Knowledge Level: Beginner
Below are a number of useful links, contacts and further information to help you to remain dope free.
British Cycling Anti-doping Officer:
Name: Simon Thornton
Telephone: 0161 274 2082
UK Anti-doping: www.ukad.org.uk
Report Doping: www.reportdoping.com
Global DRO: www.globaldro.com/
Informed Sport: www.informed-sport.com/
Keep it handy: An online Clean Sport App is now available to replace the printed UKAD 100% ME Advice Card. This is available to download from iTunes and Google Play.
Improve your knowledge: If you want to know more about anti-doping you can complete WADA’s ALPHA education programme here.
Coach Clean: The programme aims to provide all lead club coaches with essential anti-doping information to coach athletes to be clean and stay clean. The Coach Clean programme is now available here.
Become an Anti-doping Advisor: Anyone can become a UK Anti-doping Advisor. It is advisable for teams and clubs to have a few key people who have completed this course in order to signpost riders with queries. It is a free on-line course and can be completed in your own time. For further information go here.
Information for coaches
As coaches, you are vital in helping achieve doping-free sport. The role of the coach is integral to shaping the values, attitudes and beliefs an athlete has towards clean sport. For anti-doping information and advice for all coaches click here.
Information for parents
As a parent, anti-doping can seem like a daunting topic and it's difficult to know where to start. Your child may have just started out in cycling or have been competing at a high level for some time. Whichever stage your child is at, clean sport is relevant. Helping to support your child with good anti-doping practises is vital in creating a culture of clean riders and clean cycling. For anti-doping information and advice for parents click here.
2015 WADA Code Changes
Anti-doping, like sport, is governed by rules. From 1 January 2015 a revised World Anti-Doping Code (2015 Code) comes into effect. As a member of a British Cycling, these anti-doping rules apply to you too regardless of what level you compete at.
The 2015 code has increased the number of Anti-Doping Rule Violations (ADRVs), and places a greater emphasis on both Athlete Support Personnel (ASP) such as coaches and sports medics, and the relevance of anti-doping education. It is important that you understand the 2015 code and its implications. For further information click here or visit UKAD’s 2015 Code Mircosite here.