British Cycling Handbook

British Cycling Handbook

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Download rules and regulations for all the main disciplines of cycling.

You can now download the 2021 Handbook:

Full Handbook 2021

Amends made to Technical Regulations for and during 2021

Amends made to Disciplinary and Safeguarding regulations for 2021

Regional Board - terms of reference

British Cycling also publishes its rulebook which is available to order when you join or renew your membership. It is also distributed free to all race officials and clubs. Call 0161 274 2010 for details.

British Cycling Directory

English Regions and Home Country Contacts


Bye Laws and definitions have been updated and came into force on 22 July 2021.

Bye Laws

Bye Laws - definitions

This roadmap shows where changes to the Bye Laws have been made:

Bye Laws - roadmap

Member, Club and Event Fees

2021 British Cycling Technical Regulations


BMX Freestyle

BMX Racing

Cycle Speedway



Mountain Bike




Process for amending the Technical Regulations

The following process has been created for updating the Technical Regulations going forward:

  1. Complete the Member Survey using the link below or email your suggestion to Please specify a regulation number wherever possible to assist us in reviewing your suggestion.
  2. Commission meetings shall take place from March onwards – they will be asked to review proposed changes to Technical Regulations (including Scottish and Welsh commissions); this will be a standing item on their agendas.
  3. The Member Survey will be publicised annually in April/May.
  4. We shall be drafting updates to the Technical Regulations, ready for next Commission meetings in September.
  5. Technical Commission (or Board, if necessary) to meet in December and approve any changes.
  6. Handbook goes to publishers in December.

Please note that the 2020 Regulations will continue to be adhered to until 28 February 2021.

Additional information

British National Championships and Records

Synopsis of Age Categories for 2021

Other Regulations and Policies

Scottish National Championships and Records

UK Anti-Doping Regulations

Disciplinary Regulations

Equality Policy

Code of Conduct

Safeguarding Children and Young People

Safeguarding Adults

Safeguarding Regulations

Data Privacy Notice

Amends made to British Cycling regulations for 2021

UK Border Agency

British Cycling's points based system

Cycle Speedway Directory

2020 Cycle Speedway Directory

Previous editions of the Handbook

Full Handbook 2020

Full Handbook 2019