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British Cycling anti-doping

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All athletes have the right to compete in sport knowing that they, and their competitors, are clean. We believe in clean sport and work in partnership with UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) and our International Federation, the UCI, to ensure that the integrity of our sport is protected.

Anti-Doping Rules

The anti-doping rules of British Cycling are the rules published by UK Anti-Doping (or its successor), as amended from time to time. These are consistent with the World Anti-Doping Code (the Code), the core document that harmonises anti-doping policies, rules and regulations within sport globally.

As a member of British Cycling, the anti-doping rules apply to you, regardless of what level you participate at. You can find the UK Anti-Doping Rules here.

For clean sport top tips, click here.

2021 World Anti-Doping Code

From 1 January 2021, a new version of the Code is in effect and it’s important that all athletes and athlete support personnel are aware of how this impacts them.

For more information on the changes within the 2021 Code, visit UKAD’s website here.

Under the 2021 Code, an athlete may be classified as being “International-Level”, “National-Level” or a “Recreational Athlete” based on their competition level. Further information on these different categories is available on the UKAD website.

100% me – Supporting athletes to be clean

100% me is UKAD’s values-based education and information programme, helping athletes meet their anti-doping responsibilities throughout their sporting journey. We want all athletes to be clean, stay clean and believe all others are clean.

For more information on what this means, visit UKAD’s website here. UKAD’s 100% me Clean Sport App can also be downloaded from iTunes, Google Play or Windows Live Store, for essential anti-doping information.

Our Anti-Doping Annual Review

You can read a summary of British Cycling's anti-doping activities in 2023 in our Anti-Doping Annual Review.

Read the Annual Review

Scottish Cycling Anti-Doping

In line with continued cooperation with UK Anti-Doping's (UKAD) Clean Sport Strategy, Scottish Cycling has published its 2021 Anti-Doping annual report. The Scottish Cycling Board are committed to Clean Sport with a designated Board Member responsible
for oversight of all Clean Sport matters.

2022 will see the introduction of a new Scottish Cycling Anti-Doping Strategy, aimed at protecting the integrity of clean sport within Scottish Cycling. Read the Report by following the link below:

 2021 Anti-Doping Report

For further information

For further information, the British Cycling Anti-Doping Guidance can be found here. Alternatively, please do not hesitate to contact the Compliance department with any questions, at or 0161 274 2082.

Athletes may also contact UKAD directly, who will be able to answer any questions and provide guidance. They can be contacted at  or +44 (0) 207 842 3450.

Regular updates from UKAD can also be found in the news section of their website, or on their Twitter account: @ukantidoping.