Second UCI Pump Track National Championships set for Hawkes Bay

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The second annual UCI Pump Track National Championships will head to the North Island, to be staged at the new Velosolutions track in Hawkes Bay.

The championships will be held at the Hawkes Bay BMX Club in Havelock North on Saturday 31 August and Sunday 1 September, 2024.

It will comprise the UCI Pump Track World Championship qualifying event on the first day and the Cycling New Zealand UCI Pump Track Nationals on day two.

Cycling New Zealand will again partner with Velosolutions to host the championships, which will cap a busy year for the Hawkes Bay BMX Club, that recently hosted the BMX Racing New Zealand Championships. 

Rotorua’s acclaimed international pump track star, Daniel Butterworth, won the inaugural national championships in Christchurch last year, while Australian enduro champion, Ryan Gilchrist won the UCI World Championship qualifying men’s final over compatriot Josh Jolly.

Promising BMX rider, Holly Oldham from Alexandra was the fastest female on both days.

The popularity of Pump Track racing is ever-increasing with the fourth UCI Pump Track World Championships in Austria late last year attracted riders from 21 nations.

This year there are 15 qualifying events starting this month with eight events in Europe, as well as qualifiers in Africa, USA, Canada, China, Australia and New Zealand.


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