Road races take place most weekends from April to September all over the UK. Worcester St John’s and other clubs such as VC Sevale, Wyre Forest CRC, Beacon RC and Bromsgrove Olympique run races locally. You must join British Cycling and hold a racing licence to race. Your bicycle will be checked before a race to ensure it is safe to ride. Road races have ’mass starts’ i.e. up to 60–80 riders starting together. You have to be over 16 to race on public roads. There are races on motor racing tracks and closed circuits that younger riders can enter.
Each Tuesday from April to September there is a short-distance time trial (5 to 25 miles) on a variety of courses. The list of events is published each year and can be found on the club website. The current fee is £3 to enter (free for under 16’s). Minimum age is 12 years and anyone under 18 must have a consent form signed by a parent. Riders start at minute intervals and must not ride in the slipstream of another rider unless it is a ‘2-up’ event. Results are shown on the website within a few days of the event.
More details of cycle racing events including how to enter can be found via the links below:-