SA Appeals Process

Download the Cycling South Africa Appeal Process Policy here

Appeals

In accord with the Constitution of Cycling SA, an athlete may lodge an appeal against non-selection in a National squad or South African team. The process for dealing with such an appeal is detailed hereafter:

 1. Grounds of Appeal

 An aggrieved person may appeal against a decision of the selectors in accordance with this policy on the grounds that a decision of the selectors was not made in accordance with the selection policy, i.e., that the selection criteria was not properly followed or implemented.

 2. Procedure for Appeal

Any appeal against a decision of the selectors must be made by the prescribed deadline (48 hours) following any public announcement of the selections;

    1. The appeal must be lodged in writing with the Discipline Director or CEO and accompanied by the prescribed fee (R5000). If the matter does not proceed to a hearing or if the appeal is successful, the appeal fee may be refunded in full.

    1. The application for the appeal must set out:

      1. The decision of the selectors in question;

      2. The grounds on which the appeal is made; and

      1. The reasons or circumstances supporting the alleged grounds of appeal.

      2. Nothing in this policy prevents the withdrawal of an appeal at any time in writing.

      3. On receipt of an appeal in accordance with this policy, the Discipline Director or CEO must forward the appeal documents to the Selection Review Panel (SRP) without delay.

  1. Constitution of Selection Review Panel

The Cycling SA Board will appoint a SRP that will be constituted by any three persons available to hear the appeal, which must include the following:

    1. A person with legal training, experience in dispute resolution, or suitable experience in the process of determining selection appeals in sport, who will act as Chairperson of the SRP

    1. A person with experience and understanding of cycling or high performance sport and with suitable skills for membership of the panel

    1. A former elite cyclist; or a member of the Cycling SA Riders Commission; or a person appointed by the Cycling SA Riders Commission.

No member of the SRP may be a selector, a member of the Cycling SA Executive Committee or have been a party to or directly interested in the matter under consideration.

4. Functions of the Selection Review Panel

 The SRP has no power of selection or re-selection. The SRP may review the matter set out in the appeal and may (as appropriate) refer the matter back to the selectors for consideration.

5. Procedures for the Selection Review Panel

 The SRP shall, as soon as practical after receiving notice of the appeal, investigate and consider the matter and shall within seven days of receiving such notice, progress as follows:

  1. Preliminary Assessment:

Upon request by the Discipline Director or CEO, the Chairperson of the SRP may conduct a preliminary review of the grounds for Appeal in order to assess the strength of the appellant’s submission. The SRP Chairperson reserves the right to make contact with the appellant and/or selectors, should it be required, for clarification or additional information in this preliminary assessment phase.

The SRP will then act in one of the following ways:

  • Progress to a formal hearing of the appeal, on the basis that preliminary assessments indicate the case warrants a formal hearing;

    or

  • Dismiss the appeal and not progress to a formal appeal hearing, ruling the case closed due to lack of merit. The appellant will then be informed in writing of these findings.

  1. If the matter warrants referral to a formal hearing the SRP shall, as soon as practicable, having regard to the timing of selection and proximity of relevant events, direct the Discipline Director or CEO to serve a notice in writing on the aggrieved party:

    1. Stating that the aggrieved party may address the decision of the SRP at a meeting to be held as soon as practicable, and no later than ten days from the date of the notice;

    1. Stating the date, place and time of that meeting; and

    1. Informing the aggrieved person that he or she may do any one or more of the following:

i. Attend that meeting personally, by teleconference link or by his or her representative, not being legally trained or qualified; or

ii. Give the SRP, no later than 24 hours before the time of that meeting, a further written statement setting out relevant information surrounding the appeal.

  1. Any other athlete/s that may be affected by the outcome of an appeal shall also be notified and;

        1. be advised of the appeal and the grounds submitted for appeal; and

        1. be provided the opportunity to lodge a written submission or attend a hearing and provide evidence or be represented at the hearing by a nominated person/s.

    1. The selectors will also be requested to lodge a written statement outlining the reasons for their selections that impacted upon the non-selection of the aggrieved party. The selectors may attend a hearing and provide further evidence or be represented at the hearing by a nominated person/s.

