British Cycling is the National Governing Body for cycling in Great Britain, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands. It has the ambition of increasing membership to 100,000 in 2013, alongside broader goals of inspiring participation in cycling as sport, recreation and sustainable transport through achieving worldwide success in cycle sport.
British Cycling's Cycle Sport staff underpin and co-ordinate the organisation of over 3000 sporting and recreational cycling events every year. Across six disciplines of cycle sport, a structured calendar of events provides a smooth pathway from grass-roots to elite level competition.
British Cycling's Coaching and Education department supports a network of qualified coaches through a range of coaching qualifications and courses. These coaches play a vital role in the development of cycling from club level right through to the GB Cycling Team.
British Cycling membership provides support and benefits to all levels of cyclists. Members enjoy discounts from top cycle retailers plus legal support and insurance. In addition, by joining British Cycling, you are actively supporting all the work we do, helping us to invest in cycling facilities, supporting the future of on and off road cycling.
For more information about British Cycling visit www.britishcycling.org.uk
British Cycling recognises 10 Regions within England plus Wales and Scotland. This site is the home of all the latest news and information about cycling in British Cycling's North East Region, which covers the Cleveland, Darlington, Durham, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Sunderland, and York (YO21 / YO22) postcode areas.
British Cycling's North East Region is governed by the Regional Board, which comprises a number of volunteers. The board meet approximately every 6-8 weeks, meetings take place mid week usually in the middle of the region around the Durham area.
The Annual General Meeting takes place in September, to which all affiliated clubs within the region are invited to send delegates.
The North East Regional Board has recently created an Events Support Workgroup. Peter
Harrison is the Chair of the Group, which aims to support the development and
sustainability of high quality cycle events in the Region. The Group is looking
to extend its membership and are keen to hear from organisers who may be interested
in becoming part of the Group. Please contact the Regional Secretary Aidan
In addition, there is a need to continual support and develop volunteers. Anyone interested
in becoming a commissaire or learning more about marshalling and judging at
For organisers planning events for 2014, the following information and resources
should be useful:
The Region is considering setting up a workshop for organisers in the North East in the
future, however, in the meantime, the Yorkshire Region have invited organisers
to join their event for road and circuit event organisers on Saturday 25th
January at 1 pm at the Bridge Hotel, Walshford, Wetherby. This event will
be streamlined for both Yorkshire and the North East and aims to provide up to
before 11th January.
Website and Resources
There are new Event Organiser Support pages for BMX, Cyclo-Cross, MTB,
Road and Track can be found on the following pages of the British Cycling
Event Management System
The British Cycling Online Event Manager enables event organisers to create cycling events
and submit them for regional and national approval via their membership account
on the British Cycling website. For regional approvers, it means less
paperwork, less postage and greater speed in handling event applications; for
organisers it means much more control over their events from registration to
entry management. Details of our Event Management System, and British Cycling's
Online Entry system can be found at: http://www.britishcycling.org.uk/search/article/Event-Organiser-FAQs-0
If you would like any help with these services or have any question or feedback
As you know,British Cycling events require qualified commissaires to be present. The
Regional Competition Administrator (RCA), assigns the commissaires for road and
circuit races. The Chief Commissaire should make contact with organisers in
advance of the event; however, organisers may contact them direct. Organisers
who have not had confirmation of their commissaire team 3 weeks before the
event should contact the RCA. If you do not have a commissaire, the event
The Region has a limited amount of equipment that is available for organisers to use.
If you need to borrow equipment from the Region please let the RCA know as soon as possible but at
The North East Region is in the process of adopting a set of regional byelaws, which will be published here once they have been agreed.
The Regional Board hold its Annual General Meeting in September.
The AGM enables Regional officials to be elected, as well as local Propositions for the November National Council meeting to be formally constructed. Regional AGM’s also provide an opportunity for each affiliated club to comment upon local initiatives, to comment upon the local competition programme, or to ask about the latest development of Regional cycling facilities.
Details of each AGM are primarily sent to the secretaries of affiliated clubs for onward circulation within that club. We want as many clubs as possible to attend their Regional AGM. The Regional AGM’s are open to all local members of the British Cycling Federation, though the number of votes for each club are determined by your BC membership numbers as follows: up to 9 members = 1 delegate, 10 to 24 = 2 delegates, 25-39 = 3 delegates, 40-54 = 4 delegates, 55+ = 5 delegates.