Pump Track World Championships Qualifier Comes to the UK this Weekend

Aug 15, 2019 at 7:44
by Simon Paton  
Red Bull Pump Track World Championship Qualifier

Now in its second year, The Red Bull Pump Track World Championship is a race series like no other.
Local heroes get the chance to battle it out against Olympic BMX racers, MTB World Champions, National Champions and some of the leading talents in the freestyle community. The series has pitted BMX against MTB for the first time on an equal platform and this spirit of competition and inclusivity has flourished around the world.

On Saturday 17th August 2019 Red Bull is bringing the only Pump Track World Championship Qualifier on British soil to Scotland. The track has been built by Velosolutions UK and designed by Swiss Red Bull star Claudio Caluori (who will be making a guest appearance this Saturday), it is a world-class facility which is guaranteed to bring out the best in even the most experienced riders.

Race Schedule:
Each race consists of a practice session and a timed run, followed by the knock-out heat finals.
Practice sessions:
Friday the 16th of August, 14:00 to 19:00.
Saturday the 17th August, 09:00 - 12:00 / 12:30 Onwards - Racing!

Red Bull Pump Track World Championship Qualifier

The Venue:
Wishawhill Wood Pump Track 333-359, Meadowhead Rd, Wishaw. Scotland. ML2 7UN.

Age restriction: All participants must be 16 years or over on the day of the event. If an athlete is younger then 18 years, parent or guardians have to sign the 'waiver for minors form' and bring this to registration. No waiver = no ride.

On the day Entry Fee: £15.00 per person payable by cash.

Please note:

-Riders are not allowed to use clip-in pedals or toes straps.

-Helmet: Open face mandatory, full face recommended.

-T-shirt is mandatory, long sleeve with pads is recommended.

-Long pants or knee protection is recommended.

-Shoes mandatory, no flip flops or open shoes.

-Gloves recommended.

Race Categories:

* Men.

* Women.

Red Bull Pump Track World Championship Qualifier

Race Format:
This year's race will be a very exciting head to head pursuit. The track will be equipped with 2 timing units. Riders will race head to head on the track at the same time, starting from opposite ends of the track. Both riders get ready with one foot on the ground, the other foot on the pedal, with the crank arm pointing towards the ground. The clock starts as soon as the riders cross their start/finish line and stop when they cross it again. The rider with the fastest timed run has priority on their start position (1 or 2). The rider with the fastest time advances to the next round. You are allowed to pedal.

Qualified riders and results:
The top 4 riders of each qualifier event in both categories qualify to the Red Bull Pump Track World Championship final. The riders are responsible for their own visa documents and insurances.

The Winners:
Will have their flight and accommodation paid for to attend the Red Bull Pump Track World Championship final. The location of which is yet to be announced, with last year's final being in Arkansas USA. In the event that there are less than 10 riders in one category at any individual qualifier event, the winner of this race will qualify for the Red Bull Pump Track World Championship final but their flights and accommodation will not be paid for by the organiser. Qualifier results and qualified riders for the final will published on the Red Bull website and on all social media channels.


  • 1 0
 Clip-in pretty widely used term to denote 'clipless' pedals. To distinguish from flats for riders not old enough to know why they are called clipless.
  • 2 3
 "Riders are not allowed to use clip-in pedals or toes straps" Does that mean clipless pedals are allowed? Or is it flats only?
  • 4 2
 Flat pedals please, don't want you sliding off those SPD's and causing yourself an injury do we!
  • 1 0
 Is this shown Live on Red Bull TV?
  • 1 0
 No flip flops PMSL!!
  • 1 0
 Someone will race in their pants, just because they can.
  • 1 0
 Stilettos must be fine.

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