    1. The SRP may conduct a meeting convened in accordance with this policy (or any adjournment thereof) in such manner as it sees fit, but shall:

      1. Give to the aggrieved party and the selectors every opportunity to be heard;

      1. Give due consideration to any written statement by the aggrieved person;

      1. Allow the aggrieved person to be present along with his or her adult representative (not being legally trained or qualified); and may, request or require the aggrieved person or any other witness to attend the meeting or provide such evidence as is available.

      1. Following consideration of all relevant and available information, the SRP shall arrive at a finding. A decision of the SRP shall be by a majority decision.

      1. The SRP shall notify the CEO of its finding within 24 hours.

      1. If the SRP considers the grounds alleged by the aggrieved person to be satisfied, it shall recommend that the selectors again consider the selection of the relevant squad, team or individual.

      1. The selectors shall comply with the direction of the SRP in this regard.

      1. Any further selection decision of the selectors under the direction of the SRP shall be final, and no other further appeal shall be available to the aggrieved person in respect of that selection.

6. Court of Arbitration for Sport

A person who wishes to appeal against a further selection decision of the selectors under the direction of the SRP may appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). The decision of the CAS will be final and binding on the parties and it is agreed that neither party will institute or maintain proceedings in any court or tribunal other than the CAS.

  1. Time in which appeal to the CAS can be lodged A person wishing to appeal to the CAS must give written notice of that fact to the Discipline Director or CEO within 48 hours of the announcement of the decision against which the appeal is made and must then file his or her statement of appeal with the CAS within a further 48 hours.

  1. Failure to observe time limits; Failure of the appellant to observe the above time limits will render any appeal a nullity provided that a person may apply to Cycling SA for an extension of time in which to commence an appeal. Cycling SA may grant such an extension only in extenuating circumstances outside the control of the aggrieved person.

 Download the Cycling South Africa Appeal Process Policy here

Selection Policy

Download the BMX Selection Policy 2013 – 2014 here

Cycling South Africa BMX Commission

2013 – 2014

Policy Document concerning the process and selection of individuals to represent South Africa in International BMX sanctioned events.

  1. THE SELECTORS MISSION AND VISION
  • It is most important that selectors have knowledge of the rider, and that they personally attend selection events to observe performances directly
  • To identify established and committed riders
  • To identify riderswho have exhibited commitment and dedicationto the sport of BMX
  • To identify riderswho have a skill and proficiency level that makes them likely candidates to succeed in an international sporting event
  • To identify riders who have the will and ability to succeed
  • To identify riders who have an unwavering passion to bring International competition medals back to South Africa

The selectors must be fully committed to the empowerment of individuals without prejudice based on

