Australasian Schools Cycling Cup (ASCC) 2012
The Australasian Schools Cycling Cup (ASCC) is an opportunity for your school to compete in a professionally conducted, multi-discipline competitive cycling event.
Students can enter as many or as few events as they want, however, the more students in your team and the more events they enter increases your chance of winning the Peter Bartels Perpetual Trophy. Individuals winners and placegetters will receive category awards.
The ASCC will be conducted over three-days of competition in the Shepparton region from Tuesday, March 27 to Thursday March 29, 2012.
SBS Coverage of the 2011 Australasian Schools Cycling Cup
Frequently Asked Questions
Is the event only for team entry?
The event is structured as a teams’ event, however, individual honours are awarded in each of the races. A school may enter a “team” of one. This means the competitor is unlikely to win the teams’ category but can still receive the honours in the events they compete in.
What if a teacher cannot attend the event to supervise?
Students can still participate with the schools consent and the correct amount of parental/adult supervision. We ask that the nominated team manager carry a letter of consent from the school that they are representing.
Do students have to hold a cycling license to compete?
No, the event is covered by “novi” insurance meaning both licensed and unlicensed cyclist (except for BMX and Track where only licensed competitors can compete) can compete without having to pay an additional insurance cost.
A student must indicate via the entry system where they are licensed for a cycling discipline – for example, they may be an experienced BMX rider and hold a licence. They must indicate this and they will compete in the licensed section, however they may want to try road racing for the first time and compete in the unlicensed area of this discipline.
Will experienced cyclists compete with novices?
In all events we have aimed to increase event enjoyment and safety by splitting the categories to the best of our ability. For example, while several road races may be conducted on the circuit, there will be split start times and separate officials for each category.
How can a novice cyclist assist the team to win the overall trophy?
The points system allows that even students who are not placed highly can gain points to the overall winning team. This means a larger team can gain more points, even if they finish lower than a small team that finished in the (eg) top 20 across all disciplines.
What’s a category and what’s a discipline?
Category refers the age group that a student competes in (eg U14), while discipline is the type of event (eg. MTB Cross Country).
What costs are associated with competing?
There are entry fees and schools are responsible for their own travel/accommodation and meals, along with associate costs. Students are also responsible to bring their own cycling gear and equipment.
What gear would be required?
There are different gear restrictions for each discipline which is dictated by the governing body. Gear restrictions refer to the cycling equipment that you use, not the clothing you wear.
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Please visit the event website to find out more: www.schoolscyclingcup.com.au