2015 Irish National Series Details

Posted on: April 10th, 2015



The 2015 Irish National Series 


What you need to know!





The 2015 Irish BMX National Series will be run over 6 rounds with each riders best 5 results counting towards their final ranking.



The Dates and Venues are as follows:


Round 1: 19th April 2015 – Lucan BMX, St. Catherine’s Park

Round 2: 10th May 2015 – Ratoath BMX, Co. Meath

Round 3: 14th June 2015 – Cork BMX, Tramore Valley Park

Round 4: 5th July 2015 – Riverchapel BMX, Wexford

Round 5: 15th August 2015 – Ratoath BMX, Co. Meath

Round 6: 16th August 2015 – Ratoath BMX, Co. Meath



The age groups for the 2015 National Series are:


Male Expert (Challenge):

6 and under

7 – 8 years

9 – 10 years

11 – 12 years

13 – 14 years

15+ years

Masters 30+ years


Female Expert (Challenge):

7 and under

8 – 10 years

11 – 14 years

Ladies 15+ years



Open Class (payback):

15+ Superclass



Entry Fee’s the 2015 National Series are:


Under 15 Years Classes – €10
15+ Year Classes – €20
Superclass – €30




Age Group Guidelines:


The age a rider turns in 2015 is the age group they race i.e. if you are 12 now but turn 13 on or before the 31st December 2015 you race in the 13-14 year old category. Riders found to be deliberately gaining an advantage by riding down an age group will be disqualified and no points will be awarded.


While riders who are or have dominated their age group are encouraged to move up a group you cannot ride up to the Masters 30+ class, you must be a min. of 30 years of age in 2015 to race this group. Riders who are 30+ can decided to ride down.


Riders can if they wish race more than one age group i.e. their own and the one above them (excluding Masters 30+) but they must pay the entry fee for both.


Female riders can opt to ride in the male category but a male cannot ride in the female category.


Age groups may be combined on the day of races if not enough entries are received to form a category (4 riders constitutes a category) but points will be awarded to riders based on their age category i.e. if the 7-8 year olds are combined with the 9-10 year olds group the rider from the younger group with the best result on the day will be awarded full points in the 7-8 category and so on.


All riders of 15 years and above are eligible to enter Superclass (payback).


Riders in their 14th year can chose to race in Superclass with a Special Dispensation, please contact BMX Ireland for details.


Once a rider enters two Superclass events at National level they must remain in that class for the remainder of the current National season.


There will be a higher entry fee to race Superclass, a percentage of which will be used for cash prizes on the day of the race. The prize money will vary depending on the number of entries per race.




Points System:


01   – 100pts

02  –    90pts

03  –    80pts

04  –    75pts

05  –    70pts

06  –    65pts

07  –    60pts

08  –    56pts

09  –    52pts

10  –    48pts

11  –    45pts

12  –    42pts

13  –    39pts

14  –    36pts

15  –    33pts

16  –    30pts

17  –    28pts

18  –    26pts

19  –    24pts

20  –    22pts

21  –    20pts

21st – 38th Place lose 1 point per position, 38th place to infinity get 3 points.




Team Racing:


Team event is not running in 2015 due to non-registration of Teams by the cut off date.




Race Numbers:


It is the riders responsibility to have the correct number displayed on a front facing number plate at each National event.


Your correct race number is the number you raced with during the 2014 National  Series. If you do not currently have a race number you can request a National Race Number HERE. Numbers can also be issued at race registration on the day of each National.




Race Format:


The race format depends on the number of riders entered and the venue. For example, if there are less than 8 riders per group Moto racing will be used i.e. 4 or more moto’s will be run with points in each going towards your overall result on the day. Riders will be informed of how their class will be run at the start of each National.






In order to ride clipped in you must be at least in the Male 13-14 expert or Ladies 15+ groups.  This is in an effort to aid in development of the younger riders skill level which the use of clips at a young age can be detrimental too. We are happy to discuss this with individual riders / parents if they so wish.




Racing Licence:


You MUST have a Cycling Ireland Licence in order to race in National Series. You can find details on Licences HERE.


If you do not have a current Cycling Ireland Licence you can get a Day Licence, which can be obtained at the registration for each National at a cost of €15.






The minimum level of protection required to race at National Level is;


– Full Face Helmet

– Gloves

– Long pants or shorts with knee and shin pads

– Long sleeve top


There are no exceptions to this.






All disputes must be brought to the attention of a race official on the day of the race, it is too late to rectify issues once the race day has come to an end.


Riders who feel they have issue to complain about a race incident must raise it immediately after the race i.e. at the finish line.


Please read and understand the rules which can be found HERE.



These guidelines can be amended without notice.







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