Youth Racing Requirements

Age Categories & Gear Restrictions

Youth riders ride with restricted gearing as set out by British Cycling, these restrictions vary with age group and are as follows.

  • YOUTH A:

(Under 16 – from 1st January in year of 15th Birthday until 31st December in year of 16th birthday)
Maximum Gear = 6.93 metres (e.g. 39×12 / 42×13 / 47×15 / 52×16 assuming 700x23c)

  • YOUTH B:

(Under 14 – from 1st January in year of 13th Birthday until 31st December in year of 14th birthday)
Maximum Gear = 6.45 metres (e.g. 39×13 / 42×14 / 45×15 / 51×17 assuming 700x23c)

  • YOUTH C:

(Under 12 – from 1st January in year of 11th Birthday until 31st December in year of 12th birthday)
Maximum Gear = 6.05 metres (e.g. 39×14 / 42×15 / 45×16 / 48×17 assuming 700x23c)

  • YOUTH D:

(Under 10 – from 1st January in year of 9th Birthday until 31st December in year of 10th birthday)
Maximum Gear = 5.40 metres varies with wheel size

  • YOUTH E:

(Under 8 – until 31st December in year of 8th birthday)
Maximum Gear = 5.10 metres – varies with wheel size

 

Note: The metre length is the distance covered by one complete pedal revolution.

 

Pre race the bikes are checked to ensure they fall within the limits set. If you need help or advice on setting your bike up for racing, please ask your coach.

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