Series FAQ’s

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

You can find your local club HERE

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

No, you don’t but you do require a Cycling Australia license to race. Available HERE

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

How do I become a Cycling Australia member?

Becoming a member of Cycling Australia is easy! All you need to do is go to the Cycling Australia website and follow the prompts HERE. 

You need a race license from Cycling Australia to race in the Ring. These are available HERE. 

You will need to nominate a club, if you are not a member of a club, find a club HERE. 

Where do I enter?

You can register for the Ring Summer Criterium series HERE.

How much does race registration cost?

$45 and $25 for U13s. Season pass in $185.

How long is the race?

  • A Men: 50 mins + 2 laps
  • A Women: 40 mins + 2 laps
  • B Men: 35 mins + 2 laps
  • B Women: 30 mins + 2 laps
  • C Men: 30 mins + 2 laps
  • C Women: 25 mins + 2 laps
  • D Men: 25 mins + 2 laps
  • D Women: 20 Mins + 2 laps
  • E Mixed: 20 mins + 1 lap
  • Under 13s: 15 mins + 1 lap

Can I buy a season pass for all the races as a non-member of a club?

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

To get the best value out of membership we recommend you purchase a racing License from Cycling Australia. This will cover you whenever you are on a bike, available HERE

They will ask you to be a member of a club and you can nominate one after looking HERE

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

No, the Series Pass is heavily discounted. If you have your own transponder simply tick the box “Not required” and enter your transponder number.  

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

No, a rider can only move down a grade if the CycleSport WA Grading Committee believe they are better suited to the lower grade.  Riders will also be moved up a grade if the CycleSport WA Grading Committee sees fit. Grading of riders is very important and CycleSport WA monitor the start list.

What time does it start?

Visit each event page for start times.

I have my own My Laps transponder, can I use it?

Yes, please record this in your Entry Boss profile by logging into your account or contacting Entry Boss support HERE

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

Yes, they can enter Under 13’s. There are no adult racers on the course and it’s about having a go. The format is 15 minutes plus 1 lap criterium. Cycling Australia membership is required ($38.65 for 1 race or 1 year from $92.50).

Juniors have to roll out. Cycling Australia’s rollout calculator is available HERE 

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?

The Ring Summer Criterium Series is the pinnacle of summer racing in Western Australia, consisting of fully closed roads and provides a high- quality racing experience for new riders, all the way through to elite A Graders.

The Ring Summer Criterium Series is a safe and inclusive environment that works towards the common goal of involving more people in racing and creating a positive experience for everyone involved.

Who can enter?

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

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 a few options:

1. Purchase your Cycling Australia license HERE and then enter through Entry Boss

2. Get a 7-day licence HERE

3. Get a 60-day race licence HERE

What does my entry fee cover?

One race including Transponder. 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, but at the discretion of the grading committee. 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, until registrations close. Go to the event entry and ” Scratch” yourself for a full refund.

What facilities are available at each event?

 As the events are held in central towns there are public toilets at each event site and food and drinks available from local businesses.

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?

Your bike will need to conform to the Technical Regulations. 

What to Wear?

Cycling gear of course – registered, neutral or club kit. See all registered kits HERE

How do I become a volunteer?

Every event needs a helper or ten.

We are looking for volunteers to assist with the 2019 Ring Summer Criterium Series.

Positions available:

– Marshalls: Assist with general marshalling, directing riders on course and to check the safety of pedestrians. A great way to view the race up close

– Registration assistants: Assist with rider registrations under the guidance of the Registration Desk Manager

– Additional hands: Roving volunteers to help out with anything additional needed on the day such as rounding up riders into starting order, timekeeping and line judging

Register your interest HERE

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 us

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?

We do not accept late entries for graded races. Little Critters can register on event day.

Can I race A Grade with a 3 Race Membership?

No, full membership is required (Elite or Masters Category). Available HERE