Youth Categories

The following should help with understanding the youth categories and knowing which category your child is in.

Youth A Under 16 born in 1997 or 1998. From 1st Jan of the year in which 16th birthday falls (or upgraded from Youth B)
Youth B Under 14 born in 1999 or 2000. From 1st Jan of year in which 13th birthday falls to 31st December of year in which 14th birthday falls (or upgraded from Youth C).
Youth C Under 12 born in 2001 or 2002. From 1st Jan of year in which 11th birthday falls to 31st December of year in which 12th birthday falls
Youth D Under 10 born in 2003 or 2004. From 1st Jan of year in which 9th birthday falls to 31st December of year in which 10th birthday falls.

Youth E Under 8 born in 2005 or later. Until 31st December of year in which 8th birthday falls

Under no circumstances should any youth rider be riding in any category other than their own unless a valid dispensation card is produced by the rider when signing on at the event.

 

Please refer to the regulations listed below that have been taken from the British Cycling Technical Regulations rulebook for road and track, which can be found here

 

Where it states, ‘….may apply to the board….’ – this refers to the British Cycling board and not Welsh Cycling.

 

6.2.7.3 Category B and C Youth riders who gain 15

licence category points in any one year may apply

to the Board for dispensation to compete in closed

road events restricted to the next higher age

category. Youth C Riders shall not be granted a

dispensation to ride as a Youth A.

6.2.7.4 Category A Youth riders who gain 15 licence

category points in any one year, or who have

attained a top 10 place in the previous year’s

National Youth A rankings may apply to the Board

for dispensation to compete against riders of any

older category in closed road events. This

dispensation does not apply to National A events.

For national and regional championships the

dispensation is limited to events restricted to the

next highest age category, i.e. junior.

6.2.7.5 Category A, B and C Youth riders may, at the

discretion of the Chief Commissaire, apply for

dispensation to compete in track events open to

Junior category riders. Youth B and C riders are

not permitted to compete in track events open to

Elite or First category senior riders.

6.2.7.6 Riders receiving dispensation under T.R. 6.2.7.3 to

6.2.7.4 shall be issued with an authorisation card

and this must be produced by the rider when

signing on at events to which the dispensation

applies