Why Hawthorn Cycling Club?

Hawthorn Cycling Club (HCC) members are a diverse group of all ages, with a common interest in keeping healthy and having fun through cycling. Our members cover the broad spectrum of cycling, from national and international competitors across a variety of disciplines to those who just love to ride socially.

We are committed to providing members with a non-intimidating, all-inclusive, friendly cycling environment for people of all ages and abilities. We aim to enhance our members’ enjoyment of cycling by increasing their fitness, skill development and cycling knowledge and offering pathways and support on whatever road cycling takes them.

In addition to the benefits of joining HCC, obtaining an Auscycling membership provides personal accident, public liability & loss of income benefits. Detailed information on the cover provided can be found on the Auscycling website.

For further information regarding joining Hawthorn, please email

Membership Types and Pricing

There are several membership options available falling under two main categories:

Lifestyle Membership – This membership covers recreational/charity/fun rides, our club training/skills development sessions and coffee rides, as well as Gran Fondo events, ‘come n try’ activities and selected time-trials.

Race Membership – This licence entitles the holder to participate in races organised by Auscyling, Auscycling Victoria and its affiliated clubs and also covers activities such as club training, skill development sessions and Gran Fondos.

Since Cycling Australia was dissolved and Auscycling created, you can now race all road, track, MTB and BMX events under the one licence.

How to join HCC

Joining is easy! Just follow these simple steps:

  1. Go to the Auscycling website membership section.
  2. Select the type of membership you are interested in and click ‘Learn More’.
  3. Select your age category and monthly or annual payment.
  4. You will be taken to the TidyHQ portal where you add your details, and select your state, and select Hawthorn Cycling Club.
  5. This will take you to the ‘Member Declaration’ page. Read the Terms & Conditions, check the box acknowledging that you have read, understand and agree to be bound by them, and click ‘next’.
  6. Complete the payment details on the next page and follow the remaining instructions.

Please note licence cards are no longer sent in the mail by Auscycling. You can download your membership as a QR code onto your phone (via GooglePay or ApplePay) from your TidyHQ account.

Transferring and Upgrading Your Membership:

Upgrading your membership or transferring from another cycling club is a relatively easy process, however each situation is unique and therefore it is best to contact our Membership Officer via email at to guide you through the process.

Communication channels for HCC Members:

Hawthorn Cycling Club is active across all Social Media platforms, in particular using Instagram and Facebook to communicate with our members and the cycling community regarding events and race information.

Members also have access to the Hawthorn Cycling Club Facebook Group. This forum allows members to communicate with each other regarding upcoming events including recreational rides, skill development, racing and social events.

A monthly newsletter is also sent to all members via email to update them on the latest information and upcoming events for the club.

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