Para-cycling membership is available to those who have a classifiable physical impairment under the guidelines of the IPC.
To compete in a CA sanctioned event a member must undergo classification by a qualified assessor. Classification is an assessment process that groups athletes into classes to provide a fair competition. It is recommended that Para-cyclists introduce themselves to a club official prior to racing - especially if it's their first competition.
The same discounted membership with Cycling Australia is available to people with a physical impairment that falls outside of the Para-cycling Pathway (i.e. people who are hearing impaired or have an intellectual impairment). Please note that support through the Para-cycling High Performance Program is not available due to these physical impairment types not being included under the Paralympic Pathway. To find out about programs and support for athletes who have other forms of physical impairments please contact the Cycling Australia Sport Development Department.
To become a member or to renew your Para-cycling membership please visit the Membership section of the website or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to get classified
To obtain a classification in cycling, contact the cycling classifier in your state (see below). If you cannot be classified immediately this is no reason not to get started in cycling. Classification is required to contest State, National and International Championship events and some other events, however you do not need a classification to contest events outside of these listed or to begin training. If an athlete wants to compete at international level they must be classified under the international sports federations’ classification system.
Classification State Contacts
To contact your State Cycling Classifier, click on the classifiers name and you will be directed to their email address.
Cycle and Trike Classification form (National)
Handcycle Classification Form (National)