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We are proud to announce the details of the British Cycling North East Road Youth League 2016.

As we are in an Olympic year, the Road Youth League 2016 is getting into the ‘Olympic’ spirit and we have created a new look calendar of events with some special awards.

The league is open to all youth riders in and outside the region. Please note there will be separate awards and podiums for both Male and Female entrants in each of the categories below:

Category E – Under 8 –  until 31st December in year of 8th birthday
Category D – Under 10 – until 31st December in year of 10th birthday
Category C – Under 12 – until 31st December in year of 12th birthday
Category B – Under 14 – until 31st December in year of 14th birthday
Category A – Under 16 – until 31st December in year of 16th birthday

We welcome entrants from youth riders with some road racing experience (including Go-Ride races) who are looking to step up to Regional racing. There is still an emphasis on racing skills within the league but we have also added a new range of events which will focus on awarding points for demonstrating bike handling skills.

We hope this will encourage riders to enter the league even if they are not ready to enter the racing events or prefer the road skills to the racing aspect. There is a separate award for the winners of the skills events.

Recognition for achievements is an important part of the league and we have planned a wide reaching Awards Evening which will be held in October 2016. (See the Recognition section overleaf for more details on the Awards on offer.)