Hi all,

Those of you who braved the cold at the AGM were given a heads up that we were investigating the option of the Club self-insuring for our race activities, rather than getting that cover by requiring each member hold a Cycling NZ licence.

I can now tell you that the club and it's members are now self-insured for Public & Statutory Liability cover with regard to the club's racing activities!

Why did we head down this path

We estimated that 80%+ of our members racing in our club races had no desire or intent to race at a regional or national level. So the idea of requiring them to hold a Cycling NZ licence to partake in our club racing just did not represent good value for them in the committee's eyes. But the tricky issue was that without them holding a Cycling NZ licence, there was no cover for the club or themselves with respect to Public Liability. Now we have our own cover, that is no longer a problem.

What does it mean going forward

We have reduced the cost of membership to race with the Kapiti Cycling Club significantly. For the 80%+ i referred too, they will pay $50 less in 2018 compared to 2017

For 2018, there will be two options for being a member of the Kapiti Cycling Club 

Club Membership - Members can participate in all Kapiti Cycling Club's race activities and most Wellington region club events , but not in regional, national or international races requiring a Cycling NZ licence.

  • This membership option will be transacted and managed directly through the club.
  • The annual cost will be $55
  • From 17th October 2017, new memberships taken out in 2017, will be valid through to 31/12/2018

Club+Licence Membership - Members can participate in all Kapiti Cycling Clubs race activities, AND in interclub, regional, national or international races requiring a Cycling NZ licence.

  • This membership option will be transacted through the Cycling NZ portal as in previous years
  • The annual cost of the club membership will be $45, plus the applicable licence cost from Cycling NZ ($65 for most in 2018) 
  • From 17th October 2017, new memberships taken out in 2017, will be valid through to 31/12/2018

Why the difference in KCC membership costs for the two options

We did not think it would be fair for those taking out a Cycling NZ licence to effectively pay for Public Liability and Statutory cover twice, so there has been no increase in the KCC Membership for them to fund that cover.  However, the assets of the Cycling Club were severely underinsured and we have addressed that at the same time, and this has resulted in a $5 per annum increase for all members.

What happens if I take out the Club membership and subsequently decide to take out a Cycling NZ licence

You will pay the appropriate Cycling NZ licence on top of the Club Membership of $55 you have already paid. No refunds of $10 difference

We think this is a great step forward for the club. It represents much better value for our members that the previous arrangements, and removes a barrier to membership for new members.

Read more about the membership options for 2018 below

Benefits of Club or Club+Licence Membership 

Regards

Andrew on behalf of the Committee