The objective of these rules is to promote safe, fair and enjoyable competition in compliance with the requirements of the relevant authorities. Riders commit to abide by these rules when they sign on for an event.

It is essential that each rider also makes a personal commitment to do his or her best to ensure the safe and smooth conduct of each event in which they participate. Each rider is responsible for their own safety and the safety of others competing.

If you are new to cycling and competitive cycling, please take the time to read all of the information in this section before competing. We encourage new riders to ask questions and ensure that they are properly prepared for their safety and the safety of other riders.

Racing Rules

The Club reserves the right to refuse race entry to any rider who is judged by the handicapper or a committee member to not be capable of racing in a safe and considerate manner.

Racing is conducted in accordance with the Rules of Cycling New South Wales and supplemented by the Waratah Masters Cycling Club Rules. Where there is inconsistency between the Cycling New South Wales Rules and the Waratah Masters Cycling Club Rules, the Rules outlined by Cycling New South Wales shall prevail.

Where the Waratah Masters Cycling Club Rules do not address a particular circumstance, the Cycling New South Wales Rules shall apply.

In addition the Waratah Masters Cycling Club endorses the Cycling Australia code of conduct which applies to all of its members and licensed competitors.

Rider safety is paramount in all our races. To compete your bike must be a roadworthy road bike and race worthy with no pumps, lights or other items that could come loose. Bikes must have drop handle bars and no missing bungs in the bar ends. Tri-bars are only permitted in individual time trial events. A helmet is compulsory and it must be approved by the Australian Safety Standards Association, with an approved sticker.

Please refer to the Waratah Masters Guide to Safe Racing for safe racing conduct.