This page gives answers to some common questions about The Royston Rockets and BMX racing at club and regional and National level.

Further information on Regional Racing can be found at  www.bmxeast.com and for more information on National Racing please visit www.britishcycling.org.uk/bmx

Please use the “Contact Us” page if you can not find an answer to your question – and if you find something you think should be on this page please let us know.



  • Racing
    Questions on BMX racing at club and regional level
  • How much does it cost to enter a race?

    Race fees vary deopending on the level of racing and you should check each event before you enter.

    Typically club races are in the order of £4-5 whilst regional events are £10-15. National events vary depening on the riders class and range from about £15 to £25.

    Most Regional and National events can be entered On Line via the British Championship website and using this facility will usually save you around £5 compared with the cost of entering at the event.

  • What do I need to start racing?

    We have provided various guide documents to help you with the equipment and papewrwork required - please click here to go to the Information page where these giudes are stored.

  • Can I race without being a British Cycling member

    Racing at club level is open to anyone with a sutable bike and safety clothing as are Regional Winter Series events. and other specific open events.

    Non BC members can race at Summer Regional Races in the Novice classes but if they wish to ride in the main "expert" classes they will need  at least Britis Cycling Ride Silver membership. There is a progression pathway for new riders which shoud be checked before making any decisions.

    To progress to National level events the rider will require British Cycling membership and a race licence - again there is a progression pathway to be followed.

  • Do I need a race licence to compete?

    A licence is not required for racing at club level is open to anyone as are Regional Winter Series events. and other specific open events and Summer Regional Races in the Novice classes although if wish to ride in the main "expert" classes they will need  at least Britis Cycling Ride Silver membership but not a full race licence. There is a progression pathway for new riders which shoud be checked before making any decisions.

    To progress to National level and above riders require British Cycling membership and a race licence - again there is a progression pathway to be followed.

  • Coaching
    Questions on Coaching at Royston BMX Club
  • How do I qualify to race at Regional or National level

    The Regional Summer Race Series is open to any rider who has Silver or Gold Ride membership of British Cycling - for those who do not have membership there are Novice Classes and generally a rider can compete at Novice level for three events before being required to move up to the "Expert" classification. Please see www.bmxeast.com for more information.

    Regional Winter  Series events are open to all riders and membership of British Cycling is not required - again please see www.bmxeast.com for more information.

    From 2017 the National Series is open to riders who either have a national standing from the previous year or who have ridden in at least 5 Regional Summer Series Events in the previous year and these riders must have a full Race Licence as well as BC membership. Please see www.britishcycling.org.uk/bmx for more information.

  • Are the club coaches qualified

    The Royston BMX Club is a registered British Cycling Go-Ride club which requires the club to have coaches qualified at Level 2 and Level 2 BMX specific. All coaching sessions are led by at least one of the clubs qualified coaches.

  • Can anyone attend coaching sessions

    The club welcomes new members to the coaching sessions but all sessions have a limit to the number of participants so anyone wishing to attend is required to let the coaches know before the day - first cintact can be made by visiting another club session of send us an email via the "Contact Us" page.

  • General
    General questions about the club, membership, etc.
  • How do I join the club

    Club membership can be applied for on line by clicking here and selecting the "Buy Club Membership" button - please note you do not have to be a member of British Cycling to join the club but the system will invite you to join BC if you wish to join both the club and BC at the same time - you can even buy a race licence at the same time!

    Alternatively you can obtain a paper menbership formfrom the Club Cabin at the track and complete the form which should be retured with your fee. Please note - the club can not accept British Cycling membership applications.

  • What does is cost to join the club

    The club fees are fixed at the Club AGM each year and for 2017 the meeting agreed to keep fees the same as the previous year which are £15 for individual members and £25 for a family with two or more riders.

  • When can I use the track

    Royston BMX track is open for public use at any time the club is not using it. However the acces road is closed so if you are travelling by car it is suggested you park in the Coombes Community Centre car park and walk through the gate in trhe rear fence and up steps.

    As a club member you are welcome to attend any of the clubs activities but please note that during coaching sessions some areas of the track may be closed off with limited access.