2023 Season Race Number Placement Clarification 

Cycling Ireland would like to issue the following clarification on race number placement for the 2023 season. 

Riders are reminded that it is their responsibility to comply with UCI regulations on number placement. 

In the past years number pockets have become popular, however in some instances these have presented problems for commissaires, photo finish, judges, race spectators and followers. 

Per regulations, two numbers must be displayed by riders and the use of number pockets is only permitted for the following:  

Road Events – Only Time Trials  

Track Events – Individual & Team Pursuit, Time Trial & Team Sprint  

Riders can view the following from the Cycling Ireland technical regulations:

8. The wearing of numbers is mandatory in all Cycling Ireland competitive races. In open time trials or time trials within a stage race only one back or shoulder number may be used.

9. Riders may be required to show their two official Cycling Ireland numbers at the request of the Commissaire prior to signing on and they shall ensure that the numbers are visible and legible at all times. The numbers shall be well fixed and may not be folded or altered in any way. Riders failing to wear their two numbers in this fashion in Road Races will be subject to discipline under AT.4.4

10. Numbers where supplied by the race organiser shall generally be black characters on a white background with the following dimensions:
SIZE OF NUMBER: 18 cms (H) x 16 cms (W)
CHARACTERS: 10 cms with line thickness 1.5 cm
ADVERTISING: maximum height of 6 cms on lower or upper part of number

11. In the case of a lost or disfigured number or licence, a replacement will be issued upon request from Cycling Ireland, subject to the payment of the appropriate replacement fee.

Please see this document for a full clarification.