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2017 Cyclo Sportif Series

“For cyclists of all abilities looking for a fun and safe riding challenge with friends”

12 February – 28 May

Registrations are open


Cyclo Sportif is ideal for family, friends and colleagues looking for the perfect team riding challenge.

The upcoming series will take riders to various South Australian locations including Snapper Point, Gumeracha, Angle Vale and Macclesfield. Riders will re-visit some locations throughout the series, allowing teams to work on improving their previous times on the same course.  

There will be bike rides of varying distances, to suit every team.  



 Participant Information

Below you will find essential information to help you enjoy the Cyclo Sportif Series.

Click Here to download the 2017 Cyclo Sportif Event Manual

Round 1

Date: Sunday 12 February 2017
Host: South Coast Cycling Club
Start Time: 9:00am
Event Location: Snapper Point
Rider Sign On: 8:00am – 8.45am, Snapper Point
Distance: 2 Laps (29km), 3 Laps (43.5km), 4 Laps (58km)

 

Round 2

Date: Sunday 12 March 2017
Host: Adelaide Cycling Club
Event Start Time: 9:00am
Event Location: Gumeracha
Rider Sign On: 8:00am – 8.45am, RSL Hall Behind Gumeracha Town Hall
Distance: 2 Laps (34km), 3 Laps (51km), 4 Laps (68km)

 

Round 3

Date: Sunday 26 March 2017
Host: Central Districts Cycling Club
Start Time: 9:00am
Location: Angle Vale
Rider Sign On: 8:00am – 8.45am Trinity College, Heaslip Rd, Angle Vale
Distance: 2 Laps (37.2km), 3 Laps (55.8km), 4 Laps (74.4km)

 

Round 4

Date: Sunday 2 April 2017
Host: South Coast Cycling Club
Event Start Time: 9:00am
Event Location: Snapper Point
Rider Sign On: 8:00am – 8.45am
Distance: 2 Laps (29km), 3 Laps (43.5km), 4 Laps (58km)

 

Round 5

Date: Sunday 7 May 2017
Host: Kilkenny Cycling Club
Event Start Time: 9:00am
Event Location: Macclesfield
Rider Sign On: 8:00am – 8.45am, Davenport Square, Macclesfield
Distance: 2 Laps (25.5km), 3 Laps (38.2km), 4 Laps (51km)

 

Round 6

Date: Sunday 28 May 2017
Host: Central Districts Cycling Club
Start Time: 9:00am
Location: Angle Vale
Rider Sign On: 8:00am – 8.45am Trinity College, Heaslip Rd, Angle Vale
Distance: 2 Laps (37.2km), 3 Laps (55.8km), 4 Laps (74km)

 

The finish

At the finish, Team Captains are to return your team’s allocated number. Just after the finish line you will be directed to the food service area where you will receive your free BBQ lunch. Please only take the vegetarian option if you indicated this on your registration. Special diets can be catered for if you advise us through your registration. Drinking water is also available at the finish.


Road Safety Awareness

  • You must obey all Australian Road Rules
  • Please be aware that this is an open road event and you will be sharing the road with other traffic.
  • Keep to the left and ride no more than two (2) a breast at any time
  • Keep a safe distance from your team members in front.
  • Move off the road before you dismount.
  • You must wear an approved Australian Standards bicycle helmet.
  • Use of flashing front and rear lights and wearing bright clothing is highly recommended to improve your visibility to others.
  • You must ensure your bike is serviced and ready for the ride
  • If you encounter another team, pass only in single file and only on the right of other riders.
  • Be aware of your team members, fellow riders and other traffic. Indicate and call out your intention to slow down, stop or change direction
  • Be sociable and safe.
  • Take care as other traffic may be travelling at high speeds.
  • Private support vehicles are not permitted along the route. Vehicles belonging to family and friends must use an alternative route.
  • There may be police will be patrolling the route and any riders found to be riding outside of the road rules will be subject to penalties under the Australian Road Rules.

 

Signage & Marshals

  • From start to finish there will be arrows and other signage marking the route.
  • There will be marshals (wearing fluorescent vests) on the event route. All volunteers and staff involved in the event will be clearly identifiable. The marshals do not have the authority to stop motorists; they are there for your safety and other road users. Please listen and follow their instructions.

 Prices & Registration

 

CA Member

Non-Member

Senior Series Entry

$120

*

Junior Series Entry

$60

*

Senior Single Round Entry

$25

$36.50*

Junior Single Round Entry

$15

$26.50*

Senior on the day Entry

$30

$41.50

Junior on the day Entry

$20

$31.50

 

*Non-Members who wish to purchase a Series Entry must also purchase an annual Cycling Australia RIDE Membership ($66 - $99).

*Non-Member Senior and Junior Online Entry include a Cycling Australia RIDE Day Membership covering for your single event entry.

 

Registration includes:

  • Challenging (but achievable) courses
  • Event timing
  • Medical support (if required)
  • Toilets
  • Refreshments and sausage sizzle at the end of each event

 

RIDE Membership benefits include:

  • Ability to affiliate with a cycling club^
  • Access to club rides and resources^
  • Membership card
  • 24/7 Third party property damage
  • 24/7 Third party personal injury
  • Help support Cycling Australia grassroots cycling programs Let’s Ride and She Rides
  • Member offers and updates
  • Member eNews and updates

 FAQS

FAQS

HOW DOES A CYCLO SPORTIF EVENT WORK?

