2014 UCI BMX World Championships – Team AUS Travel Information

Keep up-to-date both in Australia and The Netherlands by logging onto Facebook and checking out the “Team AUS – BMX World Championships” page. This page will become one of the main sources of information and communication for TeamAUS during the event. TeamAus Facebook

If you have any questions, give BMX Australiaa call on 02 9339 5800 or email events@bmxaustralia.com.au

Below is some key information for riders andspectators:

CURRENT EVENT SCHEDULE

Monday 21 July
17.00 20.00 Team AUS Compulsory Registration – Challenge Class
Hilton Rotterdam - Conrad Suite - Weena 10, 3012 CM Rotterdam , The Netherlands

Race plates and wrist bands will be distributed at Registration.

Tuesday 22 July
09.00 16.00 Accreditation center open
08.30 17.25 Training UCI BMX World Challenge/Masters
08.30 09.55 Training group 1
10.00 11.25 Training group 2
11.30 12.55 Training group 3
13.00 14.25 Training group 4
14.30 15.55 Training group 5
16.00 17.25 Training group 6
Groups to be advised after registration deadline for Challenge (10 July)
Training Groups will be communicated through TeamAUS Facebook page when known.
Wednesday 23 July
08.15 17.10 Training UCI BMX World Challenge/Masters
08.15 09.40 Training group 1
09.45 11.10 Training group 2
11.15 12.40 Training group 3
12.45 14.10 Training group 4
14.15 15.40 Training group 5
15.45 17.10 Training group 6
Groups to be advised after registration deadline for Challenge
17.15 18.10 Training UCI BMX World challenge 17 and over + Masters
18.15 18.35 Opening ceremony
18.45 22.30 Competition UCI BMX World challenge Challenge 17 and over/UCI BMX World Championships Masters
Thursday 24 July
07.30 08.55 Training UCI BMX World challenge 5-11 year
09.00 13.54 Competition UCI BMX World challenge 5-11 year
14.30 15.00 Team managers meeting UCI BMX World Championships
14.00 14.30 School racing project
14.30 15.55 Training UCI BMX World Challenge 12-16 year
16.00 21.38 Competition UCI BMX World Challenge 12-16 year
Friday 25 July
07.30 08.55 Training UCI BMX World Challenge Cruisers
09.00 14.10 Competition UCI BMX World Challenge Cruisers
14.30 16.00 Prize giving ceremony all challenge classes
18.00 19.10 Men Juniors training
19.15 20.25 Women Juniors and Elite training
20.30 21.40 Men Elite training
Saturday 26 July
09.00 10.10 Men Juniors training
10.15 11.25 Women Juniors and Elite training
11.30 12.40 Men Elite training
14.00 17.15 UCI BMX World Championships Time Trial qualification
18.30 19.42 UCI BMX World Championships Time Trial Super finals
19.47 20.12 Prize giving ceremony UCI BMX World Championships Time Trial/UCI BMX World Championships Masters
Sunday 27th July
09.00

09.30 Men Juniors training
09.30 10.00 Women Juniors and Elite training
10.00 10.30 Men Elite training
11.00 12.55 UCI BMX World Championships Race Qualifying motos Men/Women junior and Elite Flag hand over
13.00 13.25 Warm up UCI BMX World Championships Race (automatically qualified Women Elites)
13.30 13.55 Warm up UCI BMX World Championships Race (automatically qualified Men Elites)
14.30 16.25

UCI BMX World Championships Race 1/8, ¼, ½ and finals Men/Women junior and Elite
16.30 16.55 Prize giving ceremony UCI BMX World Championships Race

TEAM AUS REGISTRATION

All riders will need to attend registration to pick up their bike stickers and UCI race plates. Registration will be held on Monday, 21 July from 5pm – 8pm in the Conrad Suite at the Hilton Rotterdam, Weena 10, 3012 CMRotterdam.

TEAM AUS APPAREL

TeamAUS apparel must be worn during training and competition. This includes your team polo, jersey and cap.

