The British Cycling accredited marshal scheme

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What is an accredited marshal?

An accredited marshal is a marshal who has been trained to use the 'Stop! Cycle Race' sign to legally stop and hold traffic to allow the safe passage of a cycle race on the open highway.

Overview of responsibilities

Accredited marshals are playing a huge role in securing the future of road racing in this country by making road races safer for everyone involved; riders, the race convoy and other road users.

Accredited marshals are asked to commit to marshalling at five races a year.

British Cycling will provide you with all the training you need to become an accredited marshal. Firstly, you will be asked to complete an online learning module before attending a practical training session local to you.

Benefits of being an accredited marshal

Free British Cycling Bronze membership which will give you exclusive benefits such as discounts at cycling stores, pre-sale and discounted tickets for major UK cycling events and a weekly newsletter with exclusive offers, news and top tips.

Upon successful completion of your first five races and the submission of your training logbook, you will have completed your training and will be awarded your certificate. You will also receive British Cycling accredited marshal clothing free of charge; this includes an accredited marshal polo shirt and a waterproof jacket.

Upcoming courses



 Online Booking

West Midlands - Stourport

(Ref: 3947)

8th June 2022 @ 19:00 - 21:00

Note that the Accredited Marshal Scheme does not run in Scotland and Wales and the courses listed above are based on local and regional need.

Check back regularly as more courses will be listed as the need arises, but if none of these courses are suitable please complete the short form below which will help us to plan courses and teel you if training is available nearby.

Register your interest

Contact us

In the first instance please contact your regional events officer

You can also contact us at:

Write to us at: Officials Education, British Cycling, Stuart Street, Manchester, M11 4DQ

Or call: 0161 274 2026