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AboutMembership Benefits
Licence OptionsInternational Licensing
Travel Insurance


You can now apply online for a 2016 Licence.

Our new system cannot migrate passwords for privacy reasons, so if you're renewing your licence the first thing you'll need to do is reset your password. If you have any difficulties please email membership@cyclingnewzealand.nz and we'll be able to help.

Cycling New Zealand annual licences are valid from 1 January to 31 December each year.

You can join as many cycling clubs as you like, but please be aware that only one club can be your primary club - the club you represent at regional and national events. All other club memberships are considered associate memberships.

Your primary club displays as the first club on your licence - if a club other than your primary is listed first please contact membership@cyclingnewzealand.nz so we can reissue your card with the correct details. 

Membership Benefits

As part of paid Cycling New Zealand memberships, riders receive public liability insurance.

The policy provides licensed riders cover for any damage to a third party property or persons that they are found legally liable for by their actions. This is extended to include whilst racing. 

Affiliated clubs also receive comprehensive liability insurance. For detailed information on the insurance offering for clubs and other groups, please refer to the Clubs section.

International Licensing

International UCI Licences are for all New Zealand riders who wish to race overseas.

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.

If you're renewing and have never held an international licence before this will need to be implemented from our end, so please get in touch with us at membership@cyclingnewzealand.nz so we can make this happen.

Adult Licences (Over 19)Youth Licences (Under 19)
Under 17 and Under 15 LicencesTechnical Licences
Insurance RequirementsApply for Travel Insurance
Insurance Claims

Adult Licences (Over 19):

If you require an UCI International Licence to race overseas, please select the International Licence option when signing up or renewing online. You'll pay the same fee as with a National Elite Licence.

We'll also need you to send a jpg photo headshot and insurance details (see below for insurance details) to membership@cyclingnewzealand.nz.

Under 19 Licences:

It costs an additional $50 for a National Youth Licence holder to hold an International Licence. Please select the International Licence option when signing up or renewing online and you'll be charged the correct total.

If you're renewing and have never held an international licence this will need to be implemented from our end, so please get in touch with us at membership@cyclingnewzealand.nz so we can make this happen.

Under 17 and Under 15 Licences

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, Cycling New Zealand 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.

International Technical Licences

A Technical Licence caters for Commissaires, Coaches, Managers, Mechanics and Soigneurs and allows licence holders to attend International Events in an official capacity. Select "Technical" as your club as well as the International Licence option when signing up or renewing online.

If you're renewing, or also hold a club membership and a Local Adult licence we'll need to add your Technical International Licence from our end. Please email membership@cyclingnewzealand.nz if this is the case.

Please note that you must be a Cycling New Zealand accredited coach to hold a coach endorsement on your licence.

Insurance requirements do not apply for technical licences.

Insurance Requirements

In accordance with UCI guidelines, Cycling New Zealand will not issue a rider an International Licence until proof of appropriate insurance cover has been provided.

According to UCI Cycling Regulations (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.

Cycling New Zealand endorses the International Travel Insurance product provided by Apex/Sportscover and is satisfied it meets UCI requirements. Riders must provide a copy of their Apex Insurance Certificate before their licence will be issued.

Riders can organise their own insurance coverage to accompany the purchase of an international cycling licence. Riders must then provide us with a letter or insurance certificate from their insurer stating that they hold $20 million or greater (unlimited) medical coverage and $1 million personal liability whilst cycle racing and training outside of New Zealand.

APEX/SPORTSCOVER Travel and Race Insurance

Apex/Sportscover offer riders a comprehensive travel insurance package that meets the UCI requirements for International Licences. This cover includes protection whilst training and racing along with optional cover for your bike again whilst in use (training or racing).

This cover is restricted to the period required outside New Zealand.

If additional insurance is required after the issue of the original insurance policy, an extension can be made online.

Any pricing and plan queries to Sam Mason at Apex Insurance, email samm@apexinsurance.co.nz

Sportscover Assist 24 Hour Worldwide Emergency Assistance

In the Event of an Emergency call +44 (0) 207 902 7993 (reverse charge) to contact Specialty Group Ltd.

Insurance Claims and General Queries

In the unfortunate event that you have to make a claim or have a general query, please make contact below:

Darrin Madgwick - Apex General Ltd
09 968 2153

Denver Alves - Apex General Ltd
09 968 9778