FOOD & DRINK AT AHOY ROTTERDAM

Riders and spectators are unable to bring food and drinks into Ahoy Rotterdam and must purchase food and drink on site from the caterers/vendors. We are waiting to hear from BMX Holland about the menu items available, and will notify riders once we receive this information.

PIT AREA – PARENT ACCESS

Non accredited people will not be allowed to enter the team area, including parents. There will be a parent zone, where parents can see their children on the way to pre -staging. This will be situated in Ahoy nearby the team area, see venue map.

RIDER TICKETS

Challenge, Cruiser and Master riders havefree access to the grandstands on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. If the riders like they can purchase a weekend ticket on the website to see the Elite race onSaturday and Sunday. Note: All Challenge prize giving ceremonies will take place on Friday, 25 July. Prize giving ceremonies for Masters will take place together with Junior and Elite classes on Saturday, 26 July.

BIKE STORAGE

There will not be separate bike storage atthe World Championships. Bikes can only be left in the Pit area on the days that you are racing only. There will be a bike parking outside Ahoy where you can park your bike here at own risk.

TEAMAUS STAFF

Team Manager – Sally Howie

Assistant Team Managers – Steve Dinmore, Erin Butler

Athlete Support – Luke Madill, Sharon Willoughby

FACEBOOK

Keep up-to-date both in Australia and The Netherlands by logging onto Facebook and checking out the “Team AUS – BMX World Championships” page. This page will become one of the main sources of information and communication for TeamAUS during the event. TeamAus Facebook

BIKE STICKERS

Riders will get a bracelet and a matching sticker to put on the bike. It is important that the sticker is applied in a correct way to be able to scan the bike. It is important that the sticker is not curved on the frame. Bike Stickers can be collected at the TeamAUS rego.

RACE PLATES

Each bicycle entered into competition must have a number plate attached to the front of the handlebars. This number plate will be provided by the UCI and the organiser.

During the 2014 UCI BMX World Championships the rider must display a lateral number plate/sticker located just behind the steertube. The UCI and the organiser will provide a lateral plate for the 2014 UCIBMX World Championships. A rider who fails to display the correct number will not be scored. The area of the plate that provides a background for the number must,during the entire duration of a competition, be kept free of markings, stickersor other impediments to the number’s legibility. Riders may not cut, mutilateor put additional stickers or marking on their number plate during the 2014 UCIBMX World Championships.

Bike plates and side plates need to be on thebike before practise. Race Plates are to be collected at the TeamAUS registration.

SPECTATOR TICKETS

Spectator tickets can now be purchased forthe 2014 World Championships on the BMX Holland website – http://www.bmxworlds.nl/BMX2014_EN/Tickets.aspx

TEAM AREA IN VENUE

Each country will have a dedicated team (pit) area. Due to the limited space in the team area, only riders who have acompetition that day will be able to enter the team area with their bike.

TRAINING/PRACTICE GROUPS

The UCI will advise all competing nations oftheir training/practice groups once all nations have registered their riders through the UCI entry system. Accordingly, BMX Australia will advise all riders of the allocated times.

BIKE SUPPORT

Riders should bring all their spare parts and tools to be self sufficient at the race.

AWARDS CEREMONIES

All Challenge prize giving ceremonies willtake place on Friday 25th July. Prize giving ceremonies for Masters will take place together with Junior and Elite classes on Saturday 26th July.

Riders will be required to wear their racing gear for the presentations. 

If a rider is unable to attend the prize giving ceremonies due to travel reasons, please notify the Team Manager at the event. The Team Manager will only collect any prizes for riders that have notified the Team Manager of their non-attendance and these will be sent to the rider when back in Australia.

LICENCE

If you are a Challenge or Master’s classrider, you will not require an UCI International Licence. You will only require a valid BMX Australia Open or Sprocket licence.

