Welcome to West Coast Masters Cycling Council
Summer Racingand Results
The summer racing calendar is available here. Racing commences most Sundays at the earlier time of 8:00, with approximate start times for Criterium races being: E Grade 8:00; D Grade 8:05; C Grade 8:40; with A and B Grade either 9:20 or 10:05 according to the order shown in the Duration column. Road races from 8:30 for all grades.
All members are reminded to attend the Club's Annual General Meeting scheduled to commence at 10:30 am following the Herne Hill road race on 3rd Feb. All positions of Officers and Committee members will be declared vacant. People wishing to nominate should find a mover and a seconder and forward a letter of application to the Club Secretary. Any motions to change the rules and regulations, the constitution, or any other substantive matters should be forwarded in writing to reach the Secretary 14 days prior to the AGM.
Sponsorship and Advertising
Interested in having naming rights for an event or two, providing prizes for primes or some other sponsorship arrangement?
Please contact the Secretary or President to register your interest.
Club Membership and Renewals
Annual membership starts from 1st January. New memberships after 1st October remain valid through the following calendar year. Note that insurance covers only financial members, and that memberships are subject to minimum age limitations and the discretion of the club.
Applications and renewals are made online through the AVCC Member Portal, select either "New Registration" or "Login" respectively. The portal guide has more information on the process.
Membership credentials are also required for online nomination for certain events. Members who are renewing their registration should confirm their email details ("Update My Details") as the invoice and licence will be emailed to that address. The licence appears in the email like this:
It is suggested that you print the licence, cut it out and encase in plastic.
We encourage all members to do a little bit to help out one way or another. Some club and family members assist at the race desk, by marshaling or in other unsung chores. We cannot race without them, so a big thank you to all the people who help make race days happen. If you can assist in any way, please indicate your availability to the race desk, or a committee member. We particularly need people to assist with setup and packup of signage, and are asking for volunteers for the task.
The club is looking for expressions of interest from those wishing to attend a one-day course to gain a St Johns First Aid certificate (or to renew an expired certificate). Please contact the Secretary (Mel) for more information.
Rules and Safety
All riders should be familiar with the AVCC Regulations. Regarding the provisions:
6. Equipment and Clothing
b) 'An Australian approved and securely fastened helmet conforming to standard AS/NZ/2063 must be worn on the head at all times while riding'.
Conforming helmets will have an Australian Standard sticker inside the helmet. Please be aware that helmets sold overseas, including online stores, do not need to meet this requirement. An online bargain helmet may not be legal for use on Australian roads.
8. General Racing Rules
a) All competitors must abide by the State/Territory traffic laws,
There is a guide for WA cyclists published here.
When racing on open roads, and not abiding by these rules, you are riding illegally and in contravention of the AVCC regulations. As well as having insurance and personal liability concerns, this is damaging to our sport and putting racing at risk.
Failure to observe the rules can result in exclusion from racing. In the interests of everybody's safety and enjoyment of racing for many years to come, the club is encouraging riders to ensure widespread compliance and will be conducting spot checks.
Shop for a AS/NZ/2063 helmet, obey the road rules and enjoy racing.
The club "Team Points" competition resumes at the start of each season, with all current settings being carried over. Any rider joining or leaving a team is required to advise the nominations desk.