  • Gender
  • Race
  • Individuals who are challenged, either mentally or physically
  1. THE SELECTOR’S CODE
  • We as selectors are proud to hold this auspicious position
  • We undertake at all times to act with complete integrity
  • We will at all times adhere to our mission and vision
  • We undertake to attend all official selection race meetings
  • We understand we have unlimited access to all riders
  • We understand we can request all results, performance as well as behavioural and attitude information as needed
  • We will be fully committed to the empowerment (without prejudice) of all potential individuals
  • We will never bring the sport into disrepute
  • We understand that all correspondence and discussions relating to selections are confidential and we will not engage in any discussions with riders/parents.
  1. ELIGIBILITY TO BECOME A SELECTOR
  • Must be willing to abide and conform to the “selectors code of conduct”
  • Must be available to attend all “selection” race meetings
  • Must be available to serve the full term of office
  • Must have a minimum of 5 (five) years in the sport and have been active in local and national events in an officiating capacity.
  • Integrity and ethics must be impeccable
  1. APPOINTMENT OF SELECTORS
  • The elected BMX Commission through the appointed selection convener shall call for applications for selectors prior to the 1st Commission Meeting after the elective Congress.
  • Each province with 20 or more BMX affiliated riders may submit as many nominations with one page CV’s for selector positions as they deem necessary.
  • The selectors will consist of a Selector Convenor, Voter co-ordinator and 5 selectors which MUST include the High Performance Commissioner (BMX only) and, the National BMX Coach.
  • The BMX Commission as elected will appoint three (3) selectors to represent the BMX Commission. (He/she need not be an elected commissioner)
    • BMX President
    • Provincial directors
  • The duly appointed selectors shall hold office until the next “Elective Congress”.
  1. DUTIES OF SELECTORS
  • Once appointed, the selectors will collectively be required to sign a copy of the policy document with specific reference to the mission, vision and selectors code.
  • The selectors will follow the method of selection as laid out in the rules under “selection process”.
  • It is stressed that it is the duty of each selector to apply all resources and ensure that due process and consideration is given to all qualifying participants.
  • All selectors are to be made aware of any or all riders who have been identified as “potential” and being “fast-tracked” at provincial and club level.
  • Where there is a conflict of interest in considering the merit of a particular athlete, that selector shall be excluded from voting. Selectors may not vote for their own children or themselves. The number of qualifying votes will be reduced accordingly.
  • Each selector shall submit their secret ballad to the Voter Co-ordinator within 14 days after the last leg of each Grand National Championships and the South African Championships.
  1. THE NATIONAL SELECTION TEAM 2013 – 2014
  • Selectors 3, 4 & 5 are appointed as per point 4
  1. SPECIFIC SELECTION CRITERIA
  • The athlete shall be a South African Citizen
  • The athlete shall be a member and in good standing with Cycling SA
  • The athlete shall not be under suspension for any offence (including but not limited to doping) during the selection period
  • The athlete shall not have competed for another country within a three year period prior to being considered for selection for international event delivered by SASCOC
  • The athlete shall comply with and uphold SASCOC’s Articles of Association, Rules and Regulations of their National Federation and those of the International Federation.
  • The athlete shall have competed at the National Federations’ National Championships in the three years leading to the major event.
  • For athletes holding dual citizenship, the athlete shall be considered if they did not attempt to qualify for another country
  • For athletes who have competed for other countries at international events, the athletes shall observe the 3 year “cool-off” period.
  • Over and above the mentioned Rider Criteria, all officials and athletes shall:
    • Respect the spirit of fair play and non-violence and behave accordingly and
    • Respect and comply in all aspects with the World Anti-Doping Code
  • The athlete shall submit an updated CV after the “Initial Selection Process”, 7 days prior Grand National Championships and the South African Championships. This is only applicable to athletes that have been notified that they are been accessed.
    • Addressed to:
      • Alan Dodd – Selector Convenor
      • Postal: PO Box 770, Glenvista, 2058
      • Email: alan@design80.co.za
  • The athlete shall compete in at least 3 of the 5 legs of the Grand National Championships, and must have competed in the South African Championships and/or compete on the International BMX circuit.
  • The athlete shall be the Grand National champion, runner-up, the National Champion or runner up.
  • Coaches choice
    • Athletes shall be considered based on the level of expertise of the class.
    • Athlete shall be considered based on extenuating circumstances.
  1. EXTENUATING CIRCUMSTANCES
  • For the purposes of clause 7.0 above, extenuating circumstances means inability to compete at the Grand National Championships and the South African Championships arising from:.
    • Injury or illness,
    • Competing in the International BMX circuit,
    • Travel delays,
    • Equipment failure,
    • Bereavement or personal misfortune, and/or
    • Any other factors reasonably considered by BMXSA and/or CSA to constitute extenuating circumstances.
  • In the case of injury or illness, athletes will be required to submit a medical report by a certified Medical Practitioner to the Selector Convener.
  1. SCHEDULE OF NATIONAL BMX TEAM SELECTIONS
  • 29-31 March 2013 – Grand National Championships (Legs 1 & 2) – GP
  • 28-30 June 2013 – Grand National Championships (Legs 3 & 4) – KZN
  • 20-22 September 2013 – Grand National Championships (Leg 5) and South African National Championships – GP
  1. INITIAL SELECTION PROCESS
  • After the first event of the South African BMX Championships, each selector shall independently submit a listing of riders with potential to the Vote Co-ordinator
  • This will consist of riders who meet the specific selection criteria.
  • Once listings have been received from all the selectors, the Vote Co-ordinator shall make a master ballot paper. The master paper shall record each nominated rider and the number votes received from the selectors.
  • This list will be confidential to the riders but NOT to the selectors.
  • The only purpose here of – is to notify the selected riders (with 3 or more votes), (with 2 or more votes only if a parent is a selector or a selector themselves) that they are being assessed by the selectors.
