Road racing demands great endurance, bike handling, skill and tactical know-how. At the very top, it’s often a rider’s ability to read a race and follow the right move that gives them win. There’s a type of road racing to suit many kinds of rider – from circuit racing for punchy, powerful riders to multi-day stage racing for the ultra-endurance athlete. There are racing categories from youth to senior for both men and women, with a category system from 4th category to elite ensuring that there’s suitable competition for riders of varying standards.
Road racing is mainly a spring and summer sport, although a number of regions run autumn and winter leagues. There are categories for riders from under 12 to adult for men and women, ensuring that there’s a category to suit everyone.