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British Cycling is the governing body for cycle racing in the UK, covering the racing disciplines of BMX, Cycle Speedway, Cyclo-Cross, Mountain Biking, Road and Track, including the British Team. BC is linked with the Sky Pro team and the Sky Ride campaign and supports commuting and recreational cyclists and organisers including Sportives, and the development of cycling clubs, particularly through their Go-Ride programme, which promotes the involvement of young people. Rockingham Forest Wheelers has a long history of organising road racing under BC regulations.
CTT is the governing body for cycling time trials in England & Wales. Rockingham Forest Wheelers, through affiliation with and the regulation of Cycling Time Trials, organises a weekly programme of club time trials through April to September, mostly of up to 10 miles distance. Membership of the club allows participation in the club time trials and in open events organised by other clubs and organisations under CTT regulations.
The club is affiliated with the Northants Cycle Racing Association, whose aim is to encourage, promote and develop cycle racing in Northamptonshire and adjoining counties.
The Derby Arena Track League run races during the winter at the Derby velodrome, built in 2015.
RFW riders have competed in the DATL since its inception.
The Northampton & District Cycling Association (N&DCA), first formed in 1935, is an alliance of local clubs working together to provide semi-open short and medium distance time trials, available to local riders to develop in the sport, and enjoy a season long, individual and team, points competition between the Association Clubs. The events, on a variety of quieter roads, circuits and ‘out and back’ courses from 10 to 25 miles long, are a great introduction to open time trialling for those who so far have only experienced club events. Association members, who include Rockingham Forest Wheelers, are given precedence when entering over outside club members.
The Friday Night Summer Series has been running since 1992. This was known originally as the “Inter Club Mountain Bike Summer Series” as all races were arranged by separate clubs with a central organiser.
The LVRC is an independent body which was established in 1986 to provide a programme of competitive and social cycling events for members aged 40 and over. It holds road race, TT and track events, with different categories for 5-year age bands; A, 40- 44; B, 45-49; C, 50-54; D, 55-59; E, 60-64; F, 65-69; G, 70- 74; H,75-79: I,80-84, J,85-89; K,90-94: L,95-99.