To compete in SCCC races, riders must have a Cycling Australia Racing Licence.
RACING LICENCES are based around a Calendar Year in line with the UCI. (1st January to 31st December). Memberships can be purchased or renewed from 1 October of the year before. http://membership.cycling.org.au/Packages/Racing
Membership is age based and is a full competitive membership that entitles participation in all forms of racing conducted by CA and its affiliated States and Clubs.
Categories summarised are:
- Juniors: J9, J11, J13, J15, J17, J19
- Adults: U23 (men only), Elite (up to 29 years), Masters (30 + years)
If you are of Masters age (30yrs +) you can choose between a Masters or an Elite licence.
A MASTERS LICENCE ENABLES THE RIDER TO ENTER:
- Any Masters events including State and National Masters Championships
- Graded racing at club level
AN ELITE LICENCE ENABLES THE RIDER (OF MASTERS AGE) TO ENTER:
- Any racing event including National open and Championship events.
- Any Masters events including State and National Masters Championships.
- Graded racing at club level
RETURN TO THE PELOTON
‘Return to the Peloton’ Licence has been introduced for the 2016 year. Cycling Australia will email previous financial members (with a membership expiry over 2 years ago – 2013 and prior) with a once only offer to re-join on a 3 month RACING membership. This RACING member will not have a membership card and must produce a membership confirmation receipt as evidence of membership. RETURN TO THE PELOTON is restricted to club and interclub events only. This licence is only available from Cycling Australia.
A family membership discount of 20% of the total membership fee is available for members living at the same address. To be eligible for a family discount in:
· RACING requires a minimum of 3 members either joining and/or renewing
· RIDE requires minimum 2 members either joining and/or renewing
· A mix of RACING and RIDE requires a minimum 4 members either joining and/or renewing.
Please note the family membership option is not yet available online. Please contact the membership team for more information on how to apply for a family membership. Tel: 02 – 9339 5800 during business hours or email: email@example.com
2016 MTBA / BMXA / TRIATHLON AUSTRALIA UPGRADES
MTBA, BMXA, Triathlon Australia and AUDAX members are entitled to a discount on Cycling Australia membership. You will need to purchase a Cycling Australia Membership if you want to be eligible for the below:
- Participate in road and track events conducted under the auspices of CA
- Accumulate UCI ranking points
- Purchase an International Licence to race overseas
Applications can only be made manually and must be submitted directly to the Cycling Australia office. To be eligible for the discount membership price, you must provide a copy of your membership card of receipt which show at least 3 months remaining on your primary membership. For further information, including pricing, please contact the Cycling Australia Membership Team. Tel: 02 – 9339 5800 during business hours or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
3 DAY RACE PERMITS
If you have never been a member of Cycling Australia and wish to try racing, SCCC has 3 ride permits available for $47 ($49 in 2016). These permits allow you to race 3 times in a calendar year within 3 months of purchase. If you then wish to purchase a RACING Membership, the cost of the permit can be credited against the full licence fee. You can purchase a 3 ride permit on race day or purchase online with Cycling Australia from November 2015. PLEASE NOTE: The cost of the permit does not include race registration fees.
6 MONTH LICENCES
Six Month Licences are available for purchase from 1 July of the calendar year through to 30 September of the same year. They expire on 31 December of the same year.
Why are they only available for purchase from July to the end of September?
From the first week in October, Cycling Australia make the following year’s Racing Licences available for purchase. So if you delay purchasing a Competitive licence until the first week of October, you will receive a licence that is valid until 31 December of the next year, effectively getting 15 months membership for the price of 12.
NB: 6 Month licences are available from 1 July of the calendar year. When you logon to purchase a licence after 1 July, the discounted six month licence fee will be charged automatically.
PLEASE NOTE: NOT valid for racing other than Time Trials.
RIDE membership is for all forms of recreational riding and is an ideal membership for riders who ride for fun and fitness, the daily commuter, the weekend rider, the family riders and everything in between.
RIDE COMPREHENSIVE is the complete package and includes Public Liability and Personal Accident Insurance for all forms of recreational riding. In 2016 this will also include Time Trials.