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Question: British cycling age categories?

What are the cycling categories?

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.
  • Cat 3 – Regional level racers.
  • Cat 2 – National level racers.
  • Cat 1 – International level racers.
  • Pros – Cat 1 riders who have a contract with a registered Pro team.

What is a Category 4 cyclist?

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. Once a rider is Cat. 4, the upgrades start to blend experience and performance, while the race-length minimums increase.

What age is a veteran in cycling?

The League of Veteran Racing Cyclists (LVRC) promote racing for riders aged 40 or over, based upon age groups. In a LVRC (or “vets”) race, you’ll be racing against riders of a similar age.

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″).

What is a Category 1 cyclist?

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 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.

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.

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 I become a cat 1 cyclist?

(1) 20 points; or, (2) experience in 25 qualifying races with a minimum of 10 top ten finishes with fields of 30 riders+; or, (3) 20 pack finishes with fields over 50.

Is cycling good for over 50s?

People aged 50 years and above have a lot to benefit from cycling. Low impact aerobic workouts like cycling are perfect for over50s who can no longer undertake high intensity exercises; perhaps because their knees aren’t as good as they used to be.

What is Masters category in cycling?

Masters MTB Championships

For some disciplines, the masters categories are reserved for category 1for men through 54 years of age and for women through 44 years of age, while for men ages 55 and up and women ages 45 and up, all categories are eligible.

What is Vtta?

The Veterans Time Trials Association is for anyone 40 years of age and over who has an interest in cycle racing, and specifically in time trialling. Join Or Renew with the VTTA.

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 fast are cat5 riders?

Cat 5 racers don’t remember that the person who wins the race isn’t the fastest, but the first one across the finish line. Second, the concept of tactics is not as ingrained as the other categories. So average speeds around 25-26 mph is common

How do cycling races work?

Ultra-distance cycling races are very long single stage events where the race clock continuously runs from start to finish. They usually last several days and the riders take breaks on their own schedules, with the winner being the first one to cross the finish line.

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