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BC (British Cycling )

Category's  A (U16), B (U14), C (U12), D (U10) & E (U8) (age as at 1st Jan)

These gear ratios will be used in all BC events (The ring sizes are for standard wheels)

Racing with a higher gear may bring disqualification for the rider by the BC Commissar of that event.

Category Road Racing Track Racing Roller Racing
Youth A (U16) 6.90m ~ 42 x 13 6.90m ~ 42 x 13 7.93m ~ 52 x 14
Youth B (U14) 6.45m ~ 46 x 15 6.45m ~ 46 x 15 7.40m ~ 52 x 15
Youth C (U12) 6.05m ~ 46 x 16 6.05m ~ 46 x 16 6.94m ~ 52 x 16
Youth D (U10) 5.40m Introduced from 2001 Wheel diameters vary too much to specify rings
Youth E (U8) 5.10m Introduced from 2001 Wheel diameters vary too much to specify rings

BSCA (British Schools Cycling Association)

Category's (age as at 1st Sept)

Category Circuit Racing, Time Trial & Track Roller Racing  
O15 to U19 7.93m 7.40M (Max Gear)  
U15 6.93m    
U13 6.45m    
U11 6.05m    
U9 5.40m Wheel diameters vary too much to specify rings
U7 5.10m

  Note: The metre length is the distance covered by one complete pedal revolution.

 

 

 

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