Download BMCR rules and regulations.
British Masters Cycle Racing promote racing for riders aged 40 or over, based upon age groups. In a BMCR race, you’ll be racing against riders of a similar age.
This provides some levelling of the playing field, but cycling is one of those sports in which increasing age has relatively little impact on performance; so as a newcomer you might find yourself up against ex regional or national champions who just happen to be a similar age to you. Races are normally open to two or three five-year age groups, so an event may include a 40-49’s race, a 50-59’s race, and an over 60’s race. Within each one, places and prizes will be awarded to the top finishers in each five-year age band.
“BMCR Rules of Racing state that we are fully compliant with the UK Anti-Doping Rules. This means that all members have a responsibility to ensure that our sport is ‘clean’. To that end the website now includes a brief summary of the UKAD requirements as well as how to access the various useful online tools to answer any questions you may have. Please take a look.”