Due to the load shedding planned for the duration of the event, the organisers have had no option but to change the daily start times. Times for the first session:
Racing will start at 8h00 each morning. At 10h00 when the power is scheduled to go off, a break will be taken until power is restored shortly after 12h00. Racing will recommence at 12h30 until the morning program is complete. Prize giving will take place after the completion of the last race.
The afternoon session will commence at 15h00 instead of 17h00 and continue until the power goes off around 18h00 at which stage racing for the day will cease.
The organisers reserve the right to combine race categories should it be necessary to complete the schedule.
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
The 2023 South African Track Championships will be held at Bellville Velodrome in Cape Town from 1 to 5 April 2023.
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.
Please consult this document to ensure that your race selection is correct. Any changes are to be forwarded to [email protected] before 12 noon on Thursday 30 March.
Results will be published here, as well as on CyclingSA’s website, as they become available.
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 1. Released February 2023
PROGRAM SA TRACK CHAMPS 2023 – 1 March
Attached please find the race handbook for the 2023 National Championships
Cycling SA Track Handbook 2023
Attached please find the Cycling SA Track Handbook for 2023
The age categorization for track events has changed recently. The registration year starts on 1 January and ends on 31 December. Thus, your age category for these 2023 championships is determined by your age on 31 December 2023.
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 2023. 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|
|Para C1 to C5|
|Para T1 and T2|
|Para H1 and H2|
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. 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 Thursday night, 23 March 2023.
|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||Yes||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 February 2023.
Registration will take place on Friday 31 March between 16h30 and 18h00 and again on Saturday 1 April between 07h00 and 08h30 and between 15h30 and 16h30. Thereafter registration will only be be between 15h30 and 16h30 each day.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE WILL BE A COMPULSARY LICENSE CHECK AT REGISTRATION. Please have your license on hand for examination.
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.
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 R600
- All youth/scholar categories R500
- 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 Sunday, 26 March 2023. 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?
If you experience problems trying to enter, please disable any ad-blockers you may have installed and/or try using a modern browser, such as Chrome, Firefox or Safari. Internet Explorer is by far the worst option.
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 2023 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 2023) 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 21 March 2023) 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.