Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do we have coffee? We did have at the races, but reduced numbers & COVID made it not cost effective.

  • Race length depends on which grade you’re in, the higher the grade, the longer the race (we want you to get your money’s worth!).

  • No. We are affiliated to the Australian Veteran Cycling Council. AusCycle has a different license.  You can have trial ride/s and then be asked to join through the AVCC membership portal. If you have an AusCycle License you can enter our race as a “Non-Member Entry”

  • No, you can wear any kit you like. You just need to have your shoulders covered for your protection, be Sunsmart.

  • Yes, they do, it’s about matching riders of similar abilities, rather than separating the genders. But don’t worry, our female members are lovely and will be nice to you while they ride away.

  • Of course! Everyone is welcome

  • You need a road bike, with clip-in pedals. No tri-bars, pumps or extra bits (saddle bags and rear lights are OK, but please turn your lights on solid, rather than flashing). Cameras are allowed with the referee’s approval. And of course you’ll need a Aus/NZ Standards Approved helmet. And a really cool pair of sunglasses.

  • We ask that you’ve done some group riding so you feel comfortable in a bunch but you don’t need to have raced before. The online registration and race entry processes will prompt you to answer some questions so we can put you in the grade best suited to your abilities.

  • Absolutely. We offer graded racing, ranging from A grade (the fast boys and girls) to E grade (the…ummm… slower boys and girls), and the entry process will match you with people of similar ability.

  • Mostly, but you have to be 30 or over, but other than that all abilities are welcome. You don’t have to be a hard and fast racer.

  • Apart from the occasional coffee truck, there’s soft drinks or bottled water. Bring some small change!

    At circuits without public toilet facilities, we hire portaloos. Most circuits have tap water available somewhere, but not all.

  • The graders will attempt to place you in a grade where you can be competitive. You may be re-graded, based on your results and your ability in the various racing disciplines (hills, flat, criterium).

  • Members are covered by a 24/7 policy arranged by AVCC, which includes racing, training and commuting. (Unlike AusCycle)
    Trial riders are covered free for the duration of two races.

    Non-Member Entries are covered only for the race they enter and ride in.

  • License Membership for 2023 is $195 which includes 24/7 insurance cover including racing.

    Country Membership of $165 for outside of 100kms of Perth CBD.

    Membership is valid from 1 January to 31 December.

    AVCC offers reduced half-year and fourth-quarter subs from 1 July and 1 October.

  • Applications and renewals are processed online through the AVCC Membership Portal.
    If you are joining for the first time, select New Registration, select “West Coast Masters” is selected for both State and Club, and follow the prompts.

  • You may have up to two free trial rides to evaluate cycle racing as a sport. Register online no later than 5pm Thursday for Sunday’s race.
    You will also need to enter online for your chosen race by 6pm Thursday. Follow the instructions you receive by email after registering.