Published: 20 January 2014
The Go-Ride Conferences will return in March 2014 with an all-new format. Along with focused workshops, networking opportunities and the Go-Ride Club and Volunteer Awards, there will be a series of quick-fire updates giving all the latest developments in the world of cycle sport. There will also be a session on The Chimp Model, devised by sports psychiatrist Dr Steve Peters, and used to assist Team GB cyclists such as Sir Chris Hoy and Victoria Pendleton.
It’s FREE to attend the conference and there is a workshop for everyone involved with Go-Ride clubs:
Workshop 1: Coaches
The rider journey does not stop at 16,and thousands of our Go-Ride club members are due to graduate from youth categories within the next Olympic cycle. We would like to invite coaches to find out how the Go-Ride programme can support riders and clubs in that crucial stage of a rider’s development.
Workshop 2: Go-Ride Volunteers
With a similar theme to Workshop 1, this session will provide delegates with an opportunity to share examples of club development, with a focus on volunteer opportunities, provision of regular activities, funding sources and success stories from award-winning clubs.
Workshop 3: New Young Volunteers
For young people aged 14-18 wishing to join the Cycling Award for Young Volunteers (CAYV) programme, this workshop will cover the basic CAYV and Racemakers modules to broaden knowledge of volunteering roles in cycle sport and enthuse them to get involved.
Workshop 4: Current Young Volunteers
Experienced young volunteers will have the chance to learn how they can take the lead in their roles and how they can help to develop the sport, as well as their future careers. There will also be the opportunity to discuss the National Youth Forum, which will open for applications in April.
Workshop 5: Club Welfare Officers
This session will cover cycling-specific guidance on dealing with conflict, guidelines on social media use, an update on DBS checks and the opportunity to discuss issues specific to your club with fellow Club Welfare Officers.
The quick-fire update sessions will take place with mixed groups of volunteers, giving everybody the opportunity to hear each update and ask questions. The topics will include:
- Go-Ride Tour: Exclusive package available for Go-Ride clubs delivering events around the time of the Tour de France Grand Depart.
- Skills Awards: A discussion around a new structured pathway and recognition programme for a rider’s journey in cycling.
- National Youth Forum: An overview of the National Youth Reps’ progress, led by the young volunteers themselves.
- Club Management Tool: Benefits, new features and how to make the most of this free tool.
- Disability: How your club can provide inclusive opportunities.
Download the conference invitation here and return the completed form to the Go-Ride team to secure your place. If you have any questions about the conferences, the Go-Ride team is available on 0161 274 2070 or email@example.com.