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Age Categories

Age Categories

The primary aim of TLI Cycling is to provide the framework for a racing cyclist, of any age, to be able to compete with his/her peers. Therefore all competitors compete only against others in the same age category. Events may be organised with age categories grouped so that no one category feels disadvantaged by being in a group of younger contestants, or as a handicap. The important thing is that the entrants age category is reflected on the result sheet, and if possible in the prize list.

To allow females to compete on an equal footing, they are allocated a category which for senior and veteran ladies is generally three age category bands above that of a male competitor. e.g. A female aged 30 to 39 would be directly competing in the same age category as males aged 50 to 54.

Entrants under the age of 14 years are not allowed to compete on the public highway unless the event is a Time Trial and then only if they have attained the age of 12 years.

Age categories are as follows: -

AgeMaleFemale
Aged 6 and over until 31 December of year in which 8th birthday fallsYE
From 1 January in year which 9th birthday falls to 31 December in year which 10th birthday fallsYD
From 1 January in year which 11th birthday falls to 31 December in year which 12th birthday fallsYC
From 1 January in year which 13th birthday falls to 31 December in year which 14th birthday fallsYB
From 1 January in year which 15th birthday falls to 31 December in year which 16th birthday fallsYA
OR: On turning 16 riders have the option to continue riding either as a 'YA' or as a 'J' or if female as a 'WJ'
Riders aged 16 or 17 on the day of the raceJWJ
Riders aged 18 - 29 on the day of the raceSB
Riders aged 30 - 39 on the day of the raceMC
Riders aged 40 - 44 on the day of the raceAD
Riders aged 45 - 49 on the day of the raceBE
Riders aged 50 - 54 on the day of the raceCF
Riders aged 55 - 59 on the day of the raceDG
Riders aged 60 - 64 on the day of the raceEH
Riders aged 65 - 69 on the day of the raceFH
Riders aged 70 - 74 on the day of the raceGH
Riders aged 75 plus on the day of the raceHH


All Members Statement

I understand that TLI Cycling is a company limited by guarantee. As a member my liability will be limited to £1 and I undertake to contribute £1 to the assets of TLI Cycling in the event that the Company is wound up while I am a member or within one year after I cease to be a member.

I confirm that I am not subject to suspension by any other cycling organisation, or that if so the National Executive of TLI Cycling on appeal has adjudged the action not to be applicable to TLI Cycling events. I also understand that failure to disclose a suspension can result in disqualification from membership of TLI Cycling. I also agree to and will adhere to all other TLI Cycling conditions of membership.

I accept as a condition of membership that my personal details as listed above are to stored on a computer database. I also agree that this data may be made available to TLI Cycling Officials and Event Organizers if necessary.

As a member you agree to receive emails from TLI Cycling about your membership or regarding event information that we feel is of relevance.


Under 18 Participation Disclaimer

This section to be declared by a parent/guardian if the member is under 18 years of age

I give permission for my son/daughter/ward to become a member of TLI Cycling Ltd and I accept that I shall be held reponsible for the payment of £1, as detailed above, if the company is wound up. I also consent that the information on this form may be stored on a computer database.

I give permission for my son/daughter/ward to participate in TLI Cycling events. I understand that he/she participates at his/her own risk and without liability whatsoever on the part of the promoting club it’s officials or members or members and officials of TLI Cycling in respect of any injury, loss or damage suffered by him/her however caused, whether by negligence or otherwise.

I confirm that my son/daughter/ward is sufficiently responsible and experienced to assume full and entire responsibility for his/her own safety whilst engaged in a competition of this kind on the public highway.

Important notice: Entrants aged under 16 years of age are not allowed to compete unless a parent/guardian is present and has agreed this disclaimer on behalf of the entrant. Entrants under the age of 14 years are not allowed to compete on the public highway unless the event is a Time Trial and then only if they have attained the age of 12 years.