  1. INTERMEDIATE SELECTION PROCESS
  • The selectors shall prior to each South African BMX Championship discuss as a group all the riders who have been nominated, and may at this time put forward new names.
  • For a rider to be removed entirely consensus must be achieved.
  • Each selector may also, based on his discretion and motivation, add to or remove names from his list. He will make his changes known to the selectors.
  • The sole purpose here-of is for all the selectors to hear and understand the individual selector’s motivation for the inclusion or exclusion of a specific rider.
  • Any new riders added or any rider that now meets the criteria (that have 3 or more votes), (with 2 or more votes only if a parent is a selector or a selector themselves) will be notified prior to the South African BMX Championships that they are being assessed.
  1. PRELIMINARY SQUAD SELECTION PROCESS
  • Riders that have met the specific selection criteria will be discussed and voted on at the selector’s congress.
  • A Master Ballot paper shall be available prior to the final South African BMX Championship.
  • No New riders may be added at this stage of the process.
  • All riders who now have four (4) or more votes (out of a potential five (5)) will be discussed and ratified as the preliminary squad members.
  • Riders whose parents are selectors and / or a selector, who now has three (3) out of four (4) votes, will be discussed and ratified as the preliminary squad members.
  • Any rider with 2 or 3 votes will be individually discussed and each selector must justify why they have included or excluded the specific rider.
  • These riders will be individually assessed during the final South African BMX Championship and each selector will have a final opportunity of explaining why he has still included or excluded the rider concerned.
  • A final check that all the selected riders have met the full selection criteria in terms of the selection code will be made.
  • The preliminary squad will be announced at the National Prize giving after ratification & approval by Cycling South Africa. (Transformation & Development Commission and the President)
  1. FINAL SQUAD SELECTION PROCESS
  • Final team inclusion will be determined by each rider’s adherence to the CODE OF CONDUCT, their performance at the time of the final team ratification, ratification by CSA and any further requirements that may be set from time to time by the legislative body that has final say in such matters.
  • The final UCI worlds team selection shall only be finalised after the conclusion of the first two (2) legs of the National BMX Championship of the following season.
  • Each selector will re-evaluate the performance of all the riders in the preliminary squad.
  • Each selector shall, if required by the Selector Convener, within 14 days, reassess any specific rider – if and only if it is deemed necessary by the BMX Commission.
  • A RIDER PREVIOUSLY SELECTED TO THE PRELIMINARY SQUAD MAY BE OMITTED FROM THE SAID SQUAD DUE TO NON-PERFORMANCE AT THE FINAL SELECTION STAGE.
  1. RIDER NOTIFICATION
  • Initial and Intermediate Selections – The qualified riders (Point 10 & 11) will be notified in writing that they are being assessed.
  • Preliminary Squad – These riders shall receive written notifications of their selection into the preliminary squad. This notification shall stress that at this point the athlete shall not automatically be eligible for inclusion in the final team nor be guaranteed the award of National Colours.
  • Final Squad – These riders shall receive final written notification of their selection into the squad to represent South Africa.
  1. DEFINITIONS AND ANCILLARY ITEMS
  • Selection Race Meeting – These consist of the three (3) Grand National Championships (5 legs) and one (1) South African BMX Championships (1 leg).
  • CSA – Cycling South Africa
  • The BMX Commission in its capacity shall have the authority to replace a selector if the need arises (eg: Incapacity to complete duties)
  • The BMX Commission in its capacity shall have the authority to question the inclusion or exclusion of any rider in a preliminary or final squad. A full written response from the Selector Convener shall be provided if necessary.
  1. SELECTION CRITERIA FOR UCI WORLDS
  • Riders 9 & Over are eligible for selection for the next preceding year.
  • Riders will not be selected by class (IE: 20” and 24” are irrelevant – a rider can ride either or both if he/she is selected)
  • A rider may only ride in the age class where he/she is selected; they must licence and ride the applicable class. (Failure to follow this rule is automatic exclusion from the squad)
  • The rider must be selected in the applicable age group for the year concerned. (i.e. A rider who is 15 in 2012 will be an under 23 in 2013)
  • A rider who achieved a world number in the previous “UCI World Championships” gets automatic selection subject to meeting the age and standard selection criteria
  • 25% of the selected squad are to include members of the previously disadvantaged community.
  • Selectors must take special note of age classes affecting Elite, Junior Elite and challenge classes. If a rider is selected in two areas, the Selectors Convener will move the rider to the age class where he has received the most votes. All affected selectors will be made aware of these changes.
  • Final selections will be discussed if necessary to conform to the “standard selection criteria” and additions or exclusions may be done.
  • A maximum of 20 riders excluding the Championship class is allowable
  • Elite men selection to attend the World Championships.
    • In the case of qualifying 1 rider, the top point scorer during the preceding season will represent South Africa at the World Championships event.
    • In the case of qualifying 2 riders, the top point scorer during the preceding season will represent South Africa at the World Championship event. The 2nd position will be based on a Coach/HP commission nomination.
    • In the case of qualifying 3 riders, the top 2 point scorers during the preceding season will represent South Africa at the World Championship event. The 3rd position will be based on a National Coach/HP commission nomination.
    • In the case of qualifying 5 riders, the top 3 point scores during the preceding season will represent South Africa at the World Championship event. The 4th and 5th position will be based on a National Coach/HP commission nomination.
    • In the case of qualifying 6 riders, the top 3 point scores during the preceding season will represent South Africa at the World Championship event. The remaining positions will be based on a National Coach/HP commission nomination.
    • In the case of a tie between top point scorers the National coach/HP commission nomination criteria will take effect. This nomination will be between the tied athletes.

