Riding for your Region at Home Internationals

For home internationals GB is split into 5 regions:

England North
England South
Northern Ireland
Scotland
Wales

Having ridden for one national team riders are barred from riding for another country for three seasons.

To be eligible to ride for Northern Ireland, Scotland or Wales a rider must meet one or more of the following criteria:

  •   They hold a valid passport in their nameissued by that country.
  • They have been a full time resident at a registered address in that country for a period of at least 2 years.
  • As per their birth certificate, they were born in that country.
  • At least one of their parents held a valid passport in their name for that country at the time of their birth.
  • Their spouse held a valid passport in their name for that country at the time of their marriage.

For England North and England South the rules are different and the only criteria allowed is that you must have been born or have lived in the region for 3 years.  See http://mgagb.co.uk/rules/home-international-rules/

To find out which English region you are eligible to ride for please see below:

ENGLAND NORTH

Cheshire
Cumberland
Derbyshire
Durham
Herefordshire
Lancashire
Leicestershire
Lincolnshire
Northamptonshire
Northumberland
Nottinghamshire
Rutland
Staffordshire
Warwickshire
Worcestershire
Yorkshire

ENGLAND SOUTH

Bedfordshire
Berkshire
Buckinghamshire
Cambridgeshire
Cornwall
Devon
Dorset
Essex
Gloucestershire
Hampshire
Hertfordshire
Kent
Norfolk
Oxfordshire
Somerset
Suffolk
Surrey
Sussex
Wiltshire

For international competitions

To be eligible to ride for a GB country a rider must meet one or more of the following criteria:

  •  They hold a valid passport in their nameissued by that country.
  • They have been a full time resident at a registered address in that country for a period of at least 2 years.
  • As per their birth certificate, they were born in that country.
  • At least one of their parents held a valid passport in their name for that country at the time of their birth.
  • Their spouse held a valid passport in their name for that country at the time of their marriage.