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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 Nov-14: 6:05 PM
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Casey Fields Criterium - Graded Nov-17: 9:00 AM
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Sandown Criterium - Graded Nov-21: 6:05 PM
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Casey Fields Criterium - Graded Nov-24: 9:00 AM
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Casey Fields Criterium - Graded Nov-28: 6:30 PM
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Casey Fields Criterium - Graded Dec-01: 9:00 AM
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News

Results of 2019 AGM: David Taylor President, Martyn Hughes Vice President, Andrew Caithness treasurer, Ordinary members Dave Kennedy and Mark Gardner is also club captain, Wayne Watkins handicapper, Bill Upston secretary.

The club would like to thank Rob Pol Bodetto for his tenure as president, Rob stood down due to ongoing health concerns but has again volunteered to help out whenever the need arises. Thanks Rob a great effort. 

Results of 2019 AGM: David Taylor President, Martyn Hughes Vice President, Andrew Caithness treasurer, Ordinary members Dave Kennedy and Mark Gardner is also club captain, Wayne Watkins handicapper, Bill Upston secretary.

The club would like to thank Rob Pol Bodetto for his tenure as president, Rob stood down due to ongoing health concerns but has again volunteered to help out whenever the need arises. Thanks Rob a great effort. 

Results of 2019 AGM: David Taylor President, Martyn Hughes Vice President, Andrew Caithness treasurer, Ordinary members Dave Kennedy and Mark Gardner is also club captain, Wayne Watkins handicapper, Bill Upston secretary.

The club would like to thank Rob Pol Bodetto for his tenure as president, Rob stood down due to ongoing health concerns but has again volunteered to help out whenever the need arises. Thanks Rob a great effort. 

New Club Kit courtesy of Mark Gardner

 

Order opening soon

 

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SOUTHERN MASTERS CYCLING CLUB INC.

 

NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

MONDAY, 11 NOVEMBER 2019

 

Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Southern Masters Cycling Club Inc. will be held at the Edithvale Reserve clubrooms at 7:30 pm on Monday, 11 November 2019.

 

AGENDA

 

  1. To confirm the minutes of the Annual General Meeting held on 11 November 2019.
  2. President’s Report.
  3. To receive and confirm the financial report of the Club for the year ended 31 October 2019.
  4. To elect Committee of Management and two ordinary members:

President

Vice-President

Secretary

Treasurer

Two ordinary members.

Nominations for the above-mentioned positions must be lodged on the official form below and close with the Secretary on 30 October 2019.

 

  1. To elect the following positions:

Women's liaison officer

Club Captain

Chief Commissaire

Handicapper

CSV Delegate

Digital media manager

Roster manager

Nominations for these positions can be lodged prior to the meeting and will also be called for from the floor at the meeting.

 

 

 

 

SOUTHERN MASTERS CYCLING CLUB INCORPORATED – NOMINATION FORM

 

NOMINATED POSITION: __________________________________________________________

                                                President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Ordinary Members (2)

 

NOMINEE: (block letters)      ________________________________________________________

 

NOMINATOR:                       ________________________________________________________

 

SECONDER:                          _________________________________________________________

 

Nominations close on 30 October 2019 with the Secretary:

Bill Upston, 171 Browns Road, CRANBOURNE SOUTH 3977, phone 9782 2808, mobile 0417 148 154.

Email: wupston@bigpond.net.au

 

 

 

 


					

					

					

					

Bayside (Testing Only) 02-May-2020 has been CANCELLED

AusCycling

 

Cycling NSW have shared their presentation on AusCycling

 

SMCC are interested in sharing information regarding OneCycling so that everyone can make their best informed decision.

Cycling NSW have posted as follows:

29Aug2019

Cycling NSW has been in regular discussion with Cycling Australia and the other state associations regarding the One Cycling project.

On 4 August, Cycling NSW representatives attended a group seminar with all the state cycling association presidents and CEOs. Most recently on 25 August, Cycling NSW attended a combined-discipline seminar including mountain biking and BMX.

After those seminars, Cycling Australia asked each of the state associations to write letters to the federal Minister for Sport to express support for One Cycling. The Western Australian Minister for Sport had previously written to the federal Minister of Sport recommending the immediate suspension of the project, primarily due to concerns about federal bodies commandeering state funds and assets.

