Membership

Membership

You can join the Midland Cycling Club online by going to the Cycling Australia website http://membership.cycling.org.au/.

Membership categories are Race, Ride and Non-Ride

Race

This membership will allow you to enter races conducted by Cycling Australia and local Clubs. It is a calendar year membership in line with the UCI. If you are intending to race, you must select a “RACE” membership category. Look for “Race Elite and U23”, “Race – Masters U65, “Race Junior U15″ etc.

Ride

This membership allows participation in social rides, Gran Fondos, Cyclo Sportif events, designated timed events sanctioned by Cycling Australia and our affiliated States and Clubs, as well as club and individual training, and commuting. Please note additional event entry fees may apply. Many cyclists are reluctant to take the step from recreational rider to joining a cycling club for fear that their cycling skills are not adequate. The Ride membership allows MCC to introduce new members into the cycling club culture through a range of group and training rides and skill based training programs. It is a non-competitive licence allowing cyclists to participate in events run by clubs for the sole reason of just ‘having a fun ride’.

Non-Ride

This membership is suitable for accredited officials, volunteers and club executives who are not active on the bike. Public Liability and Professional Indemnity insurance is provided, however if you wish to receive personal accident insurance while training or riding, you should purchase a Recreational or Race membership.

New Members

Procedure

  1. Choose your membership type (Ride, Racing, Non-Riding), you’ll need a racing licence if you want to race.
  2. Choose CycleSport Western Australia as your State
  3. Choose Midland CC as your club
  4. Choose registration category
  5. Complete details
  6. Print the confirmation email and bring it along to all MCC races as proof of your membership until your plastic license card arrives direct from CA (normally a 2 – 3 week turn around) Don’t forget to bring your receipt to all races until you receive your licence in the mail. Alternatively, you can join on race day. You’ll need to complete a membership form which you can obtain from Cycling Australia website and provide payment on the day.
    Be sure to turn up early to allow enough time to process the membership forms. Existing MCC members should take advantage of the quick and easy on-line license renewal option provided by Cycling Australia. For online renewals simply go to:
  7. Go to the CA website, http://membership.cycling.org.au/
  8. Enter your CA user name and password
  9. FORGOTTEN YOUR PASSWORD – don’t worry if you haven’t changed your email address use the forgotten password button. If you have changed your email address call the CA membership department on 03 9998 6810
  10. Check and update your contact details – ensure user name and password are changed to something you can remember
  11. Read and acknowledge (tick the box) the conditions of membership
  12. Complete credit card details – you will be charged an ‘all up’ fee which includes MCC club fee, CA and insurance levies
  13. Print the confirmation email and bring it along to all MCC races as proof of your membership until your plastic license card arrives direct from CA (normally a 2 – 3 week turn around)

Insurance Cover

Please see the below link at Cycling Australia for information about insurance:

http://membership.cycling.org.au/Insurance

Club Kit

Club Kit

  • Club kits are available for current club members.
  • A number of order windows are available throughout the year
  • Production time is 6 to 8 weeks.
  • The club holds a small inventory of kit.
  • When a kits arrive a notification will be placed on Facebook and kits will be available for collection at Wednesday night track or Saturday morning group ride.

Midland Cycle Club Kit
Midland Cycle Club Kit

Visibility & Safety

Our kit will be the first to feature their new reflective arm and leg grippers, which will improve rider visibility and safety in low light conditions.

Race Kit

Our Race Kit carries our club sponsorship.

Race kit is used for race day and everyone racing will be provided with a race jersey for the season to be returned at end of season.

Junior Race Kit
Junior Race Kit
Senior Race Kit
Senior Race Kit
Development Race Kit
Development Race Kit

Skinsuits

MCC Skinsuit Long Sleeve
MCC Skinsuit Long Sleeve
MCC Skinsuit Short Sleeve
MCC Skinsuit Short Sleeve

Other Clothing

MCC Polo Shirt
MCC Polo Shirt
MCC Socks
MCC Socks
MCC Vest
MCC Vest
MCC Cap
MCC CAP

Kit Supplier - Pedal Mafia

Pedal Mafia will be our new kit supplier from 2018. https://pedalmafia.com.au/

Working with a local West Australian company that has a shop in Subiaco has many benefits including:

