Membership Terms and Conditions


By taking out membership of British Cycling, individuals or their parents/guardians consent to the member being bound by the Byelaws, Technical Regulations, Code of Conduct, Child Protection and Anti-Doping policies of British Cycling.

Applications for a UCI Licence - Race members only

In making an application for a Racing Licence, The member declares that they are aware of no reason why they should not be granted the requested licence. The member undertakes to spontaneously return their licence in the event of any substantial change to their circumstances existing at the time of the application for a licence. The member declares that they have not applied for a licence for the same year to the UCI or to any other national federation. The member assumes exclusive liability for their application and for the use that they shall make of the licence. The member undertakes to respect the constitution and regulations of the International Cycling Union, its continental confederations and its national federations. The member declare that they have read or have had the opportunity to become acquainted with the aforesaid constitution and regulations. The member shall participate in cycling competitions or events in a sporting and fair manner. The member shall submit to disciplinary measures taken against them and shall take any appeals and litigation before the authorities provided for in the regulations. The member accepts the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) as the sole competent body for appeals in such cases and under the conditions set out in the regulations. The member accepts that the CAS shall be the court of last instance and that its decisions shall be definitive and without right of appeal. With those reservations, the member shall submit any litigation with the UCI solely to the courts within whose jurisdiction the head offices of the UCI lie.

The member agrees to submit to and be bound by the British Cycling/UCI antidoping regulations, the clauses of the World Antidoping Code and its international Standards to which the British Cycling/UCI antidoping regulations refer and to the antidoping regulations of other competent bodies as per the regulations of British Cycling/UCI and the World Antidoping Code provided that they comply with that Code. The member agrees that the results of the analysis may be made public and communicated in detail to their club or team or to their paramedical assistant or doctor. The member agrees that all urine samples taken shall become the property of British Cycling/UCI which may have them analysed, especially for purposes of health protection research and information. The member agrees that their doctor or the doctor of their club or team may, on a request from British Cycling/UCI, communicate to it a list of any medicines they may take and treatment they may undergo before any given competition. The member accepts the conditions regarding blood testing and accepts to undergo blood tests.

Parent/Guardian Consent - U18 members only

Parents/Guardians hold legal responsibility for all members aged under 18. Parents/Guardians understand and agree that their son/daughter participates in events promoted under British Cycling's rules and regulations entirely at his/her own risk. Parents/Guardians are required to have considered and understand the nature of such events and have discussed them with their son/daughter. Parents/Guardians are satisfied that their son/daughter is sufficiently responsible and competent to assume responsibility for their own safety whilst engaged in competition under British Cycling regulations. Parents/Guardians are required to understand that competitors over 16 years of age are permitted to compete on the public highway and must there assume full and entire responsibility for their own safety in relation to other traffic. Parents/Guardians are required to emphasise to their son/daughter that the function of marshals in such events is to do no more than indicate the direction the rider should take and that the responsibility for safety whilst negotiating corners, turns and other hazards must rest with the rider. Parents/Guardians are required to have impressed upon their son/daughter that all competitors in events on the open road must observe the law of the land relating to road travel. Parents/Guardians agree that their son/daughter shall participate in such events without any liability whatsoever on the part of the promoter, promoting club, British Cycling, or any club or organisation affiliated thereto or their officials or members in respect of any injury, loss or damage suffered by him/her, provided that this does not exclude the liability of any such party for death or personal injury arising from that party’s negligence. Parents/Guardians confirm that their son/daughter does not have any disability or medical condition, physical or mental, which could affect his/her ability to ride safely as a racing cyclist. Parents/Guardians must notify the Compliance Officer of the Federation at once if any time their son/daughter becomes subject to a disability or medical condition, physical or mental, which could affect his/her ability to ride safely as a racing cyclist. Parents/Guardians understand that their son/daughter may be subject to anti-doping controls and that this would involve the removal of some of their clothing and the provision of a urine sample directly in the presence of a doping control officer.

Despatch of membership cards - club members only

By joining British Cycling, individual members who belong to a cycling club or team affiliated to British Cycling, Scottish Cycling or Welsh Cycling consent to their membership card being sent to them via the British Cycling membership secretary of that club or team.

Your information

British Cycling collects personal information when you become a member, or when you use services or products that require the collection of personal provision. We will use this information to provide the services requested, maintain records, notify you of important information regarding your membership (such as renewal notices), develop the organisation and, if you agree, send you information on things that may be of interest to you. We may occasionally pass your information to our suppliers to enable you to receive services or products relating to your membership which are not fulfilled directly by British Cycling. Unless explicitly stated, British Cycling does not share your information for marketing purposes with any other organisations.

Updates to Membership Terms and Conditions

British Cycling may, from time to time, update its membership terms and conditions. Members are advised to refer to the Membership Terms and Conditions prior to the renewal of their membership annually.

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How to contact us

Please contact us should you have any questions about the information we hold on you:

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By phone: 0161 274 2000

By writing: Compliance, British Cycling, Stuart Street, Manchester M11 4DQ

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