Perry Park - Camping & Training

May 05 2012


Perry Park will be a hive of activity throughout the UCI 2012 BMX World Championships. Located only 4 miles / 6.5 kilometres from the National Indoor Arena (NIA), this huge public park will be the home of the event’s official campsite and will provide the event’s key BMX training facility for riders to train on outside of the official practice sessions inside the NIA. A shuttle bus service will run at regular intervals throughout training and competition days between Perry Park and the NIA and there is ample parking available on site.

Perry Park looks set to be an extremely popular option for both camping and unofficial training so please book early to avoid disappointment (all details required are to follow):

Perry Park Camping 

The event’s official campsite will be in Perry Park and riders staying on the site will be perfectly placed for access to the Perry Park BMX track for training purposes.  Facilities available on the campsite include; toilet and shower blocks, electric hook up, catering, car parking and perimeter fencing supported by 24 hour security.

The campsite will have pitches suitable for both tents and camper vans. A shuttle bus service will be available for riders to commute to and from the NIA throughout the day.

Details with regard to camping and shuttle bus costs are provided below:

Camping Options 

Cost in £ (Prices are inclusive of VAT @ 20%)                               

Camper / Caravan / Motor home - 9m x 9m plot (if your camper van exceeds this maximum allowance of space please call 00 44 121 779 0880)


£125.00 per week / per  9m x 9m plot                  

Tent- 9m x 9m plot (if required more than one tent is allowed within  your designated plot, as long as guide ropes do not exceed the boundary allocated)


£100.00 per week / per 9m x 9m plot                  

Power (Electric hook up)


£45 per week / per hook up

Shuttle Bus - An optional timetabled shuttle bus to and from the NIA is available. Each person is able to take one bike on the transport.


£25 per person / per week (Please note that daily car parking at the NIA is £8 per day, taking the shuttle bus avoids this cost)

Camping Parking – Each booked camping plot is entitled to two free car parking spaces in the camping site car park

Extra car parking spaces are available at a cost of £25 per vehicle per week


Site Notes:

  • Pre-booking is essential – please book early to avoid disappointment
  • All Campers/ Caravans / Motor homes must fit inside the 9m x 9m space or an additional space will need to be booked.
  • All tents including guide ropes must fit inside the 9m x 9m space or an additional space will need to be booked.
  • No Pets
  • No Campfires
  • Quiet hours are from 24:00 to 07:00. All residents are asked to be considerate to others racing the next day and trying to rest.
  • The campsite operator retains the right to remove disruptive residents without notice and without refund.
  • All rubbish should be placed in the rubbish facilities provided on site.
  • All cancellations must be done in writing before the 1st April 2012. Cancellations and refunds will not be possible after this date.
  • The site will open at 10am on Monday 21st May 2012 and everyone must vacate the site by 11am on Monday 28th May 2012

Camp Site Booking

Camp site bookings must be made in advance.

To book please download, complete and return the form below.


If you require any further information regarding camping booking please contact

 There are a limited number of plots available so please book early to avoid disappointment

Perry Park Training

Established in 2009, the Perry Park BMX track is one of the country’s best outdoor BMX tracks with a 5 metre start ramp. We are pleased to confirm that this track will be made available to all World Championship riders for additional training throughout the event. The fee for taking part in a two hour training session at Perry Park is £5 per rider if you book in advance and £7 per rider for bookings on the day. Please note that a maximum of 100 riders will be allocated per two hour session.

Car parking will be available at a cost of £4 per day, riders can also choose to buy into the transport package at a cost of £25 for the week – we recommend that this would help keep things simple for you and is the best way to travel between the city / NIA and Perry Park.

The training schedule for Perry Park is below, please note that this provision is in addition to the Official Practice schedule at the NIA competition track. If you wish to book a session please provide your name, country, licence number and the session you require to Mark on                  


Perry Park Address

Aldridge Road, Perry Barr, Birmingham, B42 2EY (for Sat Nav users).

Please click on the link below to view a map of site location;

Perry Park Travel Directions

Directions by road:

Once you get to Birmingham you will pick up brown tourist signs for Alexandra Stadium, please follow these signs which will get you to the entrance to Perry Park.

From M6 South or North-West

Leave the M6 at Junction 7 and follow the A34 (Walsall Road) towards Perry Barr (Birmingham City Centre). After about 2½ miles you will see signs for the Alexander stadium.  We are in the same park! Turn into Church Road and follow to where church road meets the Aldridge Road (A453).

From M5 South-West

Leave the M5 at Junction 1 and follow the A41 towards Birmingham City Centre for about ½ mile before forking left along the A4040 (Outer Ring Road) towards Perry Barr.

From M42 East Midlands

Join the M6 heading towards Birmingham Central and leave the M6 at Junction 7. Follow directions 'From M6 south or north-west'.

Directions by Train:

Trains to Perry Barr station (approximately every 30 minutes) leave from Birmingham New Street station where there is a regular train service to and from all parts of the country

Directions by Bus, from Birmingham centre

To Perry Barr take the limited stop 934 or 993 buses that depart from Dale End or the 997 that leaves from Carrs Lane. There are nine buses per hour leaving the city as a 934, 993 or 997 that stop at Wellhead Lane by the Greyhound Stadium.