Posted: 15th February
With over 400 club volunteers signed up for this year’s Go-Ride Conferences, we are now in the unprecedented position of having one of the venues ‘sold out’.
Applications for the Go-Ride Conference taking place in Dartford on March 2nd will no longer be accepted as we have reached capacity with 100 delegates already signed up. However, there is still availability at all four other venues.
With Go-Ride Conferences running throughout March, there is still plenty of time to get your applications in if you haven’t already done so according to Development Manager for Clubs and Volunteers, Andrew Chaston.
He said: “It is has been incredible to see the number of applications come in, and we are already well ahead of last year’s numbers.
“It is a shame that we have had to make the decision to deny any further applications for Dartford, but there is still plenty of room at the four remaining venues and I strongly encourage club volunteers to register for one of those as soon as they can.”
Young Volunteers New to the CAYV Programme
This workshop will introduce the Cycling Award for Young Volunteers programme and Racemakers workshop in order to provide participants with a broad overview of cycling and of the three volunteering options outlined below:
Running a club: this may include event management, race co-ordination or club development and could lead to becoming a Young Officer for the club
Coaching: acting as an assistant to a British Cycling qualified coach at a local Go-Ride club.
Officiating: this can encompass marshalling and helping to organise Go-Ride Racing events and assisting at British Cycling open competitions.
Following the workshop, volunteers are required to take up at least six opportunities to volunteer at a local Go-Ride club. This will provide candidates with the opportunity to develop a broad range of skills across a varied range of roles and activities within cycling.
What do the young volunteers get out of it?
Tangible leadership and communications skills, which are invaluable for CV-building and further education or employment applications. A Volunteer Passport will be given to record volunteer hours – 12 hours for a bronze award, 24 for silver and 36 for gold. Free membership is available and after achieving their Gold Award there is an opportunity to further develop their volunteering skills as part of an extended Platinum Award.
For further information:
Phone: 0161 274 2070