Balance Bike Racing

Saturday & Sunday 29th-30th of August 2020.

Balance Bike Racing at the Malverns Classic.



 Saturday 29th of August – Balance Bike Dual Slalom for 100x riders.


08:00 to 09:00 – Race Registration.
09:00 to 10:00 – Practice.

 10:00 to 12:00 – Racing.

12:15 to 12:30 – Podiums for the top three in each category on the main stage.



Sunday 30th of August – Balance Bike Downhill for 100x riders.


07:30 to 08:30 – Race Registration.  

08:00 to 09:00 – Practice.

09:00 to 11:00 – Racing.
11:15 to 11:30 – Podiums for the top three in each category on the main stage.




Fun and competitive racing open to children aged from Two years old to Six years in a number of age categories, with the riders age on the day being the marker.


To enter, please click HERE.


Helmets must be correctly attached at all times and bar plugs/grips must cover the end of the handlebar. Entry is based on a first come, first served basis.
  1. Parents / Guardians must purchase a festival entry ticket, please note children aged 12 and under go free and no ticket is required.
  2. Choose which race you want your child to enter. 1) Saturday Dual Slalom or 2) Sunday Downhill or both! 
  3. 1) Two years of age,  2) Three years of age,  3) Four years of age or 4) Five years of age and Six years of age.
  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.
  3. Check your child’s race time and ensure you and your child are at the start area at least 10 minutes before they are due to start.
  4. Race! You may accompany/run next to your child whilst on course. Please note, do not to cross the timing beam at the start or finish line.
  5. Whoop, Cheer, take photos and celebrate!! 
To enter, please click HERE.


Balance biking can be an inherently dangerous sport with the possibility 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 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.

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. Do you need a British Cycling Race Licence or Membership to race? A. No.

Q. How much are entries? A. FREE.

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


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