Milton Keynes Cycling Association was formed in 1982 to promote cycle racing and events in the Milton Keynes Area.
MKCA organises and co-ordinates events at the Milton Keynes Bowl promoting the long standing Thursday night series and helping other local clubs and organisations to promote events at the venue.
A comprehensive and up-to-date list of events is detailed at the British Cycling web site http://www.britishcycling.org.uk/ and the LVRC web site http://lvrc.org/.
Event Classification System
The event classification system for road and circuit racing was introduced in 2006. Aimed at increasing the opportunities to race and the relevance of the racing, the system breaks events down into two main categories: national and regional, and is linked to national, regional, club and team rankings. Road and circuit events, other than those exclusively for youth, juniors, women and masters, are classified as follows:
National A: Eligibility: Open to Senior male
4th Category: A new junior or senior BC race licence holder.
3rd Category: Any junior or senior licence holder who has gained at least 10 but less than 40 points whilst holding a 4th category licence. Note: Riders are never downgraded to 4th category once a 3rd category licence has been achieved.
2nd Category: Any junior or senior licence holder who has gained 40 points during any one season whilst holding a 3rd category licence. To retain a 2nd category
Road Racing Licences:
British Cycling Race Licence
All junior and senior licence holders, male or female are categorised by their ability. Riders of the same ability category continue to compete together in races irrespective of their age category, except in the case of age related events. The most popular events are British Cycling events for which you need a race licence (12 months) or a BC day licence which can be obtained on the day at the event. (Note that if you are intending to
How can iCycle help you to race: The ability to ride comfortably and safely in a bunch of riders is perhaps the essential skill of Road Racing. Road Racing has a strong club-based culture, so a great place to start is by participating in iCycle's Winter Training and Sunday Rides which incorporates regularly runs and training rides on the Public Roads. These will help you to learn how to ride in the company of other riders, the skills needed for good bike handling and what the basic etiquette of
The Basics: Road Racing is massed-start cycle racing on roads or tarmac circuits. First rider over the finish line wins, with anything from twenty to almost 200 competitors, depending on the event. In the UK, events range from short Youth and Juvenile (under16) races of 20km or less, through club level events for adults of between 40km and 100km, to Elite-level one day races of 200km or more. The majority of adult racing takes place on public roads, though there are an increasing number of
Circuit Racing: Road Racing beginners usually find their feet in easier events and there's no better place to start than Circuit Race meetings. These events often have several races catering for a range of abilities and age groups and are an ideal environment in which to learn the bike handling and tactical skills necessary to succeed, without the additional stress of being on the public highway. With races usually limited by time + laps (for example 45mins + 5 laps). Lap distance is usually
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