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Go-Ride Conferences 2016: Book your place now!

Go-Ride Conferences 2016: Book your place now!

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The Go-Ride Conferences will return in February and March 2016 with a focus on capturing the inspiration of the Rio Olympics.

If you are a British Cycling member and Go-Ride Volunteer it’s free to attend the conference and there are workshops for everyone involved with Go-Ride Clubs.

Go-Ride Conferences 2016

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Volunteers will have the opportunity to attend focused workshops which will explore coaching culture, meeting member needs and the benefits of social media. There will also be a chance to network with fellow volunteers and say thank you to those who have gone above and beyond through the Go-Ride Club and Volunteer Awards.

Workshop 1: For Coaches

Explore your coaching culture and the coaching environment of your club in order to understand how it can affect a rider’s development and help them to perform better, whether in a coaching or racing environment.

Workshop 2: For Go-Ride Volunteers

The morning session will concentrate on putting your members first and provide takeaway tips on how to successfully market your club, with a focus on social media.

The afternoon will see the Regional Development Managers deliver updates specific to your area to help support whole club development.

Workshop 3: For new Young Volunteers (CAYV)

For young people aged 14 to 18 wishing to join the Cycling Award for Young Volunteers (CAYV) programme, this three hour workshop will cover the basic CAYV modules to broaden knowledge of volunteering roles in cycle sport and promote engagement.

New young volunteers will then get the opportunity to network with current young volunteers during the afternoon and learn more about the young volunteer pathway.

Workshop 4: For current Young Volunteers

For young people who are already on the CAYV programme the morning workshop will provide an opportunity to join with other club volunteers. The aim of the session is to generate discussion to ensure clubs are listening to members and highlight the benefits that social media can bring.

The afternoon session will bring together current and new young volunteers to learn about the role of a Youth Representative and the additional development opportunities the programme can provide.

Workshop 5: For Club Welfare Officers (CWOs)

Time to Listen (TTL) training, which has been developed by the NSPCC’s Child Protection in Sport Unit, will be delivered by British Cycling tutors. The workshop provides cycling specific guidance and aims to ensure that the CWO has the best training possible to implement child protection practices within Go-Ride Clubs.

In order to attend, CWOs must have already attended the three-hour Safeguarding and Protecting Children course or equivalent as TTL builds on this.

If you would like to book your conference place, please download the invitation and return the completed form to the Go-Ride team. Alternatively, you can book your place online.

Based on the unprecedented demand for last year’s conferences, places will be limited to six volunteers per Go-Ride Club, with the option to purchase additional places at a cost of £20 per place. New young volunteers (as referred to in the description for workshop 3) may attend free of charge and can be in addition to these six places.

If you have any questions about the conferences, the Go-Ride team is available on 0161 274 2070 or


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