 

  • Elite Woman selection to attend the World Championships.
    • In the case of qualifying 1 rider, the top point scorer during the preceding season will represent South Africa at the World Championships event.
    • In the case of qualifying 2 riders, the top point scorer during the preceding season will represent South Africa at the World Championship event. The 2nd position will be based on a National Coach/HP commission nomination.
    • In the case of qualifying 3 riders, the top 2 point scorers during the preceding season will represent South Africa at the World Championship event. The 3rd position will be based on a National Coach/HP commission nomination.
    • In the case of qualifying 4 riders, the top 3 point scorers during the preceding season will represent South Africa at the World Championship event. The 4th position will be based on a National Coach/HP commission nomination.
    • In the case of a tie between top point scorers the National coach/HP commission nomination criteria will take effect. This nomination will be between the tied athletes.

 

  • In addition to the allocated qualified spots through the UCI BMX Nations Ranking, the following riders will also be qualified for the Elite world championships

 

    • Top 16 Men Elite in the UCI BMX individual World Ranking of 31st December of the preceding season.
    • Top 8 Women Elite in the UCI BMX individual World Ranking of 31st December of the preceding season.
    • These riders are automatically qualified for the world championships and cannot be replaced by another rider. These riders will receive automatic selection into the South African team.
  • Junior men selection to attend the World Championships.
    • In the case of qualifying 1 rider, the position will be a National Coach/HP commission nomination.
    • In the case of qualifying 2 riders, the positions will be a National Coach/HP commission nomination.
    • In the case of qualifying 4 riders, the top point scorer during the preceding season will represent South Africa at the World Championship event. The 2nd, 3rd and 4th positions will be a National Coach/HP commission nomination.
    • In the case of qualifying 6 riders, the top 3 point scorers during the preceding season will represent South Africa at the World Championship event. The 4th, 5th and 6th positions will be a National Coach/HP commission nomination.
    • In the case of qualifying 8 riders, the top 3 point scorers during the preceding season will represent South Africa at the World Championship event. The remaining positions will be a National Coach/HP commission nomination.
    • In the case of a tie between top point scorers the coach/commission nomination criteria will take effect. This nomination will be between the tied athletes.

