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Scottish Regional Series 2024

 

This years Scottish Regional BMX series will be held over 8 rounds:

 

Schedule

Round 1               Sunday 10th March   Clydebank

Round 2               Saturday 6th April     Clydebank

Round 3               Saturday 13th April   Cumbernauld

Round 4               Sunday 14th April      Cumbernauld 

Round 5               Sunday 5th May         Cumbernauld

Round 6               Saturday 29th June   Clydebank

Round 7               Sunday 21st July         Clydebank

Round 8               Sunday 28th July        Cumbernauld

Scottish Open    Sunday 22nd Sept      Clydebank 

Track Locations

Clydebank

Western Titans BMX Club

33 Onslow Road

Clydebank

G81 2XT

Cumbernauld

Cumbernauld Centurions BMX Club

Broadwood BMX Track

Broadwood Stadium

1 Ardgoil Drive

Cumbernauld

G68 9NE

Race Day Schedule

Sign in         11:00 - 12:00   (Novices only: Experts will be on auto sign-in as they go round the track 

Practice      11:00 - 12:30 

Racing         13:00 - approx. 15:30

Race Information

Entry   

Entry is pre-registration only and will close at 12:00  midday on the day prior to each race.  Entry will be through the British Cycling website and will be open 2 weeks prior to each race.  

Cost

Costs for this year are £10.00 for novices and experts.  If you're riding two bikes (20" and cruiser"), its £5.00 for your second bike.

Classes

For those of you new to BMX racing, we race in 2 classes, Novice and Expert.  If you've not raced before,  you'll go into the novice class for the first year of racing.  please ensure you enter for the correct class.. Novice classes are named "Novice" in the entry system.

Age Groups

Riders race in the age category that they will be at the end of the year.  For example, if you are currently 10yrs old, but will turn 11 in 2024, you will race in the 11yrs age category.

Plate no.

The British Cycling entry will ask you for your plate number.  If you are a novice rider, please speak to your club about a plate before entering so that they can help you to get a plate prior to raceday.  The following information on plates is taken from the British Cycling rule book and applies to expert riders.

B2.3.1. Number Plates

B2.3.1.1. Each cycle entered into an Event must have a number plate attached to the front of the handlebars. Number plates must be made of flexible plastic or other similar flexible material.

B2.3.1.2. Digits must be a minimum of 7cm tall and 4.5cm wide, with a minimum stroke thickness of 1.2cm. Space between digits must be 1cm. There must be no italic or stylised characters.

B2.3.1.3. Riders must use the plate and number colour combinations specified for the category in which they are racing as follows:

CHALLENGE Open/Boys Yellow plate, black numbers

Female/Girls Blue plate, white numbers

CRUISER All Red plate, white numbers

Side Plates

Side plates are not required for the Scottish Regional Series.  If you plan on riding the North Series or the National Series, you will require a side plate to race. 

Race Clothing

It is essential for every riders safety to follow the British Cycling rules on race wear.  Please help our volunteer commissaires by sticking to the following rules and preventing any rider not being allowed to race:

B2.2. Clothing

B2.2.1. Where racing clothing has been registered by a Club or Team, that racing clothing must be worn by all riders representing such Club or Team when competing in Events.

B2.2.2. Jersey

B2.2.2.1. A rider’s jersey must be a loose-fitting long-sleeved jersey. Jerseys used in BMX Events must be of a type specifically sold for use in BMX, motocross or Mountain Bike Downhill. Custom produced jerseys of this type and matching these requirements are permitted.

B2.2.2.2. Skinsuits or one-piece suits comprising of the jersey and the pants are not permitted for use in BMX Events. Jerseys with zips are not permitted, aside from a zip at the collar less than 10cm long.

B2.2.2.3. The jersey must be either close fitting around the waist or tucked into the pants before the start to not cause interference.

B2.2.3. Pants

B2.2.3.1. The rider must wear either long pants, or  shorts combined with suitable knee and shin protection. Such long pants or shorts must  be of a type that are specifically designed and sold for use in BMX, motocross or Mountain Bike Downhill. Custom produced pants or shorts of this type and matching these requirements are permitted.

B2.2.3.2. Long pants of the type described in B2.2.3.1 must be loose fitting, of one-piece construction and made of tear resistant material. They must cover the entire length of both legs until just above the shoe or ankle.

B2.2.3.3. Shorts of the type described in B2.2.3.1 must be loose fitting, of one-piece construction and made of tear resistant material. They must be worn together with leg protection that covers the entire knee and the entire shin until just above the shoe or ankle. Such protection must be of a type that is specifically designed, constructed and sold to protect the knee and entire shin for BMX, motocross or Mountain Bike Downhill.

B2.2.3.4. Pants or shorts composed of tight-fitting stretch material are only permitted to be worn if under acceptable long pants or shorts, or to cover acceptable knee and shin protection, or under or as part of the construction of that protection.

 B2.2.4. Gloves

B2.2.4.1. Full finger gloves must be worn.

Transponders

Transponders will be required for all experts at each race this year.  Transponders are available to hire from the Centurions at a cost of £5 per race with a £20 deposit.  There are a limited number of transponders available for purchase from the Centurions at £75, with a £5 discount for club members.  They are also available to buy directly from Mylaps (https://hssports.co.uk/sales/mylaps-prochip-flex-personal-transponder/).

Transponders are not required for novices.

"Riding Up"

Riders who finished either first or second in the previous years series are eligible to request to ride up to a maximum of 2 age-groups above their "year of birth" category.  This can only be on the bike that you rode in the previous years category e.g. if you finished 2nd at cruiser, you can't ride up in your 20" category.  Once you've "ridden up" for one race, you cannot race back down in your standard category for the rest of the series.  Riding up will not prevent you from riding your "year of birth" category at the Brits.

Series points

Series points will be awarded for the best 6 rounds out of 8 to decide final standings at the end of the series.  To qualify for a trophy, 6 rounds must have been ridden.  Trophies are only presented to expert riders, and will be presented between practice and the first moto on the day of the Scottish Open.  A separate medal presentation for all novice riders will take place after racing on round 8.

Brits Qualification

Those riders who ride in the expert classes will be eligible to compete in this years British Championships if they compete in 5 of this years 8 regional races.  For those of you wishing to ride cruiser and 20" at the Brits, your second bike has to have been ridden in 2 rounds, and through all moto's of each round.  Dispensation for Brits qualification can be considered upon formal request to your club chairperson for the following:

1. Races have been missed due to injury or illness.  Your club chairperson should be aware of this on the day of the race

2. Competing in a Euro-round at Championship class only.  Dispensation will not be given to challenge class riders at Euro-rounds

3. If you volunteer at a race instead of riding, you will automatically be given dispensation for that round

Any Other Questions 

If you have any other questions regarding this years series, please contact your club rather than the regional Facebook page.  The 2 clubs have jointly agreed on the the details of this years series and will be able to assist you with any enquiries.

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