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LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION: CA WELCOMES ON-BIKE CAMERAS

Cycling Australia is pleased to announce the process to allow the use of on bike cameras at National Championships, National Road Series races and State calendar listed events.

With growing interest from riders, teams and the media in utilising on bike footage Cycling Australia’s Technical Commission has approved the use of on bike cameras at all levels of racing across Australia.

“This represents a significant step forward in showing more people the exciting “in-race” action of an event. We want as many people as possible to show others the thrill of the chase, and this is just one aspect,” said Cycling Australia CEO Nicholas Green OAM.

“Other sports such as the AFL utilise video footage to analyse games and provide feedback to teams, by allowing on bike recording equipment, we now can see cyclists and cycling teams alike doing the same,” he continued.

Riders (and media outlets through riders) will now be able to apply directly to Cycling Australia for a permit to film a race using an “on bike” camera.

Cycling Australia’s Technical Commission recognises that the safety of riders and the race is paramount and has imposed the following conditions

  • Use of camera must also be approved by the race organiser prior to use
  • The camera must be presented on the bike to the Chief Commissaire and they must approve the use of the camera before the start of the event
  • ALL footage must be made available to Cycling Australia or the event organiser within 48hrs of an in-writing request
  • Any footage that may bring the sport into disrepute must not be released to the public.
  • Breaches of the policy will be subject to a penalty.

Interested parties are able to apply for a permit using this form. This permit is valid for the rest of 2017.

Image courtesy of Cycliq: Fly12 & FLY6 pictured.

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