JULY REPORT BACK

LOCKDOWN EVENTS – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

As events begin to open up, we ask all cyclists who plan to participate, to be up to date with the COVID-19 safety procedures which will affect riders on race day. 

Some basic things to consider:  

  • You will require either a valid CSA membership to be able to participate in any sanctioned cycling events. 

  • In order for an event to be sanctioned, event organizers are required to do the necessary risk categorization incorporating both the SASREA and COVID-19 regulations.

  • No Spectators permitted.

  • No gathering pre or post-event – riders are to arrive, ride and leave the event immediately after completion.

  • No catering will be provided.

  • No prize giving will take place.


LEVEL 3 EVENTS – FROM 15 JULY 2020

  • Events limited to < 50 participants.

  • Individual timed rides only, no bunch riding is permitted.

    • Road cycling

    • MTB XCO

    • MTB DHI

  • BMX and Track cycling training only. 


LEVEL 3 EVENTS – FROM 1 SEPTEMBER 2020

  • Events limited to < 300 people (participants and staff on the day)

  • Cyclists in batches of < 50 with start times staggered to minimize contact.

  • Permitted small batched events

    • Road cycling

    • Road criterium races

    • MTB XCO

    • MTB DHI

    • MTB Enduro

    • Track cycling

    • BMX

We are aware that there are a number of mass participation (300+ staff and participants) events being advertised to the public but we emphasise that no mass participation events are permitted under Level 3

We are continuously engaging with government and key role players to work towards re-introducing mass participation and MTB Marathon racing under reduced lockdown levels. 

We strongly suggest members only participate in events sanctioned by our provincial affiliates. Each provincial body is responsible for sanctioning event in their provinces, and members should contact their province directly for confirmation of sanctioned events.

In addition to the sanction status of an event, we strongly urge members to check the refund policy in protection of any event not proceeding as planned.

[READ MORE] If you are planning on participating in a sanctioned event, please click here for more information on how events will be run under the COVID-19 regulations.

For the most recent regulations as per the DSAC, please see National Gazette No.43507.


HEAD OFFICE CLOSURE

Following an ExCo meeting in May, the committee took the decision to embark on cost cutting measures until the industry has stabilised. As of 1 August 2020, the physical head office of the federation will be closed as we move to ‘Go Digital’. In addition, we have reduced the working hours of our staff members as we plan to modernise and optimise our services in the future.

CyclingSA staff will work remotely and will be available between the hours of 08h00 and 12h00, Monday to Friday.

Contact details are as follows:

Secretary General: Greg van Heerden
[email protected] or 082 940 9368 

Membership and Licensing: Tarryn Duncan
[email protected] or 074 4179384

Sport and Events: Dellah Paul
[email protected] or 082 781 5656

The Postal Address remains in place.
PO Box 167
Bellville
7535


UPCOMING  MEETINGS

15 August 2020 – General Meeting of CyclingSA

The following is included on the agenda:

  • The 2024 strategy along with amendments to the constitution and other policies to be reviewed, discussed and (hopefully) approved.

  • 2021 Budget finalisation and fees review.

  • Appointment of vacant committee and commission representatives which remain unchanged in the new constitution.  

    • Details of the vacant positions will be published week commencing 3 August.

      • Director of Road Cycling.

      • Chair of the Coaching Commission.

      • Chair of the Events and Safety Commission.

      • Chair of the Women’s Commission.

      • Chair of the Youth Commission.

      • Chair of the Transformation and Development Commission.

3 September 2020 – National Development and Diversity Indaba 

This Webinar aims to share CyclingSA’s National Development Plan. More information will be shared in due course.

10 September 2020 – Calendar 2021

The first review of the provisional calendar is scheduled for 10 September. Event organisers, kindly ensure that date applications for 2021 are made as soon as possible.

October 2020 – Discipline Indabas 

The following is included on the agenda: 

  • Update of all rules & regulations.

  • Selection policies for 2021.

  • 2021 planning and role out.

More information will be shared in due course.

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