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North Lancs RC: Links to Cycling Organisations

British Cycling is the Governing Body of Cycle Sport in the UK as recognised by the Sports Council. It is responsible for regulating Road Racing, Track Racing, Mountain Bike Racing, BMX events and Cycle Speedway. The website will provide details of all BC run Road, Track and MTB races, BMX and Cycle Speedway events to be held during the year.


CTT Cycle Time Trials (formerly known as Road Time Trials Council) controls the time trialing on the roads of England and Wales. It publishes an annual handbook (price £4.50) providing details of Open and Semi-open time trials (but not club events) to be held during the year.


CTC The Cyclists' Touring Club provides services to touring cyclists and promotes cycling issues nationally. It also provides a network of local branches which organise rides and social activities.


LVRC The League of Veteran Racing Cyclists organises Road Races (and occasional Time Trials and Track Meetings) for cyclists over 40 years of age. Events are run on an age related basis with riders competing in age bands. A handbook and calendar of events are included in the annual cost of membership.


VTTA The Veterans Time Trials Association organises Time Trials for riders over 40 years of age under CTT regulations. Prizes are awarded in age bands based on actual time and on time relative to a "Standard Time" for the rider's age.


Audax UK organises "Brevet" (less than 200km) rides and "Randonnee" (200km up to 1200km) rides along set routes with control points at which the rider must have his route card stamped. The rides must be completed at an average speed of between 15 and 30 kph in order to gain a certificate or optional medal.


NLTTA The North Lancs Time Trials Association Is a group of local clubs which organise Open and Semi-open events under CTT regulations


TLI The League International is the governing body for age related cycle racing for riders of any ability and promotes Road and Criterium races in the UK


Lakes and Lancs SPOCO organises a series of events, each run by member clubs, based on 'sporting' courses away from busy main roads. Some of the events are quite hilly.