Cycling South Africa is pleased to announce that 2015 membership applications will be open on the 31 October 2014. The delay in the opening of the 2015 memberships is due to some system changes, with some new exciting features for all Cycling SA members. Cycling SA has increased the base membership fee to R120.00 for 2015, but has introduced a range of new value added services and benefits to the membership in return, which are summarised below:
Firstly with all new membership applications, members will now be able to renew their memberships on a 12 monthly basis, rather than having their membership only valid from January to December of that particular year. In line with UCI regulations, full racing licences will however be valid for the calendar year, January to December.
What’s the benefit? We have listened to our members! Over the years we see many new members only joining up in May-August, but they only effectively receive a 6 month membership. This system change now will allow all members to renew their membership after 12 months and not have to wait for us to open our membership system.
Secondly, Cycling SA has finalised a medical expenses benefit with Hollard Insurance Company. Each member will receive a benefit of up to R20,000 for the actual medical expenses incurred for any incident whilst riding or competing on their bicycle. The policy is fully downloadable off the membership website. Coupled to this, is the automatic assistance of Road Cover. Effectively, if whilst riding your bike, you are involved in an accident on the road, any claim with the Road Accident Fund will be handled by Road Cover, whilst your medical expenses up to R20,000 will be covered by Hollard Insurance Company. This offer is only available to all Cycling SA members.
Rewards and membership card
In addition to these two benefits, all Cycling SA members will receive a membership card for 2015. 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 CSA 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 cards will be available as soon as they have been printed, and distributed via the provincial network by early January. The functionality of the cards enables us to introduce a plethora of benefits to members, which we continually update you with.
Our community webpage is booming, with over 35,000 visits by the members who have signed up. The rich content, ability to view cycling in SA holistically, as well as to share your 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.
There are further additions that will be communicated in due course, but as we know the early 2015 events are opening up for entries, we have decided to open up membership and licence applications, without any further delay. To get your membership, please click on https://csams.cyclingsa.com/login.aspx.
We look forward to another great year of cycling with you, our valued members.