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The articles below give some handy hints for starting out with road racing. If you want to race with the team then you will be very welcome. Get in touch through this site and come and meet us at one of the club socials. The only requirement is that you road race and enjoy yourself.

A Beginners Guide to Road Racing PDF Print E-mail
Written by Dave Faulkner   
Sunday, 23 March 2008 09:14
Text from an article written by Tim Cooper

This is in no way a definitive guide. I only got into road racing 18 months ago myself, so I thought it might help going through the basics.
 

I’m assuming if you’re reading this you already own the bike and can ride it. I’ve read many differing opinions on what kind of condition you need to be in to start racing at entry level (cat 4). Being able to hold 20mph for an hour on your own was possibly the most realistic, from my own experiences you just have to get out there and see. Your naturally dragged round in the peleton and at first it was only in the last 2 or 3 laps that I struggled, but the more you race the quicker you get…easy.

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 June 2014 17:57
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Veterans Road Racing PDF Print E-mail
Written by Dave Faulkner   
Sunday, 23 March 2008 09:21

I have found out some basic information regarding Veteran Road racing. I plan to add some information regarding Time trialling as well, if you feel I have missed anything out or got anything wrong please let me know.

Whilst it is possible for veterans (riders aged 40+) to race in BCF road races there is no specific category for them. At the entry level (4th Cat) you will find yourself racing against Novices and Juniors and generally very fit people. If you find this all a bit daunting then there are some other options.

Last Updated on Sunday, 23 March 2008 09:24
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