Cycling NSW has written to the federal Minister for Sport to set out its position, which agrees with the WA Minister’s position. The contents of our letter are set out below. We have chosen to publish the letter in full so that our members are aware of the Cycling NSW board’s position on the project. Ultimately, however, a decision on the Cycling NSW position will fall to the club delegates and members at a meeting to be called in due course.

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Senator the Hon Richard Colbeck
Minister for Youth and Sport
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600
by email only: senator.colbeck@aph.gov.au

27 August 2019

Dear Minister,

As you are no doubt aware, Sport Australia has recently proposed that 16 State-based cycling entities (the State Sporting Organisations that represent cycling, mountain biking and BMX) and the corresponding three National Sporting Organisations are combined to form a new National Sporting Organisation.

Cycling NSW is strongly opposed to this proposal for a range of reasons.

The One Cycling proposal by Sport Australia is designed to assist the existing national organisation, Cycling Australia, overcome its poor financial standing and performance. In 2014 Sport Australia gave Cycling Australia a $1.5 million loan, while the States provided a further loan of $500,000 to Cycling Australia. Cycling NSW provided more than half of that tranche of funds and is still awaiting repayment of 50 percent of that loan. It is with considerable consternation that Sport Australia now requires Cycling NSW to ‘voluntarily’ forego the outstanding repayments still owed by Cycling Australia.

Under the proposal the new body would obtain legal agency over, among other assets, $1.2 million in cash currently held by Cycling New South Wales. This has been built up through the efforts of thousands of volunteer officials and amateur competitors in club-based cycling events. I understand that some State administrations, which have few resources or are running deficits, are in favour of the proposal, but others are not.

States have been told this proposal is predicated on not just continued support from Sport Australia but increased support in the short, medium and longer term. The level or detail of that support, however, have not been confirmed.

This transfer of assets, authorities and responsibilities to a financially weak and administratively inept centralised organisation, from solvent volunteer-based State organisations, is unprecedented.

The current Cycling Australia Chairman indicated in December 2018 that there were “many things broken at Cycling Australia” and that as a federated system we “lack the financial and human capital to fix them in the normal, commercial way”. Cycling NSW is aghast at the preparedness to forego a “normal, commercial way” of addressing issues in favour of annexing resources accumulated through the efforts of volunteers and community-based clubs.

Of even more concern is that this program is occurring without any strategic plan or assessment. Cycling Australia’s strategic plan “Vision 2020” has not been renewed, reviewed or assessed despite failing in most of its objectives. The One Cycling plan, devised off the back of the December 2018 Ernst & Young report, that was paid for by Sport Australia, was such a poor piece of work that it still has not been released to the clubs, volunteers, members and riders that make up the Australian competitive cycling community.

There is a lack of documentation outlining the impact of the One Cycling proposal. Sport Australia has previously identified federated systems such as Swimming Australia, Netball Australia and Tennis Australia as examples of sports successfully delivering their desired aligned commercial, financial and digital behaviours. In comparison, golf and sailing as hybrid unitary and federated structures, were cited by Sport Australia as delivering desired behaviours in regard to staff.

However, the One Cycling proposal does not explain why a unitary structure in cycling would work better than the current structure. Our assessment indicates that key management expenses in a unitary structure would increase. This is supported by a Sport Australia and Cycling Australia presentation which showed additional resources are to be placed in some States and current management is to be replaced but kept on as consultants for a period of six months.

Cycling New South Wales is eager to explore ways to improve the sport’s administration and effectiveness. We are supportive of the three cycling disciplines coming together. We believe the cyclists of NSW could be best served by amalgamating three State-based cycling organisations into one organisation that would be specifically focused on serving and developing the New South Wales cycling community. However, the egregious plan proposed by Sport Australia would stifle the development of cycling in New South Wales for the foreseeable future.

Whilst this is not currently on the table, we see it as a logical next step towards a more effective arrangement.

I would appreciate your commitment to not proceed with the current proposal but to work with Sport Australia and the cycling bodies to find a better solution.

I would welcome a chance to discuss this matter with you, should you have any questions.

Yours sincerely

Glenn J. Vigar
Chairman Board of Directors
Cycling New South Wales

https://cycling.org.au/…/letter-regarding-cycling-nsw-posit…

 

 


					

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 mandated 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.