  • Being able to go into the shop to try kit on, taking the guesswork out of sizing and ensuring your kit fits perfectly.
  • Items such as gloves, arm and leg warmers, rain jackets can be purchased if and when needed.
  • Supporting a local cycling business

Pedal Mafia is also offering a 15% discount on all stock in store or online for MCC members

Available kit:

  • Jersey (MCC specific)
  • Bibshorts (MCC specific) (Tech and Tech+ versions and female specific version)
  • Socks ((MCC specific)
  • Gloves (Pedal Mafia standard)
  • Arm warmers (Pedal Mafia standard)
  • Leg warmers (Pedal Mafia standard)
  • Rain jackets (Pedal Mafia standard)
  • Undershirts & baselayers (Pedal Mafia standard)
  • Polo Shirt (MCC specific)
  • Windvests (MCC specific)
  • Casual jackets (MCC specific)
  • Caps (MCC specific)

Ordering

  • A number of order portals are opened throughout the year for members to purchase MCC specific kit.

  • Kits generally take 6 to 8 weeks to produce (e.g. Order in January for delivery in the mid to end March)

  • Use this link to access the order portal.

https://pedalmafia.com.au/collections/mcc

Password: MIDLANDCC2018

Sizing

Sizing charts are here https://pedalmafia.com.au/pages/sizing-1

Coaches

Coaches

Wayne Deany, Head Coach

Wayne is currently developing the next crop of road riders with some already showing their potential. Wayne provides regular coaching to the u17 and u15 on Tuesdays (early morning rides and Kings Park in the evenings) Thursday mornings and Saturday mornings. He also can be found trackside most Wednesdays helping the young guns get started on their cycling journey.

Andrew Jackson, Coach

Andrew is employed by the club to coach our senior riders on the velodrome on a Wednesday night. Andrew is the current WAIS head coach and is extremely experienced in both Track and Road cycling formats, having trained several athletes to National and even world level.

Lachlan McCrea, Coach

Lachlan typically works with Under 15s and generally leads a hills ride every Sunday.

Andrew Ivins, Coach

Andrew has the pleasure of providing coaching to the u11s and U13s on Tuesday nights at Kings Park, Wednesdays at track and Saturday morning group rides.

Tom Wheeler, Coach

Tom coaches our junior riders at the U15 level on Tuesday evenings and Saturday mornings.

Jan O'Brien, Coach

Jan is our female riders' representative and can be found looking after our younger riders at Kings Park and Saturday mornings, as well as trackside on a Wednesday night.

Chris O'Brien, Coach

Chris is another member of our coaching team assisting with the coaching of junior riders across all ages.

Des Smith, Coach

Des is another of our actively racing coaches who assists with age groups U11 through to U17 on Tuesday nights and Saturday morning. Des also often coaches the U13 group at track.

Mark Castle, Coach

Mark is a keen racer and another of our coaches.

John Raphael, Coach

John is our male riders' representative and races for MCC and is another of our accredited coaches.

Becoming a coach

As a club we are committed to providing a safe environment for cycling. As such we ensure that all our training rides have a certified coach in attendance.

We are always looking at expanding our coaching base. If you are interested in coaching or assisting with coaching juniors and/or adults, the club supports this development through providing specific courses for both road and track.

Who

Courses are provided by WestCycle and are delivered by the constituent federations (State and Territory Sporting Organisations) of Cycling Australia.

The Courses

The Introductory courses are:

  • Introductory Skills Instructor (Road)
  • Introductory Skills Instructor (Track)

The Skills Instructor Course (SI) is an interactive and practical course that introduces you to the basics of coaching and cycling techniques and equipment.

It provides participants with an introduction to the basics of teaching cycling, including the planning, implementation, analysis and revision of beginner and intermediate cycling coaching sessions.

This is achieved through an understanding and application of the underpinning knowledge of the NCAS Accreditation Program specific to cycling.

Pre-requisites

Candidates are required to:

  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Be a financial member of Cycling Australia (CA).
  • Hold a current Apply First Aid Certificate or equivalent or complete to gain course completion
  • Have or be prepared to obtain a Working With Children card

Duration

The course is one day of face-to-face training.

In includes discussion, presentations and workshop activities, as well as a number of practical coaching modules.

What you get

Following your course enrolment, you will receive links to two online resources (Activity Book and Manual) which you will be asked to review prior to the course. You will also receive a hard copy of the ASC Beginning Coaching Manual on course.

