I’d like to join a club, where can I find my nearest club?
You can find your local club HERE
Do I need to belong to a cycling club to enter these races?
No, you don’t, you just require a Cycling Australia license, available HERE
We encourage you to join a local club, as this is an excellent opportunity to meet like-minded riders and join in group rides in your area.
How do I become a Member?
Becoming a member of Cycling Australia allows you to race the Element Road series. Membership fees go towards the bike riding pathway from beginners to Olympic champions. It helps put on events like the Element Road Series. To get the best value out of membership we recommend you purchase a racing License from Cycling Australia. This will cover you when ever you are on a bike. These are available HERE They will ask you to be a member of a club and you can nominate one after looking HERE
Where do I enter?
You can register for the Element through the links on the respective race pages.
Can I drop down a grade to increase my chance of winning?
Riders will be moved up a grade if the CycleSport WA Grading Committee sees fit. Grading of riders is very important and CycleSport WA monitors the start list and advises on grading in line with their principles noted HERE. Results are regularly monitored and riders are asked for their grade and notes when they enter the Element. We are checking all of this to bring you a fair racing environment.
Can I enter a race on the day?
No. Online Registration closes on Monday night for Handicap events or Tuesday night for normal road races. No entries on the day are accepted.
I have my own My Laps timing chip, can I use it?
Timing Chip hire may be included at some events. Please check every event page for timing chips requirements and rules.
Is the series inclusive?
Yes. We encourage all levels of riders, recognise everyone’s results and know that competing against your friends is a bit of fun. Our rules follow the Cycling Australia technical regulations, we apply them in a fair manner and want you to have a great race day.
How come it costs more than a club race?
Event costs have risen marginally so you can enjoy an exceptional racing experience
Who can enter?
Anyone can enter. Nominate, pick a grade based on your abilities or age and join in
When can I enter?
Registrations open approximately one month ahead of each round. Registrations close on the Tuesday midnight before the race.
I don’t have a race license, can I enter?
You will need a Cycling Australia race license to compete in the Element Road Series.
You have two options:
1, Purchase your Cycling Australia license HERE.
Can I change Grades?
Yes, send us an email before entries close and we will move you around. Please note that we grade our riders, so you may be moved into a different group on the start list. Start lists will be emailed to you and posted to the Element Road Series Facebook
Where do I find the start list?
Start lists will be emailed to you and posted to the Element Road Series Facebook
Can I get a refund?
Refunds are available until midday Tuesday before race day unless otherwise instructed by the Event Organizer. For example, Goldfields CyClassic has various refund terms and conditions.
What facilities are available at each event?
Each event village will have: toilets, a coffee van, food truck and clubs selling refreshments
Where do I park?
Each event has different parking arrangements. Parking details will be advised for each event separately
Are there any restrictions on bikes?
The Element complies with Cycling Australia approved Technical Regulations. In essence no time trial bikes or bars. Juniors, non-carbon wheels.
What to Wear?
Cycling gear of course – we insist on Registered, Neutral or Club kit.
How do I become a volunteer?
Every event needs a helper or three. Email us and we will help you help us.
Can I become a Stall Holder or Sponsor?
Sure, get in touch and we will do what we can to promote you and your company. Please email us
Are on-bike cameras allowed?
We don’t normally allow cameras in races, but have special permission from CycleSport WA and will select riders to carry the cameras.
Why do the license categories in the new rider entry page options not match the category on the CA license?
The age categories are from Cycling Australia and yes they are no longer on the Membership card. They are HERE under “How do I work out my membership age category for racing?” A MAS 5 is 50 – 54 yrs old in 2017, a MAS6 is 55 – 59 years old in 2017.
Can I race A Grade with a 3 Race Membership?
No, a full membership is required (Elite or Masters Category). MORE
What about Junior racing in the Element?
The Element Series is bringing together classic and new events. Not every event is suitable for Juniors based on the Cycling Australia Junior Policy race distances. (U17 70km, U15 30km, U13 20km) Some events will have age-based racing and others graded A to D racing. We are encouraging events to have junior racer friendly distances. We will have a points tally for Under 17 and Under 15 racers, male and female. Points will be accrued from the placings against other riders of the same age in the highest grade available to them. Don’t forget there are other events this year to ride as a Junior – Pemberton Classic, Peel Junior Tour, State Junior Road race and Time Trial Championships, Peter Clark and of course Track Racing at the Velodrome