Cycling Australia extortion 2015

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Re: Cycling Australia extortion 2015

Postby KGB » Fri Feb 13, 2015 1:50 pm

Kev365428 wrote:Soooo many good ideas here.
Some of you guys should start a rebel organisation, set up national events for both road and track, administer the sport at a national level while catering for teams to compete internationally, police the rules, cover all the checks and balances that the Federal Government require you to have regarding doping, working with children etc, and then charge $3.50 to join.

You'd make millions. :roll:

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Re: Cycling Australia extortion 2015

Postby biker jk » Fri Feb 13, 2015 2:40 pm

Kev365428 wrote:Soooo many good ideas here.
Some of you guys should start a rebel organisation, set up national events for both road and track, administer the sport at a national level while catering for teams to compete internationally, police the rules, cover all the checks and balances that the Federal Government require you to have regarding doping, working with children etc, and then charge $3.50 to join.

You'd make millions. :roll:

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You omitted "lose millions in a failed commercial joint venture".

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Re: Cycling Australia extortion 2015

Postby ft_critical » Fri Feb 13, 2015 6:18 pm

Okay so my Gold Licence just arrived in the post and the true extent of the cost cutting and mismanagement has been revealed to me: and I am sorry this may shock some forum members.

My old licences each have my masters racing category on them. Now this has been replaced by a GENERIC category called Masters U65.

This is very disappointing, with age it is far more difficult to remember these things and I will now have to look up my cat before I race.

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Re: Cycling Australia extortion 2015

Postby foo on patrol » Fri Feb 13, 2015 10:21 pm

I'm looking at joining the Vets category to have a few road races before my return to Track racing in December, it is $100 = bargain. :D

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Re: Cycling Australia extortion 2015

Postby austy37 » Fri Apr 17, 2015 2:30 pm

I had a bit of trouble changing clubs, so I called up and spoke to someone as CA who was very nice and did everything over the phone, so that is good. I am still confused by the high price of the fee though. I echo the thoughts of others who would like to race both dirt and road on the same license, at which point does a surface become road anyway? Just a question about the masters category, if you buy a masters license can you enter any race you could normally enter on a gold license? Or is it only masters events?
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Re: Cycling Australia extortion 2015

Postby Xplora » Fri Apr 17, 2015 3:49 pm

Masters licence lets you enter anything that isn't an Elite event. You have to be doing all age State Championships minimum level for it to be relevant.

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Re: Cycling Australia extortion 2015

Postby Calvin27 » Fri Apr 17, 2015 4:41 pm

barefoot wrote:Nonetheless, my point remains. There shouldn't need to be separate governing bodies for "cycling" and MTB. MTB is cycling, just as much as track and road are cycling. Incorporate MTBA as a sub-committee of CA. Get rid of the duplications. Let me buy one license.


Agree with first point. But I'd argue it would make more sense to make MTBA absorb CA rather than the other way around. I don't want to see my MTB license go up in the process.

No one has managed to explain why MTBA license (arguable higher insurance premiums) can be so much less than CA.
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Re: Cycling Australia extortion 2015

Postby Xplora » Fri Apr 17, 2015 10:13 pm

MTB events don't honest cars. Done.

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Re: Cycling Australia extortion 2015

Postby toppity » Sat Apr 18, 2015 9:06 am

I just bought my race licence for the first time in a couple of years. I don't really mind that it is a little more expensive. I spend more elsewhere without over thinking it.
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Re: Cycling Australia extortion 2015

Postby ldrcycles » Sat Apr 18, 2015 6:08 pm

Xplora wrote:MTB events don't honest cars. Done.


Huh? :?
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Re: Cycling Australia extortion 2015

Postby Xplora » Sat Apr 18, 2015 7:20 pm

They don't deal with cars.

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Re: Cycling Australia extortion 2015

Postby QuangVuong » Wed Jun 22, 2016 8:57 am

The 2016 membership cost has dropped. It's about $209 for Elite U23, rather than the $329 or whatever it was previously. Ride memberships are only valid for a year from date of purchase. The extra quarter year for free applies only for new Race memberships.

Lower membership cost is definitely a nice change. I've been holding off from a Race membership as it was way too expensive in the last years. But to me, it still is a fair amount with the $10-15 for each race too.
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Re: Cycling Australia extortion 2015

Postby princessbumblebee » Thu Dec 08, 2016 9:41 pm

Was it lower because you were looking in June, and it was for 6 months? I paid $330 in 2016 and looks like I'm due for the same amount for 2017.

For a number of reasons, I don't feel I get value for this large amount from CA and as such, I'm not likely to renew.

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Re: Cycling Australia extortion 2015

Postby QuangVuong » Thu Dec 08, 2016 9:52 pm

Oh, I just looked at the site again, and it has gone back up to $330. What you're saying may well be the case.
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Re: Cycling Australia extortion 2015

Postby princessbumblebee » Thu Dec 08, 2016 10:36 pm

It's good they don't charge full price if it's less than a year, but looks like it's well over half! Pretty disappointing overall.

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Re: Cycling Australia extortion 2015

Postby Alex Simmons/RST » Fri Dec 09, 2016 5:52 am

Have a read of the latest CA annual report. Take note of the financial report and in particular the auditor's report.
http://www.cycling.org.au/Home/About-CA/Annual-Reports

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