Championship Riders

This page is for Championship riders competing on the world stage. Below is all your need to know information for how to enter international events, apply for World Championship selection and who leads the team.

Introduction to the Technical Director of the Australian BMX  Cycling Team, WADE BOOTES:

Wade Bootes is the Technical Director – BMX, for the Australian Cycling Team.

Wade retired from racing in 2007 after a long and successful cycling career that included a UCI BMX World Championship medal (2002) and UCI MTB title (2000).

Since 2006, Bootes has developed BMX in Australia to 69 international podium results via 14 Australian Championship Elite riders (17+) as a National Coach.

As Technical Director – BMX, for the Australian Cycling Team, Wade is responsible to lead the National Teams, (BMX SX and Freestyle Park) and individuals at major championships/benchmark events such as the World Championship and Olympic Games.

The Technical Director’s role is to lead the technical direction, planning and implementation for both disciplines of BMX events, including oversight of logistics and operational plans. The role will also help facilitate, enable and coordinate performance support to athletes ensuring performance opportunities are optimised for the Australian Cycling Team members.

Wade is also a member of the UCI Commission for BMX, formed of international leaders, who are tasked with putting strategic or regulatory propositions to the UCI Management Committee concerning the specific discipline or field they are in charge of.

Licence and Registration

For information on UCI/CA International Licence process – CLICK HERE

For information on World Cup Registration Via – CLICK HERE

Selection approach for the Australian Cycling World Championships Team

The Australian Cycling World Championship Team management plans to continue their successful World Championship momentum by inspiring the team to pursue excellence.

While the selection criteria objective is to form a strong national team, the selection panel has the ability to utilise their discretion to unite the Australian Cycling World Championship Team.

In collaboration with BMX Australia, the Technical Director – BMX, for the Australian Cycling Team, Wade Bootes, has planned the 2019 campaign for the successful Australian Cycling World Championship Team, which consist of Junior Elite (17/18) and Elite (19+) riders.

The team will look, feel and stay together as one united National Championship Team in Belgium, with an excellent team of staff in a performance environment allowing the riders to deliver a performance at the best of their ability.

Riders aspiring to be selected on the Australian Cycling World Championship Team are encouraged to read the selection criteria, FOUND HERE.

The selected riders will be provided further information post the team announcement on June 18 and invited to accept their position onto the team via the online registration form.

If you have any questions regarding the Australian Cycling World Championship Team – please feel free to contact the Technical Director,

Further information

CLICK HERE for info on the Australian Cycling Team Pathway

CLICK HERE for info on athletes in the Australian Cycling Team

See Cycling Australia’s page on BMX HERE