Big bunch racing on open roads – a full on test of your endurance and tactical skills.
What is road racing
Road racing consists of long road courses or laps of open road circuits of between 55 and 100 miles. The racing is held on open roads, where normal traffic continues to use the same roads. NEG (National Escort Group) motorcyclists marshal the traffic along with the race organisers cars. Marshals are also positioned on junctions to temporarily stop the traffic. However, all riders are required to stay in the left lane - regardless of how much they want to win! Racing is held on country roads throughout Kent, East & West Sussex and Surrey.
How, where and what you need to enter
All British Cycling registered road races can be found via the BC Calendar. Some can also be entered via the BC website, whilst others are enterd via Rider HQ. You'll need to have BC Silver or Gold membership, and a full racing licence to race and gain points. Races can often be over subscribed, but it's also possible to enter on-the-line (as opposed to online) by just turning up with your race licence if spaces are available.
Road races are often part of a league which includes both road and circuit races. Entrants are required to affiliate to the league before being permitted to enter.