TABS acts as an industry representative for Bikeability schemes. It’s a member organisation governed by a board of directors who meet quarterly to ensure the delivery of high-quality cycle training that is consistent with the National Standard.
The association also acts to serve the sector by offering benefits and services to its members.
Government funding for cycle training is agreed up to 2016. TABS will represent the views of the cycle training industry so that informed decisions can be made regarding future funding.
To do more, however, TABS need more members – to be a louder voice, and to promote and expand Bikeability more effectively. As with any trade association, as membership grows, so will the authority of TABS, along with our ability to provide more services for members, to secure more funding and have a greater influence on government policy.
- Have your say in the future of Bikeability.
- Free and discounted place(s) at the TABS annual professional development conference (network/share ideas with other TABS members, discuss key issues, professional workshops, policy debate).
- Information exchange / networking opportunities (quarterly newsletter, website updates, TABS online discussion forum, regional seminars/talks).
- Promotional opportunities (TABS Directory of Member Services on website, Case studies, Marketing/PR to promote member activities)
- Resources (Best-practice examples; technical advice, support and guidance documents – health & safety, legal issues)
- Central membership services (consultation, campaigning, marketing, fundraising; securing discounts for members with training providers, cycling retailers, industry distributors)
TABS elected directors (2013)
- Judith Billingham, Wiltshire Council
- Liz Clarke, BikeRight!
- David Dansky, CTUK
- Dr. Michael Frearson, Outspoken Training
- Kirsti Grayson, Govelo
- David Shannon, Islington Council
- Greg Woodford, CTC
Co-opted board members (without voting rights) are:
- Phillip Darnton, OBE (Chair of TABS)
- Vicky Spencer, British Cycling
- Paul Robison, Cycle Training Alliance (advisor to the board)
- Colin Savage, Devon County Council (advisor to board)
To find out more about The Association of Bikeability Schemes (TABS), please visit the TABS website.