International Licences

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



For Adult Riders (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.

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.

For Under 19 Riders: 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.

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 17 and Under 15 Riders:

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. Cycling New Zealand recommends the Travel insurance product offered by Apex/Sportscover and more information on this product can be found here .

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

UCI requirements state that appropriate insurance must accompany the purchase of an International Licence. 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 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.

Cycling New Zealand endorses the International Travel Insurance product provided by Apex/Sportscover and 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 Cycling New Zealand 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 Cycling New Zealand before an International Licence will be issued, (1) a letter from the insurance company to Cycling New Zealand, 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.