after a few aborted attempts, it seems that the online registration for new members has finally been resolved.
if you want to sign up as a new member, before you do, there are a few things you need to ask yourself as this will determine what type of membership to get.
firstly, do you want to race??? if yes then you will need a racing licence. if no then what i would recommend is that you get a ride senior licence. this will offer you a bit of protection in the form of public liability insurance and some personal accident insurance. see here for more details. the cost for a ride licence is only $57 plus the club fee so a bit of piece of mind for a dollar a week.
so you want to race, well which licence to get. this is kind of determined by your age. see the chart here to determine you category. now the tricky thing is that even though there is a masters 1 category (30-34), there are no real events for these riders and generally they are thrown in with the open field at state races. now don’t let this worry you as it only applies to state and national races. all other races are generally graded and you can go in b or c or whatever. if you are not looking at competing at any state level races, then just go for the masters 1 licence as this is the cheaper option.
so you have worked out your type of licence and which category you are in so now go here and start filling in your details.
i was shown another category today and that is a KIDZ membership. this is generally aimed at primary school kids and is a recreational licence within the junior category. i might get one for ben, just so he has his first licence as a member of spr. for $5 it is a bargain.
if you want to renew your membership for this year and need to change the club to spcc, then you have to send joanne at cycling australia an email to request it. she will then change it on the system and you can just renew as normal here. this also applies to a change in type of membership i.e. from a ride licence last year to a full racing or masters licence this year.