Race of Truth. Race against the clock.
Road Racing is a form of cycling racing where you compete in a group, with the first to cross the line being deemed the winner, so tactics are essential. The RNRMCA will be focusing on more Road Races in 2016, so here are a few pointers for those who intend racing for the first time.
You must be a current member of a Cycling Club that is affiliated to British Cycling. For you that is the RNRMCA. If you have not joined the club or your membership has run out then update it soonest.
If you are planning on taking part in a competitive bike race, then you will need to add on a Full Race Licence while purchasing your Membership, particularly if you are going to be doing road or track racing. You will also need a Full Race Licence to earn points in any National or Regional rankings. As a general rule, the higher the standard of race, the more likely it is that you will need to buy a Full Race Licence with your membership.
You can apply for a British Cycling Licence via this link: http://www.britishcycling.org.uk/membership
The different categories are listed below:
A Provisional Race Licence comes free with all Race Gold, Race Silver and Race Bronze memberships and is enough to get you into most BMX, Cyclo Cross, Cycle Speedway and MTB races. To be sure, check with the event organiser beforehand (Please note: If you race on a provisional licence you will not be eligible for any licence points). If you are a Ride member you won’t be riding competitively right now, so your membership does not include any type of Race Licence.
Purchase can be made online in addition to the purchase of a Race Silver or Race Gold membership. To add a Race Licence to an existing membership call the membership team on 0161 274 2010.