***PLEASE NOTE THAT MEMBERSHIP IS VALID FROM 1ST JAN - 31ST DEC IRRESPECTIVE OF DATE OF PAYMENT***
Insurance, events, camaraderie and learning:
Cycling is one of the fastest growing and most popular sports right now. By joining Cycling Ireland you are joining a community where not only will you be insured while you cycle, you can enjoy the social and physical benefits of the sport.
INSURANCE: you will be covered for personal injury, and third party damage/liability. This cover extends to training, and events (See "What kind of licence am I looking for" for details of the events covered under each licence). See our FAQ for insurance HERE
Bike Insurance: You can purchase Bike Insurance from our insurance brokers O'Driscoll O'Neill by clicking on the following link: www.odon.ie/index.php/cycling
PHYSICAL: Cycling is a non weight bearing sport, which means it is easy on the joints, and recommended by many specialists as a good sport for rehabilitation of injury or sickness while improving your overall well being.
EDUCATIONAL: Cycling Ireland encourages learning and development in its members, and runs a series of Coaching Qualifications. In 2011 we signed a contract with British Cycling which will further the range of services and training that we can offer our coaches. For all details see our coaching section on the website HERE
Events: Many events offer discounted entry fees for Cycling Ireland members. Once you become a member of Cycling Ireland you will get a yearbook, which has, among other information, a calendar of events for road racing, off road racing, and leisure tours. Throughout the year the weekends are full of events in which you can participate.
Clubs: Our clubs are one of our greatest assets in Cycling Ireland. While you don't have to be a member of a club to join Cycling Ireland, we recommend you join one, as it is in the clubs, through our members, that you will learn vital skills and training methods to help you improve as a cyclist.
Newsletter: Back in 2009 "Braking News" was a quarterly newsletter that we posted to our members, keeping them up-to-date with what was going on. In 2011 Braking News went online, and our Ezine is now circulated to all Cycling Ireland members.
It is not possible to upgrade your licence online. We will be introducing this functionality to our system in the future.
At the moment, the process is to email email@example.com with 'Licence Upgrade' in the subject line. In the body of the email please confirm:
- Name & Club (if applicable)
- current or most recent licence number
- best daytime contact number
- confirmation of which licence type you require
When processing your request, we will call you to take payment over the phone by card and process & issue your new licence. The amount you pay will be the price of the new licence less what you have already paid for your current licence.
Please note that changes in Full Competition racing categories are only conducted in line with points accumulated from race results. This is a seperate process. Details of which can be found HERE
For new members;
Your UCI category is the category under which you race if you are racing internationally.
If you are between 18 and 23 then you are automatically an espoir.
If you are over 30 and intend racing in the European or World Masters Championships, you need to select "Masters".
All other people should select "Elite".
Master & Elite are UCI categories and are relevant if the rider intends taking part in any UCI ranked events.
Masters are graded by age brackets starting at 30-35 and going up. As a Master rider you cannot take part in any UCI Elite events and vice versa. Where this becomes relevant is if say, you wanted to take part in the Worlds Masters Road or MTB Race or Track Event(s) he/she could not take part in the Rás or the National Senior Championships as these are UCI ranked Elite events. Similarly an Elite (Pros included) rider that may be 34yrs old cannot take part in the World Masters even though they are at the right age. For most domestic racing it makes no difference which category you choose.
Cycling Ireland, Kelly Roche House,
619 North Circular Road, Dublin1, Ireland
Tel: +353 (1) 8551522 | Fax: +353 (1) 8551771
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