Welcome to West Coast Masters Cycling Council
With respect to the evolving COVID-19 situation, WCMCC has decided, along with the decisions by WestCycle and other cycling bodies, to cancel both our racing programme and training rides until further notice. The seriousness of the epidemic and the possible consequences have forced us to make this decision but note that we will resume racing as soon as circumstances change.
In the meantime, we hope you remain healthy and towards that goal please follow instructions about hygiene, keeping your distance from contacts and trying to avoid crowds. We recommend that members ride alone or at home, and acknowledge that, at least for now, it is your personal choice as to whether you ride or not, who you ride with and where you ride. You should assess the risks and reconsider any aspect that may increase the risk of transmission.
Please check back for updates as the situation evolves.
20 Mar 2020 Races cancelled until further notice
23 Mar 2020 Training rides cancelled
Summer Racingand Results
The summer racing calendar and iCal. 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; and A, B and C Grades from about 8:40; 9:20 or 10:05 according to the order shown in the Duration column. Road races start at 8:30 for all grades.
All events after 15th March have been cancelled with seasons results being awarded as at that date, so congratulations to Gavin Wark for ending up a safe distance clear of the herd in the Individual and to the Black Knights Masters Cycling Team for overcoming the odd scratch and proving invincible in the Teams Points Competition.
2020 Road Racing
Although planning for the 2020 road racing season is well advanced, the COVID-19 situation is expected to continue to have an impact until at least September/October. WCMCC will continue to review the situation with a view to returning to racing as soon as it is safe to do so.
2019 Road Racingand Results
The 2019 road racing calendar is here. Winter racing commences most Sundays at 9:00 for all grades, nominations close 15min before race start.
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 are discounted and remain valid to the end of the 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 guide has more
information on the process.
Membership 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:
It is suggested that you print the licence, cut it out and encase in plastic.
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.
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.