The 2022 South African Track Championships will be held at Bellville Velodrome in Cape Town from 28 to 31 March 2022.
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.
Results will be published here, as well as on CyclingSA’s website, as they become available.
- Day1 – Session1 – Update1
- Day1 – Session2
- Day2 – Session1
- Day2 – Session2
- Day3 – Session1
- Day3 – Session2
- Day4 – Session1
- Day4 – Session2
Please click on the link below to see the provisional program for the Championships. Please note that this is provisional and could be amended at any time.
Version 3. Released 25 March 2022
SA TRACK CHAMPS DRAFT PROGRAM 2022-03-25
Click on the image to the left or this link (Race Entry Matrix) to view a list of participants vs events. Only permitted events was applied, as some people selected events not applicable for their age category.
Please check if the events you entered are correctly reflected. Should you have any queries or corrections please send an email to [email protected]. This should reach us no later than Saturday night, 26 March 2022.
Attached please find the race handbook for the 2022 National Championships
The age categorisation for track events has changed recently. The registration year starts on 1 October and ends on 30 September. Thus, your age category for these 2022 championships is determined by your age on 31 December 2022.
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 2022. 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. When entering for this event it is the participant’s responsibility to enter only those events being hosted.
|Match Sprint||Time Trial||1500m||Points Race||Team Pursuit||Scratch Race||Team Sprint||Elim||Keirin||Madsn|
|Under 11 Boys||Yes||No||Yes||Yes||No||No||Yes||No||No||No||No|
|Under 13 Boys||Yes||No||Yes||Yes||No||No||Yes||No||No||No||No|
|Under 15 Boys||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||No||No||No|
|Under 17 Boys||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||Yes||Yes|
|Under 11 Girls||Yes||No||Yes||Yes||No||No||Yes||No||No||No||No|
|Under 13 Girls||Yes||No||Yes||Yes||No||No||Yes||No||No||No||No|
|Under 15 Girls||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||No||No||No|
|Under 17 Girls||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||No||No|
This year the event is again structured in such a way to accommodate Scholars and Masters in the morning sessions and Junior and Elites in the afternoon sessions.
Please click on the link to see the short format program. A more detailed program will be available closer to the time on this website page.
NOTE: This schedule provides an overview of how the program will be structured. It is subject to change. All official programs will be posted on this page, with its corresponding release date printed on the program for reference.
Version 1 – Released on 21 February 2022.
Clarifications / Amendments
In this section we list various clarifications and/or any changes made to the program or race handbook.
No late entry or changes
Due to UCI requirements we need to submit all start lists prior to the event. We are therefore unable to make any changes to the entries. Riders who do not show up at the start of an event will be subject to a fine as prescribed by the UCI.
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 will be communicated closer to the time when entry numbers are known.
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.
Junior, Elite & Masters must be in possession of a valid Cycling SA Racing License. All riders must present this license 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 has been verified.
Elite Men/Women, Masters Men/Women, Junior Men/Woman R550
All youth/scholar categories R450
Para riders R300
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 Thursday 24 February and will close at midnight on Thursday, 24 March 2022. This is a hard deadline and no exceptions will be made. Manual or on-the-day entries cannot be accommodated.
PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO UCI REQUIREMENTS, WE CAN NO LONGER ACCEPT ENTRIES AFTER THE CLOSING OF THE ONLINE ENTRIES.
Need to make a change to an existing entry? Please send us an email to [email protected] so that we can assist you.
Trouble with online registration?
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Cycling SA Membership and licenses
This is a national race and sanctioned under Cycling South Africa, therefore the applicable rules by Cycling SA, and by extension the UCI, will apply. Participants must have a Cycling SA full racing license.
Cycling SA Racing License means a license issued to any cyclist who wishes to participate in a Cycling SA sanctioned event, irrespective of any other license which that member may hold. (As per 1.2.11) A Full Racing License allows a cyclist to compete in all sanctioned cycling events including inter-provincial events Provincial Championships and league races.
Thus, all participants must be in a possession of a Cycling SA Full Racing License to participant.
Trouble with your Cycling SA License?
We often get complaints about participants unable to enter due to a message about invalid Cycling SA license during the online registration process. Our system verifies both your Cycling SA membership and Cycling SA domestic racing license to be valid on the day of the event. Licenses expire on 31 December each year, so you should get a new 2022 license for this event. Membership expires 1 year after your last renewal or purchase. This date could be prior to the event date. Carefully review both expiry dates before contacting us.
New membership or licenses, including renewals, can be purchased online on the Cycling SA membership page.
Due to the uncertainty surrounding the Covid-19 epidemic, the organisers of the South African Track Cycling Championships reserve the right to cancel the race should circumstances dictate. If we cancel the race 7 or more days before the time (on or before 21 March 2022) we will refund those who have entered 60% of their race fee. Anytime after that, we will refund 30% of your entry fee. Alternatively, arrangements can be made with the registration team to carry the race fee over to the rescheduled event. Should you request a refund, when the rescheduled event is announced, you will be required to pay the full amount again.
Entrants who cancel their entries 7 or more days before the time (on or before 121 March 2022) will be refunded 30% of their entry fee. Cancellations in the 7 days prior to the event, or on the day itself, will not be refunded.
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.