The Go-Ride Conferences will kick off this weekend in Solihull on Saturday before heading to Bridgwater on Sunday.
The numbers of club volunteers who have signed up to attend have been hugely encouraging, but there are still places available if you’ve not yet registered. Don’t forget, club volunteers who attend this year’s Go-Ride Conferences will automatically be entered into a prize draw for Olympic Cycling tickets.
Places are also available at upcoming Go-Ride Conferences in Farnborough, Cheshunt, York, Manchester coming up in March. For more details, take a look at our Online Invitation.
Through a combination of practical advice and support, the emphasis for this year’s Go-Ride Conference season is on ‘Gearing up for the Games’ to ensure that our schools and clubs are in the best possible position to cater for the increased enthusiasm created by the Games.
The Conferences are split in to three optional areas to attend and in this article; we are going to focus on Workshop 3: The Club Journey.
Workshop 1: The Young Volunteer Journey can be seen here
Workshop 2: The Rider Journey can be seen here
The Club Journey workshop is a must for new and established Go-Ride clubs. The activities will focus on what is the best and most appropriate product that Go-Ride clubs are offering young people and how to promote that offer to young people and other organisations to make sure that Go-Ride clubs are the place to be for new young people inspired to try cycling by the Olympic Games.
Clubs will be taken through the continuous cycle of operation that includes developing an exciting club product or offer, promoting that to the community and then the product’s delivery. Topics to be covered include:
— What about cycling attracts new people to Go-Ride clubs
— What young people and families want from a Go-Ride club
— What adult and young volunteers want from a Go-Ride club
— What organisations are available to help recruit participants
— What Go-Ride clubs can do with partner organisations such as schools and youth clubs
— How can you get your message to young people and their families
— The Club Journey and how the topics discussed relate to your Go-Ride clubs stage of development
Nationally there are strategic changes to the way that sport is delivered and combined with the once in a lifetime showcase for the sport that is London 2012. This is an essential workshop for clubs looking to be the first destination for any budding young cyclists.
Phone: 0161 274 2070