Membership

Membership to Eastern Cycling Club is open to any individual who meets ‘veterans’ status. Veteran being defined as a female over the age of 30 or a male over the age of 35, the age being taken as that at the birthday in the year of membership. A male turning 35 in November of this year attains ‘veterans’ status January first of this year and is eligible to join a Veterans club.

Memberships for the following year are generally opened in the October of the current year.
NOTE: Even though memberships are open 3 months prior to the start of the year, and anybody can obtain a licence at that time, members cannot commence racing until the year they turn 30 (women) or 35 (men). So if you are a male who turns 35 in January next year, you can join the club from October but will not be permitted to race until 1/1 of next year.

Being affiliated with the Australian Veterans Cycling Council (AVCC) a member of Eastern Cycling Club is entitled to race with any other club that is affiliated with the AVCC as well as at open events organised by an affiliated state body. Members are also entitled to compete in their state titles and the national titles.

Benefits

The benefits of membership are that members enjoy various types of competitive racing in a safe, and friendly environment. Membership also provides insurance cover for cycling related accidents, both racing and training, see the VVCC (‘Insurance’) or AVCC web sites for full details on insurance.

The Eastern Cycling Club provides professional qualified first aid at all of our events for which a portion of your club membership fees is set aside.

Responsibilities

Membership does come with a few responsibilities, all members are expected to make every effort to make themselves familiar with the AVCC and VVCC racing rules and regulations, available on their respective web sites.  Members are also expected to familiarise themselves with the club’s racing regulations and practices which are available in the handbook.

Members are also expected to assist the club with the running of races by completing roster duty as prescribed by the club. The roster is published on this site and it is the responsibility of members to check that roster for their name.

  • On becoming a Full Member, or other racing member,  you accept that you have an obligation to perform roster duty at any time during the 12 month membership period, regardless of whether it is ‘months since I have raced’.
  • While some discretion is used re. extreme distances, members may be rostered at any ECC course.  Members should know that they are agreeing to be rostered anywhere, including Eildon and Seymour.
  • Roster duty will apply to all, regardless of racing preference ( eg a rider who prefers to just compete in crits,  may be called upon to marshal at a road race, and vise-versa )
  • To ensure fairness to all, penalties apply to members who fail to meet their obligation. Members who fail to perform their rostered duty, or who fail to provide a suitable replacement, will not be permitted to race until such time as they have completed a turn of duty.
  • … and, of course,  there are options to find swaps etc. in such instances the member must inform the duty roster manager of said swap at the earliest opportunity.

 

Fees

The Eastern Cycling Club offers two levels of membership;

  • Open Membership, for women 30-70 years of age and men 35-70 years of age
  • 70+ yo Membership, for members 70 years and older

All level memberships offer the same inclusions; full race licence and insurance, the only difference being the actual fee.

Fees are made up of multiple components; VVCC affiliation ($55), AVCC licence and insurance ($110), Club Membership ($50) and a First Aid surcharge ($30).

    • Full membership fees for 2019 are $245, being made up of; insurance, VVCC, AVCC, ECC, and First Aid
    • 70+ yo membership fees for 2019 are $165, the club waiving the club membership fee and covering the First Aid surcharge

Joining

All AVCC club memberships are now handled through an online system provided by the IMG Sports Technology Group.

For Full and 70+ Memberships complete the registration process at one of the following links (buttons) using the instructions below.

Life Members & Social members are to contact the Treasurer.

Please contact the Treasurer if you require any assistance joining the club or renewing your membership.

 

JOIN

 

Instructions for completing membership application:

  • Select your state body from the drop down list (Victorian Veterans Cycling Council) then your club of choice (Eastern Cycling Club).
  • Click on the “Next >>” button
  • Select the membership type you require (Full or 70+ yo).
  • Click on the “Next >>” button
  • Read and accept the; Terms and Conditions, Contact Details, and Insurance Cover
  • Click on the “Next >>” button
  • Your personal details will come up.
    ** You must confirm your email address.
  • Click on the “Next >>” button
  • The registration renewal amount will be displayed,
  • Click on the “Next>>” button
  • Click “Pay Now” button
  • Enter your Payment Information, and – Click “Submit Payment” button
  • Your payment will be processed, it may take a couple of minutes.

On completing the application process the system will send an email to the supplied email address;

  • an itemised tax invoice and payment receipt, this email contains your licence
    print this email, cut out the licence (top left) and take it with you to races as proof of membership.

 

Renew

To renew your licence complete the registration process at the following link using the instructions below.

 

RENEW

 

Instructions for completing membership renewal application:

  • Enter your user name and password (these were sent to you when you joined)
    If you do not know your username and password click the ‘Forgot Your Password’ button, or contact the Treasurer.
  • Click on the “Login” button
  • Click the ‘Registration Renewal’ tab (under the image)
  • Select the membership type you require (Full or 70+ yo).
  • Click on the “Next >>” button
  • Read and accept the; Terms and Conditions, Contact Details, and Insurance Cover
  • Click on the “Next >>” button
  • Complete your personal details.  Fields marked with an asterisk are mandatory.
  • Click on the “Next >>” button
  • Choose the “Submit Application & Pay Online” option.
  • Click on the “Next >>” button
  • Click “Pay Now” button
  • Enter your Payment Information, and – Click “Submit Payment” button
  • Your payment will be processed, it may take a couple of minutes.

On completing the application process the system will send an email to the supplied email address;

  • an itemised tax invoice and payment receipt, this email contains your licence
    print this email, cut out the licence (top left) and take it with you to races as proof of membership.

 


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