Victorian Code of Conduct for Community Sport
The Victorian State Government has recently written a “Code of Conduct for Community Sport”, which we are bound to follow. Please see below for the summary, and the “Code of Conduct” itself.
Further information, including a video, is available on the “Code of Conduct” website.
Introduction into the Code of Conduct
“Every person in Victoria has the right to participate in community sport which is safe, welcoming and inclusive. Equally everyone plays a part in ensuring their actions and behaviours are supportive of these values.
“As part of this Agenda, the Government is committed to enabling every person, in any capacity, to have the opportunity to participate in community sport without fear of abuse, intimidation and harassment.
“The Victorian Code of Conduct for Community Sport outlines behaviours which are expected to be followed by every person involved in community sport, as well as identifying the behaviours which must not be tolerated.
“Acts of violence, discrimination and vilification are illegal acts within Victoria. It is a club’s responsibility to not only report these to the appropriate legal authorities but to ensure these acts are not tolerated by the sport or club.”
Code of Conduct
“Every person: spectator, player, club member, official, participant, administrator, coach, parent or member of the community involved with the sport, should work to ensure:
This Code applies to community sport, training and club sanctioned activities.”
Breaches of the code (e.g. violent or abusive behaviour, discrimination or intimidation) will be dealt with in accordqance with the Cycling Australia Code of Conduct and CCCC’s Rules for Racing.
Cycling Australia Code of Conduct
All members of CCCC are bound by the Cycling Australia Code of Conduct, which is reproduced below. For current details of the rules designed to eliminate illegal and performance enhancing drug use in sport – which includes restrictions on common medications like Ventolin inhalers – book mark the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority website at http://www.asada.gov.au/
CCCC Rules for Racing
All participants in CCCC events are bound by these rules, which are designed to be read in conjuction with the CA Code of Conduct. Following this document are some specific regulations relating to additional rules which apply during Criterium (Crit) racing at Sandown, Glenvale or any other venue:
CCCC’s crits are the biggest game in town. We’re renowned for professionally run, fun and safe races, with a grading system that ensures riders compete at a level that is both challenging for their fitness and suitable for their level of experience.
Important information to all riders
Every rider must have a current Cycling Australia or UCI competitive license, or purchase a day license or 3 race license. Riders will be expected to produce their license, club receipt or email confirmation of on-line renewals at the entry table each time they race.
$50 and $100 notes and silver coins can not be accepted at the entry table
Entry fees are used to pay prizemoney to the top finishers in each grade. We are not a bank, and providing change from large denomination notes (regardless of how many people you want to pay for) means we will not have enough smaller notes left to divide the entry pool into the 30 or so prizes that are awarded at each race. We also do not have the time to discuss this policy on race day, so please come prepared – auto tellers do distribute $20 notes!
On race day, no changes can be considered to a rider’s allocated grade due to the number of riders we need to process in the short period of time before each race. Riders who believe they are no longer competitive in their current grade should write to or email the Chief Handicapper, firstname.lastname@example.org , outlining their case a couple of days ahead of time.
The safety of riders, officials and members of the public is paramount at all times. On road circuits like Glenvale Crescent, extensive traffic control measures are employed to minimize conflict with other road users, but all riders must be aware that these races are conducted on public roads and be prepared to yield to motorists or pedestrians at any time.
All directions from course marshals and race officials must be immediately followed without question.
All participants are expected to be familiar with CCCC’s Rules for Racing and the Cycling Australia Code of Conduct. We expect all competitors to show respect and courtesy towards all other riders, officials and volunteers.
During racing, in addition to the officials observing from the side lines, CCCC utilize riding marshals and commissaires (cycling’s referees) within bunches to ensure all riders compete in a fair and safe way.
Directions from marshals and commissaires must be immediately followed without question – failure to comply can result in the Chief Commissaire imposing monetary fines and suspensions in addition to disqualification from the race.
During racing, in addition to the normal technical regulations that cover racing, the following rules apply, and breaches of these rules will attract penalties from the Chief Commissaire:
By entering the Sandown complex, all riders and spectators agree to comply with the following rules, which are in addition to CCCC’s Rules for Racing and the Cycling Australia Code of Conduct.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: We may only enter the Sandown complex from the Princes Highway.
ALL cars, officials and bike riders on both a Tuesday and Thursday nights must now enter the complex via the Princes Highway, melways ref 80 D 7. The Sandown road entrancewill be CLOSED to all traffic.
Note: this information is by no means exhaustive, and may be amended from time to time. If you any questions regarding the conduct of CCCC races, racing rules or etiquette, please do not hesitate speak with any of our marshals or race officials.