 

  • Junior woman selection for attending the World Championships.
    • In the case of qualifying 1 rider, the position will be the National Coach/HP commission nomination.
    • In the case of qualifying 3 riders, the top point scorer during the preceding season will represent South Africa at the World Championship event. The 2nd and 3rd positions will be the National Coach/HP commission nomination.
    • In the case of qualifying 4 riders, the top 2 point scorers during the preceding season will represent South Africa at the World Championship event. The 3rd and 4th positions will be the National Coach/HP commission nomination.
    • In the case of a tie between top point scorers the National coach/HP commission nomination criteria will take effect. This nomination will be between the tied athletes.

 

 

 

  • Selection criteria for the National Coach/HP commission nominated positions
    • The nominated riders can be selected through a variety of circumstances.
      • Selection based camps to evaluate and assess rider’s ability to perform at the highest level.
      • Performance based both international and national. This may or may not be directly related to points and/or positions.
      • A one off race to determine a qualifier.
      • Purely the National Coach/HP commission belief in an athlete’s ability.
  • Reserves for Championship classes
    • 2 reserves per category may be selected
    • The reserves will not be eligible for National colours unless they compete at the World Championships in their selected category. These will be the National Coach/HP commission nominations.
  • Elite and Junior Elite Notification
    • 7 weeks written notification must be given to riders prior to the event.

 

  1. PROCEDURE FOR APPEAL

An aggrieved person may appeal against a decision of the selectors in accordance with the policy on the grounds that a decision of the selectors was not made in accordance with this policy, ie. that the selection criteria was not followed or implemented.

  • REFER TO APENDIX “A” – CYCLING SOUTH AFRICA
  • Appeal Process Policy – 2013

All correspondence shall be forwarded to:-

  • Alan Dodd – Selector Convenor
  • Postal: PO Box 770, Glenvista, 2058
  • Phone: 082 393 3318
  • Email: alan@design80.co.za

Download the BMX Selection Policy 2013 – 2014 here

Rules

General Rules & Regulations for the Southern African Open Championships
All these links will open the documents in a new window. We suggest you ‘Right-click’ on the link below, and select ‘Save Target As..’, this will allow you to save the document to your local machine.

The SA rules are now available as a downloadable PDF document.

NBMX – RULES 2014


UCI BMX Rules

The updated UCI rules are available as a downloadable PDF document.

BMX team announcement for World Champs – Rotterdam (NED)

csa logoCycling South Africa News

3 June 2014 – Cycling South Africa’s BMX Commission has great pleasure in announcing that the following riders have been selected to represent South Africa at the 2014 UCI BMX World Championships in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, from 23 to 25 July 2014.

Sifiso Nhlapounnamed
Kyle Dodd
Gavin Lubbe
Alex Limberg
Wayne Beadsworth
Kai Brett
Godfrey Buziba
Alex Dolman
Dylan Eggar
Jarod Ellse
Ethan Goveia
Themba Hlophe
Tyrone Johns
Brandon Pratt
Zweli Siluma
Connor Terblanche
Tyrone Verrall
Teagan O’Keeffe
Maia Rawlins
Lauren Coetzee

Congratulations on your selection to the South African team.

SA Riders get to grips with the new SX track at Giba

The new KZN BMX supercross track located at Giba bike park is now open and to say that it has been exciting watching some of our riders get to grips with the hill and track would be an understatement!

Gavin & Kyle

Jonathan Chislett and Tyrone Johns have been putting their riders through their paces and it has been really awesome to see the likes of Kyle Dodd and Gavin Lubbe out there smashing gates and hammering the first two straights which start with a nice 11.5m jump, into a 10.5m jump into 13m step up – step down before the first turn.

The second straight has 3 solid jumps with a roller thrown in between the 1st and second jump making it more technical to carry speed through into the 3rd and last jump which is a stretch for the riders that requires them to get everything perfect to get over it.

