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If you want to win an Oceania BMX title in 2019 you’re going to need to be flying in more ways than one.

Flying to New Zealand. And flying on the bike.

The Oceania Cycling Confederation (OCC) announced late last week that the one-day event will be held at Te Awamutu in Waikato on the North Island of New Zealand on January 19.

The Oceania Championships are part of the UCI Continental Championships series, the highest ranked UCI Championship events in cycling after the UCI World Championships.

UCI Continental titles will be awarded in elite and junior elite categories for men and women, while BMXNZ have confirmed there will also be challenger classes at the event.

Check out the flyer of the event HERE

The challenge classes on offer include:

Challenge Classes 20”
Sprockets (Age on day) 5 & under, 6 boys, 6 girls (class offered but not scored)
Sprocket (Age on day) 7 boys, 7 girls
Male 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50+
Female 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50+

Challenge Classes Cruiser 
Male Cruiser 8-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15-16, 17-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50+
Female Cruiser 8-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15-16, 17-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50+

For Australian riders wishing to attend, it is important to note:

  • The meeting will be a transponder event. All riders will need to supply their own MYLAPS Proflex transponder. (BMXNZ will not be renting transponders)
  • The event’s technical guide will be available in the coming weeks and shared by BMXA.
  • *The 2019 Oceania BMX Championships have received provisional OCC and UCI endorsement, subject to the final approval of the UCI Management Committee.
  • Entries close December 9, 2018 – NO late entries will be accepted.
  • Australian riders must have a valid BMXA licence & for have adequate racing insurance cover, then apply for a BMXNZ licence online at www.bmxnz.co.nz > EVENTS > International licence Entry & payment via std online system with your BMXNZ licence number.
  • As of January 1, 2019 all riders UCI-12 & under cannot wear clip shoes. This regulation covers ALL BMX events in New Zealand from the 1st of January 2019 forwards.

Want to see what unfolded this year?

Take a look at the 2018 Oceania’s that went down at Bunbury BMX Club through the eyes of a Te Awamutu local, Rebecca Petch.