Code of Conduct for Young People

As a member of the club, you are expected to abide by the following code.
I will:

  • Arrive for training and competition in good time to prepare properly.
  • Wear suitable kit (including a helmet) and clothing for all cycling activity sessions, as agreed with the coach.
  • Warm up and cool down properly on all occasions.
  • Play within the rules and respect officials and all their decisions.
  • Be a good sport by applauding all good performances, whether they are made by my club or the opposition.
  • Control my temper - verbal abuse of officials and other riders, or deliberately distracting/provoking an opponent is not acceptable or permitted behaviour in any sport.
  • Work equally hard for myself and my club - remember, the club’s performance will benefit, and so will I
  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of all participants regardless of their gender, ability, disability, cultural background or religion.
  • Pay any fees promptly.
  • Abide by the rule that junior members are not allowed to smoke on club premises or while representing the club at competitions.
  • Abide by the rule that junior members are not allowed to consume alcohol or drugs of any kind on club premises or while representing the club.
  • Use correct and proper language at all times.
  • Treat all participants in cycling as I would like to be treated - not bullying or taking unfair advantage of another participant.
  • Cooperate with my coach, club mates and opponents - remember, without them there would be no competition.
  • Remember that I represent the club at training sessions and events, so will not behave in any way that will have a negative impact on the club
  • Thank officials and opponents after competition


Code Of Conduct For Parents/Carers

As a parent/carer of a member of the club, you are expected to abide by the following code.
I will:

  • Inform the coach of any specific health requirements or medical conditions of my child in advance of the coaching session by completion of a club membership form or a parental consent form.
  • Advise the coach if my child has to leave early or is being collected by someone other than a parent/carer, giving details of the arrangement including who will be collecting my child, when and at what time.
  • Encourage my child to learn the rules and play within them
  • Discourage unfair play and arguing with officials.
  • Help my child to recognise good performance, not just results.
  • Set a good example by recognising fair play and applauding the good performances of all
  • Never punish or abuse a child for losing or making mistakes.
  • Publicly accept officials’ judgments and teach children to do likewise
  • Support my child’s involvement and help him/her to enjoy his/her sport.
  • Use correct and proper language at all times.
  • Remember that children participate in sport for their enjoyment, not mine.
  • Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from sporting activities.
  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every young person regardless of their gender, ability, disability, cultural background or religion
  • Show appreciation and respect for coaches, officials and administrators. Remember, without them, your child could not participate
  • Remember that my child represents the club at training sessions and events so neither they, or I will behave in any way that will have a negative impact on the club.