British Cycling has to be one of the best known cycling organisations in the UK, having led the GB road and track teams to unprecedented triumphs in recent years. With this success, some people may not be aware that they represent all cyclists, from commuters to athletes. We’ve taken a closer look at the different membership options, and how they could help you. 

British Cycling offers four different levels of membership: Race, Ride, Commute and Fan, so there’s an option geared for anyone who rides, or prefers watching others ride (fast)! The first question most people ask is: ‘why do I need a membership to ride a bike?’. The answer is, you don’t, but becoming a British Cycling member comes with loads of benefits which you might not know about…

Want to go to a cycling event and support team GB but worried you’re not going to get a ticket?
You’ll get priority tickets to some of the biggest cycling events in the UK.

Want to get involved in your first sportive?
You’ll have priority entry so you don’t miss out on hitting your first 100 miler.*

Something not sounding too good on your bike?
You’ll get a free service with your membership. 

Not covered when out on your bike?
You’ll have liability insurance and legal support.*

not available on all memberships so check the benefits carefully.

These are just a few of the many benefits which you’ll be able to take advantage of as a British Cycling member. Check out the rest on their website.

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Bikmo's British Cycling members

At Bikmo, there’s quite a few life-long British Cycling members so I did a quick Q+A with a few to see if there’s anything else you need to know…

Jorj, CTO

Which British Cycling membership do you have?

Ride.

Why did you go for that membership?

I enjoy riding my MTB so I chose the ride membership as some of the guys I ride with recommended it. The ride membership was the most affordable option which gave me what I needed, such as discounts and priority for tickets for events.

What’s the best thing about being a British Cycling member?

I regularly use the discounts you receive as a BC member, especially the discounts with Chain Reaction and Training Peaks.  

Iz, Customer Experience Agent

Which British Cycling membership do you have?

I have the Race Gold membership level.

Why did you go for that membership?

Despite not racing this year, the gold membership level gives me a provisional license in case I decide to take to the start line again. I’ve also seen some pretty bad crashes, so the knowledge that I have liability insurance is a huge benefit.

What’s the best thing about being a British Cycling member?

First dibs on tickets to events like the Track World Cup.

Rob, Head of Partnerships

Which British Cycling membership do you have?

Commute.

Why did you go for that membership?

I don’t race, I just ride for fun and to work. I got this option for the personal insurances, and discounts.

What’s the best thing about being a British Cycling member?

It’s nice to know that I’m helping to support the work that BC do to create positive changes for cycling in Britain.

Fletch, Customer Experience Agent

Which British Cycling membership do you have?

Race Silver.

Why did you go for that membership?

Once I got the membership, it allowed me to enter any organised road, mtb or cyclocross race (in relation to my category) I have wanted to take part in.

What’s the best thing about being a British Cycling member?

It gives you access to events all over the UK, both competitive and offers a place to view all of them on your dashboard. It also offers discounts for sports nutrition products and training peaks which is helpful to me.

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Join in!

If you’re not already a member of British Cycling, and would like to learn more, you can find out about their four different levels of membership (Race, Ride, Commute and Fan) here.

If you need another reason to sign-up, you can also benefit from a member saving on British Cycling bike insurance provided by Bikmo!

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