AFA update September 2020
Good morning all. We
have a couple of things to update you with.
Introducing the "NEW" AFA Race Series,
National Team Selection and Australian Ranking system.
Thank you to those that responded
to the recent Members survey. The committee found the information gathered, in conjunction with ideas
from previous committees, very useful in making decisions on the future direction of our sport.
The committee's aim is for a strong domestic racing competition, that encourages frequent racing, experience
in multiple types of events and provides the pressure to peak for specific high stakes events. To do this
some changes were required.
You are now invited to visit the revamped AFA website and to review
the information in the sections, AFA Charter, Race Series and National Selection and Race Rules (for new
information on drafting rules).
We trust that the new changes will build on the strong foundations
of the past and improve the standard of Australian Footbikers and ensure that Australian competitors can
compete to their maximum potential at Domestic and International events.
Check out www.footbike.com.au
2020/2021 Membership If you haven't already done this, then please renew Your
Membership for 2020/2021 financial year at www.footbike.com.au/membership
racing. We continue to monitor the NSW Health officers recommendations, and as a result,
all NSW racing is suspended until further notice.
VIC racing. We continue
to monitor the VIC Health officers recommendations, and as a result, all VIC racing remains suspended
until further notice.
QLD race Day. Race day #2 is still scheduled for Fathers
Day, the 6th Sept, but is subject to changes in recommendations from QLD health. The race briefing will
be at 8.10am with the first race starting at 8.30am. We should be finished by 11am, so all your
Fathers Day celebrating can be done from lunch onwards. Be at Albert Bishop Park in Nundah, from 7.30am,
so that you have plenty of time to warm up.
Please register early, so that we have numbers and can
plan our day. See www.footbike.com.au/event-registration/ to register, and also make sure that your
membership is up to date.
Obviously in the short
term, we will need to adhere to some basic "new normal" principles:
Social/physical distancing requirements
currently 1.5 metres
Spectator and Supporter name recording for Covid tracking purposes
Hygiene frequent cleaning of hands before, and during the event.
We encourage you all to download
and activate the COVID Safe phone app.
Stay at home if you are sick, and, go home if you become
unwell. Also advise us if you become unwell after a race day activity.
Insurance We have been asked a number of times about riders Insurance. The Public Liability
policy that the AFA has, only covers the AFA for public Liability and Asset insurance. If you would like
the peace of mind of having Riders insurance, then you need to look for your own cover.
best option for bike riders at the moment is by signing up as a member of a Bicycle Advocacy network and
accessing their membership included insurance cover. We have 2 advocacy groups that have confirmed that
their Riders cover is available to AFA members while on their Footbikes. They are Bicycling Queensland,
or Bicycle Network.
Both these entities provide Personal Rider Insurance as part of their
membership fee, and both have advised the AFA that they will cover Footbike riders, with the same policy
and conditions as bike riders.
Bicycle QLD - "Thank you for your call this afternoon.
I can confirm that Bicycle Queensland (BQ) members who ride Kickbikes/Footbikes and are involved in an
accident while riding these are covered by the insurance that comes with their membership.
are covered for personal accidents worldwide and public liability within Australia. There are no requirements
for members to live within Queensland. We have members who reside outside of Queensland and overseas.
Our insurance is the most competitive among other cycling advocacy groups within Australia. For more details
please refer to our Summary of Insurance.
Our current membership options are available on our website."
Network - "Thanks for chatting on the phone earlier.
I spoke to our membership manager
and he said that footbikes can be covered under our insurance.
If you would like any information
please feel free to get in touch. Otherwise there is plenty of information on the website - https://www.bicyclenetwork.com.au/membership/bike-riding-insurance/"
Australian Footbike Association Inc
ph 0407 699884