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Often asked: British cycling licence?

To race you need to have a British Cycling race licence. This is generally a good idea as it means you can sign on to races well in advance. You can get a race licence for free from the British Cycling website, or you get one when you join as a Bronze, Silver or Gold Race member.

How do you get a UK cycling race Licence?

Existing members can purchase a full race licence by calling the membership team on 0161 274 2010. Lines are open Monday to Friday, 8am-6pm. If you have a current Fan, Ride or Race Bronze Membership you will also need to upgrade to Race Silver or Race Gold Membership when you call the team.

What is a cat 1 cyclist?

Overview of Racing Categories

In almost every case, and no matter the discipline’s number of categories, Cat 1 always represents the most competitive amateur racing classification. In order to move from one category to the next, points need to be earned by the rider.

What is a cat 4 cyclist?

All men start at Category 5 and all women start at Cat. 4. For the men to move up to Cat. 4, the most traveled route is to complete 10 massed-start races permitted by USA Cycling. The races must be at least 15 miles long if it’s a road race and 10 miles long if it’s a criterium.

What is a Category 5 cyclist?

The Skill groups or categories are:

Cat 5 – Entry level racers with less than 10 mass start races worth of experience. Cat 4 – Local level racers.

How many members does British Cycling have?

British Cycling is committed to transforming Britain into a better place to ride for everybody, from racers to commuters to kids, and I’m proud to be one of the 150,000 members who are part of this.”

How do I cancel my UK Cycling membership?

Any individual requesting a cancellation of a Membership or Racing Licence should contact British Cycling by e-mail at membership@britishcycling.org.uk. Alternatively, individuals may put their request in writing to: Membership Department, British Cycling, Stuart Street, Manchester, M11 4DQ.

What is a normal FTP cycling?

Average recreational cyclists would be about 2.5-3.0 Watts/Kg for FTP. People who race regularly may be 3.0-3.75. You get above 3.75-4.25 and those are local elite racers. And your elite pro cyclists will be averaging over 300W at 60Kg (5W/Kg) and up.

What is a category 3 mountain bike?

Bike Category 3

This is a set of conditions for operation of a bicycle that includes Condition 1 and Condition 2 as well as rough trails, rough unpaved roads, and rough terrain and unimproved trails that require technical skills. Jumps and drops are intended to be less than 61cm (24″).

How fast are Cat 5 cyclists?

Around here the speed for a cat 5 criterium is around 24-25 MPH.

What FTP is good?

How ‘good’ is your FTP?

World Class Pro Cat 4 and 5
Male 5.6 – 6.4 w/kg 2.4 – 3.6 w/kg
Female 5.3 – 5.6 w/kg 2.0 – 3.1 w/kg

How do you become a cat 4 cyclist?

To become a Cat. 4, you’ve got to do 10 races as a 5 before you can petition for an upgrade from the licensing body, USA Cycling.

How fast are cats cyclists?

Cat 1/2’s are in the pro speed range, maybe 30+ mph. Speed, however, really is relative and highly variable. And remember that “average” speed means half the time it’s faster and half the time it’s slower.

How long does it take to get fit cycling?

After a prolonged break, I find that it takes between seven and ten days to start feeling normal on the bike again. The first few days will be a struggle but after a week or so you should feel ok to start increasing the training load, and then you’re well on the road to recovery.

How long does it take to get good at cycling?

On hearing this I quickly explain to them that cycling is an endurance sport just like marathon running. That to be riding at an elite level they are looking at building a base over three years. It sometimes takes this long for a cyclist to develop the strength and aerobic capacity required to ride well.

What is a cycle race called?

Cycle sport is competitive physical activity using bicycles. There are several categories of bicycle racing including road bicycle racing, time trialling, cyclo-cross, mountain bike racing, track cycling, BMX, and cycle speedway.

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