Calendar Updated (15 May)
Please note that a venue clash with another event has been resolved by bringing the Club Memorial Group Handicap forward one week to 2nd June. This means a swap with the Pickering Brook event which will now take place on 9th June. The groups for the Club Memorial Group Handicap will be according to Grade, so there will be no requirement for advance nominations, time gaps will be allocated on the day.
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.
Dates are confirmed for 4-6 October 2013. See the flyer for more info and contact details.
World Masters Games 2013
2-9 August 2013, Torino, Italy. Includes Track and Road cycling events.
The call for additional qualified marshals is now urgent, as without credentialed personnel we cannot run our races. This is therefore an appeal for volunteers to undertake a three-hour instruction course that will allow you to function in the capacity of marshal and allow us, if needbe, to arrange a roster. If you, or one of your family, or acquaintances (as long as they are over 18-years of age) would like to volunteer it would be greatly appreciated. Marshals are paid for their services and the training cost will be borne by the club.
In addition would current marshals please check your Road Works Traffic cards to see if they have expired? Please contact the President or Secretary if you’d like to sign up or if you need to update your registration.
As previously mentioned - no marshals – no races!
Ladies Day - Sponsored by Hall Cycle Training
The club will be running a special familiarisation session at the Dog Hill, Baldivis event on 26th May geared towards women who are new to racing. Circulating with the E Grade bunch, some of our top female riders will be on hand to offer tips and practical advice. Normal AVCC trial ride provisions will apply.
Timing System Transponders
MyLaps ProChip transponders will be used from the begining of the road season. 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 your 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.
The Chidlow Tavern provides 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.
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.