Sydney University Velo Club is affiliated with both Cycling Australia (CA) and Sydney University Sport and Fitness (SUSF). Our members are required to be members of Cycling Australia and Sydney University Sports and Fitness. New and renewing members join both at once when they purchase their licence through CA, but transferring members need to separately join SUSF.
Cycling Australia Membership
Cycling Australia offers membership through a range of licences:
Encompasses all racing categories. Racing membership is a calendar year membership. It is age-based and is a full competitive membership that entitles participation in all forms of racing conducted by Cycling Australia and its affiliated States and Clubs. Categories include Elite, Masters, Masters 65+, U23, U19, U17, U13, U11, U9.
Masters aged 30+ have two options: a Masters licence or an Elite licence. Masters membership enables the rider to enter masters events only and graded racing at club or club-combined level. An Elite membership permits a Masters rider to enter any racing event including Elite racing events, national open and championship events; as well as contesting Masters category events including State and National Masters Championships.
Note that license memberships taken out in October will be valid through until the end of the following calendar year – that’s a full 15-months of racing! Applies for new memberships, renewals and transfers. Cycling Australia has made transferring your membership much easier too; an email to firstname.lastname@example.org requesting your transfer is all that’s required, and they’re normally very responsive.
Tip: avoid the Christmas holiday period for a faster turnaround with all license related matters.
The Ride+ membership allows you to participate in recreational rides, charity and fun rides, club training, coffee crew rides, Gran Fondo and Cyclo Sportif events and club run skills development events. This licence does not allow you to race, including competing in SUVelo Club races.
Ride+ memberships are available at any time of year. The membership lasts 365 days from the date of joining.
Cycling Australia requires that all riders must have a current membership card and be current financial members of a club to participate in racing and club riding activities. Membership is obtained through purchase of an appropriate licence from Cycling Australia.
Current students of Sydney University are eligible for a discounted Club fee of $20. Please advise the SUVelo secretary when you have purchased or renewed your licence and you will be reimbursed the discount after registration with Cycling Australia.
Sydney Uni Sports & Fitness Membership
A community membership allows you access to all Sydney Uni Sports and Fitness facilities at the casual rate. More information about SUSF and how you can join (for transferring members only) can be found at their website below.
You can also visit Sydney Uni Sports & Fitness Centre at:
Lower ground level
University Sports & Aquatic Centre
Cnr Codrington St & Darlington Ave
Darlington NSW 2008