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BCF Road and Circuit Licence Points and Category Progression

Jun 12, 2005
BCF Road and Circuit Licence Points and Category Progression Understanding the licence system

How are road points awarded?
BCF Road and Circuit Races Points Structure
List 'A' - For events up to 50 kms and womens up to 25 kms - first 6 places
List 'B' - For events from 51 - 100 kms, and womens 26-50 kms - first 10 places
List 'C' - For events from 101-130 kms, and womens 51-65 kms - first 15 places
List 'D' - For events of 131 kms and above, and Womens Over 65km - first 20 places
List 'E' - For the final of any open senior/junior scratch race, including the overall result of any Omnium Competition
National Road and Track events the points will be trebled (except those that are restricted to masters)
Premier Calendar and other national RR races the points will be doubled (except those that are rest to masters only)
Youth events-Points are awarded to the first 3 riders, with points starting with 3 down to 1


How do I qualify for an upgrade on my racing licence?
Fourth cat riders are any new senior members, and those who have failed to scored 6 points in one season.
To qualify for a third cat you need to have obtained more than 6 points in any one season as a fourth cat. (Members are no longer downgraded to a 4th cat if no points are attained in a season)
To qualify for second cat you need to have obtained 40 points during any season as a third cat. To retain a second cat you need to obtain at least 20 points in events open to that category.
To qualify for a first cat you need to have obtained at least 100 points in any one season as a second cat or to juniors who have received dispensation from the executive board to compete with senior riders. To retain a first cat you need to obtain at least 40 points in events open to that category.
To qualify for elite category you need to satisfy one of the following criteria
· be a registered member of a U.C.I registered trade team class II or I
· be listed in the top 75 riders in the Premier Calendar ranking at 31st of December of the previous year.
· have gained 200 points during the previous season whilst holding an elite or 1st category licence.
· at the 31st of the previous year was listed in the top 10 riders in the senior men's National Mountain Biking Ranking System.
Exceptionally and at the discretion of the executive board, to any rider who, although not meeting the above criteria, by virtue of his performance in national or international competition is considered to meet the required standard for an elite licence holder.

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