The concept is very simple. It's a timed teams event with teams - a maximum of ten (10) riders and a minimum of four (4) - challenging the clock over a set distance. Your team leaves from a designated start point together and you ride the distance nominated by your Team Captain (all events in the series will have two (2), three (3) and four (4) lap distances to choose from).

The object of the event is for your team to ride and stay together;

  •  If one of your team members has a mechanical, then all the other team members should stay with that rider while they fix their problem. 
  • If you have a ‘slower’ team member, then all team members should drop their speed back, so they all ride together.
  • Each rider assists the other rider in their team, e.g. the strong riders protect the less experienced riders, but all team members have a role to play in getting to the finish line. 
  • Each team will depart the start line in timed intervals and be provided with a finishing time. 
  •  When your team crosses the finish line, your last rider's time is the one that is recorded. So the object is to stay together and work as a team.

These events are run with council & SAPOL approval. Corners where traffic may need to be stopped are manned by accredited traffic marshals. Corners where teams need to be advised to turn are manned by corner marshals. Medical personnel are also in attendance during the event.

 

WHAT ARE THE EVENT DATES?

Rounds  Date        Location Host Club
 1  12 Feb       Snapper Point     South Coast CC
 2  12 Mar Gumeracha  Adelaide CC
 3  26 Mar Angle Vale Central Districts CC
 4  2 Apr Snapper Point South Coast CC
 5  7 May Macclesfield Kilkenny CC
 6  28 May Angle Vale Central Districts CC


WHO CAN ENTER?

Teams can enter one of three categories, Men, Women and Mixed. Teams who participate are from a varied demographic. You could be a bunch of mates, a ‘coffee shop’ group or a business corporate team who want to ride together. If you have people who fit in these groups and want to form a team, then Cyclo Sportif is for you.

Whilst anyone who holds a 2017 Cycling Australia RIDE licence or has purchased a RIDE Day Membership can enter, it is recommended that all entrants are physically fit enough to complete the relevant distance (2 laps, 3 laps, 4 laps), taking into account the difficulty of the course (please note, teams will ride 4 different courses throughout the series).

 

WHAT IS THE MINIMUM AGE FOR ENTRY?

You must be born from 1 January 2004, or older to enter the event.

 

I AM NOT A CYCLING AUSTRALIA MEMBER, DO I HAVE TO JOIN TO BE ABLE TO ENTER?

Yes, if you wish to participate in the 2017 Cyclo Sportif Series, you must take up one of Cycling Australia’s great RIDE membership options to keep you covered with their 24/7 cycling specific insurance. You can find out more about membership here www.membership.cycling.org.au/

 

HOW DO I PURCHASE A CYCLING AUSTRALIA RIDE MEMBERSHIP?

  • Purchase a RIDE Day Membership online through the Cycling Australia website www.membership.cycling.org.au/
  • Purchase a RIDE Day Membership when you register for a Cyclo Sportif event using the 'Non Member' option.
  • On the day, purchase a RIDE Day Membership from the registration/sign on area.

RIDE Day Membership $11.50

Annual Adult (19-64) from* $99

Annual Senior (65+) from* $74

Junior (13-18) from* $66

 

 

HOW DO I ENTER MY TEAM?

  1. Nominate a Team Captain to register your team here using the 'Register New Team' tab (top of page)
  2. Team Captain enters their contact details, select a team category (men, women or mixed) and create a Team Captain password (used to manage your team) and Team Admin Password (used by team members to link to a team during the registration process)
  3. The Team Captain will receive a confirmation email stating both the Team Captain Password and Team Admin Password as well as instructions for team members on how to enter and link to your team. Save the Team Captain Password for future use and forward the Team Admin Password to all team members.
  4. Team Captains can monitor who has registered from their team for each round of the series by clicking the 'Team Management' tab (top of page), entering their Team Captain Password and downloading the excel spreadsheet using the 'Export Accepted Team Members' option. The 'Category' column lets you know who has entered in which round. Team Members who purchase a Series Pass are automatically entered in each round of the Series. Team Members who want to partake in selective rounds much purchase each round individually.

 

THERE IS AN U15/U17 RIDER IN MY TEAM, WHAT DISTANCE CAN OUR TEAM RIDE?

If your team includes one or more Under 15 rider, your team can not enter to ride in more than two (2) laps.

If your team includes one or more Under 17 rider, your team can not enter to ride in more than three (3) laps.

 

CAN I ENTER ON THE DAY OF THE EVENT?

Yes, you can enter on the day at a higher entry fee. It is preferable you enter your team / team members online prior to the event date.

 

WHAT BICYCLE CAN I RIDE?

Bicycles used must be in a roadworthy condition, and Australian Standards AS/NZ 2063 helmets must be worn at all times when riding.

 

WILL IT BE A MASS START?

No, teams will be set off in teams at different intervals i.e. 1 minute intervals. Confirmation of start times will be sent to Team Captains prior once registrations have closed before a round.


IS THE EVENT GRADED?

No, Team Captains are to nominate their distance (2 laps, 3 laps, 4 laps) prior to each round.

 

WHEN DO ENTRIES CLOSE?

Online entries will close at 11.59pm the Wednesday before an event.

 

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