Selection criteria & events for South Region team 2016

British Cycling's South Region have announced the selection criteria and selection events for this years inter-regional and UK school games championships for 2016.

The British Cycling Inter-Regional Youth Championships are often seen as the pinnacle of youth competition in the UK. Comingtowardsthe end of theseasonthey offer riders the chance to experience multi day events in a team environment.


The 2016 School Games will incorporate the Inter-Regional Road Championships from 2-4 Septemberat Loughborough. There will bea wide-range of road-based events including acriterium, time trial, team time trialand road race.


The Inter-Regional Track Championships will be held 24-25 September at Newport Velodrome. The event will be contested over the 9 World Championship events: Sprint;Keirin; Time Trial; Scratch; Points; Pursuit; Madison; Team Sprint and Team Pursuit.


The Inter-Regional Mountain Bike Championships will take place 30-31 July; the location is still being finalized, but in a change from previous years it is likely to be either in Scotland or the South West, rather than Hadleigh.There will be a wide-rangeof off road events including a skills based competition and a full Cross-Country race.


All three teams can consist of up to 4 boys & 4 girls who were born between 2000 and 2003, with each event having one boy and one girl named as a non-travelling reserve.


BC South Region has created a list of events where rider performance and behaviour will be observed and will be used for selecting riders for the 2016 School Games and the Inter Regional Championships.Selections will be based on the following criteria:


On the Bike

Off the bike

Attacking riding ability to make repeated efforts

Professional behaviour and attitude, both on and off the bike

Bike handling ability cornering skills, positioning in group, etc

Appropriate clothing /personal presentation

Finish position

Be able to listen without distraction and follow instructions

Tactical Awareness

Independence off the bike ability to be ready with bike set up as required on time

Being a selfless team player

Being a selfless team player


Riders wishing to beconsidered should be capable of competing in multi day events and at National standard events. Once a long list has been has been named there will be a requirement for attendance at additional sessions such as Regional School of Racing (RSR) and any team training days as requested.

Riders wishing to be considered should express an interest in being part of the team by sending anarrative as to which disciplines/events they wish to be considered for and the reasoning as to why they should considered. E-mail


The selectors will consider performances in each individual event based on the selection criteria stated above and the need to create a balanced teamto contest the events. Anaccumulativeor average scoring/points system from the events listed belowwill NOTbe used and riders do not need to enter all events listed below to be considered. In addition, all national road, track and mountain bikes events will be taken into consideration, with confirmed observations, at the events listed below.


Team selection will be confirmed with riders, parents and coaches no later than1 monthbefore each individual event. Please note some financial contribution from those selected will be required.






National Youth Championships

Sunday 10thJulyNational Youth Circuit ChampionshipIlford, Essex


National Youth Road Events

Saturday 21stMayMaindyFlyers CircuitRaces, Cardiff

Sunday 26thJuneTeam MK CircuitRaces, MiltonKeynes

Sunday 17thJulyHillingdonSlipstreamersCircuitRaces, Hillingdon


Regional Youth Road Events

Friday 25thMarchCastle Coombe EasterClassic, CastleCoombe

Sunday 5thJune WinchesterCriteriums, Winchester




Icebreaker Youth Series

Saturday 27thFebruaryIcebreaker Youth Series Round 2, Newport
Saturday 26thMarch IcebreakerYouth Series Round 3, Newport


National Youth Track Omnium

Saturday 9thAprilRC Omega YouthOmnium, Bournemouth

Sunday 24thApril MaindyFlyers YouthOmnium, Cardiff

Saturday 7thMay PalmerParkVeloYouthOmnium, Reading

Saturday 14thMay NewportYouthOmnium, Newport


National Youth Track Omnium Final & National Championship

Sunday 3rdJuly NationalYouth Track Omnium Final,Cardiff


National Youth Track Championship

1stWeek August (TBC) NationalYouth TrackChampionship (TBC)




National Mountain Bike Series Round 1

Sunday 3rdAprilNational Mountain Bike Series Round 1, Llanelli

Sunday 24thAprilNational Mountain Bike Series Round 2, Plymouth


Southern X-Country Races

Sunday 20thMarch SouthernXC R1, Black Park

Sunday 17thAprilSouthern XC R2, Checkendon

Sunday 8thMaySouthern XC R3, Wasing Estate

Sunday 22ndMaySouthern XC R4, Matterley Estate

Sunday 5thJune SouthernXC R5, Crow Hill

Sunday 26thJune SouthernXC R6, Pippingford



BC South Region reserve the right to amend or alter these conditions if required.