AGM - Sat 14th Dec
All members are encouraged to attend the 2013 Annual General Meeting of the club. This will be held at the Belmont Sports and Recreation Club, Cnr Abernethy Road & Keane Street, Kewdale, on Saturday 14th December, commencing at 1.30pm.
All positions of Officers and Committee members will be declared vacant, and anyone wishing to nominate should find a mover and a seconder and forward the applications to the Club Secretary, the letter of application to include the signatures of the mover and seconder along with a note from the applicant to say that they wish to stand.
The positions open to members will be:
Patron(s); President; Vice President(s); Secretary; Treasurer; Auditor; Membership Secretary; Race-day Secretary; Handicapper; Webmaster; Property Officer; 7 committee members.
Any motions to change the rules and regulations, the constitution, or any other substantive matters should be forwarded in writing to reach the Secretary no later than Saturday 30 November 2013.
Research Subjects Needed
Are you a "trained" (consistent and competitive) rider interested in where you are aerobically? A limited number of spaces are available for participants in a study on the physiological impact of blood donation, please see the flyer for more information.
This summer's criterium programme is available here. Please note summer racing starts at 8:30.
To avoid disruption to local business, riders are asked / reminded to avoid warming up on Glassford Road and Norlin St, particularly where it runs along Tonkin Highway. Please use the roads to the south of the circuit (Mackay Street), and be courteous to local traffic.
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.
Timing System Transponders
WCMCC uses MyLaps ProChip transponders for timing. You can bring your own transponder, buy direct from MyLaps, buy through the club ($125) or hire on a casual basis ($5/day).
To buy through WCMCC, please Direct Deposit $125 into the club account (BSB: 016-341 Account Number: 204543795), quoting your 2013 AVCC License Number and last name as a reference.
Having a personal transponder is cost effective and gives access to a personal MyLaps account showing WCMCC laptimes together with your results from events run by other organisations using the same system. Please note that MyLaps are launching a new web site in April which may affect facilities and features.
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.
The "Team Points" competition will resume at the start of the Road Season, with all current settings being carried over. Any rider joining or leaving a team is required to advise the nominations desk.
We encourage all members to do a little bit to help out one way or another. Some club and family members assist in setting up and tearing down signs, others share the load at the race desk or in marshalling, 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. Thank you.