Advice on getting into Crit racing

SR7492SR7492 Posts: 190
edited September 2018 in Amateur race
Hi All,

I've been cycling social for about 5 years; I'd say I'm a pretty decent rider and like to push myself with the faster riders in our club/groups.

I've decided to have a go at crit racing; so was wondering if anyone can give me a 'dummies guide' to getting into racing and what I need to do? I don't have a BC membership etc and would appreciate on how I can find local (Yorkshire) Cat 5/4 crit races!

Thanks all!

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  • Alex99Alex99 Posts: 1,436
    SR7492 wrote:
    Hi All,

    I've been cycling social for about 5 years; I'd say I'm a pretty decent rider and like to push myself with the faster riders in our club/groups.

    I've decided to have a go at crit racing; so was wondering if anyone can give me a 'dummies guide' to getting into racing and what I need to do? I don't have a BC membership etc and would appreciate on how I can find local (Yorkshire) Cat 5/4 crit races!

    Thanks all!

    You'll start at cat 4 (there is no cat 5). All you need is a road bike, a BC race license, and a few quid to enter a race. Turn up, sign on, put number on your back and do it. If you're riding in a club, are there any riders with race experience you can talk to? If not, consider joining another club that does (you can be a member of more than one club). Apart from that there is some guidance from British Cycling if you search e.g. Racesmart. Can't comment on the local scene in Yorkshire.
  • fenixfenix Posts: 4,728
    Don't race what you can't afford to replace.

    Joining a club would be the first thing to do really - there will be racers there that could tell you if you're up to it - physically and bike handling-ey...
  • imposter2.0imposter2.0 Posts: 10,667
    fenix wrote:
    Don't race what you can't afford to replace.

    The start lines would be empty if everyone took that advice.
  • SR7492SR7492 Posts: 190
    daddy0 wrote:

    Awesome -thanks!

    Appreciate the commments guys :D
  • How did it go??
  • imposter2.0imposter2.0 Posts: 10,667
    cliobritt wrote:
    How did it go??

    You know this post is over a year old?
  • Imposter wrote:
    cliobritt wrote:
    How did it go??

    You know this post is over a year old?
    Perhaps a good time to ask how he got on then?
  • imposter2.0imposter2.0 Posts: 10,667
    OnTheRopes wrote:
    Imposter wrote:
    cliobritt wrote:
    How did it go??

    You know this post is over a year old?
    Perhaps a good time to ask how he got on then?

    He's probably forgotten by now...
  • Imposter wrote:
    cliobritt wrote:
    How did it go??

    You know this post is over a year old?
    Yes.
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