Regional and home country postcodes

Regional and home country postcodes

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British Cycling recognises 10 regions within England plus Wales and Scotland. In 2006, the Competition Review Framework was introduced and a members' region became defined by where you live as opposed to the region of your club.

Since regionalisation the UK postcode system has been used to administer the new regional structure. National Council (November 2006) stated that the current use of postcode areas was too broad an interpretation of the agreed regional boundaries. After much consultation we have further defined the postcode system to create identifiable boundaries which reflect the existing country/county/regional boundaries as closely as realistically possible, as per National Council instruction.

At the 2013 Scottish Cycling AGM a resolution was passed to create five Regional Development Groups and create a Joint vision for the future of Scottish Cycling. These regions were implemented in 2014.

Below you will find a complete list of the postcode areas (i.e. PO) which have been allocated to each Region. Where necessary this has been defined further by postcode districts (i.e. PO10) and postcode sectors (i.e. PO10 7) to ensure the highest level of accuracy.


Region FAQs

What is the significance of my region?

Ranking points are available for individuals, Clubs and Regions at National level and for individuals and Clubs at Regional level. Regional Championships are also key to the Region, therefore knowing your Region is important.

I'm a student / am in the Armed Forces and therefore have two addresses, what region will I be assigned to?

If you are a student or a member of the Armed Forces you can choose to select the region associated with either your home address or your student accommodation / barracks as desired, however once decided you can not change again until membership renewal i.e. annually.

What happens if my club is based in a different region?

If your club is based in a different region, as an individual member you will still be assigned to a region based on your home address. i.e. if your club is in the North West but you live in Yorkshire, you will be assigned to the Yorkshire Region by default.

I'm a new member and have not joined a Club yet, what should I do?

You will be assigned to a region based on your home address and you should then join, if you choose to, a club which is ideally in the same region.


Regional Postcodes

Scotland

REGION

AREA

POSTCODE AREA

East and Central Scotland

Edinburgh, Falkirk, Stirling, Alloa, Kelso, Jedburgh, Berwick-Upon-Tweed

EH, FK, TD

Highlands and Islands

Stornoway, Inverness, Caithness, Sutherland, Orkney Islands, Shetland,

HS, IV, KW, ZE 

North East Scotland

Aberdeen,  Stonehaven, Dundee, Dunfermline,  Perth, Fort William,

AB, DD, KY, PH

South West Scotland

Dumfries, Kilmarnock, Irvine

DG, KA, ML8-12

West of Scotland

Glasgow, Clydebank, Dumbarton, Motherwell, Hamilton, Airdrie, Paisley, Oban G, ML1-7, PA

Wales

AREA

POSTCODE AREA

(Entire Postcode Area is within the regional boundary)

POSTCODE DISTRICT

(Where the Postcode Area is split across regional boundaries)

POSTCODE SECTOR

(Where the Postcode District is split across regional boundaries)

Cheshire

CH5, CH6, CH7, CH8

Newport

NP

Shrewsbury

SY15, SY16, SY17, SY18, SY19, SY20, SY21, SY22,  SY23, SY24, SY25

SY10 0

Llandudno

LL

Llandrindod Wells

LD

Cardiff

CF

Swansea

SA

Central

AREA

POSTCODE AREA

(Entire Postcode Area is within the regional boundary)

POSTCODE DISTRICT

(Where the Postcode Area is split across regional boundaries)

POSTCODE SECTOR

(Where the Postcode District is split across regional boundaries)

Guildford

GU47

Harrow

HA

High wycombe / Aylesbury

HP

Luton

LU

Milton Keynes

MK

Northampton

NN

North West London

NW2, NW6, NW8, NW9, NW10

Oxford

OX

Reading

RG1, RG2, RG4, RG5, RG6, RG8, RG9, RG10, RG12, RG14, RG17, RG18, RG19, RG30, RG31, RG40, RG41, RG42, RG45

RG7 1, RG7 3, RG7 4, RG7 5, RG7 6,

RG20 0, RG20 6, RG20 7, RG20 8

Slough

SL

South West London

SW1, SW3, SW5, SW6, SW7, SW10  

Stevenage

SG15, SG16, SG17, SG18

SG5 4, SG19 1,

SG19 2

Twickenham

TW1, TW2, TW3, TW4, TW5, TW6, TW7, TW8,  TW11, TW12, TW13, TW14, TW15, TW16, TW17, TW18, TW19, TW20

Southall

UB

Watford

WD3, WD4, WD17, WD18, WD19, WD23, WD24

West Central London

WC

West London

W

Eastern 

AREA

POSTCODE AREA

(Entire Postcode Area is within the regional boundary)

