West Coast Masters Cycling Council

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Summer Racing

and Results
The provisional summer racing calendar is available here, and is still awaiting some details. 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.

Free Massage

Massage students from Evolve College are offering free massages at the Kewdale Crit on Nov 4. Get a warm up rub before the race, or ease the tired body after your event. No booking necessary, please visit the massage tent on arrival to get your name on their list and to book a spot at your preferred time.

Road Racing

and Results
The 2018 road racing calendar is here. Winter racing commences most Sundays at 9:00 for all grades, nominations close 15min before race start.

Classic Adelaide Masters Cycling Series

Want to race at the Tour Down Under? CAMS 2019 – Bigger & Better than ever before.
What’s new? A Sprint, Hill Climb & KOM on Willunga Hill (just like TDU)
You can enter 5 events: Criterium, Sprint, Road Race, Time Trial & Hill Climb
Aggregate Mens/Womens trophy with 2nd & 3rd being recognised
  • Saturday 12th January Graded Criteriums at Victoria Park Crit Track followed by Sprints both using Mylaps timing $5 hire covers both events
  • Sunday 13th January Graded Road Race at McLaren Flat with KOM on Willunga Hill – just like TDU - using Orion timing $5 hire
  • Monday 14th January Individual Time Trial at McLaren Flat using Orion timing $5 hire
  • Thursday 17th January 6 km Hill Climb along Old Mt Barker Bike Track using Mylaps timing $5 hire
SAMCA have deliberately kept the transponder hire as low as possible. The events are being run as close to the city as possible & finished in time for you to get to the TDU. Road Race & Time Trial are in the McLaren Vale premium wine district in beautiful countryside. Photos of you racing & on the podium with results will be posted on the website that day. SAMCA are asking their riders if they would be willing to host a fellow cyclist from interstate. If you are interested please contact rfreak@bigpond.com The usual attractive prize money recognising more riders in bigger fields – give aways – incentives for being there at presentations. SAMCA look forward to having some of the best Masters/Vets cycling in Australia. You have to experience the fantastic hype around the TDU to believe it!
Keep watching the SAMCA website for registration & more details

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 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 licence appears in the email like this:
licence example
It is suggested that you print the licence, cut it out and encase in plastic.

Helping Hands

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.

First Aiders

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.

Teams Competition

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.

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Action Shots

We welcome video or images of club events (subject to 6iii of the AVCC rules). If you have a link to share, please email it through for posting on the corresponding event results page.

Sergey Pevnev is a professional photographer taking photos at various events.
Links to these galleries are available here.

Dale Wright has shared some photos taken when not competing. Thanks Dale!

Click to open the photo gallery
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Nomination Payments

Payment is due with your nomination, so up to 15min before the race for line noms, or seven days in advance for events so marked on the calendar. The seven days allows sufficient time to work out race groupings and prizemoney, write up programmes and generally prepare for a smooth running event. The club has reluctantly decided to apply a discretionary late payment penalty of $10 to encourage members to comply with this.

Timing System Transponders

WCMCC uses MyLaps ProChip transponders for timing. You can bring your own transponder (available from MyLaps) or hire one from the nominations desk on a casual basis ($5/day).
Having a personal transponder is cost effective and can be used for events run by other organisations using ProChip system.
For WCMCC races, the ProChip should be mounted as close to the front axle as possible, either cable tied onto a fork leg, or mounted onto the quick release lever using an O-ring or other suitable means. Camera footage will be used to double check prize or points paying positions where the gap between riders is 0.01s or less.

Bill's Bikes

Bill Crout is reluctantly selling four carbon fibre bikes at bargain prices. The following are complete, about a 54cm frame, and all in good condition:
  • Avanti
  • Amatia
  • Basso
  • Merida
He also has spare Shimano wheels, and if you wish to extend your wardrobe, about 50 racing jerseys!
To view, give Bill a call on 9279-5034