When you start BMX racing we would advise that you start by competing in club races first. These are mini races that are run by the club (other clubs run races too, which you will be welcome to attend).
Regional racing – The next step is Regional racing. They have a novice category which you do not need a race licence for. If you are wanting to race expert you will need a race licence. You can gain one by going on the British Cycling website and searching race licence. To find out more info and get your racing license visit the British Cycling Website
National racing – To compete in the nationals you must compete at regional level for one season. Its at this level you will travel acorss the whole of the UK competing in 12 rounds. (in 2021 the rules are different as a one off, It is strongly recommended that all riders wishing to enter the National Series event have competed in a number of events/coached sessions in advance and are suitably prepared to enter and attend)
The British Champs – This is the biggest race of the UK season. You will need a race licence and have to compete in 5 rounds of the Summer Regional Series. (in 2021 this will only be 2 rounds)
International Euro League – You can compete in the international Euro League when you are competing in Nationals. This is an amazing experience as you travel across Europe racing against the best. This follows a similar format to the the National Series, whereby you are in a league in your age category.
European Champs – This is a one off event once a year, similar to the British Champs only for Europe. (you must be 9 years to compete)
The World Champs – This is the biggest event for the challenge riders. A one off event once a year anywhere in the World. This is when you realise BMX racing was the correct decision when you raced your first club race many years ago! (you must be 9 years to compete)
The Olympics – This occurs once every 4 years, the next Olympics will be in July, Tokyo 2021.
Jan Freakley, the Club coach is able to offer a unique experience! Is there a cooler way to celebrate your birthday than having a BMX party with up to approximately 12 people?
All equipment is included (bikes and helmets) and your party get exclusive use of the BMX track. A good way to finish the day is to present all the guests to a medal, which are £2 each.
The party can be tailored to suit individuals.
Cost for a two-hour session with 12 riders is £65.00 and includes a free certificate for every guest.
Contact Jan Freakley – 0788 4436646
Leicester Huncote Hornets are proud to host the 2021 British Championships 27th to the 29th August.
Parking via Forest Road (no parking at the pavillion) £5 per day or £10 for the weekend
Friday Practice £5
Camping £75 will go live on 8.30am on Saturday the 24th.
Trade Pitches to go live 29th at 8.30am
Brits Camping Information
In booking your camping pitch you understand and accept the following: In the unlikely event that Blaby District Council deem the camping fields unsuitable for camping and parking, due to ground conditions, the Event will still go ahead without onsite camping and all camping fees will be refunded.
Please take a few minutes to read the important information below. Upon booking your camping pitch you agreed to abide by the site rules and if found to be breaking these rules may be asked to leave.
Entry to the campsite opens at 10.00 on Friday 27th August 2021, (via, Forest Road see map below)
FIRE AND CAMPSITE SAFETY
THE CAMPSITE IS A NO SMOKING AREA. Please smoke away from the camping pitches and outside of the fenced area.
You will see that camping pitches 9m x 9m have been marked out, please keep within these lines, one tent/caravan or motorhome per pitch. To meet fire regulations we advise that you position your camp in the centre of your pitch leaving as much space as possible between yourself and your neighbour.
Only one vehicle per pitch please, parked within your pitch to keep roadways clear throughout the campsite, to enable the entry and exit of emergency vehicles. Any extra vehicles will be asked to park in the Car Park. For safety reasons do not park your vehicle directly in front of your tent entrance. No parking along the fence and please keep vehicle movement to a minimum especially during event times.
Please keep your speed to a minimum on the campsite at all times with a maximum of 5mph.
There are firepoints situated around the site, please make note of your nearest firepoint, if there is a fire please ring the bell to alert other campers and make your way to the nearest emergency exit point. In the event of an emergency please call 999.
Site address Forest Road, Huncote LE9 3BN
NO BARBEQUES OR FIRES ARE ALLOWED ON THE CAMPSITE, USERS WILL BE ASKED TO LEAVE.
Dogs are welcome but please keep them on a lead and ensure you clear up using the bins provided around the park.
Please consider your fellow campers and local residents, we would ask for a no noise curfew from 23.00 on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights.
Please be considerate when leaving your pitch. Please take any unwanted and broken items away with you to dispose of at home. Please collect your household rubbish in the black bag provided and when leaving place in the wheeled bins provided around the camp site. Waste water disposal units will be available.
TOILETS & SHOWERS
Toilets are available on the camp site, trackside and at the pavilion building.
The showers are in the pavilion building, opening times to be confirmed.
These times may change due to changes in the race schedule. These will be posted at the shower block.
Fresh water point will be clearly marked in the camping field.
You will been given a wristband to wear at all times to show you should be on the campsite. There will be 24 hour security on site but please ensure your valuables are secure at all times, if you see anyone acting suspiciously please report this to the stewarding and security staff. If you need to contact anyone during the weekend come to the green cabin for assistance or speak to our onsite security team.
The nearest accident and emergency department is at Leicester Royal Infirmary Hospital, Infirmary square, Leicester, LE1 5WW
Please vacate the campsite by 10.00 am on Monday 30th August.