POSTCODE DISTRICT

(Where the Postcode Area is split across regional boundaries)

POSTCODE SECTOR

(Where the Postcode District is split across regional boundaries)

Cambridge

CB

Central London

C

Chelmsford

CM

Colchester

CO

East London

E

East Central London

EC

Enfield

EN

Illford

IG

Ipswich

IP

North London

N

North West London

NW1, NW3, NW4, NW5, NW7, NW11

Norwich

NR

Peterborough

PE1, PE2, PE3, PE4, PE5, PE6, PE7, PE8, PE9, PE13, PE14, PE15, PE16, PE19, PE26, PE27, PE28, PE29, PE30, PE31, PE32, PE33, PE34, PE35, PE36, PE37, PE38

Romford

RM

Southend-on-Sea

SS 

St Albans

AL

Stevenage

SG1, SG2, SG3, SG4, SG6, SG7, SG8, SG9, SG10, SG11, SG12, SG13, SG14

SG5 1, SG5 2,

SG5 3, SG19 3

Watford

WD5, WD6, WD7, WD25

 

East Midlands

AREA

POSTCODE AREA

(Entire Postcode Area is within the regional boundary)

POSTCODE DISTRICT

(Where the Postcode Area is split across regional boundaries)

POSTCODE SECTOR

(Where the Postcode District is split across regional boundaries)

Coventry

CV13

CV9 3

Derbyshire

DE1, DE3, DE5, DE6, DE7, DE11, DE12, DE15, DE21,  DE22,  DE23, DE24, DE56,  DE65,  DE72, DE73, DE74,  DE75

Doncaster

DN15, DN16, DN17, DN18, DN19, DN20, DN21,  DN22, DN31, DN32, DN33, DN34, DN35, DN36, DN37, DN38, DN39, DN40, DN41

DN9 1, DN9 2,

DN10 4, DN10 5

Leicestershire

LE

Lincolnshire

LN

Nottingham

NG

Peterborough

PE10,  PE11,  PE12, PE20, PE21, PE22, PE23, PE24, PE25

Sheffiled

S18, S21, S40, S41, S42, S43, S44, S45, S80, S81

  

North East

AREA

POSTCODE AREA

(Entire Postcode Area is within the regional boundary)

POSTCODE DISTRICT

(Where the Postcode Area is split across regional boundaries)

POSTCODE SECTOR

(Where the Postcode District is split across regional boundaries)

Darlington

DL

Durham

DH

Newcastle-upon-Tyne

NE

Cleveland

TS

Sunderland

SR

York

YO21, YO22

North West 

AREA

POSTCODE AREA

(Entire Postcode Area is within the regional boundary)

POSTCODE DISTRICT

(Where the Postcode Area is split across regional boundaries)

POSTCODE SECTOR

(Where the Postcode District is split across regional boundaries)

Blackburn

BB

Blackpool

FY

Bolton

BL

Cheshire

CH1, CH2, CH3, CH41, CH42,CH43, CH44, CH45, CH46, CH47, CH48, CH49, CH60, CH61, CH62, CH63, CH64, CH65, CH66

CH4 7, CH4 8, CH4 9

Crewe

CW

Cumbria

CA

Isle of Man

IM

Lancashire

LA

Liverpool

L

Manchester

M

Oldham

OL1, OL2, OL3, OL4, OL5, OL6, OL7, OL8, OL9, OL10, OL11, OL12, OL13, OL15

Preston

PR

Stockport

SK

Warrington

WA

Wigan

WN

South

AREA

POSTCODE AREA

(Entire Postcode 

Area is within regional boundary)

POSTCODE DISTRICT

(Where the Postcode Area is split across regional boundaries)

POSTCODE SECTOR (Where the Postcode District is split across regional boundaries)

