Liscence Information

10 January 2013
BRC cyclists commence their "signing on”
Ballymena Road Club – Chain Reaction Cycles- members commenced registration for the 2013 cycling season last Monday evening 7th January at their Rex Bonar House club rooms in Railway Street. This first meeting was mainly aimed at newcomers to the club although existing members should note that their insurance expired on 31st December and they too should register as early as possible. Similarly those wishing to take part in the early season open road races need to sign up ASAP.
"Signing on” will continue each Monday night in January and on the first Monday of February and March.                                                                                     149 cyclists joined the club in 2012, which was only 3 short of the record total of 152 achieved in 2009, and there is no reason why these numbers cannot be reached again this incoming year.

Fees are similar to 2012 but the big change this season is that Cycling Ireland are insisting that existing club members re-new their memberships and licences "on-line”
However BRC members must join the club first before Cycling Ireland will finalise their on-line applications. The Ballymena Road Club part of the fee is just £15 for the full season. (£5 for under age applicants)
Any cyclist who takes part in the club’s weekend touring or training rides is expected to join the club so as to benefit from Cycling Ireland’s third party insurance cover.
The main benefits of membership include 24 hours a day 7 days a week Public Liability Insurance cover of up to 7.5 million Euro. There is also personal accident cover and Legal cover in the event of a disputed claim having to go to court.
There are a range of membership categories on offer depending on the aims of each individual applicant.
Cycling Ireland is continuing with their "beginners” membership fee for 2013. This will cost £28 and includes insurance for cycling (excludes racing). The BRC fee is also included in this £28.                                                      
The "cycling, leisure, membership” (non racing) fee is £44. This "cycling membership” category includes third party liability cover for those assisting or officiating at a club event.
Other category fees are: Club racing membership £73. Restricted open racing licence £98. Full racing licences - adult £127. The junior membership fee is £47, while under 16 youth membership costs £34 with under 14 youth £10. (These prices are a rough guide and of course the total fee is dictated by the relevant exchange rate for the Euro)
All first time Cycling Ireland applicants must produce a copy of either: birth certificate, passport or driving licence for ID purposes. (Please bring a photo copy of the appropriate document with you when coming in to the club to sign on; this will be posted to Dublin along with your application form)                                                                                                                   Those seeking an International licence for overseas competition need to supply a photograph with their application and also an additional fee of £17.
BRC treasurer Richard Wilson asks club members to pay by cheque which should be made out to Ballymena Road Club.