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Southern Masters Cycling Club

We are a Masters cycling racing club which provides road and criterium races for all abilities for the Masters category. Men 30 years and women 30 years and over are eligible to join our club. Females 15 years and above are eligible to race at any of our events. The club is affiliated with Cycling Victoria and Cycling Australia. Racing cyclists of Masters age from other CV & CA affiliated clubs are eligible to race at any of our events.

You can join our club or renew your licence online by clicking on the Cycling Australia icon at the top of the page. You can follow our club via the Facebook link at the top of the page. Race entry requires registration on this NEW site. Please register using the "Sign up" link above or go to http://smcc.net.au/public/index.php/register

Upcoming Races / Events

Course Event Type Date/Start Time Map Link
Sandown Criterium - Graded Dec-20: 6:05 PM
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Casey Fields Criterium - Graded Dec-23: 9:00 AM
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Sandown Criterium - Graded Dec-27: 6:05 PM
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Casey Fields Criterium - Graded Dec-30: 9:00 AM
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Sandown Criterium - Graded Jan-03: 6:05 PM
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Casey Fields Criterium - Graded Jan-06: 9:00 AM
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Race Light Policy

Updated and Revised July 2018

 

Introduction

Road racing can take place in a variety of conditions which includes poor driver visibility of cyclist on the road.  As a result the use of a solid rear red light and a flashing white front light are mandated for all road racing events.

Policy

For all open road events (i.e. events not run under a rolling road closure or closed road conditions) sanctioned by Cycling Victoria, competitors must have a solid red light operating on either the seat post or right rear seat stay of their bike.  The light must be operational during the entire event and must visible from 200 metres to the rear.

A flashing white front light is required by SMCC and to be operational during the entire race.

 

This policy commenced from June 28 2014 and revised July 1 2018.

 

 

Scope

 

The policy applies to all road racing events taking place in Victoria.

 

 

 

Extreme Weather Policy and Guidelines

Heat stress is a serious health risk.

High intensity exercise in a hot environment, with the associated fluid loss and elevation of body temperature, can lead to dehydration, heat exhaustion and heat stroke (which can be fatal).

Children are at greater risk than adults are because their thermoregulation mechanisms are not fully developed.

Older members can also be at high risk because of reduced cardiac function.

Competition organisers have a Duty of Care to monitor environmental conditions and to take action to minimise the risk of heat stress to participants.

1. Scope of these Requirements

These recommendations shall apply to all competitions conducted under and sanctioned by Cycling Victoria.

2. Hot Weather Requirements

The following minimum requirements will determine activation of the Extreme Heat Recommendations.

Temperatures are to be deemed at the race venue by the side of the course NOT in direct sunlight.

The Chief Commissaire is required to conduct assessments every 30 minutes throughout the day when temperatures are above 30 degrees Celsius.

Recommended Guidelines & Actions for competition

Temperatures 30 degrees Celsius or less

  • For competitions where the forecast minimum temperature is 30 degrees or below, participants should exercise caution, particularly in endurance events or those that require the participants to remain in direct sunlight for an extended period of time;
  • Participants should drink often to remain hydrated;
  • No competition modifications, for track cycling, are recommended however distance events should be held in the coolest part of the day.

Temperatures between 31 and 37 Celsius degrees (inclusive)

  • Participants should exercise caution particularly in road races and track endurance events;
  • Events should be scheduled for the coolest part of the day;
  • Athletes should carefully consider the number of events they compete in over the course of the competition;
  • The promoter will provide access to water for riders (for purchase), officials and volunteers (free of charge);
  • Modification to the program may be considered by the Chief Commissaire
  • Shelter must be provided for officials who are not shaded.

Temperatures between 38 and 40 degrees Celsius (inclusive)

  • Participants should exercise extreme caution;
  • Competition schedule and program may be modified with respect to time of day and the duration of the event.
  • Endurance events may be cancelled or postponed until later in the day or after sunset.
  • All Officials to take a 10 minute break each hour.
  • Promoter to provide access to water for participants, officials and volunteers.
  • Shelter must be provided for officials who are not shaded.

Temperature 41 degrees and above

  • All competition will be postponed until the temperature is below 41 degrees Celsius.

Discretionary Cancellation

  • Cycling Victoria reserves the right to cancel any competition at its absolute discretion if it is deemed that the prevailing or predicted environmental conditions, such as (but not limited to) extreme heat / humidity present a serious health risk to athletes or officials.

3. Requirements of Chief Commissaire

  • The Chief Commissaire must have on site, the appropriate instrument to measure Absolute Temperature;
  • Once the Heat Guidelines are applied the Chief Commissaire must review the situation every 30 minutes when the temperature is over 31 degrees;
  • Cold drinking water must be made available;
  • Ice should be made available for heat stress emergencies;
  • The Chief Commissaire must have access to a person with a current Senior First Aid Certificate;
  • Ready access to medical assistance;
  • Information about the nearest medical assistance should be on display in a prominent location.

4. Important Information

  • Under the UCI Regulations the Chief Commissaire has the power to suspend racing or postpone any race on account of the weather conditions. The CC may invoke the Hot Weather Guidelines if he/she believes there is real danger to the competitors’ health.
  • The measurement values used in the Hot Weather Guidelines to determine the level of risk are for an average person involved in continuous strenuous activity in high temperatures. Individual persons will be affected differently by the environmental conditions depending on their:
    • Fitness level
    • Athletic ability
    • Age
    • Gender
    • Any predisposed medical conditions
    • Level of acclimatisation

5. Instruments for measuring Absolute Temperature

  • Temperature should be taken using an electronic thermometer.