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What memberships and licences do I need to race?

Mar 11, 2013
What memberships and licences do I need to race?

What do I need to start racing?

If you plan on road, track or time trial racing you will need to consider membership and a racing licence from British Cycling (BC), the UK’s governing body for cycle sport.  A Provisional Racing Licence is awarded automatically with all Bronze, Silver and Gold memberships. A Full Race Licence may be bought as an addition to Silver or Gold Membership.  Provisional licences are sufficient to gain you entry to all but national events, but an additional Day Licence fee will be payable on the day. If you plan to race regularly, a full race licence is most cost effective. Further details at:

NOTE: A racing licence is not required to ride the clubs confined TT series, but riders are asked to consider taking silver or gold BC membership for the insurance benefits provided.

What races can I enter?
A full calendar of all types of races with details required to enter them is available on the BC website:

Time trials and track events are open to everyone, but most road races are restricted to riders of certain categories.  An explanation of categories can also be found on the BC website.

How do I enter a race?
Where online entry is not available, races must be entered by filling in a race entry form (for Scottish events) or race entry form (for all other BC events). This must be submitted before the closing date for each event.  Send in your entry with a cheque and a stamped addressed envelope to the event organiser.  You will receive a start sheet prior to the event either by post or more frequently via email.

NOTE: The BC/SC registered name for the club is Edinburgh RC and should be used on all race entries and membership applications.

More Information

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