Everything you need to know about the first ever Scottish Cycling Go-Ride Conference - happening in Perth, 17th February 2018.


The Go-Ride Conference 2018 is an exciting opportunity for delegates to develop their skills and knowledge and work with Scottish Cycling to deliver an excellent programme of youth cycling across Scotland. This is also an opportunity for Scottish Cycling to provide important updates to member clubs on the Go-Ride Programme.

All Go-Ride Accredited Clubs will receive 4 places free of charge to this exciting and educational Conference. All Go-Ride Registered Clubs will receive 2 free places. If you want to claim one of your clubs free places, or if you're unsure whether your club is Go-Ride, please contact your club secretary. 

The conference will benefit all coaches and volunteers, and the young riders that attend these clubs. Go-Ride club members wishing to purchase additional places should purchase a ‘General Admission’ ticket. 

Members of clubs who are not part of the Go-Ride programme are also welcomed to this event. Such members should purchase a 'General Admission' ticket. 

We hope to make the Go-Ride Conference an annual youth focused conference that will be integral to the effective development of the Scottish Cycling Go-ride programme, R.A.C.E and young riders in general.


Conference Programme


Megan Wilkinson

British Cycling National Youth Forum Member

Scottish Cycling Development Team

What are the priorities and focuses for the development team in 2018/19

Vicky Strange, Head of Development

Scottish Cycling Performance Team

Update on the Go-Ride programme and the rider development pathway

Gary Coltman, Head of Performance

Keynote Speaker


Sharing Good Practice

East Kilbride Road Club, Edinburgh Road Club and KICC present on their successes, challenges and how they have developed good practices in growing talent, participation and team work.


Afternoon Welcome

Vicky Strange

Head of Development, Scottish Cycling

Club Volunteers Workshop

Delivered by Active Advantage

Club Philosophy

A club philosophy provides meaning, purpose, focus and guidance. It directs our energy, determines our behaviours and offers a framework on which to challenge and improve practice. This workshop offers you the opportunity to explore what is most important to you and will provide tools to engage your committee and membership to determine your approach moving forward.

Increasing Membership

This workshop provides an opportunity to explore where you are and where you want to go. Together with fellow clubs we will explore how to engage the membership to create welcoming and inclusive environments and strategies to increase membership.

Coaching Workshop

Club Coaching Pathway

Andy Figgins, East Kilbride Swim team

How do we support our riders to achieve their goals?

How do we develop performance capable athletes?

How can we support and retain riders for longer?

Strength Training for Young Athletes

Paul Coyle, Scottish Institute of Sport

Strength, mobility and flexibility are essential attributes of athletes and riders to create robust, capable, healthy human beings.  There have been some significant misconceptions about strength training in the past but now it is proven beyond doubt that athletes of all ages, levels and disciplines (including endurance) should be developing these essential attributes.

Rider Development

Craig McCulloch & PJ Barron, Scottish Cycling

In this workshop Craig and P.J will share some of the key aspects of developing riders with the goal of supporting club coaches to be able to develop riders.  They will challenge the normal coaching methods as traditionally taught in coaching courses and propose the use of different methods turn the coaching process upside down

Close of Conference

Vicky Strange

Head of Development, Scottish Cycling

Travel Info

The Scottish Cycling Go-Ride Conference 2018 will be clearly sign posted once you arrive at Perth Race Course. We ask that you arrive with plenty of time to register between 8:30 and 8:50 with the Conference starting at 9:00am


2,000 parking spaces which are available

How to get to Perth Racecourse


Sat Nav Postcode: PH2 6BB (If your Sat Nav does not pick up the Postcode please try typing in Perth Racecourse as a venue).

Come off the M90 (towards Aberdeen & Dundee) at junction 11 signposted for Scone Palace & Blairgowrie. Follow Dundee Road through 2 sets of traffic lights upon the 3rd take the left fork signposted Blairgowrie & A93. Take a left onto Stormontfield road about 2 miles along the road signposted for the racecourse.


Perth Train Station is only 4 miles from Perth Racecourse with a well attended Taxi Rank at exit.  To search tickets & times click here

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