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 a Cycling Australia membership provides personal accident, public liability & loss of income benefits. Detailed information on the cover provided can be found on the Cycling Australia website .

For further information regarding joining Hawthorn, please email

Membership Types and Pricing

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

Ride 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 conducted by Cycling Australia and its affiliated states and clubs and also covers activities such as club training, skill development sessions and Gran Fondos. It is based on age and the Cycling Australia site provides a link to a table that enables you to check which age category you fall within. The various age categories include Elite and Masters 1 to 10.

Please note the following comment made on the Cycling Australia website:

‘If you are aged 30 and above you can choose to join as either a Masters or Elite Member subject to the following: 

Masters members are eligible to enter all Masters events including Cycling Australia Masters National Championships.

Members of Masters age who wish to compete in Elite Open events  (e.g. National Road Series races, State Championships, Cycling Australia National Championships) must hold an Elite Race licence.

Elite Race licence holders (of Masters age) may contest both the Cycling Australia National Championships and the Cycling Australia Masters National Championships.’

Membership Prices

Category Club Member Fee CA Licence Fee Total Fee
Elite / U23 $60 $317.50 $377.50
Masters Under 65 $60 $240.50 $300.50
Masters Over 65 $25 $151 $176
U19 / U17 / U15 $45 $165.50 $210.50
U9 / U11 / U13 $45 $31.50 $76.50
Adult (19-64) $35 $97 $132
Senior 65+ $11 $61 $72
Junior (13 – 18) $25 $43 $68
Kids (12 and Under) $5 $49 $54
3 Month Membership
$30 $30
Non Riding Member
$7 $41 $48


How to join HCC

Joining is easy! Just follow these simple steps:

  1. Go to the Cycling Australia website ‘Membership – Become a Member – Start Here’ sub tab.
  2. Select ‘Cycling Victoria’ to complete the ‘State’ box.
  3. Select ‘Hawthorn Cycling Club’ to complete the ‘Club’ box.
  4. Click ‘next’.
  5. Select the membership category that suits your riding and age and click ‘next’.
  6. 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’.
  7. This will take you to the personal details page. Complete all the required fields and click ‘next’.
  8. Complete the payment details on the next page and follow the remaining instructions.

You will then be sent an email confirming your membership details.  This email will serve as a temporary licence and you can use it as documentary evidence that you are a licensed rider.  Your official (plastic card) licence will be mailed to you around four weeks after you have completed the online application.

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 Twitter and Facebook to communicate with our members and the cycling community regarding events and race information.

Members also have access to a private forum – TeamApp on which HCC has a profile. This forum allows members to communicate with each other regarding upcoming events including recreational rides, skill development, racing and social events.

To access the Hawthorn Cycling group on TeamApp, go to and ‘sign up’ if you are a new member otherwise ‘log in’.

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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