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Membership Update - 27th February 2017

Membership Update - 27th February 2017

Insurance Policy Updates

We would like to clarify the insurance cover in place for members for 2018.

Personal Accident

There is no change in the Personal Accident cover from last year. Any member involved in an accident on an authorised event / training can claim medical expenses up to €2,500 (and higher in the case of more permanent disability). Further information can be found in our policy documents here

Public Liability

This policy is to protect you against damages claimed by a third party while taking part in an authorised cycling event. All cover up to a limit of €13m remains the same, except for accidents involving fellow members who are not considered third parties. Thus you are no longer able to claim damages against fellow members (i.e. member to member cover). However, any members involved in such an accident can still claim individually for up to €2,500 medical expense under the Personal Accident policy.

This change to the Public Liability cover is in line with best international practice and is similar to that offered by British Cycling.


2018 Racing Season

The 2018 racing season is almost upon us and there are a number of things you will need to consider for the coming year. Please read carefully below;


Event (One Day) Licences and Member renewals

For Open Road Racing the Event Licence (or One Day Licence) has been scrapped so please ensure you have renewed in good time before the first race of the year in March. The ruling this year is that if you don’t have a licence and back numbers on race day you cannot take part.

Competitive licences have been going out in the post quite regularly, usually within 7 days but can take up to 2 weeks. We will endeavour to post any applications made over the weekend 23rd to 25th Feb in the week leading up to the first road race of the year on 3rd March. These should reach you by Friday 2nd March.

If your club has yet to affiliate or meet the minimum requirements for an affiliated club (i.e. 6 registered members to include Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer), your licence will be held back from postage until the club meets these regulations. We encourage riders to download our mobile app which will show you your licence, renewal and postage status, and also let you know whether your club has affiliated fully.

If you receive enough points, from road racing results, to upgrade during the season and are waiting on the new licence and back numbers to arrive, you can show the licence on the App at race day. A Commissaire will give you temporary numbers for a small deposit at sign-on. Upon receipt of the new back numbers and licence card please return the old ones to the office as they are now void.

E
vent licences are still available for Off-Road Cross Country, Downhill, Enduro, Cyclo-Cross, TT’s, BMX and Leisure events all year round barring National and Provincial Championships. They are not available for any Track events.


Risk Assessment Update for Event Promoters

An updated version of the risk assessment template has now been introduced.

The Route Details sheet has been improved to show expected arrival times at various points along the route based on projected speeds. You just need to enter the projected speeds and the information for each step on the route (e.g. junctions) and the arrival times will be automatically calculated. A Route Map sheet is now included where you must paste a map of the route. A route map is necessary for the Risk Assessment to be approved.

Risk assessments need to be submitted at least 30 days before an event is due to take place. The new template can be found here


Affiliation Update

Club affiliation is progressing very well with over 430 clubs having affiliated so far. The revised affiliation process makes it much easier for an official to affiliate their club and keep their details up to date. A reminder to clubs who have not renewed, particularly those new in 2017, that the price went up on 1st January and will continue to do so each month - so make sure to renew your affiliation as soon as possible. This will ensure your competitive members get their licence and back numbers on time for the start of the race season.

Full details on how to complete your clubs affiliation can be found through this link


Licence Distribution

Competitive licences have been going to print for 2 weeks now and have already started to go out in the post to members. At the moment we have over 3,000 licences sent for printing. All competitive members should allow 2-3 weeks to receive their licence and we would encourage all members to renew at least 1 month before they plan on racing.

We would urge those members whose club has not affiliated to contact their club secretary regarding affiliation. From then on, licences will be dispatched on a weekly basis.

The 2018 racing calendar is available online and can be viewed here.

Members can use our mobile app to view their licence and an upgrade will be available from early January which will give you more details on both your membership and club status.

As all leisure membership is now on anniversary renewal, you will receive a reminder one month before it is due for renewal. Again your licence is available on our mobile app and you can also order a credit card style licence when renewing if you wish, along with a copy of the 2018 yearbook and an iDME wristband.

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