Cycling Ireland Licence

Cycling Ireland Membership Licences

Full, Youth & Junior club members are required to take a Cycling Ireland licence prior to participating in club calendar events and regular club runs.

The key benefit of joining Cycling Ireland and having a Cycling Ireland licence is the insurance provided.  You will be covered for personal injury and third party damage / liability.  This cover also extends to training.  Please see the Cycling Ireland website FAQ page for more information.

The table below details the 2017 Cycling Ireland membership / licence categories and fees applicable to Ards Cycling Club members.

Cycling Ireland Licence Membership Categories 2017 Attached Fee – Cycling Ulster
Cycling Supporter Membership £26
Leisure Membership £39
Limited competition (note 1) £69
Full competition senior and veteran £115
Full competition Youth U12, U14 (born in 2003, 2004, 2005 or 2006) £10
Full competition Youth U16 (born in 2001 or 2002) £30
Full competition Junior (born in 1999 or 2000) £43
1. A Limited competition licence allows you to compete in all domestic competition except open road races. It replaces the Restricted licence choices and also covers Club Competition. In other words you may use a Limited Competition licence to compete in Track, BMX, Off-Road, Time-Trials, Hill-Climbs, Club Racing, Bicycle-polo and Artistic Cycling. This licence is not specific to one discipline, it covers them all. It does not include Open Road Racing.



Guide to Cycling Ireland Membership application

Step 1 – Decide on the category / type of licence required (see list of categories and prices above).

Step 2 – Go to and select the ‘Join’ link for new members or ‘Login’ link for renewing members.  For new members remember to list yourself as attached to Ards Cycling Club.  In the membership tab choose your licence type.  Complete the application, select the appropriate club fee and complete payment.

Step 3 – Cycling Ireland will e-mail the Club Secretary asking them to approve your licence.

Step 4 – When your application is approved by the Club Secretary you are then a member of Cycling Ireland and Ards Cycling Club – all insurance and other benefits will apply.

Step 5 – Your Cycling Ireland licence card will be delivered directly to you.


If you have any questions in relation to joining Ards Cycling Club please contact our  Club Secretary Gareth Murray on 07783 004285 or John Carty on 07977 132398,  or follow this link for some frequently asked questions and answers.


We look forward to seeing you out on the bike soon!