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Z00SH
Speed Merchant

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Posted - 28 Mar 2012 :  12:33:17  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What's the score with Irish cycling (Ulster), can I race across there with a BC Silver license in open events etc?

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doc
Speed Merchant

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Posted - 28 Mar 2012 :  14:26:02  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'd check with BC. Given it's effectively part of Cycling Ireland I think you will need a BC race licence and 'permission' to race in another Federation. Otherwise you could just enter on the day and take out an Irish day licence.
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FrenchDave
Crusing Past

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Posted - 28 Mar 2012 :  16:15:46  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yes you can. But it's best to let the organiser know you're coming and confirm he/she is happy that you're covered by their insurance.

I went over for a cross race and emailed the organiser quoting this page:
http://www.britishcycling.org.uk/membership/article/memst-liability-insurance-race

At the bottom of the list on that page it says "UCI affilated National Governing Bodies". That's the bit that says you covered.
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doc
Speed Merchant

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Posted - 28 Mar 2012 :  16:41:07  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'd still check with BC so give them a ring and tell them your plans. They may issue you with notification to present to the event organiser and Commissaires on the day.
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doc
Speed Merchant

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Posted - 28 Mar 2012 :  16:52:26  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Had a quck look. If it is an event run by the NICF then you should be covered. However, there may not be that many of them as most of the NICF merged with CI a few years back so check this out beforehand. Although NI is part of the UK, most events are run via Cycling Ireland of which Cycling Ulster is an affiliate organisation - a bit like SC and BC. Check out the link below. You could effectively be competing within the durisdiction of another UCI affiliated Federation.

http://www.britishcycling.org.uk/about/article/bc-Racing-and-Riding-Abroad---Top-Tips-Before-You-Travel-0
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Z00SH
Speed Merchant

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Posted - 28 Mar 2012 :  21:42:15  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
thanks everyone - Official BC response

"In Northern Ireland your British Cycling membership would enable you to enter events. However, should you wish to race in Southern Ireland, we would need to issue you with a Letter of Authority."
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doc
Speed Merchant

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Posted - 28 Mar 2012 :  21:56:31  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Straight from the horses mouth.
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frenkmcginty
Speed Limits N/A

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Posted - 28 Mar 2012 :  21:57:37  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
the eire mob are a lot less hidebound by rules and regulations...i got a letter from them which said i was born in bred in ireland and was eligible for all races....[bred is a wee village near dublin]....frenko'ginty
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jockanese
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Posted - 29 Mar 2012 :  08:33:29  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
[i]Originally posted by frenkmcginty[/i]
[br]the eire mob are a lot less hidebound by rules and regulations...i got a letter from them which said i was born in bred in ireland and was eligible for all races....[bred is a wee village near dublin]....frenko'ginty



That was a bit strong! You "were born an inbred"!
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Bryan
Gaining Speed

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Posted - 05 Apr 2012 :  19:34:45  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Scottish Youth A, B and Juniors raced at Tour of Mayo last year in the South.
Nothing but glowing reports from everyone. You will need a letter from BC though as they say just like you would to race in any country outside UK.
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