Membership & Subscriptions
How to join Cycle Stars Race Club
Race Club is specifically for young riders wishing to compete, membership is not required for Cyclecraft and Ready Riders.
You can join Race Club coaching sessions for up to 4 sessions at the standard club fee of £20, after this period you will be invited to become a member of Cycle Stars. As a member you will benefit from reduced session fees and a years free membership of British Cycling providing 3rd party insurance. You will also receive membership of the British Schools Cycling Association, allowing you to compete in BSCA events.
Applications for Race Club membership subscriptions paid via the Cycle Stars Club Page on the British Cycling Website. Annual membership is £20.
Once your membership application is successful you will receive a letter welcoming you to the club, enclosing your membership card and some cool stickers. You now choose the type of membership that suits you:
Types of membership:
SILVER £18 per month - Entitles you to two coaching sessions per week
GOLD £24 per month - Entitles you to unlimited access to all coaching sessions and activities excluding events
Riders of British Cycling age category U16 and younger may join the club as a Youth member and must name Cycle Stars as their Primary Club. British cycling allows riders to join two cycling clubs, but only one club can be 'first claim' and therefore this is the club you must race for in open events and the club will accrue British Cycling ranking points. Any other club will be a 'second claim'.
BRITISH CYCLING MEMBERSHIP
In order to join Cycle Stars all riders must also be a member of British Cycling and hold Race Silver or Ride membership. There are a number of benefits including liability insurance and legal support and it is for this reason all our Race Club members must join British Cycling. (Do not buy Bronze membership as insurance or legal support is not included).
It is important to understand that your British Cycling membership is seperate to your Cycle Stars Club membership. If this is the first time they have joined a cycle club, youth riders applying to join Cycle Stars are eligible for a free membership of British Cycling. Youth members are also eligible for a free British Cycling race licence which is essential if taking part in any official races. Our online Cycle Stars subscription will link to a current or previous British Cycling membership number or prompt you to buy membership if you don't have one.