We’re celebrating at NTR after achieving the Clubmark status, which recognises the club observes best practice in child protection, coaching and competition, equity and club management. We run an active Juniors section, with training sessions held on Saturdays for ages 5-16, find out more about Juniors.
To become a Go-Ride Clubmark Club, our club needed to meet a number of criteria:
- At least one British Cycling qualified coach who has attended a Level 2 Cycling Coaching Award.
- A club welfare officer who has attended a Safeguarding young person workshop.
- Evidence of adopting British Cycling’s equity policy.
- Documentation of the club management structure, providing published membership fee and pricing policy for young people
- Evidence of an open and inclusive constitution, and regular communication with members (please click here for a model CASC constitution)
- Provide regular (equivalent of 25 sessions per year) coaching sessions for young people in a traffic free environment.
For parents or young cyclists, it provides confidence to know that their local Go-Ride Club is safe, well-managed and an exciting place to be.
All coaches in Go-Ride Clubs must be British Cycling qualified coaches, of which we now have 12 at NTR. All British Cycling coaching awards include Sports Coach UK’s ‘Safeguarding and protecting children’ workshop, which helps to ensure that Go-Ride Clubs are safe and welcoming environments for young people of all backgrounds.
Big thanks for the hard work put in by the committee members and volunteers involved in achieving this!