How do I qualify to race Expert or Elite?

Elite: The top 40 ranked riders will remain elite. Elite riders ranked outside of the top 40 will retain their status and any other eligible rider can gain elite status if two world cup finals have been achieved in one season. The top 10 ranked expert riders will be promoted to elite.

The first ranked junior rider will be promoted to elite (British Cycling reserve the right to move more than one rider upon merit). Dispensation will only be considered for riders who have been injured for a minimum eight-week period during the months from April to September. A letter from a GP or specialist must be provided.

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Expert: Any elite riders ranked below 40; expert riders ranked 11-80; top 25 ranked senior riders; top 25 ranked (second year) junior riders; first placed veteran and top three masters (optional, but veterans and masters riding out of category will be offered expert).

Dispensation will only be considered for riders who have been injured for a minimum eight-week period during the months from April to September. A letter from a GP or Specialist must be provided.

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Senior: Juniors moving up an age group, but outside the top 25, entry level riders of senior category age, riders ranked outside the top 80 Experts, non-licensed riders of senior category age.

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