Bath

BA1, BA2, BA3, BA4, BA5, BA6, BA7, BA8, BA9, BA10, BA11, BA12, BA13, BA14, BA15, BA16

Bournmouth

BH

Bristol

BS

Dorchester

DT

Gloucestershire

GL

Guernsey

GY

Guilford

GU30, GU32, GU33, GU34, GU35

GU31 4

Jersey

JE

Portsmouth

PO1, PO2, PO3, PO4, PO5, PO6, PO7, PO8, PO9, PO11, PO12, PO13, PO14, PO15, PO16, PO17, PO30, PO31, PO32, PO33, PO34, PO35, PO36, PO37, PO38, PO39, PO40, PO41

PO10 7

Reading

RG21, RG22, RG23, RG24, RG25, RG26, RG27, RG29

RG7 2, RG20 4,

RG20 5, RG20 9

Salisbury

SP

Southampton

SO

Swindon

SN

South East

AREA

POSTCODE AREA

(Entire Postcode Area is within the regional boundary)

POSTCODE DISTRICT

(Where the Postcode Area is split across regional boundaries)

POSTCODE SECTOR

(Where the Postcode District is split across regional boundaries)

Brighton

BN

Bromley

BR

Canterbury

CT

Croydon

CR

Dartford

DA

Guilford

GU1, GU2, GU3, GU4, GU5, GU6, GU7, GU8, GU9, GU11, GU14, GU15, GU16, GU17, GU18, GU19, GU20, GU21, GU22, GU23, GU24, GU25, GU26, GU27, GU28, GU29, GU46, GU51, GU52

GU10 1, GU10 2, GU10 3, GU10 4, GU10 5, GU12 4, GU12 5, GU12 6, GU31 5

Medway

ME

Portsmouth

PO18, PO19, PO20, PO21, PO22

PO10 8

Reigate / Crawley / Horsham

RH

Royal Tunbridge Wells

TN

Tamworth/Epson/Esher

KT

Twickenham

TW9, TW10

South East London

SE

Sutton

SM

   

South West London

SW2, SW4, SW8, SW9, SW11, SW12, SW13, SW14, SW15, SW16, SW17, SW18, SW19, SW20

South West

AREA

POSTCODE AREA

(Entire Postcode Area is within the regional boundary)

POSTCODE DISTRICT

(Where the Postcode Area is split across regional boundaries)

Bath

BA20, BA21, BA22

Exeter

EX

Truro

TR

Plymouth

PL

Taunton

TA

Torquay

TQ

West Midlands

AREA

POSTCODE AREA

(Entire Postcode Area is within the regional boundary)

POSTCODE DISTRICT

(Where the Postcode Area is split across regional boundaries)

POSTCODE SECTOR

(Where the Postcode District is split across regional boundaries)

Birmingham

B

Coventry

CV1, CV2, CV3, CV4, CV5, CV6, CV7,  CV8, CV10, CV11, CV12,  CV21, CV22, CV23, CV31, CV32, CV34, CV35, CV36, CV37, CV47

CV9 1, CV9 2

Herefordshire

HR

Stoke-on-Trent

ST

Walsall

WS

Wolverhampton

WV

Worcestershire

WR

Derbyshire

DE13, DE14

Dudley

DY

Telford

TF

Shrewsbury

SY1, SY2, SY3, SY4, SY5, SY6, SY7, SY8, SY9, SY11, SY12, SY13

SY10 7, SY10 8

Yorkshire

AREA

POSTCODE AREA

(Entire Postcode Area is within the regional boundary)

POSTCODE DISTRICT

(Where the Postcode Area is split across regional boundaries)

POSTCODE SECTOR

(Where the Postcode District is split across regional boundaries)

Bradford

BD

Doncaster

DN1, DN2, DN3, DN4, DN5, DN6, DN7, DN8, DN11, DN12, DN14

DN9 3, DN10 6

Halifax

HX

Harrogate

HG

Huddersfield

HD

Hull

HU

Leeds

LS

Oldham

OL14

Sheffield

S1, S2, S3, S4, S5, S6, S7, S8, S9, S10, S11, S12, S13, S14, S20, S25, S26, S32, S33, S35, S36, S61, S62, S63, S64, S65, S66, S70, S73, S74

Wakefield

WF

York

YO1, YO7, YO8, YO10, YO11, YO12, YO13, YO14, YO15, YO16, YO17, YO18, YO19, YO23, YO24, YO25, YO26, YO30, YO31, YO32, YO41, YO42, YO43, YO51, YO60, YO61, YO62

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