Youth Age Categories
Youth categories are different for different disciplines – it is a parent / guardian’s responsibility to ensure that their youngster is entered / racing in the correct category!
The following are for races run under British Cycling and taken from British Cycling's Rules - if in doubt ask we'll help!
Road and Track
Licences, which shall be valid for all disciplines, shall be issued as follows:
5.1.1 Youth E – Under 8 – Until 31 December in year of 8th birthday
5.1.2 Youth D – Under 10 – From 1 January in year of 9th birthday until 31 December in year of 10th birthday.
5.1.3 Youth C – Under 12 -. From 1 January in year of 11th birthday until 31 December in year of 12th birthday
5.1.4 Youth B – Under 14 – From 1 January in year of 13th birthday until 31 December in year of 14th birthday
5.1.5 Youth A – Under 16 – From 1 January in year of 15th birthday until 31 December in year of 16th birthday.
For information on the Notts and Derbys Cyclocross League Age Categories - please look on their website here:
5.9 The following age categories and sub-categories may be recognised in Federation cyclo-cross events:
Under 12 – Up to 31st August in the year of 12th birthday.
Youth – From 1st September in the year of 12th birthday to 31st August in the year of 16th birthday.
Youth U14 – From 1st September in the year of 12th birthday to 31st August in the year of 14th birthday.
2.2 Age Categories
2.2.1 A rider’s age category is determined as being on the 1st January of the year of the appropriate birthday.
2.2.2 Age categories for men and women are:
Fun – From 12th birthday onwards
U12 – To 31st December year of 12th birthday
Juvenile – From 1st January year of 13th birthday to 31st December year of 14th birthday
Youth – From 1st January year of 15th birthday to 31st December year of 16th birthday,
BSCA Age Categories
Note that BSCA (British Schools Cycling Association) events have age categories which follow the School year based upon child's age as on September 1st - if in doubt please ask the event organiser for advice.