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British BMX rankings explained

How the points are allocated

British Cycling's BMX rankings are based on a system where points are awarded according to a rider's placing at the end of an event and on one of a number of sliding scales, relevant to the level/status of the event in question.

World and Olympic championships naturally reward riders with the greatest number of ranking points, with other international, continental, national and regional events each having their own points scales.

Ranking points are awarded only in UCI, UEC and British Cycling events. Please note, the term "standings" is used to denote points allocated to riders within a particular series of events and do not relate to the national BMX rankings.

The rankings year runs from 1 December until 30 November. The rankings are driven by a database of results, maintained by British Cycling and updated daily.

A rider's ranking is based on their best 12 results - i.e. if they have more than 12 results in any given year, the rankings system will be calculated only on their best 12 results.

Points allocated in international events

Although ranking points gained in Olympic, world championship, European championship and world cup events will be automatically added to a rider's rankings, please notify British Cycling of any other points you may have gained in international events.

Simply drop an email to results@britishcycling.org.uk and include details of the result, preferably including a link to the result on the event's website.

What are ranking points used for?

Ranking points allow riders to compare their results against their peers across a wide range of events rather than just one series.

Full racing licence

To gain any ranking points, a rider must hold a full racing licence at the time of the event in which they participate. Non-members, or members with only a provisional racing licence, do not qualify for ranking points. Find out more about full racing licences.

The bands explained

The information below details the various points bands which contribute to the national BMX rankings.

Licence points are awarded as follows:

International A: Olympic Games, elite/junior world championships

International B: BMX supercross world cup, elite/junior European championships, challenge world championships

National A: British championships, championship/elite men national series

National B: National series challenge categories, other UCI elite/junior events, UEC European challenge series

Regional A: Regional championships, ability categories at regional events

Regional B: Summer regional series events

Regional C: Winter regional series events, Scottish regional series, other ranking events

The points table

Position

International
A
International
B
National
A
National
B
Regional
A
Regional
B
Regional
C
1st 600 300 150 100 60 40 20
2nd 520 260 135 90 50 34 18
3rd 440 220 120 80 45 30 16
4th 400 200 112 75 40 26 14
5th 380 190 105 70 37 23 12
6th 360 180 97 65 34 20 10
7th 340 170 90 60 32 18 9
8th 320 160 84 56 30 16 8
9th 300 150 78 52 28 14 7
10th 290 145 72 48 26 12 6
11th 280 140 67 45 24 10 5
12th 270 135 63 42 23 9 4
13th 260 130 58 39 22 8 3
14th 250 125 54 36 21 7 2
15th 240 120 49 33 20 6 1
16th 230 115 45 30 19 5  
17th 220 110 42 28 18 4  
18th 210 105 39 26 16 3  
19th 200 100 36 24 14 2  
20th 190 95 33 22 12 1  
21st 180 90 30 20 10    
22nd 170 85 28 19 9    
23rd 160 80 27 18 8    
24th 150 75 25 17 7    
25th 140 70 23 16 6    
26th 130 65 21 15 5    
27th 120 60 20 14 4    
28th 110 55 19 13 3    
29th 100 50 18 12 2    
30th 96 48 16 11 1    
31st 92 46 15 10      
32nd 88 44 13 9      
33rd 84 42 12 8      
34th 80 40 10 7      
35th 76 38 9 6      
36th 72 36 7 5      
37th 68 34 6 4      
38th 64 32 5 3      
39th 60 30 4 2      
40th 56 28 3 1      
41st 52 26          
42nd 48 24          
43rd 46 23          
44th 44 22          
45th 42 21          
46th 40 20          
47th 38 19          
48th 36 18          
49th 34 17          
50th 32 16          


Contact us about rankings

If you have a ranking enquiry, please email results@britishcycling.org.uk or call 0161 274 2012. A rider's database will display all their results in the current year.