TRAVEL INSURANCE

It is important to note that your BMX Australia membership’s insurance is not valid overseas and you will not be insured while riding on the BMX track. For this reason, BMX Australia recommends each rider take out Cycling Australia’s International Travel Insurance. Click here for more information.

Riders are more than welcome to take out personal travel insurance, however please check your travel insurance company’s PDS information to see if you are insured while riding/racing on the BMX track.Most personal travel insurance companies will not insure you for this.

VENUE

Ahoy Rotterdam
Ahoyweg 10
3084 BA Rotterdam.

Traveling by car
From the direction Dordrecht/Gorinchem
On the A16/A15 direction Rotterdam, follow the A15 direction Europoort. On the intersection Vaanplein, take the exit Zuidplein/Ahoy. You are now on the Vaanweg. Follow the signs to reach Ahoy Rotterdam.

From the direction Utrecht
On the A20 direction Rotterdam, when reaching the intersection Terbregseplein,take the A16 direction Dordrecht. After the Van Brienenoord bridge, follow the A15 direction Europoort. From there, please refer to the itinerary above forDordrecht.

From direction Hoek van Holland
On the A20 direction Utrecht, take the A4 direction ‘Ring Rotterdam (Zuid)’ when reaching the intersection Kethelplein. After the Benelux Tunnel at theintersection Beneluxplein, take the A15 direction Nijmegen. On the intersectionVaanplein, take the exit Zuidplein/Ahoy. You are now on the Vaanweg. Follow thesigns to reach Ahoy Rotterdam.

From the direction Roosendaal/Zierikzee
At the end of the A29 (intersection Vaanplein), drive on following thedirection Zuidplein/Ahoy. From there, please refer to the itinerary above forDordrecht.

Traveling by public transportation
At Rotterdam Central Station, take the subway (Metro) direction Spijkenisse or direction Slinge. Get off at the stop Zuidplein. From here, it will take you approximately 5 minutes to walk to Ahoy.

Venue Map – Ahoy Rotterdam PDF

3D Track Design – Ahoy Rotterdam

OFFICIAL AUSTRALIAN TEAM HOTEL

The Hilton Rotterdam – Weena 10, 3012 CM Rotterdam, T: 31-107108000

ACCESS FOR BMX BIKES ON METRO

BMX Holland have advised that there will berestrictions for travel with BMX bikes on the Metro as noted below:

Monday till Friday
No BMX bikes allowed before 9.00
No BMX bikes allowed from 16.00 – 18.30 (outside these times its allowed totake your BMX bike)

Saturday and Sunday
BMX bikes allowed

Travel outside these times is fine with your BMX bike. There will be a bike parking outside Ahoy where you can park your bike here at own risk.

COMMUNICATION IN ROTTERDAM

BMX Australia will be communicating with riders and parents of riders through 3 main channels while at the World Championships.

  1. Verbally at Registration – BMXA Staff will advise new and updated information to riders when they register.
  2. Facebook – Daily communication in Rotterdam will be available via the Team AUS Facebook page.
  3. BMXA Staff at Ahoy Rotterdam – BMXA staff will be in radio contact with each other and to the Team AUS Pit Area.

Team AUS Hotel

The Hilton Rotterdam has been selected at the Team AUS hotel where Team Managers and Officials will be staying for the event. To take advantage of the ABMXA Group discount – please click here

Details for the Hilton Rotterdam are below:
Address: Weena 10, Rotterdam, 3012 CM, Netherlands
Website: Hilton Rotterdam
Special Room Rate Link: ABMXA Group


Additional Hotels

Other hotels recommended include The Bilderberg Parkhotel Rotterdam & Novotel Rotterdam Brainpark.

Please click here for more hotel information and links for special rates.

Travel Information

For more information on traveling to The Netherlands, please visit the Smartraveller website

The Netherlands is a party to the Schengen Convention, along with 24 other European countries, which allows Australians to enter the Netherlands without a visa in some circumstances. See our travel bulletin on the Schengen Convention for more information.