- I have lost my Cycling Australia Membership Card, how do I get a replacement?
- Am I entitled to a Racing Discounts?
- How do I upgrade my Cycling for all Membership to a Racing/Sport Membership?
- How do I upgrade my Masters Membership to an Elite Membership?
- I cannot login to the Membership Page, how can I get my password reset?
- How do I find a Coach?
- What do I do to obtain Para cycling Classification?
- What are the Classification Divisions and Associated Equipment for Para cyclists?
- What events are available for para cyclists?
- I am a Para cyclist, how do I start training?
Replacement cards can be ordered for a $16.50 fee. Contact Cycling Australia on 02 9339 5800 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have lost your membership card. Confirmation receipts or emails cannot be re-issued unless payment is received for a replacement card.
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Am I entitled to a Racing Discounts?
Affiliate Membership Discount: Available for MTBA, BMXA and Audax members to upgrade to a Cycling Australia Racing membership only. Where required for local Club Racing, these upgraded members may simply join a local CA club for the club-only fee in addition
Family Discount: This option introduced nationally in 2011 and continued in 2012 and 2013 provide discounts for families joining Cycling Australia. The conditions of the Family discount include;
- Offered in just 2 categories – GOLD and SILVER – all members in one category
- Applicable to 2 adults (Elite &/or Masters) and 2 Juniors (up to and including U19); OR
- Applicable to 1 adult (Elite &/or Masters) and 3 Juniors (up to and including U19)
- Automatic Family discount will be applied to applications with the same family name, same address and same club (mandatory).
- Where there is a variation in/of surnames of family members it will require validation from the club supporting compliance with above.
- Where there are more than four family members, we recommend individual signing up of the cheapest category of member(s) to maximise benefits from this option.
- Available though manual application only.
Regional Discount Membership: It is only applicable with the endorsement of the respective State Association who will determine if a club will be eligible to market such a discount or if available at all within that State. Allows participation at club racing only. eg. Copper City CC
If you paid your original membership fee for this year online, you can upgrade by contacting Cycling Australia. We can make the additional upgrade fee available to pay online and issue you with a new membership card.
If you paid your original membership at you club, you will need to contact your club and pay the additional fee to them and fill in another membership form.
In order for us to upgrade your membership, the original card must be returned to Cycling Australia before a new one is issued as member cannot have multiple cards. If you require your card for racing, Cycling Australia recommends that you make a photocopy of your card and take to any races with you.
If you paid your original membership fee for this year online, you can upgrade to an Elite Membership by contacting Cycling Australia. We can make the additional fee to upgrade available to pay online and issue you with a new membership card.
If you paid your original membership fee at your club, you will need to contact your club and pay the additional fee to them, and complete another membership form.
In order for us to upgrade your membership, the original card must be returned to Cycling Australia before a new one is issued as members cannot have multiple cards. If you require your card for racing events , Cycling Australia recommends that you make a photocopy of your card and take to any races with you.
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Accredited cycling coaches reside throughout the state. Any cyclist seeking coaching advice should contact their club to find out if there is an appointed club coach available to help. If your club does not have a coach, contact the Development Manager and ask him/her to provide you with names of accredited coaches working around your area.
Parents and other interested individuals who may wish to extend their knowledge on the training principles associated with cycling can participate in CycleSkillCoaching courses. For further information refer to the Coaching section of this website.
New athletes without a provisional class should contact the Development Manager. They will collect data regarding athletes disability/contact details and request provisional classification.
Athletes will be contacted if any further information is required and are advised on their class if possible via email.
All athletes competing at national events are expected to attend classification prior to the event to ensure eligibility
For an accurate and detailed description of the system and each group and level with that group please refer to the UCI website and particularly Chapter V of Para-cycling Regulations.
- Visually Impaired and Blind (B & VI), competing on two wheeled tandems with a sighted pilot.
- Handcycling Classes H1, H2, H3 and H4, competing on three wheeled hand propelled cycles.
- Tricycle Classes T1 and T2, competing on three wheeled leg propelled cycles.
- Classifications C1, C2, C3 , C4 and C5, competing on two wheeled cycles.
For more specific information on rules and regulations pertaining to Para-cycling please refer to the UCI’s website here
Once you have become a member of Cycling Australia you will find there are numerous opportunities for you to compete in club events around the country. Being a member of a club doesn’t necessarily mean that you can only compete with that club. Most clubs allow and encourage visitors however if you are thinking of competing away from your home base you are advised to enquire with the club you’re going to visit well in advance. You can track down other clubs through Cycling Australia’s website by clicking here.
The place to start your racing career is at club level and we cannot understate how important it is for you to do this and to develop networks with like minded people.
Some clubs run local weekly racing but not all will have courses or a competition calendar that will suit your impairment. Each club has its own identity and focus. Some clubs for instance have a strong junior bias, while others may focus on mountain biking, road or track. Also variable amongst clubs is the amount of club racing they organise and run. Their level of social activities is another aspect.
Therefore it is suggested that you inquire with a club that you’ve chosen or interested in joining and ask about their calendar and venues for racing.
Here are some basic tips to help you towards enjoyable cycling.
Work on your fitness base. Begin with short rides a couple of times per week and gradually increase the distance and frequency over a number of months. Most of your training at this time should be comfortable and you should be able to carry out a conversation without running out of breath.
With fitness base behind you, start to pick up the intensity. Include some rides that you can talk, but only in short sentences.
A lot of cycle races finish in a sprint, so it’s important to dedicate a portion of your training to speed and power. Once warmed up, try doing 10-30sec maximum efforts with a break of 2-3 mins. Start with 3-4efforts each session and build it up to around 10 over a number of weeks. This will help your speed.
As a beginner, the best form of training is racing at club level. It is here you can develop racing skills and tactics which can make the most of your fitness.
Recovery is an important part of training it can be in a number of forms including sleep, good nutrition, stretching and massage.
If you are looking for good places to train or a group to ride with contact your local bike shop or your Club for any bunches that leave around your area.