The Autumn 2015 edition of the Go-Ride Magazine is now available to read online or download.
Packed with the latest updates, Go-Ride news and helpful features, the magazine contains lots of examples of club development. In addition to our regular content, you’ll discover some exciting updates.
Check out these headlines:
- New bikes a-Hoy! Sir Chris Hoy inspires young people to Go-Ride
- Parenteers: Growing your volunteer workforce
- Youth action in progress
- Kiera triumphs at Los Angeles Special Olympics
- African ‘IDEALS’: From the National Cycling Centre to Namibia
Since sharing the summer edition of the magazine, we announced that the Go-Ride programme delivered over half a million opportunities for young people last year. This news coincided with the release of the Go-Ride Annual Report, which provides us with a great way to share all of the really important work that volunteers, clubs and staff have contributed to – not to mention the enormous amount of progress made by young riders.
The report allows us to look back and highlight these successes, but it’s also important to look ahead and focus on what we can all do to support the programme. Whether growing to provide for even more young people or changing with the seasons to offer opportunities come rain or shine, Go-Ride has proved to be sustainable and we know that the programme is effective in identifying talent for the future.
Putting the magazine together it struck me just how much of the content in this issue has come direct from clubs and volunteers - and it’s a fantastic reflection of the innovation that is an integral part of the programme. From successful funding grants to volunteer recruitment and youth action to the Go-Ride Racing series, club development seems to be at an all-time high.
In spring we set out to increase the support available for club volunteers and I am confident that we are approaching the end of 2015 in a really strong position. Whether engaging with those who are new to volunteering or supporting long-serving friends of the programme, we are immensely proud of our volunteer workforce.
My sincere thanks go out to each and every person who helped to create those half a million opportunities. With an Olympic year coming up, I look forward to seeing where we are 12 months from now.
Coaching, Education and Development Director