evening. It has a pub garden that backs on to the track with a small children’s play area. They do take reservations so If anyone is planning on eating there after racing it is worth booking earlier in the day.

Arrow Valley lake and Park is a 2 minute drive from the track. This has several great play areas for all ages. Their is a Countryside Centre with a cafe that looks out on to the lake. Great place to take the kids for free!

The town centre is 5 minutes drive from the track. There is an indoor shopping centre which opens normal shopping hours on Friday and Saturday and 10am till 4pm on Sundays. It has most of the top high Street stores, plus it has a multi screen Cinema on the top floor(open till late).

Coconut Island-Childrens softplay is a 5 minute drive from the track on lakeside industrial estate.

Plenty to do just in case some of the family fancy something different to watching the racing.

Racing and Weekend Schedule

Age Categories:
Male 20″
6 & Under, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17-24, 25-29, Master (30+), Veteran (40+), Junior, Elite
Female 20″:
6 & Under, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15-16, Championship
Cruiser:
9-12, 13-14, 15-16, 17-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45+, 17-29 female, 30+ female

Number Plates:
National Ranking. Ranking gained in 2010 if in a single age band. If moving up into a new multi- year age group, then you may need an “X” after your ranking number.
Membership Number. A rid
r’s membership number is 6 digits long. The last 3 digits can be used
British Champion: 01 (only in the category that the title was gained)
European Champion E1-E8 (only in the category that the title was gained)
World Champion W1-W8 (only in the category that the title was gained)
UCI Career number only available to riders who have applied to UCI via BC
Using a number in the category gained includes for example, a 20″ rider aged 15 winning the British title using the 01 plate in the following year as a 16 year old.
The colour of the number plates used in 2011 will be as per UCI/UEC:
Male 20″ Yellow with black numbers
Junior Men: Black with white numbers
Championship female: Black with white numbers
Elite Men: White with black numbers
Female 20″ Blue with white numbers
All Cruiser Red with white numbers

Event Awards:
The top 3 riders in all 20″ categories for ages 12 and under will receive a trophy or souvenir plate at each round awarded via a podium presentation. The top 8 Elite Men and Championship Women and top 3 Junior Men will receive cash prizes at all rounds. Prize money will be £1,000 per round for Elite Men, £350 for Championship Women and £150 for Junior Men.

Entry Fees:
Categories 16 and under £15.00
Categories 17 and over £20.00
Elite Men £25.00
2nd bike entry fee £10.00
Family discount £5.00 off per additional entry
2011 National Timetable:
Practice Numbers for 2011
Practice Group 1 All Cruisers
Practice Group 2 Boys & Girls aged 10 and under
Practice Group 3 Boys 11 to 14 & Girls 11 to 16
Practice Group 4 15/16 Boys, 17-24 Men, 25-29 Men, Masters, Veteran,
Practice Group 5 Junior Male, Championship Female & Elite

Friday Schedule:
The track will remain closed until official practice begins. Practice is from 4.30pm until 8pm. Cost is £3 per rider. Each rider will be provided with a band/sticker as proof of payment.

The Friday night practice schedule will be:
4.30-5-15 12 and under
5.15-6.00 13+
6.00-6.45 12 and under
6.45-7.30 13+
The track will not be open outside these times.
We will run an extra 1/2 hour until 8pm if there is demand

Registration will be open during the Friday practice session.

Saturday Schedule:
Registration: 08.30am-10:00am
Practice Schedule:
Each Group has approximately 10 minutes open warm up before the gate is used
Group 1 0800 to 0840
Group 2 0840 to 0920
Group 3 0920 to 1005
Group 4 1005 to 1050
Group 5 1050 to 1115
Elite Time Trial 1130 to 1200 (riders will be allocated a start time)
12.05-12.20 Sponsors race
Motos 1230
Run Offs will be run immediately after the end of the 3rd round of Moto’s
Quarter Finals 1600
Note, If there are no quarter finals the semi finals will start as soon as possible
Semi Finals 1630
Finals 1730
Estimated time of finish 1845 (changed to match Sunday final times)

SUNDAY:
Practice with Gates
All classes 16 and under 0830 – 0915
All classes 17+ 0915 – 0945

Motos 1000
Run Offs will be run immediately after the end of the 3rd round of Motos
Quarter Finals 1330 (Approximate)
Note, if there are no quarter finals the semi finals will start as soon as possible
Semi Finals 1415 (Approximate)
Finals 1500 (Approximate)
Estimated time of finish 1615 (Approximate)

Schedules: especially on Sunday racing will be run with minimum delay – it is the rider’s responsibility to listen to commentary for the start of the next round of racing

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