Mountain bike ranking points explained
Full racing licence
To gain any ranking points, a rider must hold a full racing licence issued by British Cycling at the time of the event in which they participate. Members of other national federations, non British Cycling members, or British Cycling members with only a provisional racing licence, do not qualify for ranking points. Find out more about full racing licences.
Ranking points are awarded in UCI and British Cycling cross-country and downhill events on a scale appropriate to the events status.
Riders competing in UCI events outside of the UK, in non-world cup events can still have their results count towards their end of season ranking.
You must send your result to firstname.lastname@example.org by sending the results link from the UCI website.
Please note that a rider's best eight performances count towards his/her ranking. Once a rider contests more than eight ranking events in a season, the lowest scoring events are discarded.
If you notice any discrepencies in points awarded please email your query to email@example.com or call 0161 274 2230.
||Double points:||Olympic Games, senior world championships, junior world championships|
|Single points:||World cup and senior continental championships; under-23 world championships (cross-country only)|
|Junior continental championships. Masters world championships|
||Double points:||National championships (excluding under-23 cross-country), under-23 continental championships (cross-country only)|
|Masters continental championships|
|Single points:||British MTB National Series; national under-23 cross-country championship. Other UCI classified events at elite level|
|Regional A||Double points:||Regional championships|
|Single points:||Designated regional series events; sport race at national cross-country championships;|
|Regional B||Single points:||Other regional level ranking events; short course downhill events|
|Regional C||Single points:||Eligible short course cross-country events|
1. Where separate races/starts are arranged, points are awarded to riders of both genders in each of the following categories: juvenile, youth, junior, senior - elite, senior - expert, senior - sport, veteran (40-49); grand veteran (50+). Where masters races are held, points are awarded at the next lowest points band to that for the rest of the event to expert and sport licence holders. Ranking points are not awarded for single speed category races.
2. For National Championships senior and under-23 categories, for masters races, and for Regional B and C events where senior riders are amalgamated into one race, only one set of points will be awarded. The ability categories will not be split out, but riders will receive points in their own ability category.
For the British championships, expert and elite are combined as one category (senior championships), but will be split out for points so that the top 40 elite and top 40 expert riders all receive points. All senior category riders wishing to gain ranking points must race the senior non-championships race.
Ranking points table
|Position||International||National||Regional A||Regional B||Regional C|
|*to each subsequent classified rider|