Three Days of Balance Bike Racing to be crowned the Balance Bike World Champion over the 27-29th of August 2021.

 

How to become the Balance Bike World World Champion presented by The Little Rider Co and supported by G-Form.

Riders Ready, lets go racing!! Children aged from 2 to 5 years of age can race in this fun and competitive competition. Race categories are split between both boys and girls as well as age on the day. There are three days of racing with Quad Eliminator, Slalom and Downhill. Enter every race to be in with the chance to be World Champion! There are only 16 spaces available in each category. Race entries are £12.00 per rider, per race plus a £1.52 booking fee.

Please note that any brand of balance bike maybe used. The riders that accumulate the most points in their category over the three races will be crowned the Balance Bike World Champion on Sunday afternoon at 14:00 on the main stage.

Riders will receive points for each race on each day with the top 15 in each category receiving the following points:

1st – 100 points, 2nd – 80 points, 3rd 70 points, 4th – 60 points, 5th – 50 points, 6th – 45 points, 7th – 40 points, 8th – 35 points, 9th – 30 points, 10th – 25 points, 11th – 20 points, 12th – 15 points, 13th – 10 points, 14th 5 – points, 15th – 2 points.

 

 

Friday 27th of August – Balance Bike Quad Eliminator. ENTER ‘HERE’

Four riders on the BMX style start gate, elbows out and go! This is action-packed head to head racing down into the main arena. Riders will fire out of the four-man start gate at the same time, battling elbows high into the first corner. The course will be fast and flowing with plenty of passing places for the skilled and the brave. The top two racers from each round will go through to the next heat, a simple elimination format as we head to the super finals! 

08:00 to 09:00 – Race Registration (You can also come to race registration on Thursday evening).

09:00 to 10:00 – Practice.

10:00 to 12:00 – Racing.

12:05 – Podiums on the main stage for the top three in each category.

Saturday 28th of August – Balance Bike Slalom. ENTER ‘HERE’

Racing one at a time down the slalom course, the race is against the clock! This is action-packed racing as riders fire out of the BMX style start gate and around the coloured gates. The fastest four from each category will go into the super finals.

The 1st and 2nd fastest riders will be in the A Final. The 3rd and 4th fastest will be in the B final. (B final will run first, the winner will be awarded 3rd place). These super finals will be based on one race, racing dual slalom head to head. Gate pick goes to the rider that qualified fastest. 

 08:00 to 09:00 – Race Registration (You can also come to race registration on Thursday evening and Friday day time).

09:00 to 10:00 – Practice.

10:00 to 12:00 – Racing. 

12:00 – Podiums on the main stage for the top three in each category.

Sunday 29th of August – Balance Bike Downhill. ENTER ‘HERE’

Downhill is the Formula 1 of mountainbike racing. The purest form of racing with riders racing against the clock.The course will be fast and flowing with plenty of corners for the riders to showcase their skills.

07:30 to 08:30 – Race Registration (You can also come to race registration on Thursday evening, Friday and Saturday day time).

08:00 to 09:00 – Practice.

09:00 to 10:30 – Racing.
10:30 – Podiums on the main stage for the top three in each category.
-Entering one race? You must enter the age that your child is on the day of the race.
-Entering more than one race, you must enter the age that your child is on Friday the 27th of August, the start of the competition.

-Categories to enter: Girls; 2 years, 3 years, 4 years and 5 years. Boys; 2 years, 3 years, 4 years and 5 years.

Location:

The Balance Bike World Championships is held at the GT Bicycles Malverns Classic, the UK’s biggest MTB festival and party!

Eastnor Deer Park, near Ledbury. Herefordshire. HR8 1EN.

– Parents / Guardians must purchase a festival entry ticket, please note children aged 12 and under go free and no ticket is required.

-Camping is available for the duration of the event, including a family camping area. Toilets, showers and water are available onsite.

-The funfair for children is free; Dodgems, Merry-Go-Round, Trampolines and Bouncy Castle Slide.

 

1. On race day please head to race registration with I.D for yourself and sign in on behalf of your child and collect your number board, then attach it to your child’s bike prior to the start of practice. If you miss race registration (times/schedule are listed above) your child will not be allowed to either practice or race.

2. If there are spaces available, we will open race registration for 15 minutes immediately after race registration closes on a first come, first served basis. The cost will be £20.00 per rider, per day for each event.

3. Check your child’s race times and ensure you and your child is at the start area at least 10 minutes before they are due to start

4. Whoop, Cheer, High Fives, take photos and celebrate!! 

 

Please Note: Balance biking can be an inherently dangerous sport with the possibility of injuries. No matter where you ride or how well you know the course your child should never ride beyond their skill level and always ride in control and in a sensible manner. Riding in control does not just mean being able to stop, it also means having the requisite skills to recognise and avoid potentially dangerous situations on the course. You must also be able to recognise where it is safe to stop on the course. Avoiding accidents with other riders is an essential biking skill. Riders must use the course in a sensible manner compatible with their level of experience. Riders should walk the course with their parents or guardians, observing current ground conditions, making them aware of any obstacles prior to riding the course. We ask parents and guardians to accept that their child will ride the course at their own risk and accept that no liability can be accepted by the event organisers.

 

Rules and Regulations.

Equipment: The Bicycle can be of any make or brand, though it must be capable of safely and efficiently completing the task and must, as a minimum, be mechanically sound and all reasonable steps must be taken to ensure the safety of the rider and others. As part of the latter, bar plugs are compulsory. Bikes must be a balance bike with no stabilisers. A regular pedal bike with the chain, pedals or cranks removed is not allowed. Brakes are permitted.

Helmets: It is compulsory to wear a protective helmet when racing or training on the course and such helmet must comply with the required safety standards defined in the General Regulations. A full-face helmet is recommended though we will allow an open face helmet to be worn. The helmet must be properly secured in both training and racing. Helmets with a removable chin piece are acceptable, please ensure the chin piece is correctly attached as recommended by the manufacturer. POV cameras are allowed and must be correctly fitted to the helmet.

-During practice, each rider must complete at least two runs of the course to be able to race.
-Any rider that misses their start slot/call-up will be disqualified.
-Riders must ride around, not over, each gate, with both tyre tracks passing on the outside of each gate. A missed gate (that is not returned to and passed correctly), or a run over a gate, will result in the rider being disqualified.
-If there is a tie for any in the top three we will run a run off.

Racers will be disqualified for the following:
-Changing from one course to another.
-Interfering with the opposing riders progress.
-Not finishing in possession of their bike.
-Not passing both wheels around the gate.
-Missing a gate and going beyond the next gate.
-Running over a gate.

Recent Questions:

Q. If the event is sold out, will there be a reserve list? A. Apologies no.

Q. What if I miss the sign on? A. You will not be allowed to practice or race.

Q. Can I transfer my entry. A. Apologies, there are no transfers.

Q. Can I have a refund? A. Apologies, there are no refunds.

 

If you have any questions, please contact the Event Director Si Paton [email protected] or call/text 07968 229 359 anytime.