CYCLING SA MEMBERSHIP & LICENSING POLICY
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Do you want to become a member of Cycling South Africa? Are you already a member? Existing members can visit their profiles and wannabe members can sign up and create their profiles by clicking the red MEMBERSHIP button above.
For your convenience, Cycling South Africa has developed a brand new membership platform. The new process is far simpler and can either be accessed through your desktop (at https://cyclingsa-events.co.za/app/) or via the mobile APP (currently available in the Google Play Store for Android devices, and soon to be released in the Apple App Store).
The process is far easier and simpler to use. Please take two minutes to confirm that your details are indeed correct. To find out more information about membership and our amazing membership benefits, keep reading this page.
You can renew your membership on a 12 monthly cycle. Full Racing Licences (the additional R400 option), remain a January-to-December period to comply with UCI regulations. The online system has had some further enhancements made, in that you can use your savings card, debit card or credit card to process the online payment.
Licence structure explained
Full Racing License
This category of license is for riders from the age of 17-years-old who wish to be eligible for provincial and national selection and respective colours award. The bearer of a full license is entitled to partake in national championship or series race and be seeded accordingly. Those of who race in the UCI categories (Junior, U23 and Elite) earn UCI points, which will assist them in being seeded at future UCI category events, World Cups and Championships. The cost of a full racing license is R400 per year, and the applicant has to be member of an affiliated club, as well as be a registered member of Cycling SA. These MUST be done simultaneously for a Full Racing License to be valid. Full Racing Licenses are only valid from 1 January to 31 December each year.
As from 1 November 2016, a membership of Cycling SA costs R200 per year. A membership holder is entitled to enter any event, irrespective of discipline, without having to purchase a day license. A member is allowed to participate in a national series event, but will not be eligible for national or provincial selection. A membership of Cycling SA is the most basic form of license and is an agreement of the rider to abide by the rules of the event in which they participate.
The Day-license is designed to allow the absolute newcomers of the sport to participate within the rules and regulations of the sport. These participants, who do not hold a full license or membership, need to purchase a day license. By purchasing a day license the rider agrees to participate in the event and abide with the rules of the event and those of Cycling SA for that day. A day license costs R45 and is only valid for one day.
Technical Official License
The cost of a license for Technical Officials - UCI Commissaire, National Commissaire, Judge & Time Keeper - is R50 per year.
Some provinces charge an additional levy to assist with the development and running of the provincial structures. These levies vary from province to province. Your province, which is made up of the clubs, will provide the information as to what and how these funds are utilised within your province, as these are determined by the input from clubs at regional and provincial meetings.
Provincial Levies for 2016:
- Central Gauteng Affiliation Fee R75 (Compulsory if you live in Central Gauteng)
- Eastern Cape Affiliation Fee R50 (Compulsory if you live in Eastern Cape)
- East Rand Affiliation Fee R50 (Compulsory if you live in East Rand)
- Free State Affiliation Fee R75 (Compulsory if you live in Free State)
- Gauteng North Affiliation Fee R50 (Compulsory if you live in Gauteng North)
- KwaZulu-Natal Affiliation Fee R50 (Compulsory if you live in KZN)
- Limpopo Affiliation Fee R50 (Compulsory if you live in Limpopo)
- Mogale (West Rand) Affiliation Fee R50 (Compulsory if you live in Mogale)
- Mpumalanga Affiliation Fee R25 (Compulsory if you live in Mpumalanga)
- Northern Cape Affiliation Fee R50 (Compulsory if you live in Northern Cape)
- North West Affiliation Fee R75 (Compulsory if you live in North West)
- Southern Gauteng Affiliation Fee R75 (Compulsory if you live in Southern Gauteng)
- Western Cape Affiliation Fee R25 (Compulsory if you live in Western Cape)
Hollard Insurance Company
Cycling SA has finalised a medical emergency evacuation or transport benefit with Hollard Insurance Company for the 2017 membership cycle. Each member will receive a death benefit of R25 000, and/or Emergency Medical Treatment at a Medical Treatment Facility and Emergency Traveling costs a benefit of up to R25,000 accident cover for any cycling related accident that occurs at a Cycling SA sanctioned cycling event. The injured cyclist MUST attend a medic on-site at the event where he/she is injured. This offer is only available to all Cycling SA members.
*Please note: If your new membership started/renewed from 1 November 2016 (until 31 October 2017), then the R25 000 cover applies. If your membership is still active from the previous cycle (i.e. purchased during the year before 1 November 2016), then the previous cycle's cover of R20 000 applies.
If in an accident or in an emergency a person must contact Africa Assist - 010 211 6950 - in order for the member to be identified and the expenses controlled.
For any other queries, please contact Hollard Accident and Health - Claims Manager on 011 351 5366
*There is a R500 excess payable, and the claim will be settled subject to all correct documentation being in place.
Rewards and membership card
All Cycling SA members will receive a membership card. This card will accrue benefits to the member. We have linked up with LiveLife Solutions who are already integrated to many retail partners across the country, and who will be mandated by Cycling SA from time to time to secure other retail partners requested by our members (you). This will enable all members of Cycling SA to systematically earn rewards through the use of their membership card.
The functionality of the cards enables us to introduce a plethora of benefits to members, which we continually update you with. The development and integration into the LiveLife Solutions programme has been completed and the cards are available to all existing members of Cycling SA.
Click here to view our rewards partners.
Our community webpage is booming, with almost 1,9 million visits by the members who have signed up. The rich content, ability to view cycling in SA holistically, as well as to share your own cycling experiences with your friends on one platform, is proving to be incredibly popular. It is simple to sign up, and you can personalise your communication to suit your palate. Click here to create your profile.
RoadCover/Road Accident Fund
ROADCOVER ensure that victims of motor vehicle accidents have immediate access to an effective Road Accident Fund (RAF) claims management system with NO costs to themselves. RoadCover removes the very difficult and complicated process that we face when processing a claim with the Road Accident Fund.
For the duration of the claim, the member receives:
- Legal representation
- Administration and claims management
- Accident reconstruction
- Required Medico-legal reports
- Required Actuarial reports
- Past and future loss of earning reports
- Past and future loss of support reports
For further information, please go to www.roadcover.co.za or dial 0860 RCOVER (0860 726837)
Europcar South Africa
Cycling South Africa is pleased to announce an exciting new membership benefit deal with Europcar South Africa. Cycling SA members will be able to access car rentals at special rates with their unique CSAID.
The exciting partnership will yield additional value to our members by offering preferential rates when hiring a vehicle. Cycling SA members must log into the CSAMS member management system and click the web link. They will be directed to the Europcar portal where they can complete their booking for any car that they wish to hire.
Europcar South Africa has been a consistent sponsor and partner to Cycling South Africa over the past few years, supporting various major cycling events that have been staged around the country by supplying team and support vehicles.
Cycling South Africa announces a new membership benefit with ICE ID. Cycling SA members will receive a 15% rebate on any ICE ID products with your valid membership. The 15% rebate will be loaded onto your LiveLife Rewards card.
ICE ID is dedicated to the idea that any person - whether you are young or old, active outdoors or not, have a medical condition/allergy, attend school and school sports, have young children at a shopping mall, or travel overseas - should be wearing an In Case of Emergency identification product. When minutes matter, having your emergency contact details on you at the time is of paramount importance for quick recognition of your emergency information. These include a contact person, medical aid details, allergies and medical conditions.
There is a once off fee for the product and no monthly fees or dependency on a third party to get hold of your emergency contact information.