Race licence

jack smith

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Durham
Whats the cheapest way to get a bc race licence? Im abit overwhelmed by all the different options, im getting into racing for nextyear and need a full bc licence for one of the big events, i know of tli licences but id prefer a bc one
 

DCLane

Found in the Yorkshire hills ...
You don't need to buy a full licence unless you really have to; a day licence is fine.
 
You need to prove you have insurance to race .Silver or gold with BC membership (insurance)
Gold has a provisional race licence . you still need to purchase a full/yearly licence or pay on the day £10
but you still need to prove you have insurance when you pay on the day .
 
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jack smith

jack smith

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Durham
It's a uci event and needs a full one unfortunately I did ask if I could use a day licence and they said no, it came to £75 for the membership and licence is that right? Or is there a cheaper way as I see there is a discount code box
 
Your first year is Discounted (new member) with BC gold think is £46/49
Think your full/yearly licence is £35
mine just comes out of an account yearly
On the registration form you probably be ask if you have/had any Race experience(riding in a bunch) this will give riders priority... thought with a UCi qualifying event it will be run as a Posh sportive
 
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oldroadman

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For a UCI event you must have a BC licence. TLI licence is not recognised except by TLI domestically, and no-one else. So essentially it's no use. The most cost effective way to get a licence is BC silver membership plus a race licence. Simply go on the BC website, all the info is there. If you are entering a base level race in UK it is possible to use a day licence, but you mention a "big event" for which day licences are not accepted. Afraid you just have to pay your money and get the necessary, along with over 100,000 other members (I think over 35,000 have race licences), but consider the insurance and legal support which I hope you may never need but if you do you'll be pleased you joined!
 

JasonHolder

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On the registration form you probably be ask if you have/had any Race experience(riding in a bunch) this will give riders priority... thought with a UCi qualifying event it will be run as a Posh sportive
Which he hasn't and would do well to start. Enough of the 7mile xc rides.
 

Citius

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Whats the cheapest way to get a bc race licence? Im abit overwhelmed by all the different options, im getting into racing for nextyear and need a full bc licence for one of the big events, i know of tli licences but id prefer a bc one
Cheapest way to a full licence is silver membership. What is the big event, by the way?
 
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jack smith

jack smith

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Location
Durham
Tour of cambridge just going to go with tli, i dont want to be stuck at the back so just want to start at the front tbh not going to actually race
 

bianchi1

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malverns
Tour of cambridge just going to go with tli, i dont want to be stuck at the back so just want to start at the front tbh not going to actually race
From what I can gather riders setting off are "gridded according to licence category", which seems to imply 1'st cats will go of first 2'nd cats 2nd etc.

I'm not sure you want to be mixed up with loads of 1st cats unless you are really comfortable in very fast bunch riding, and beside you can't just buy a licence that would get you in amongst them, you have to race, win points and progress upwards.

Check that the Tli licence would even be recognised for that event. I know I'm going to join then this year as my club look like they are going to start running their TTs using Tli, but even then I've got to get a LVRC licence to do other races. As the sport grows it gets more complicated!
 

Citius

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Tour of cambridge just going to go with tli, i dont want to be stuck at the back so just want to start at the front tbh not going to actually race
I'm not sure what that event is. There doesn't seem to be anything on the BC calendar with that name, or anything like it. But if you are saying it is a UCI event, then a TLI licence will be about as much use as a serviette....
 

SWSteve

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Bristol...ish
Do I need a race licence?

A race licence is only required for the Gran Fondo event and then only if you wish to start in the front section were riders are gridded according to licence category, if you are OK being behind this section then a race licence is not required. You do not require a race licence for the TT.

If you do qualify for the final then a race BC or your own country’s governing body’s race licence will be required.
BC Race Membership if you want to be a 'racer'
 
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jack smith

jack smith

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Location
Durham
A tli licence is fine ive checked with the organisers already. Im comftorable riding in a bunch and riding fast in a group on decents ect what usually irritates me is when im stuck at the back of an event from the start with inexpeienced people and i cant get past and it puts the fun factor right down for me when im stuck behind others and cant ride at my own pace, i also tend to get irritated when im around people swerving allover the place with no awereness. Hence wanting to start with experienced riders.
 
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