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When it comes to cycling competitions, only one rider or team can reach the top of the podium. But for many of us, we’re already winning by just turning up to compete. Whether you want to be part of the atmosphere or at the sharp end of the action, competing is one of the most exciting things you can get involved in.

Currently, we offer events across 8 disciplines with levels to suit everyone from amateur to expert. Here’s a quick guide to how you can get involved in each discipline…

BMX Freestyle

Riders have 60 seconds to unleash their creativity and personality by performing a series of tricks using a variety of ramps, walls, and other obstacles. While flipping the script on what is possible, you’ll discover a community full of flair and togetherness.

Find a BMX Freestyle club

Enter a BMX Freestyle event

BMX Freestyle in a skatepark

BMX racing

Fast starts, finding rhythm, bike control and giving it your all; BMX racing gives you a good helping of adrenaline and superb technical skill.

Find a BMX Racing club

Enter a BMX Racing event

BMX Racing

Gravity racing

Drop-offs, hot seats, rock gardens and roots; gravity racing covers downhill, four-cross and enduro. If you love off-road descents, these are the events for you.

Find a gravity club

Enter a gravity event

Gravity racing

Road racing

Bunch racing, breakaways, time trials and climbs; there is plenty going on in the world of road racing. Explore the range of events to suit all types of rider and tiered categories to make sure you’ll get the most out of your ride.

Find a road club

Get Race Smart

Enter a road event

Road racing

Mountain bike cross-country (XC) racing

Endurance, adventure, skill and style; XC is all about taking your off-road riding up a level and trying to get around technical courses in the fastest time.

Find a XC club

Train on the trails

Enter a XC event

MTB XC

Cycle speedway racing

Short races, hard sprints, tight corners and close contact; cycle speedway is steeped in British cycling history and has a fantastic community atmosphere. Riders race four laps of a 70-metre dirt track to win points, building incredible cornering skill.

Find a speedway club

Enter a speedway event

Speedway

Track racing

Sprint tactics, stamina, banked corners and no brakes; track racing takes place at specialist facilities, but many clubs also run grass track racing to make this exciting discipline more widely available. Be sure to check your nearest facility as an outdoor track could be nearer than you think.

Find a track club

Training for the track

Enter a track event

Track

Cyclo-cross racing

All-ability, all-weather, intense and inclusive; cyclo-cross racing is a family affair with predominantly winter events for all age groups and an incredible community. You can race on a cyclo-cross or mountain bike, making ‘cross a great starting point for trying out racing.

Find a cyclo-cross club

Learn cyclo-cross skills

Enter a cyclo-cross event

cyclo-cross

Limitless

Through our Limitless Club network everyone with a physical, sensory, intellectual, or mental disability can enjoy competing on a bike. Whether you are looking to give the sport a go for the first time, or you are an experienced rider looking for a new challenge, Limitless Clubs are geared up to support your journey.

Find a Limitless club

Two riders on hand cycles

Getting involved off the bike

Off the bike, there is plenty to get involved with, too. Our sport and activities are only made possible thanks to our team of thousands of amazing volunteers and officials. Why not get involved in spreading the thrill of cycling throughout your local community? You’ll be rewarded with brilliant days out, everlasting friendships and seeing the pure joy on people’s faces as they compete. You’ll also learn new skills and tricks, through being hands-on and the various training opportunities too.

You can find out more about volunteering here or contact our Volunteer Manager Karen who will be only too happy to help: KarenHarvey@britishcycling.org.uk

Road race volunteer

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