Lots of riders challenge themselves to go on bigger, longer, faster rides as their fitness grows. Becoming a stronger cyclist means your riding can take you to more and more incredible places. For some riders however the feeling of ticking off that giant achievement, whether it’s their longest ride yet in the UK or conquering a mountain in a European sportive, just isn’t quite enough. These riders need someone else to challenge, they need to go head to head, they need to race.

For our youth riders the Go-Ride league offers a great introduction to racing, with the opportunity to move on to local level crit and cyclocross racing.

Racing opportunities in the UK extend from the big national championships, right down to local level novice events pitched at first time racers. Wherever you are on that scale there will be events you can join in and have fun with. Many of our members have tried out racing for the first time since joining the club.


Track cycling

Training and racing at Herne Hill Velodrome.


Time trials

Test yourself against the clock – no skin suit required.


Crits (Lap Races)

Crystal Palace Crits and the South East Road Race League.



Off-road bike racing in autumn and winter.


Hill climbs

Take on gravity in these short and steep races.



An entry-level racing league for kids.