How to get a British Cycling racing licence

How to get a British Cycling racing licence


Full race licence

If you are planning on taking part in a competitive bike race, there is a good chance that you will need to add on a full race licence while purchasing your membership, particularly if you are going to be doing road or track racing. You will also need a full race licence to earn points in any national or regional rankings.

It is simple and quick to get a full race licence.


If you are not already a member you will need Race Silver or Race Gold Membership in order to purchase a licence

Buy a Race Gold or Race Silver Membership with a full racing licence.

Already a member?

Existing members can purchase a full race licence by calling the membership team on 0161 274 2010. Lines are open Monday – Thursday 9am-5pm and Friday 9am-3:45pm.

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.

Licence Age Category (2018) Price of Full Race Licence*
UCI Registered Team Rider £92.00
Senior: (18+) £40.00
Junior (16-18) £20.00
Youth (12-16) Free
Under 12 Free

     *Half price from July 1 annually.

Provisional race licence

A provisional race licence comes free with all Race Gold, Race Silver and Race Bronze memberships and is enough to get you into most BMX, Cyclo-cross, cycle speedway and MTB races. To be sure, check with the event organiser beforehand (Please note: If you race on a provisional licence you will not be eligible for any licence points). If you are a Ride member you won't be riding competitively right now, so your membership does not include any type of race licence.

Purchase can be made online in addition to the purchase of a Race Silver or Race Gold membership. To add a Race Licence to an existing membership call the membership team on 0161 274 2010.

Important: Full race licences expire on 31 December each year.


As a general rule, the higher the standard of race, the more likely it is that you will need to buy a full race licence with your membership. To find out more with our guide to licence requirements.

Single day racing licences – road and track

You can find pricing details for single day racing licences here.

Travelling overseas for a cycling event?

See our guidance for members travelling abroad.