British CyclingYouth categories are different for different disciplines – it’s a parent/guardian’s responsibility to ensure that their youngster is entered/racing in the correct category.

Extracted from British Cycling’s rules – these can seem a bit of a mystery … if in doubt, please ask at club night – we’ll help!

Road and Track

5 AGE CATEGORIES

Licences, which shall be valid for all disciplines, shall be issued as follows:

5.1 Youth

5.1.1 Youth E – Under 8 – Until 31 December in year of 8th birthday

5.1.2 Youth D – Under 10 – From 1 January in year of 9th birthday until 31 December in year of 10th birthday.

5.1.3 Youth C – Under 12 -. From 1 January in year of 11th birthday until 31 December in year of 12th birthday

5.1.4 Youth B – Under 14 – From 1 January in year of 13th birthday until 31 December in year of 14th birthday

5.1.5 Youth A – Under 16 – From 1 January in year of 15th birthday until 31 December in year of 16th birthday.

Cyclo-cross

5.9 The following age categories and sub-categories may be recognised in Federation cyclo-cross events:

Under 12 – Up to 31st August in the year of 12th birthday.

Youth – From 1st September in the year of 12th birthday to 31st August in the year of 16th birthday.

Youth U14 – From 1st September in the year of 12th birthday to 31st August in the year of 14th birthday.

 MTB

2.2 Age Categories

2.2.1 A rider’s age category is determined as being on the 1st January of the year of the appropriate birthday.

2.2.2 Age categories for men and women are:

Fun – From 12th birthday onwards

U12 – To 31st December year of 12th birthday

Juvenile – From 1st January year of 13th birthday to 31st December year of 14th birthday

Youth – From 1st January year of 15th birthday to 31st December year of 16th birthday,

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