At the successful completion of the training course, the coach will be able to:

  • Establish and maintain safe traffic-free and low traffic coaching environments for riders and others by applying appropriate risk management
  • Identify and utilise the appropriate components of cycling clothing and equipment that are required for safe and effective participation in traffic-free and low traffic coaching sessions
  • Identify the correct skills used for traffic-free and low traffic environments and analyse and develop a rider's performance
  • Plan, deliver and evaluate safe and effective coaching sessions that meet the demands of safe traffic-free and low traffic cycling
  • Be an advocate for safe cycling training, and;
  • Identify appropriate opportunities for cycling participation in the community

What to bring

You are asked to bring a helmet and a bike (which is in good working order) and to dress in suitable and comfortable clothing for both coaching and cycling

Committee

Committee

President: Lachlan McCrea (Mobile: 0418 950 555)

Vice President: Wayne Deany (Mobile: 0418 950 775)

Treasurer: Lesley Richardson (Mobile: 0406 109 197)

Secretary: Vicky Lewis (Mobile: 0433 655 405)

Female Riders' Representative: Jan O'Brien

Male Riders' Representative: John Raphael

Jade Smith

Des Smith

Andrew Ivins

Support

Your Support

"In the spirit of volunteering, we believe we get more out of giving than we put in."

By joining the Midland Cycle Club you are becoming a part of a club with a rich history of racing, being part of a community that lives and loves bicycle racing and developing and encourage junior riders.

We co-host and assist at numerous events throughout the year and we would like to see members, parents and families take an active part and volunteer. Without the support of the members, we could not continue to provide the training, racing & social events we do at MCC to the benefit of all our members and indeed the wider community.

To achieve this, the commitment asked of all members is to help at 1 road race and 1 criterium hosted by MCC per racing year.

What is involved

Typically, it takes between 30 to 40 members to conduct each road race. This adds up to a substantial amount of volunteer positions we need to fill over 12 months of road and criterium racing.

We need is each member or family to assist at ONE event each year, to ensure that the events we host can continue. We will always need volunteers to help out in the following roles:

At the Track On the Road Behind the Scenes
Coaches Set up and pack away Coaching training
First Aiders Coaches Coordination
Rider / Bike Assistance Training vehicle support New member liaison
Bike Maintenance Race Planning Website management
Smiling Money Taker Race Management Facebook / Twitter / Social media management
Motor Pacer Roll-Out Photography
Timekeepers First Aiders First Aid Kits replenished
Commissaires (race) Corner Marshalls First Aiders monitored
Catering MCC Trailer transporter Club Kit Management
Roll-Out Equipment Coordinator Race Planning
Support Vehicles (lead and spare) Fundraising / Grant Application
Communication tools Social Event Organiser
Road Signage Governance / Policies
Commissaries Marketing / Publications
Registration Desk Club Promo
ITT Holders / Starters Signage
Timekeepers Club Representation
Results Recorders Awards Organisation
Line Judges Camp Organisation
Records Runners Trip / Interstate racing
Race Support Vehicles
Catering & sausage sizzle
Road Sweepers

Volunteering lets you catch up with your mates, hear stories and gives everyone a way of taking part in a sport we all love.

The MCC crew at these events are a great bunch to work with, and being part of a successful event crew can be a fun and rewarding experience. It is every member's responsibility to contribute their part to the Club, allowing us to all continue to race. Get involved!.

Frequently Asked Questions

How many volunteer duties do I need to do?

1 every membership year.

Can a family member or friend fill in for me?

Yes of course, provided they are over 16, this is often a good arrangement if you want to race and fulfill your volunteer duties.

I only race criteriums or I only race the road season, why should I do my duties?

We're a club that prides itself on providing racing all year round. This is only possible because we expect our members to do their volunteer duties. By everyone doing their part, it means we'll have a race on most weekends.

I'm currently not racing or having some time off. Why should I do my duties?

We still expect you as a member to do your duties; racing doesn't stop because you have. By doing your part we can continue to put on racing all year round and means there will be a race for you when you return.

Due to exceptional circumstances I cannot do my duty on my nominated race.

Contact our Race Co-ordinator immediately. Give us plenty of time and we'll be able to arrange for your nominated day to be moved.