Racing Event FAQ
3.1 How do I enter a race?
Entering a race can be done by using one of the following methods:
1) Use our ONLINE RACE ENTRY PROGRAM
2) Post an entry form through the mail with payment details.
3) Fax an entry form to (07) 3390 2852.
3) Come into our office. Please have correct change if paying in cash in person
3.2 What form of payment will you accept?
We accept Bankcard, Mastercard, Cheque, Money Order, Cash or Existing CQ Credit.
3.3 How can I check if my entry has been received?
You can check our current entry lists located on the Calendar. This will be updated in the week prior to the event. Alternatively you cancall the office on (07) 3390 1477.
3.4 Will my entry be accepted after the closing date?
Late entries are accepted for 48 hours after the closing date. For a detailed outline of Cycling Queensland’s Refund Policy Click Here.
3.5 How can I check my handicap for an upcoming race?
You can check your handicap/grade by going to Open Grading List. This list is updated from time-to time. PLEASE NOTE THIS LIST IS CURRENTLY UNDER MAINTENANCE & UNAVIALBLE TO MEMBERS
3.6 What if I am not happy with my handicap/grade?
If you are not happy with your grade or handicap, please complete a Grade Application Form. It should be received by the CQ office NO LATER THAN 5pm seven (7) days prior to the closing date of an event.
CQ will then contact the handicapper regarding your query and we will then advise you before the event as to the decision made.
3.7 What if I can't compete in a race that I already entered? Will I get my money back?
Riders who scratch from an event and notify Cycling Queensland in writing;
a) within 7 days prior to an event in which they entered (for CQ promoted events only e.g Championships), and who produce a valid medical certificate to the CQ office WITHIN 7 DAYS AFTER their scratching Or
b) more than 1 week prior to the event in which they entered, ie. prior to the entries being forwarded to the Event Promoter, (this does not require a medical certificate)
will receive a refund less a 10% or $5 administrative fee of total paid (including any late fee) whichever is greater.
eg. Entry Fee of $40; Refund Received = $35, Entry Fee of $60; Refund Received = $54
All riders who scratch within seven (7) days of an Open event conduucted by a club or external promoter must contact the organiser to apply for a refund. All applications for refund may be subject to the events own refund policy. The club may withhold a portion of the entry fee for their own administrative purposes. Their decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
3.8 Do I have to complete the "Past Performances" part on my race entry form?
Yes. This helps the handicapper gauge your ability and handicap you accordingly. If you do not complete this part, you leave yourself open to be marked at the handicapper's discretion.
3.9 What licence do I need to enter Opens?
To ride Open, State or National Championship events, you will require a GOLD CA racing licence. Please note that 3 Ride Permits, Day Permits, KIDZ, Silveror 'Club Only' licences are not valid for Open, State or National Championship events (except QLD Cyclo-cross Championships).
Events - Competitive
4.1 Where can I see the results of races?
You can check the results of races by browsing our results database. Just click on Race Results.
4.2 How do I get a racing calendar?
You can obtain a racing calendar simply by downloading one from our website allowing for quick and easy viewing. The fixture is free to all members and non-members. You can also check out the interactive online calendar.
4.3 What do I wear when I am racing?
4.5 I was involved in a riding accident. How do I claim for medical expenses and/or loss of income?
To claim expenses following a riding accident, you will need to complete an insurance claim form. To obtain a form please click here
Events - Recreational
5.1 Does CQ cater for the recreational cyclist?
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