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  • Never done it but fancy giving it a go, despite recognising I’ll get battered and/or killed.

    Not interested in joining a cycling club*, so is it still possible to enter some cat z race somewhere??

    (*I have enough riding mates and do quite a bit on my own as I have to get it when i can due to young family.)

    Premier Icon crazy-legs
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    http://www.britishcycling.org.uk/road/article/roadst_Get-Into-Road-Racing

    You don’t need to be a member of a club, you don’t even need to be a member of British Cycling – for the first few races you can get by on a Day Licence which is an extra £10 on top of the entry fee.

    If you’re racing regularly then you’ll probably end up joining BC and getting a Racing Licence but you can still do it without being a member of a club. Just be aware that some road races in particular will offer preferential entry to riders who are members of local clubs so can occasionally be more difficult to get a place.

    Well i’d make sure you are confident riding in a group.Road and crit racing can be quite scary when there are riders who aren’t used to riding so close around 25-30mph

    damitamit
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    Riding with a club usually gives you the group riding skills/awareness to start road racing IMO.

    Riding with a club usually gives you the group riding skills/awareness to start road racing IMO.

    +1

    big_n_daft
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    you are old therefore the LVRC is for you

    also CDNW events, but you may need to be a memeber of an affiliated club as marshalling duties also required

    make sure you have a map so you can find you way back when they drop you 😉

    nikxl
    Member

    I’d go down the TLI route if I were you, age related well under and over 50s, a bit more accessible and cheaper.
    As said above LVRC another option. Don’t waste your money on CDNW you’ll have to remortgage your house to register and enter.

    mrmo
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    are you happy riding in a group and banging elbows?

    How much time have you spent riding on wheels.

    If the answer to either is negative, i would very strongly suggest joining a club, discovering in a race that you aren’t happy in a bunch is not only dangerous for you but those around you.

    sl2000
    Member

    Not interested in joining a cycling club

    On a trial basis that’s fine – but if you like it you’ll need to join a club in order to do your share of marshalling etc.

    MrSmith
    Member

    also not being in a club puts you at a bit of a disadvantage when racing, it’s you against groups of riders who will work for each other.

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