A big appreciative shout out, must go to Eugene Eggar for the overhaul he gave the track. With Elite Trax having designed and shaped the track in a startling 8 days, we decided to leave the track to settle in before applying the soiltac. After watching the riders perform on the track, Eugene was tasked with completely reshaping the first two jumps on the first straight to line them up and size them up for the SX ramp, as well as a few other critical changes that were required on the second and third straight. All in all Eugene did a great job and cleaned the track up nice and smooth ready for us to Soiltac.

While the Elites have been giving it a good nudge, we have also seen the likes of our junior riders giving it a go. One of the youngest being Sukie Shanker 13 years old, riding with absolute confidence. Another standout has been Maia Rawlins who has had her first week on the hill as she starts to prepare for her first worlds as a junior elite woman. It only took Maia a couple days to ditch the crash pad on the first jump and it is exciting to see her confidence grow with each gate.

The future looks really good for the likes of riders like Dylan Eggar and Manqobe Madida (amongst others) as they will have the ability to train on a track and hill that can prepare them for their future in BMX SX.

A big thank you goes out to KZN Sports & Recreation for their support and belief in our vision to develop riders from grass roots through to High Performance. Likewise, without the additional support of Fountain Civil Engineering and Stockville Quarry and KZN BMX, we would not have been able to make this happen.

KZN BMX SX

We are positive that we will start to see the positive results in our riders performance very soon, and locally this track has brought an element of excitement into the sport which has been well received and supported by riders and the regular visitors to the park.
The stage is set, and the door is open. If you have ambitions to race BMX at the highest level, you need to get in touch with your coach and get down to the KZN BMX SX track at Giba Bike Park.

Giba Gorge

Training camps in JHB

On the 17th of May the national coach will host 2 training camps at the Alrode BMX track. The first camp will be available for all athletes who will be attending the World Championships in 2014. The focus of this camp will be to prepare the riders with the demands of an international event. We will work on skills, gates and the mental aspects surrounding the event. Riders of all ages are urged to attend.

The second camp will be available to the riders on the JNR Development and HP teams.

The camps will be assisted by Gavin Lubbe. Gavin is a South African rider who has been racing in the USA since 2004. Gavin has large amounts of knowledge surrounding the demands of international competition. He currently races in the Elite men category in the USA and is in South Africa to prepare for the upcoming SX world cup in Berlin. Gavin has hosted many training camps in the USA and has assisted riders of all ages to achieve their goals.

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World attending rider camp: 11am Alrode BMX track

JNR Development and HP camp: 1pm Alrode BMX track

O’Keeffe, Herbert to take on Manchester for BMX Supercross World Cup

Mylene Loumeau on behalf of Cycling South Africa

Cycling South Africa News

16 April 2014 – Teagan O’Keeffe and Kane Herbert will be competing in the first round of the 2014 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup, taking place in Manchester, Great Britain, from 18-19 April.


Teagan O’Keeffe (Promax Factory Team). Photo: Jerry Landrum/BMXmania.com

Californian based O’Keeffe, who races for the Promax Factory Team, has opened her season reaching the final rounds of all three of her UCI races in the United States this past month.

Herbert, who is based in the United Kingdom, has competed in some local races ahead of the prestigious event on the global racing calendar.

The 2014 UCI BMX Supercross (SX) World Cup series will feature five events on three continents. After a successful debut in 2013, Manchester’s National Cycling Centre will once again welcome BMX competitors from around the world, all seeking prestigious UCI points.

The trademark 8m high start ramp, and strategically designed jumps and corners make BMX SX racing exhilarating for competitors and spectators alike.

For full race information and details, view the Competition Guide.

