Ever thought of being a member of that team which oversees the smooth running of races?  Or that person who gives the go-ahead for a race course's design or safety provisions? The Singapore Cycling Federation's Basic National Commissaires Course (Cycling) – Level 1 could be that first step towards this goal. Read on for the details.





Commissaire is the term for an official in competitive cycling. The vast majority of cycling events require two or more commissaires to fulfil a variety of roles, including supervising pre-and post- race formalities, briefing riders and race officials, checking the compliance of equipment, monitoring compliance with the rules and maintaining safety during racing, resolving disputes and judging results. Sitting as a panel, chaired by the Chief Commissaire they serve to resolve contentious decisions. The Chief Commissaire or President of the Commissaires' Panel is the holder of ultimate authority over the event.

Commissaires' administrative duties include checking riders' eligibility to compete and filing results and reports on race organisation, incidents and penalties.

The Commissaires’ course plans to equip you with the knowledge to officiate at competitive cycling events.

Commissaires’ Development Pathway (Level 1 – 3)

Level 1 – Basic National Commissaires (ROAD, MOUNTAIN BIKE, BMX) 

Level 2 – National Commissaires (BMX) or (MTB) or (ROAD)

Level 3 – National Elite Commissaires (BMX) or (MTB) or (ROAD)




Mr Max Mager is a free- lance event cycling consultant and is a “brand” name among cycling aficionados. His involvement in the sport and SCF first started in 2000 when he served as a volunteer. He then went on to assume the role of Vice President (MTB) in 2001 and 2002, before relinquishing this appointment to take up a paid position as General Manager from 2002 to 2005.

Apart from his administrative roles, Max has also been the national squad’s Team Manager and Coach in the SEA Games between 2003 and 2009 and at various Asian Championships for Road and MTB. To add on to his already impressive credentials, Max is a qualified International Commissaire in BMX and MTB after successfully completing a UCI International Commissaires Course in 2005 and a Commissaire for Road and Track at the National/Continental level. He has also held the appointment of Race/Event Director at many local, regional and international competitions.


Among the key highlights of his illustrious association with the sport includes,

  • Panel of International Commissaires at the 2012 London Olympics, 2012 World MTB Championship in Austria and 2014 Asian Games in Korea

  • President of the Commissaires Panel (PCP) at the 2014 UCI MTB World Cup in Australia, 2014 ‘2nd Youth Olympic Games’ in China, 2015 UCI MTB World Cup in Canada and the 2015 UCI BMX World Cup Super-Cross in Argentina

  • Competition Manager of the 1st Youth Olympic Games in 2010

    Separately, Max has also lent his expertise as Project Manager for the construction of several BMX parks and MTB trails both locally and regionally. 





The course details are as follows:

Course Duration: 30th July 2016Saturday,  9am to 12pm, 1pm to 4pm and  31st July 2016Sunday,  9am to 12pm, 1pm to 4pm

Course Fee: S$85.00 to be paid by 22nd July 2016.

Venue: Singapore Sports Hub



  1. At least 18 years old

  2. Able to understand and write in English


Minimum Number of Participants:

There must be a minimum of 20 participants for the course to proceed.



Click the link below to download the pdf form. Fill it up and submit it along with a copy of your NRIC before 22nd July, 2016 via email. Email to this address:


Course Overview:
Welcome and Introduction

Module 1 – Structure of the Sport of Cycling

Module 2 – Commissaires Role

Module 3 – Characteristics of Other Types of Events

Module 4 – Rules & Regulations

Module 5 – Race Procedures: Pre-Race – During – Post

Module 6 – Conduct of Participants

Module 7 – Sporting Control of Races

Module 8 – Race Incidents

Module 9 – Radio Protocol

Module 10 – Riders Clothing and Equipment


Post Course requirements:

You will be required to apply the knowledge you have acquired in a practical setting at SCF organised competitions and events in 2016/2017. More details on this will be furnished on conclusion of your course.




Now is the chance to be at the heart of every race. Register now!


All information by Singapore Cycling Federation