Action packed racing entertainment for BMX National and Continental Champs

The valley of Giba Gorge will come alive to the screams and cheers of South African BMX racing supporters and fans when SA, and Africa’s, top athletes compete for top honours in two separate championship events on 25 and 26 October 2014.

The high-status 2014 SA BMX National Championships takes place on Saturday, followed by the 2014 UCI African BMX Continental Championships on Sunday. Both of these top-class events will take place on South Africa’s first purpose-built BMX Supercross track.

Competitors will have access to the Supercross track for official gate starts from 14:00-16:00 on Friday 24 October.

OFFICIAL GATE STARTS

Bike Scrutineering during official practice
14:00-14:20 13 Years and under
14:20-14:40 14 Years and over + Cruiser
14:40-15:00 ELITE
15:00-15:20 13 Years and under
15:20-15:40 14 Years and over + Cruiser
15:40-16:00 ELITE
TRACK CLOSED

Non South African riders will have a gate practice session from 08:00-09:30 on Saturday 25 October. The 2014 SA BMX National Championships begins at 12:00, with prize giving wrapping up proceedings at 16:00

GATE PRACTICE

Bike Scrutineering during official practice
09:30-09:50 13 years and under
09:50-10:10 14 & over + Cruiser
10:10-10:30 ELITE
10:30-10:45 OFFICIAL’S MEETING
11:00 RIDERS BRIEFING & Strider Play Time
11:20 Team Ride By
11:30 Final Track Preparation
11:55 National Anthem
12:00 RACING STARTS with Striders
14:00-15:00 LUNCH and Strider Finals
15:00 FINALS
15:40 KZN Development Racing
16:00 Prizegiving

Sunday’s African Championship racing begins at 09:00, with the Finals/Mains set to take place at 13:00. Prize giving is scheduled for 14:00.

GATE PRACTICE

07:45-08:00 13 years and under
08:00-08:15 14 & over + Cruiser
08:15-08:30 ELITE
08:30-08:45 Officials Meeting
08:45-09:00 Final Track Preparation
09:00 START RACING
12:00-13:00 LUNCH
13:00 Finals/Mains
14:00 Prize Giving After Racing

Saturday and Sunday’s race events will be streamed live on streamit360.tv, so don’t miss out on the action!

Click here to view/download the full timetable of events

The 2014 UCI African Continental Championships is the first of three Continental Championship events to take place in KwaZulu-Natal in a four-month period. Cycling South Africa has secured the 2015 African Continental Track Cycling Championships (21-25 January) and the 2015 African Continental Road Cycling Championships (9-14 February) in the City of Pietermaritzburg, further cementing the on going plans in place with KwaZulu-Natal Government and the Department of Sport and Recreation in support of the city as the African UCI Bike City.

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