Frequently Asked Questions
What categories will be included at each round?
Competition categories are as follows:
- PARK Youth 4-7 years (male & female)
- PARK Youth 8-11 years (male & female)
- PARK Youth 12-14 years (male & female)
- PARK 15+ Amateur Men
- PARK 15+ Women
- PARK 15+ Elite Men
- STREET 13+ Amateur (male & female)
- STREET 15+ Elite Men
- High Hop – Open
How do I know which category to enter?
The age category will be defined by the riders age on the day of the event.
Participants older that 15 years may choose to enter Amateur or Elite but not both.
Amateur category is generally defined as a rider that is already proficiant in either park or street riding. Rider’s with “flow” or “product” sponsorship deals may enter amateur. The contest is not aimed at adult beginners.
Elite generally defined as a sponsred rider or a rider earning an income from either park or street riding.
Rider’s may not enter amateur if they have already entered elite in the same year.
Do I need to enter all of the events or how many should I enter?
You may enter as little or as many as you would like. Each event will have limited numbers in each category due to time restrictions.
Only the Elite and Women’s Park categories will be following an accumulative points system. Whereby, their best 4 results from the 6 round series will be totalled for overall results.
Amateur & Youth categories will be stand alone contests at each round.
At Round 6, more spaces will be opened in all categories for a British National Championships (Categories will start at 7 years). More info on the Natiponal Champoionships will be available at britshcycling.org.uk
Do I need to qualify for any of the rounds?
No, all you need to do is buy a ticket before places sell out. To keep as up to date as possible on release dates and times follow @backyardjambmx on Instagram.
What are the prizes?
Youth 4-7 years: All riders will receive a product hamper and the most stand out rider/s will receive a medal/s.
Youth 8-11 years: All riders will receive a product hamper. Top 3 places will receive gold, silver and bronze medals.
Youth 12-14: Top 3 riders will receive product hampers and gold, silver and bronze medals.
Amateur Park 15+ and Amateur Street 13+: Top 3 riders will receive product hampers. Top 3 places will receive gold, silver and bronze medals.
Elite Men & Women Park and Elite Men Street: Top 3 places will receive prize money plus gold, silver and bronze medals.
Elite Men Park: 1st £500, 2nd £250, 3rd £150 (per round)
Women Park: 1st £500, 2nd £250, 3rd £150 (per round)
Elite Men Street: 1st £500, 2nd £250, 3rd £150 (per round)
What are the dates and locations of all 6 Rounds?
Round 1: Asylum Skatepark – 9 April 2022
Rund 2: Rampworld – 14 May 2022
Round 3: Deeside – 25 June 2022
Round 4: Unit 23 – 23 July 2022
Round 5: Junction 4 – 6 August 2022
Round 6: Venue To Be Confirmed 22/23 October 2022
How much does it cost to enter one of the Backyard Jam qualifier events?
Youth 4-7years £15
Youth 8-11years £15
Youth 12-14years £20
Amateur Men Park £25
Amateur Street £25
Women Park £15
Elite Men Park £30
Elite Men Street £30
If I don’t want to enter the competition, can I still bring my bike and ride the park?
Yes, this costs £15 for the day. You can ride the park except areas that are being used for the competition. This will also allow you to enter the High Hop contest for no additional charge.
Can I enter on the day of the competition?
We have limited places available in each category so we strongly recommend buying your ticket online in advance. Please check availability in advance to avoid disappointment.
How much does it cost to spectate at a Backyard Jam Qualifier?
Entry is free and you don’t need a ticket. However, some venues require spectators and riders to register online to be allowed accesss to the building. Please note if you wish to bring a bike into the park you will need to buy a ticket.
Are there additional booking or transaction fees for the tickets?
Yes, Eventbrite will charge a small fee for processing the booking. This will vary depending on how much your category entry fee is.
Is the event open to riders who live outside the UK?
Who can enter the High Hop competition?
Anyone can enter this. You don’t have to have ridden in the Park or Street contest, as long as you’ve got your bike you can enter.
I've purchased a ticket and can't attend the event, can I get a refund?
Refunds are available up to 7 days before the event. Please visit Eventbrite Returns and follow the instructions