ENDS 

Regards,

Mylene Paynter
PR & COMMUNICATIONS – CYCLING SOUTH AFRICA
email: pr@cyclingsa.com
mobile: 082 333 2087
web: www.cyclingsa.com
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NAG Series 2014 – 17 & Over Men & Elite Men

17 & Over Men                
RANK NAME GROUP TOTAL RESULT POINTS
After 4 of 5 Rounds
BEST OF RACE 1 2 3 4
R 1 R 2 R 3 R 4
1 Tyrone Johns Giba Cycling Club 152 152 76 76    
2 Michael Lewis Alrode BMX Club 142 142 71 71    
3 Lloyd DODD Alrode BMX Club 137 137 65 72    
4 Jonathan BRETT Alrode BMX Club 124 124 61 63    
5 Phakamani RADEBE Giba Cycling Club 117 117 59 58    
6 Darron BRETT Alrode BMX Club 114 114 57 57    
7 Sizwe TSHABALALA Alrode BMX Club 112 112 56 56    
8 Louis Smith Lahee Park BMX Club 55 55 55 0    
9 Bradley REDDY Pietermaritzburg BMX Club 0 0 0 0    
Elite Men                
RANK NAME GROUP TOTAL RESULT POINTS
After 2 of 6 Rounds
BEST OF RACE 1 2 3 4
R 1 R 2 R 3 R 4
1 Kyle DODD Alrode BMX Club 160 160 80 80    
2 Godfrey BUZIBA Germiston BMX Club 156 156 78 78    
3 Themba HLOPHE Alrode BMX Club 147 147 74 73    
4 Bryce STIEBEL Giba Cycling Club 146 146 72 74    
5 Dylan WHITTLE Kempton Park BMX Club 143 143 73 70    
6 Alex LIMBERG Alrode BMX Club 135 135 70 65    
7 Shane Whiteman Kempton Park BMX Club 124 124 63 61    
8 Dylan Heubner Alrode BMX Club 117 117 58 59    

NAG Series 2014 – 17 & Over/ELITE Men Finals Leg 1

       
               
Lane A FINAL Plate FINAL 1 FINAL 2 FINAL 3 AVERAGE POINTS
L1 Kyle Dodd 216 1 1 1 3 80
L2 Godfrey Buziba 772 2 2 3 7 78
L3 Tyrone Johns 292 3 4 2 9 76
L4 Themba Hlophe 939 4 6 4 14 74
L5 Dylan Whittle 179 6 3 6 15 73
L6 Bryce Stiebel E5 5 8 5 18 72
L7 Michael Lewis 518 8 5 7 20 71
L8 Alex Limberg 208 7 7 8 22 70
               
Lane B FINAL Plate FINAL 1 FINAL 2 FINAL 3 AVERAGE POINTS
L1 Lloyd Dodd 264 2 3 3 8 65
L2 Shane Whiteman 277 7 1 1 9 63
L3 Phakamani Radebe SA 4R 3 4 4 11 61
L4 Jonathan Brett SA 7B 1 8 2 11 59
L5 Dylan Heubner 222 5 2 6 13 58
L6 Darron Brett SA 5B 4 6 5 15 57
L7 Sizwe Tshabalala 53 8 5 7 20 56
L8 Louis Smith 188 6 7 8 21 55
               
               
NAG Series 2014 – 17 & Over/ELITE Men Leg 2        
               
Lane A FINAL Plate FINAL 1 FINAL 2 FINAL 3 AVERAGE POINTS
L1 Kyle Dodd 216 1 2 1 4 80
L2 Godfrey Buziba 772 2 1 4 7 78
L3 Tyrone Johns 292 4 3 2 9 76
L4 Bryce Stiebel E5 3 7 3 13 74
L5 Themba Hlophe 939 5 4 6 15 73
L6 Lloyd Dodd 264 6 5 7 18 72
L7 Michael Lewis 518 8 6 5 19 71
L8 Dylan Whittle 179 7 8 8 23 70
               
Lane B FINAL Plate FINAL 1 FINAL 2 FINAL 3 AVERAGE POINTS
L1 Alex Limberg 208 1 1 1 3 65
L2 Jonathan Brett SA 7B 4 3 2 9 63
L3 Shane Whiteman 277 3 2 5 10 61
L4 Dylan Heubner 222 5 4 4 13 59
L5 Phakamani Radebe SA 4R 2 5 6 13 58
L6 Darron Brett SA 5B 6 7 3 16 57
L7 Sizwe Tshabalala 53 7 6 7 20 56
L8 Louis Smith 188 DNS DNS DNS