We have a new website Try it now Hide
 
 Login Register for free news, tips & videos
 
 
 
 

Go-Ride

Go-Ride Racing is British Cycling's exciting entry-level competition programme, which offers local competition for novice cyclists under the age of 16, helping young people to make a gradual transition into competitive cycling.

Go-Ride Racing is British Cycling's exciting entry-level competition programme, which offers local competition for novice cyclists under the age of 16, helping young people to make a gradual transition into competitive cycling.

Racing events are delivered across the country by Go-Ride Clubs and British Cycling’s Go-Ride Coaches, with a range of prizes awarded, including certificates, medals, wristbands and trophies.
Find your local Go-Ride Racing event on the British Cycling calendar here.

A British Cycling racing licence is not required and the events are strictly aimed at novice racing cyclists.

How clubs can get involved and host their own Go-Ride Racing events

Including entry-level Go-Ride Racing opportunities as part of your club activities will give young riders the chance to experience the thrill and excitement of bike racing.

Hosting a Go-Ride Racing event is easy, all you need is a Level 2 coach and some enthusiastic volunteers. There are many fantastic reasons to get involved:

  • Receive resources and equipment to help you host your events
  • Receive British Cycling prizes to award at your events
  • Events promoted on the British Cycling events calendar
  • Use of the British Cycling Event Organiser dashboard
  • Use of the British Cycling online entry system
  • Public liability insurance for racing competitions
  • Support from British Cycling’s regional Go-Ride team

Free kit bag for clubs hosting races

Clubs that introduce Go-Ride Racing for the first time are entitled to a free kit bag, including everything you could possibly need for running a race:

  • Set of numbers
  • 6 x race official bibs
  • 2 x whistles
  • 2 x clipboards
  • Set of 50 marker cones
  • 50 x plastic posts
  • 2 x barrier tape (500m)
  • Lapboard
  • 2 x PVC promotional banners
  • Set of four race control flags
  • Stopwatch
  • Set of 20 course signs
  • Pack of safety pins
  • Tape measure

A BMX and cycle speedway specific bag is available that includes protective pads and gloves.

Additional free resources for series of races

Go-Ride Racing also provides clubs with bespoke prizes for delivering series of two, four or six events all year round.

 

2 Race Series

4 Race Series

6 Race Series

50 certificates

100 certificates

100 certificates

2 pairs of premium cycling mitts/gloves

4 pairs of premium cycling mitts/gloves

12 pairs of premium cycling mitts/gloves

6  gold, silver and bronze medals

12  gold, silver and bronze medals

18  gold, silver and bronze medals

 

50 red wristbands

50 red wristbands

 

 

50 white wristbands

 

 

3  gold, silver and bronze trophies

 

In addition to the prizes above, participating Go-Ride Clubs will also be able to take advantage of the annual winter offer, providing additional incentives for clubs that make Go-Ride Racing part of their winter schedule of activities. To find out more, please click here.

If you are a Go-Ride club and would like to host your own racing events, please get in touch with the Go-Ride team using the contact details below.

 

Contact us

Rob Mace, development manager - coaching and competition

Tel: 0161 274 2078
Email:
robmace@britishcycling.org.uk

 

Jenny Nicholson, senior development officer - coaching and competition

Tel: 0161 274 2019
Email:
jennynicholson@britishcycling.org.uk