Advice on getting into Crit racing

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SR7492
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Advice on getting into Crit racing

Postby SR7492 » Tue May 02, 2017 10:03 am

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!

Alex99
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Re: Advice on getting into Crit racing

Postby Alex99 » Tue May 02, 2017 10:39 am

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.


Fenix
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Re: Advice on getting into Crit racing

Postby Fenix » Tue May 02, 2017 11:25 am

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...

Imposter
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Re: Advice on getting into Crit racing

Postby Imposter » Tue May 02, 2017 11:57 am

Fenix wrote:Don't race what you can't afford to replace.


The start lines would be empty if everyone took that advice.

SR7492
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Re: Advice on getting into Crit racing

Postby SR7492 » Tue May 02, 2017 13:56 pm



Awesome -thanks!

Appreciate the commments guys :D

cliobritt
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Re: Advice on getting into Crit racing

Postby cliobritt » Mon Sep 24, 2018 18:11 pm

How did it go??

Imposter
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Re: Advice on getting into Crit racing

Postby Imposter » Mon Sep 24, 2018 19:30 pm

cliobritt wrote:How did it go??


You know this post is over a year old?

OnTheRopes
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Re: Advice on getting into Crit racing

Postby OnTheRopes » Mon Sep 24, 2018 19:33 pm

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?

Imposter
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Re: Advice on getting into Crit racing

Postby Imposter » Mon Sep 24, 2018 19:58 pm

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...

cliobritt
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Re: Advice on getting into Crit racing

Postby cliobritt » Mon Sep 24, 2018 21:40 pm

Imposter wrote:
cliobritt wrote:How did it go??


You know this post is over a year old?

Yes.


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