NEWS: Regulation changes for 2024

The following regulation changes will apply to all cycle speedway events from 2024:

S2.4 Cameras

S2.4.1 Subject to S2.4.5, cameras are permitted during British Cycling sanctioned Events. Use of cameras is restricted to full Licence Holders who are in the year of their 17th birthday or older. Riders with a Day Licence are not eligible.
S2.4.2 Cameras must be fitted to the bicycle under the saddle using a system designed for bicycles and must not affect the certification of any item of the bicycle.
S2.4.3 Riders must ensure that the manufacturing guidelines are followed in respect of mounting all equipment and the camera does not cause any risk of danger or distraction to the rider or others.
S2.4.4 The rights in any footage captured during an Event are assigned to British Cycling. The rider is granted a worldwide, perpetual, royalty free, transferable licence to use the footage for any purpose. In using the footage, riders must act in accordance with British Cycling’s Code of Conduct. Riders shall make any footage available to British Cycling upon request.
S2.4.5 Cameras shall not be permitted if reasonably restricted by the Chief Executive, the Organiser or upon any restrictions imposed by a facility or location.

S8.10. Starting Procedure

S8.10.8. If a rider allows their cycle or person to move, or cause a distraction to other riders, after the command “under starters orders” and before the tapes rise:
S8.10.8.1. They shall receive a 1-point deduction; or
S8.10.8.2 If deliberate or committed in a Run-off or a Grand Prix Final, they shall be excluded from that race.
S8.10.9. A rider who receives a deduction under S8.10.8 shall be allowed in the re-run but any further infringement by the rider in that race will result in an exclusion from that race.
S8.10.10. Chief Commissaires shall use their discretion if there is distinct noise around the starting area or adverse weather conditions which may affect the start of an Event.
S8.10.11. If two or more riders move before the tapes rise, the first to move will receive a 1-point deduction. However, if the Chief Commissaire is unable to determine who did so first, the riders shall be ordered to re-approach the rest line and starting orders must be given again.
S8.10.12. If, after this procedure the same issue arises, all riders guilty of the infringement shall be excluded from that race.

General Regulations – Gender Categories

There are numerous references to gender categories, across all disciplines.
These are split between Open and Women/ Girls categories.
Please refer to the 2024 British Cycling Handbook for full details.