Welcome to West Coast Masters Cycling Council
We are sorry to announce that one of our oldest members, John (Jack Iveson) passed away on the 18th August. Jack had a long record in the West Coast Masters and before that in other clubs as a racing cyclist. Some members might remember his claim to fame when a TV programme was dedicated to his tunnelling activities. On two properties in the hills he built tunnels and underground furnished rooms, spending years lining them with granite that he quarried from near Mundaring. He had a wonderful sense of humour, and had a thousand tales to tell. In the real world he worked as a scientist and for many years as an academic. He will be missed by all who knew him.
Funeral at Fremantle Chapel, 312 South Street, Hilton (Funeral Directors: Bowra & O’Dea) at 10.00am, Tuesday 30th August
Refreshments and informal get-together afterwards at the Elizabethan Village Pub.
2016 Two Day Tour
The Two Day Tour will be held on the long weekend of Sunday 25th and Monday 26th September, with stages:
The Two Day Tour runs a points system where stage finishing position determines the number of points scored for that stage. The winner gets one point, second two, third three and so on, with overall honours going to the rider with the least number of points. In the case of a tie, the place is awarded according to the results of the last stage.
The overall result of the Two Day Tour counts as a single event towards the Road Season Points Competition.
Nominations $60 - Transponder hire $5 per day. Click here to enter.
Road Seasonand Results
Click here for the road season programme.
The Chidlow and Mt Helena Tavern both provide great support to the club in opening up the premises and serving a choice of food and beverages. Why not arrange a group to stay on for a while after the event to show some appreciation of their efforts helping the club.
Club Membership and Renewals
Annual membership starts from 1st January. Renewals are accepted after the AGM, new memberships
after 1st October remain valid through the following 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 and renewal guides have more information on the process.
Members will receive a username and password so they can review personal details and keep them updated. These 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 license appears in the email like this:
It is suggested that you print the licence, cut it out and encase in plastic.
Paris Roubaix and Tour of Flanders 2017
Total Travel are running a tour which includes transfers, entry to the pre Roubaix and pre Flanders Sportiff ride, VIP inclusions on race days, riding kit from Mummu Cycling, Total Travel WA Cycle Tours jersey, 4 Star accomodation, daily breakfasts and 3 evening meals. Click here for more information on this and other cycling tours.
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. Signage Roster - just enter your name and number in the cells provided. If you have difficulty editing, please check your system meets the requirements for Google Sheets, or contact a committee member with the dates you're available.
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.