Series FAQ’s

I’d like to join a club, where can I find my nearest club?

You can find your local club at: http://membership.cycling.org.au/Club-Finder

Do I need to belong to a cycling club to enter these races?

No you don’t, you just require a Cycling Australia license, available here: http://membership.cycling.org.au/

We encourage you to join a local club, as this is an excellent opportunity to meet like minded riders and join in group rides in your area.

How do I become a Member ?

Becoming a member of Cycling Australia allows you to race the Ring Crit series. Membership fees go towards the bike riding pathway from beginners to Olympic champions. It helps put on events like the Ring Criterium Series. To get the best value out of membership we recommend you purchase a racing License from Cycling Australia. This will cover you when ever you are on a bike. These are available here: http://membership.cycling.org.au/Packages/Racing They will ask you to be a member of a club and you can nominate one after looking here http://www.wa.cycling.org.au/Get-Involved/Find-a-Club

Where do I enter?

You can register for the Ring Summer Criterium series at: https://entryboss.cc/calendar/thering 

How much does race registration cost?

Please see https://entryboss.cc/calendar/thering

Can I buy a season pass for all the races and do the New Racer program as a non-member of a club?

Yes, you can buy a season pass for all the races.

The New Racer program is limited to 1 session per rider. If you are looking for further coaching then we recommend you the Cycling Development Fund coaches. Just tell us when you want to do your New racer session by nominating this through the ‘Enter the Ring’ link.

To get the best value out of membership we recommend you purchase a racing License from Cycling Australia. This will cover you when ever you are on a bike. These are available here: http://membership.cycling.org.au/Packages/Racing They will ask you to be a members of a club and you can nominate one after looking here http://www.wa.cycling.org.au/Get-Involved/Find-a-Club

Can I participate in the New Race program every week?

This is a free coaching session thanks to the generosity of our partners – Cycling Development Fund. The New Racer program is limited to 1 session per rider. 

Can i get a discount for my transponder with a series pass ?

No, the Series Pass is heavily discounted and there is no refund for people with their own transponder.

Can I drop down a grade to increase my chance of winning? 

Riders will be moved up a grade if the CycleSport WA Grading Committee see fit. Grading of riders is very important and CycleSport WA monitor the start list and advise on grading in line with their principles noted here: http://www.wa.cycling.org.au/Events-Results/Race-Grading  Results are regularly monitored and riders are asked for their grade and notes when they enter the Ring. We are checking all of this to bring you a fair racing environment. 

What time does it start?

The below are indicative times and depend upon number of riders in each grade – a final start list and schedule will be emailed to registered riders 48 hours prior to each round.

7.15am                   Registration and closes 15 minutes before each grade.

7.30am                   “New Racer” session starts ( 30 Min)

8.00am                   E grade

9.00 am                  D grade

9.30 am                  C grade

10.05 am               Prize giving

10.25am                B Grade

11.25am                A grade

12.10pm               Prize Giving

I have my own My Laps timing chip, can I use it?

Yes, Bring the number to the registration desk and we will collect it. You will be eligible for a $5 refund.

My child is 9, 10, 11 or 12. Can they race?

Yes. Our E Grade racing is for Under 13’s. There are no adult racers on course and it’s about having a go. The format is 20 minute plus 2 laps criterium. Cycling Australia membership is required ($38.65 for 1 race or 1 year from $92.50).

Is the series inclusive?

Yes. We encourage all levels of riders, recognise everyone’s results and know that competing against your friends is a bit of fun. Our rules follow the Cycling Australia technical regulations, we apply them in a fair manner and want you to have a great race day.

How come it costs more than a club race?

Event costs have risen marginally so you can enjoy an exceptional racing experience.

Who can enter?

Anyone can enter. Nominate, pick a grade based on your abilities or age and join in.

When can I enter?

The Tuesday one and half weeks prior to race day. Registrations close on the Thursday midnight three days before the race.

I don’t have a race license, can I enter?

You will need a Cycling Australia race license to compete in the Ring Criterium Series.

You have two options:

1, Purchase your Cycling Australia license here: http://membership.cycling.org.au/ and then enter though Entry Boss

Or

2. When Creating your profile through Entry Boss, in the ‘License Category’ drop down, select ‘Other’ and proceed though to race registration. From here, select your grade and leave the ‘Claim Membership Discount’ box unchecked – a single day race license will be added to your race registration.

What does my entry fee cover?

One race including timing chip. Our events have an ambulance on site, traffic management and a lot of promotion and behind the scenes, but we still have a large volunteer component keeping prices down. We will be adding to the race day experience making it a great day out for you and your family.

Can I change Grades?

Yes, send us an email before entries close and we will move you around. Please note that we grade our riders, so you may be moved into a different group on the start list. Start lists will be emailed to you and posted to the Ring Crit Series Facebook

Where do I find the start list ?

Start lists will be emailed to you and posted to the Ring Crit Series Facebook

Can I get a refund?

Yes, before midnight on the Thursday prior to race day. Go to the event entry and ” Scratch” yourself for a full refund.

What facilities are available at each event?

Each event village will have: toilets, a coffee van, food truck and clubs selling refreshments.

Where do I park?

Each event has different parking arrangements. Parking details will be advised for each event separately.

Are there any restrictions on bikes?

The Ring complies with Cycling Australia approved Technical Regulations. In essence no time trial bikes or bars, disc brakes are now allowed. Juniors, non carbon wheels.

What to Wear?

Cycling gear of course – registered, neutral or club kit. 

How do I become a volunteer?

Every event needs a helper or three. Email us and we will help you help us.

info@ringcritseries.asn.au

Can I become a Stall Holder or Sponsor?

Sure, get in touch and we will do what we can to promote you and your company. Please email

info@ringcritseries.asn.au

Little Critters – do I need to ride with my child?

Yes, a  parent is required for every child. This is an untimed, fun event for children of all ages, the more the merrier. 

Can I enter a race on the day?

No, we accept online entries only for graded races. Little Critters can register on event day.

Are on-bike cameras allowed?

The Ring has a great sponsor in Cycliq. We will be awarding camera prizes at each event. We don’t normally allow cameras in races, but have special permission from CycleSport WA and will select riders to carry the cameras.

Why do the license categories in the new rider entry page options not match the category on the CA license?

The age categories are from Cycling Australia and yes  they are no longer on the Membership card. They are here online: http://membership.cycling.org.au/Faq under “How do I work out my membership age category for racing?” A MAS 5 is 50 – 54 yrs old in 2017, a MAS6 is 55 – 59 years old in 2017.

Can I race A Grade with a 3 Race Membership?

No, a full membership is required (Elite or Masters Category) http://membership.cycling.org.au/Packages/Racing