A number of questions have been raised in relation to insurance coverage for clubs and state bodies in NSW and Western Australia following the 1 November start of AusCycling, given that Cycling NSW and WestCycle are not joining AusCycling on that date.
AusCycling is in the process of consolidating the three legacy insurance policies of Cycling Australia, BMX Australia and Mountain Bike Australia into one policy. Practical dates for this to occur are 1 November, 1 December or 1 January. At this stage, the most likely and preferred date for this to occur is 1 December as that is the expiry date of the policies for BMX Australia and Mountain Bike Australia. We can confirm that it will not happen on 1 November.
If this occurs as expected, AusCycling would cancel the remaining month of the existing Cycling Australia policy and seek a refund. Therefore, clubs and state bodies currently affiliated with Cycling Australia will have insurance at least until 30 November 2020. Beyond this date, we recommend that clubs should affiliate with AusCycling to ensure that they have insurance cover as clubs in NSW and WA who do not affiliate with AusCycling will not have insurance cover from Cycling Australia or AusCycling after 30 November 2020.
For the avoidance of doubt, none of the above impacts insurance cover for individual members. All Cycling Australia memberships, regardless of the state or territory of the holder, will become AusCycling memberships on 1 November and retain access to insurance coverage and the other benefits afforded by AusCycling for the remainder of the membership period of each member.
Visit www.auscycling.org.au for more FAQs.