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Go-Ride Magazine - Autumn 2014

Go-Ride Magazine - Autumn 2014

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Published: 14 November 2014

The latest Go-Ride Magazine is now available for download or to read online. Check out the latest edition below or download the Go-Ride Magazine here.

This edition reflects on the success of the Go-Ride Tour, looks ahead to the Go-Ride Conferences, and provides clubs with some top tips for developing their sessions over the winter months.

Editorial

It has been such an incredible summer for cycling, with the Tour de France visiting our shores, the Commonwealth Games and the Tour of Britain. Over 3.5 million people turned out to watch the Grand Depart, which was a real opportunity to inspire more of the nation to get on their bikes. Go-Ride volunteers undoubtedly cemented the legacy of the Tour de France, with over 9,000 young people taking part in the Go-Ride Tour throughout July.

These events on the world stage encourage increased participation, contributing to British Cycling reaching the milestone of 100,000 members this Autumn, which is an incredible achievement considering we had just 50,000 members at the time of London 2012.

Club volunteers have done an amazing job in supporting this growth of our sport, ensuring that the inspiration created by our athletes has translated into record numbers of members and participation at all levels.

With our members backing, we will continue to strive for further success at all levels, from the Great Britain team and our talent pathways, to young people’s coaching, club racing and our recreational cycling programmes.

We are also standing up for all cyclists in our efforts to persuade national and local government to invest in cycling. From lobbying for safer roads and junctions, to campaigning for all children to learn to ride a bike at school, we are working on behalf of our members to ensure that cycling’s full potential is realised, as we aim to become a cycling nation.

Thank you to everyone involved for their hard work to get us to where we are today. The sport is predominantly driven by volunteers and we couldn’t have achieved this significant milestone without you.

John Mills
Coaching, Education and Development Director
British Cycling

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