ROAD RACING

The Director of Racing - Dick Naylor dickydomus@yahoo.com will give guidance to any member wishing to take part in Road Racing. 

Introduction

British Cycling is the overseeing body of Road Racing in the UK. The club is affiliated with BC in the South East region. British Cycling promote a full calendar of events from February through to the end of October. https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events  

The majority of the races in the area are promoted by South East Road Race League SERRL to which the club is also affiliated. http://www.serrl.com  

How To Get Started

You will need to be a member of British Cycling and be in possession of a racing licence.  


If you are a new member of the club you can obtain free bronze membership of British Cycling for your first year. To find out more about the various membership packages visit the British Cycling website. http://www.britishcycling.org.uk/membership 

As a new licence holder if you are over 16 years of age you will be issued with a Fourth category licence and progression through the categories is achieved by gaining points for placings in races. 

If you are aged between 16 and 18 you are classified as a Junior and if you are under 16 you are classified as a Youth rider. 

As a youth rider the licence is free with membership and all riders are categorised by 2 year age bands running from under 16 to under 8. 

In addition to a licence, you will need a standard road bike and a hard shell helmet, which are compulsory in road races. You also need to ride in your club colours when riding road races, although fourth category and youth riders may ride in any jersey and shorts. 

 

The Racing

Racing is held either on the open road or on closed circuits. 

As a youth rider all the racing is held on closed circuits. 

Most races are held at Cyclopark Gravesend 

Local Closed Circuits

Cyclopark Gravesend (MAP)

Brands Hatch (MAP)

Betteshanger Country Park (MAP) 
(formerly Fowlmead Country Park)

Lydden Hill Race Circuit (MAP)

Where do I find out about the races

All events are listed on the British Cycling events calendar https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events which also includes sportives and reliability trials. 

If you are a Gold member of BC you will receive a quarterly British Cycling calendar. 

A calendar of events also listed on SERRL website

In addition, check the Events Section on this site and in The Milestone. 

For further information contact the Club Road Race Secretary Simon Charlesworth. ballardscourt@tiscali.co.uk

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