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Road Racing

Road Racing is massed-start cycle racing on roads or circuits. The first rider over the finish line wins, with anything from twenty to almost 200 competitors, depending on the event.

Road racing is something that both kids and adults can get involved with. The majority of adult racing takes place on public roads, though there are an increasing number of circuit events, either on roads closed to other traffic or on specially constructed circuits, some of which are shared with other sports like motor racing and kart racing, others are purpose built for cycling.

All under-16 racing takes place on traffic-free closed circuits. Events range from short Youth and Juvenile (under16) races of 20km or less, through club level events for adults of between 40km and 100km, to Elite-level one day races of 200km or more.

Road racing is a very tactical team sport, riders can be in the saddle for up to 4 hours making endurance, leg speed and power very important.

Road-racing clubs in the area: Derby Mercury Heanor Clarion Belper BC VC Long Eaton

And not forgetting Cycle Derby CC, a club for children and young people.