International UCI Licences are for all New Zealand riders who wish to race overseas. Read more below.
As part of the new membership structure, a Race Elite licence also serves as a UCI International Licence.
Please note that if you already hold a Race Elite membership, you will need to complete the UCI International Licence form There is no extra cost to pay for the licence. If you require an UCI International Licence to race overseas, please upgrade to Race Elite online, fill out the UCI International Licence form and return it to us as per the details on the form.
U19s Race Youth membership: It costs $50 to upgrade to
an U19 International licence.
According to UCI Cycling Regulations relating to International Licences (1.1.011) the licence should be taken out in the country where you have your main residence, so it is possible for you to take it out in another country.
International Licences for under 19, under 17 and under 15 riders
There is a $50 charge for U19s Race Youth members to upgrade to
an U19 International licence.
The UCI do not require U15 & U17 riders to have International Licences. By implication obtaining travel insurance with appropriate Medical cover and Personal Liability cover is not mandatory. However, BikeNZ strongly encourages all people that are riding overseas to take out appropriate Travel Insurance for the duration of the period they are overseas, whatever their age or International Licence status. BikeNZ recommends the Travel insurance product offered by Apex/Sportscover and more information on this product can be found here .
UCI requirements state that appropriate insurance must accompany the purchase of an International Licence. In accordance with UCI guidelines BikeNZ will not issue a rider an International Licence until proof of appropriate insurance cover has been provided.
According to UCI Cycling Regulations relating to International Licences and Insurance (1.1.022) appropriate insurance should include;
Insurance for bodily injury (in and out-patient hospital expenses and medical care, transport costs, permanent disablement, death) and material damages (loss of earnings) in case of accident on the occasion of a cycling competition or during training
Third-party liability insurance for material damage or bodily injury caused to others in the course of a competition or cycling event or during training
BikeNZ endorses the International Travel Insurance product provided by Apex/Sportscoverand is satisfied it meets UCI requirements.Riders are also free to organise their own insurance coverage to accompany the purchase of an international cycling licence.
If a rider organises insurance through Apex/Sportscover, they must provide BikeNZ with a copy of their Insurance Certificate before an International Licence will be issued. If a rider organises their own insurance, two insurance documents must be provided to BikeNZ before an International Licence will be issued, (1) a letter from the insurance company to BikeNZ, stating that "this insurance covers the nominated rider for $20 million or greater medical coverage and $1 million personal liability while cycle racing and training (outside of NZ)"; and (2) a copy of the Insurance Certificate that has been issued to the Rider.