5. FAQ's

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So you have heard about the Cyclo Sportif series and want to give it a go.  People naturally have many questions before they start.  We have listed some of the more frequently asked questions.  If you want to know more please contact us or visit the event policy.

DO I NEED TO BE A MEMBER OF BICYCLING WESTERN AUSTRALIA TO RIDE? 

No, you do not have to be a member of Bicycling Western Australia to ride in our events.  However, members receive a number of great benefits including discounted and early-bird entry to events as well as being covered by Australia's premium bike accident insurance.  All the membership benefits are listed on our website.  We are delighted to welcome new faces to all of our events, so please feel free to come and try.

I DON'T HAVE A TEAM, CAN I STILL JOIN?

Absolutely!  You can enter as an individual and we'll place you in a composite team with riders of a similar ability.  Before you know it, you'll all be great mates! 

IS A MEAL INCLUDED IN THE ENTRY PRICE?

No, following feedback from participants we no longer include a meal as part of the entry price.  The entry fees were reduced in 2016 to be 'ride-only'.  You have the option to purchase a meal on the day.

WHO CAN BE IN A TEAM?

You can make up a team in so many different ways - work colleagues, family, regular riding mates.  Corporate teams are a great way to increase the profile your business, develop leadership and team building skills and encourage a heathy and active workplace.

HOW DO I REGISTER A TEAM? 

You can create and register a team through our registration site.  We've made it easy for you to collect your team riders' details.  Email us and we will send you an Team Sign-on spread sheet, which makes it easier to collect all your riders details.

WHEN ARE THE EVENTS ON? 

We have two Cyclo Sportif events in 2017. View our calendar of events for more details.

WHEN DO REGSITRATIONS CLOSE? 

Registrations generally close at midnight on the Tuesday prior to the event (if not sold out prior).  Late entries cannot always be accepted so please ensure you and your team mates register before the close-off date.

HOW FIT DO I HAVE TO BE? 

We have a distance for everyone, so if you only ride once a week, you may like to do the 30km distance or if you ride more regularly, you could try the 60km and if you are up for a real challenge then the 90km distance is probably more for you.

WHAT HAPPENS IF I CAN'T KEEP UP?

Cyclo Sportif is all about team work and we have strict team protocols including working and remaining as a team.  So if someone is faster, then they can assist by giving the slower rider a gentle push if needed.  Of course, it's best to develop a team where you all have about the same ability, so you can truly enjoy the Cyclo Sportif experience.

DO I NEED ALL THE KIT?

No, but you will need to start with the basics.  1. A reliable bike. A road bike is preferable, but a mountain bike or hybrid bike is acceptable.  2. Helmets are compulsory.  3. A good pair of cycling shorts is a must for comfort.  3. A reasonable pair of cycling shoes and set of pedals that you "click" in will make the experience more pleasurable.  4. Water bottle.

You can always add to your kit as you go along.

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