Membership Update - 25th January 2017

Membership Update - 25th January 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.

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 almost 75% (350) of our 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 

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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