About TLI Cycling

Supporting Grassroots Cycle Racing for over 35 Years

TLI Cycling is a voluntary sports organisation which supports cycling clubs in the UK, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man, to organise competitive cycling events for all ages. Entrants race against others in their peer group. It is run entirely by unpaid volunteer members, any surplus being used to maintain, improve and develop TLI Cycling’s activities.

TLI Cycling has for over 35 years provided grass-roots cycle racing for all ages and abilities, with competition based upon age. In 2018 we accommodated over 10,000 entrants in our events, the competitors ranging in age from 6 to over 75!

The aim of TLI Cycling is to encourage cyclists in the UK to ‘have a go’ at cycle racing. Whether you are a complete novice or an ex-professional, male or female, we welcome your participation in our events. Your age determines your category, so that although races may contain riders from several age groups, the results will be structured where possible so that each category will have its own classification based upon your age. To allow females to compete on an equal footing, TLI Cycling operates a ‘unisex’ age category system. Female competitors over the age of 16 (WJ if option is chosen) are allocated an age category three bands above that of a male competitor of the same age.

The photograph above is courtesy of Larry Hickmott of VeloUK