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ALL TIMES/INFO FOR BRITS.

Here is a quick recap of all the information and times that you need to know for this weekends British Championships.
Whatever you need to know can be found in the text below , camping info, practice times, schedules and even bar info.
So make sure you have a blinding weekend, race your best and most of all enjoy the British Championships!!!
See ya there.
Welcome
On arrival, you will be directed to the BMX car parking area or the onsite camping entrance, depending on your arrangements for the weekend. You will be given a welcome pack including wristbands which must be worn for the duration of the event please. Car park and camping stickers will be given and must be displayed at all times.
Registration Times
Registration for this event is via British Cycling’s online registration system only.
Online entry opens on the 1st of August and closes at 11pm on the 17th of August. Only riders that have qualified should register. Go to the calendar section via and choose British BMX Championships followed by the region you have qualified through.
If you haven’t qualified and require dispensation, please read the published information against your online event. Dispensation regulations can be found in Appendix 3 of the BMX regulations.
The regions will publish information on how to register for this event and how and when to apply for dispensation.
Rider Check in – Saturday 23rd of August
All riders will check in with your own region at the venue between the hours of 10am and 1pm on Saturday the 23rd of August.
Entry Fees
Registration Costs:
 Male and Female £20.00 (20” & 24”)
 Championship Men/Women £20.00
 Elite Men £25.00
Rules – British BMX Championships
1 General Information
1.1 BC BMX National Series Racing Regulations apply to this event except where indicated below.
1.2 The Race Format will be as per National Series Regulations with the exception
1.2.1 There are no B Finals
1.3 Each Region’s top 20 results count towards the Regions score.
1.4 Each Club’s top 6 results count towards the Clubs score.
1.5 Each Team’s top 4 results count towards the Team’s score.
1.6 Points are awarded according to the National Series system except positions 5-8 semi finalists, who will also receive points.
1.7 Combined classes will be split out before points and trophies are awarded.
3. General Registration Information
3.1 Age categories for the event are published below.
3.2 Riders who have “ridden up” in age classes at a Regional Series may ride their true age group at the Brits based on ‘’Current year minus year of birth’’ basis. This also applies to female riders who may ride in male classes at regional level and wish to ride in a female class at the event.
3.3 Any rider that has competed in a higher age/ability category at national level in the current year must compete in that category at the British Championships.
3.4 A rider who has qualified via the Regional Series on 20” but not on Cruiser, or vice versa, is allowed to enter both classes.
3.5 Riders must compete on the correct number plate as follows
3.5.1 Regional plate – both colour and suffix.
Midlands – Red plate with white numbers Suffix *1
South West – Light Green with black numbers Suffix *2
East Anglia – Yellow plate with black numbers Suffix *3
North (& IOM) – White with black numbers Suffix *4 (IOM have a single digit followed by M)
South – Blue plate with white numbers Suffix *5
Scotland – Black plate with white numbers Suffix *6
3.5.2 Championship class riders will compete on their National Series plates.
3.5.3 Riders may use a current World (W) or European (E) ranking plate in the class it was awarded in or its nearest equivalent.
3.5.4 Riders with a current British Championship 01 classification in that class
3.5.5 Side plates must comply with the main regulations with ranking and regional number in one line e.g. 223 or 22 3 – no decimal point on side plates as there will not be room.
3.5.6 Until the Regional structure develops in the relevant areas, riders from the Isle of Man should ride with a single digit followed by M and register via the North Region. Riders living in Wales should qualify via one of the existing English Regions.
3.5.7 All riders must have valid BC Silver or Gold membership at the time of the event and should also have qualified through their relevant regional series.
5 Riders Parade
5.1 Details of the parade schedule, route and times will be published at the event.
5.2 The Riders Parade is open to all competing riders and club officials who will parade part of the track without bikes.
5.3 It is each region’s responsibility to organise their clubs and ensure that all riders are ready to start the parade when requested. The order of the regions will be announced prior to the parade.
5.4 No animals will be allowed in the parade or venue.
Categories
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
17-29,
9-10
30-39
Master (30+)
11-12
40-44
Veteran (40+
13-14
45+
Championship (Junior & 17+ riders)
15-16
17-29 Female
Elite
Championship (17+)
30+ Female
Championship and Elite will run as 2 separate categories and will not be merged.

