The 2018 South African Track, Para-cycling and Omnium Championships will be held at Bellville Velodrome in Cape Town from 11 to 16 December 2018.
This page lists details for the SA National and Para Track Championships online entry from 11 to 15 December 2018 and SA Omnium on 16 December 2018.
This event is proudly hosted by Western Cape Cycling.
The Championships will be held in accordance with the regulations of the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) unless otherwise ruled by the National Federation. In case of stoppages, priority will be given to Events eligible for UCI points. The racing format may also be modified at the discretion of the President Commissaire in response to prolonged stoppages with the possibility of events being cancelled due to insufficient time to complete them.
This year the event is structured in such a way to accommodate Scholars and Masters in the morning sessions and Junior and Elites in the afternoon sessions.
Program version: 1 Release date: 9 December 2018
This program is subject to change. All official programs will be posted on this page, with its corresponding release date printed on the program for reference.
The race handbook, which details the event structure and rules, can be downloaded here: 2018 Track Champs Guide.
Clarifications / Amendments
In this section we list various clarifications and/or any changes made to the program or race handbook since the initial versions was published on 8 December 2018;
a. Page 6 – Youth Restrictions: For the U/17 categories, male and female, the following maximum roll out distances shall apply: 6.89 meters (88″)
The Elite Men (12 riders) and Junior Men (8 riders) will have to take part in a qualifier round as per UCI regulation 3.2.135. The order of the qualifying times will determine the distribution into Heat 1 and Heat 2. A change to the program will be made to include a Final for positions 7-12.
All Youth, Junior and Elite categories will receive medals per category. Masters, with a few exceptions, will get medals in 5 year age increments for individually timed races and 10 year increments for bunch races, irrespective if they are combined to form a larger start group / consolidated program line item.
Exceptions include however Masters Men Points race, Masters Men Scratch race, Masters Woman 1500m, Points, Scratch and Team Sprint. We simply do not have the numbers to run them as individual age categories.
Who can take part
This event is open to South African citizens and permanent residents. The organizers may verify/confirm your participation with your Provincial/ Regional Commission. Riders will not be considered registered until all administrative requirements have been fulfilled. This event is open to South African citizens and permanent residents. In order to be eligible to enter, the event organisers will verify and confirm your participation with your Provincial/Regional Track Commission.
Junior, Elite & Masters must be in possession of a valid Cycling SA Racing License. All riders must present this license or membership at registration and upon demand during the event. No one-day event licenses will be sold.
Riders are not considered registered until all administrative requirements have been fulfilled:
- Online entry has been completed (no paper-based entries will be accepted)
- Entry fee has been paid in full, in advance
- Cycling SA Track Racing License or Membership has been verified.
Entry fees for this year’s championship is based on a per-event bases, which departs from the fixed fees charged in earlier years. The reason for this is two-fold;
- Participants enter as many events as possible during registration, but then either cancel or do not show up for the events on the day. This affects the organiser’s ability to effectively plan the race program, as each event need to take into account the planned number of participants. As a result last-minute changes to the program causes additional work for administrators and officials and cause confusion and negatively affects the athletes in their preparation for their events.
- Access to funding for national events like this have been in a steady decline over the years. This is evident in the willingness of provinces to host these events. Western Cape Cycling is committed to hosting a proportional share of these national events to further the sport, but it requires funding to do so. With a projected budget of over R300,000 in expenses to host this event we need to rely on the cycling community to contribute towards these costs.
The fee structure is based on the number of events each person will participate in in accordance with the fee structure listed below.
|Number of events||Price|
|Track entry fee (Basic fee – Compulsory)||R 50|
|One event||R 150|
|Two events||R 250|
|Three events||R 350|
|Four events||R 450|
|Five events||R 550|
|Six events||R 620|
|Seven events||R 680|
|Eight events||R 754|
|Nine events||R 815|
|Ten events||R 850|
|Eleven events||R 875|
|Twelve events||R 890|
Starting with an initial, compulsory fee of R50, the first 4 events will cost an additional R100 per event, then event 5 to 6 will cost an additional R75 each, then event 7 to 10 will cost an additional R50 each and thereafter at R25 each.
NOTE: The discounts listed above are only calculated and visible once viewed in the checkout basket.
The Omnium is included in the costing for the Championship and is therefore treated as an additional event according the the above price schedule. This makes it much cheaper to enter for this 5 race event!
For team events, each participant should enter for the event, then one of the participants or your manager should send us an email to [email protected], stating the name of the team, the names of the riders and the event you refer to.
Entries open on Tuesday, 6 November and closes on Sunday 2 December 2018.
Online entries are now closed.
Need to make a change to an existing entry? Please send us an email to [email protected] so that we can assist you.
The age categories listed below will be used in this event. Participants who qualify for the Master’s categories can “ride-up” to the elite category. These individuals will need to be in possession of an Elite racing license for 2018. Note that such riders may not participate in any Masters races for that year.
|Category||Minimum age||Maximum age|
|Under 11 Boys||5||10|
|Under 13 Boys||11||12|
|Under 15 Boys||13||14|
|Under 17 Boys||15||16|
|Under 11 Girls||5||10|
|Under 13 Girls||11||12|
|Under 15 Girls||13||14|
|Under 17 Girls||15||16|
Based on the entry numbers some categories, typically in the Masters age groups, may be combined. Details will follow shortly before the event.
Category / Race Matrix
The matrix below shows races which will be offered per age category.
|Match Sprint||Time Trial||1500m||Points Race||Team Pursuit||Scratch Race||Team Sprint||Elim||Keirin||Madsn||Omni|
|Under 11 Boys||Yes||No||Yes||Yes||No||No||Yes||No||No||No||No||No|
|Under 13 Boys||Yes||No||Yes||Yes||No||No||Yes||No||No||No||No||No|
|Under 15 Boys||Yes||Yes*||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||No||No||No||No|
|Under 17 Boys||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||No||Yes*||No|
|Under 11 Girls||Yes||No||Yes||Yes||No||No||Yes||No||No||No||No||No|
|Under 13 Girls||Yes||No||Yes||Yes||No||No||Yes||No||No||No||No||No|
|Under 15 Girls||Yes||No||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||No||No||No||No|
|Under 17 Girls||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||No||No||No|
(*) Entries marked in blue are exhibition races and was added to expose the riders to these events at an earlier age. These races are not considered part of the national championship and no awards will be given.
If you have any questions or having trouble entering online, please send an email to [email protected]. Your email will be answered by Nigel, Sue or Christhonie. Keep in mind we all work full-time, so you might only get a response in the evening.