British Cycling (BC):

cyclesport’s biggest governing body. They are the umbrella organisation for most domestic road racing (but see also LVRC and TLI) and are responsible for the development of elite level riders as part of the Great Britain team. BC set the rules under which their road races are run and arrange insurance. They can provide individual insurance for their members and legal back-up. In order to compete in BC races it is necessary to be an individual member and hold a current racing licence (day licences are usually possible but expensive in the long run).