Prize Money & Awards
Awards will be given to the top 8 in all categories.
Prize Money: Due to online entry, prize money will be paid after the event by British Cycling.
Place Elite Men Championship Women Championship Men Place Club Championships
1st
£400.00
£100.00
£100.00
1st
£200.00 + Award
2nd
£250.00
£80.00
£80.00
2nd
£125.00
3rd
£200.00
£70.00
£70.00
3rd
£100.00
4th
£150.00
£60.00
£60.00
4th
£75.00
5th
£125.00
£50.00
£50.00
5th
£50.00
6th
£100.00
£40.00
£40.00
6th
£25.00
7th
£85.00
£30.00
£30.00
8th
£70.00
£20.00
£20.00
Awards will be presented for:
Best Supported Region:
This award will be presented to the region that gets into the spirit of the Brits. As well as achieving that coveted 01 plate, the Brits is about supporting your region. Follow your region colour scheme and make some noise for your riders!
Top Points Region:
When all the results are added up, this award will be presented to the region with the best points tally.
Club & Team Championships:
As well as showing some region solidarity, there will be awards for the best point scoring clubs and the top point scoring Challenge Team and Elite Team.
Schedule
Friday Practice – This session is controlled by Cyclopark and will cost all participants £5.00. All participants will be given a wrist band which must be worn during this session.
Start Finish Class
2.00pm 2.55pm 12 & under
3.00pm 3.55pm 13+ including Championship Women
4.00pm 4.55pm Closed
5.00pm 5.55pm 12 & under
6.00pm 6.55pm 13+ including Championship Women
7.00pm 7.55 pm Elite
Saturday Open Practice
9.30am 9.55am Male 11-16 / Female 13-16
10.00am 10.25am Male 17+ / Female 17+
10.30am 10.55am Male 6 – 10 / Female 6-12
11.00am 11.25am All Cruisers
Saturday Gate Practice
11.30am 12.20pm Male 11-16 / Female 13-16
12.25pm 1.15pm Male 17+ / Female 17+
1.20pm 2.10pm Male 6 – 10 / Female 6-12
2.15pm 2.55pm All Cruisers
3.00pm 3.20pm Championship and Elite Only
Saturday Racing
Male 6 & Under, Male 7, Male 8,
Female 6 & Under, Female 7-8,
All Cruiser Categories
3.30pm
Riders Oath followed by Motos
+15 after Motos Quarter / Semi’s
+15 after Semi’s Finals
Sunday Warm Up
8.30am 8.55am Male 9-15 / Female 9-16
9.00am 9.25am Male 16+ / Female 17+
9.30am 9.45am Championship/Elite Men
Sunday Racing
10am onwards Motos
After Motos
Riders Parade
2.00pm 2.30pm Quarter Finals
2.45pm 3.30pm Semi Finals
3.45pm 4.45pm Finals
5.00pm 9.00pm British Championships Presentation
British Championship Presentation
The presentation for the Brits finalists will take place immediately after racing on Sunday. There will be awards for the top 8 in each category.
Please Note:
Schedules: especially on Sunday, 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. 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.
Spectator Access
Spectator entrance is free although car parking will be charged at £3.00 per day (£6.00 for weekend)
Media Access
Please direct all event media enquiries to:
Or
Paul Panton
Catering
Catering on-site is provided. There will be several food points close to the track and the Cyclocafe will be open all weekend, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner and BBQ.
There are also plenty of restaurants in the local area.
Entertainment + Bar
There will be a range of entertainments from Friday through till Sunday including live music, bouncy castles, face painting, play-park and access to the skatepark. Cyclocafe will have a fully licensed bar all weekend too.
Trading
All traders must book through Martin Baxter – please contact by emailing
No unauthorised trading is allowed and anyone doing so will be requested to leave the site.
Team Areas
All track space is divided between regions for this event. Team areas are available outside of the main track area for £20.00 per 3×3. All teams wishing to make a booking should contact:
Accommodation & Camping
Cyclopark will be offering camping at this event on a strictly first come first served basis. Camping can be booked through the following website:
Prices and full details can also be found here. Please note, terms and conditions apply.
Anyone camping prior to Friday will be required to move site on Friday prior to 10am.
For those camping on the Sunday night, you will be required to leave before 10am Monday morning.
Please see terms and conditions.
There are many hotels in the area – please use the usual search facilities to find one suitable for your needs.
Location
The Tollgate, Watling St, Gravesend, Kent DA11 7NP
Distance from:
London – 28 miles
Birmingham – 150 miles
Bristol – 165 miles
Manchester – 230 miles
Nearest train Station – Gravesend Railway Station – 2 miles
Other Info
No dogs are allowed on site at any time.
No smoking in the track area – the designated smoking area is the main car park.
Enquiries
General enquiries e-mail –
General enquiries tel – 01474 831400

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