Volunteer Engagement 2020-21

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COVID-19 is having a significant impact on all walks of life in 2020, the sport of cycling is no exception. Here at Welsh Cycling we are keen to keep working with volunteers to offer support and development where we can.

We would usually be looking at hosting face-to-face opportunities, which we obviously are unable to do at the moment. As such we are creating an online engagement calendar which can be seen below. We are keen to keep adding to this, so if there is something you are particularly keen to see, please get in touch with your local development officer.




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8th December & 13th January

Marketing your club/ organisation


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19th January

Coach Development Workshop

18:30- 21:30


20th January

Inclusive Clubs


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2nd February

Guide to Go-Ride Racing

19:00 – 20:00

Watch it back here

3rd February

The role of Physical Activity on Mental Wellbeing- Delivered by Scottish Cycling

19:30- 20:30


8th February

Welsh Cycling Skills Award & Sharing of Good practice


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10th February

Supporting Volunteers in your club/organisation



16th February

Coach Development Workshop


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16th March

Coach Development Workshop


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Marketing your club/organisation, how to attract a wider audience -

Tuesday 8th December 19:00-20:00 & 13th January 19:00 – 20:00

  • Why it is important to engage with those external to the club/organisation?
  • What benefits can it bring to your club?
  • How we can use video, practical ideas, have a go!

Led by our Digital Communications Assistant & Workforce Officer we will be looking at what benefits there are to attracting a wider audience on social media, including potential new members, sponsors and partnerships.

We will then be following this up a few weeks later to touch base as a network and check out the videos people have created prior to them going public.

To reserve a place on a workshop, please click here. We will then sending you a link in the week ahead of the workshop.

Watch Decembers workshop back here

Inclusive Clubs - Wednesday 20th January 19:00-20:00

We will look at what it means to be an inclusive club with a focusing on including disabled members in your club, as well as highlighting some of the practical steps you can take to create an inclusive club environment.

  • What does inclusion in cycling look like?
  • Why be an inclusive club?
  • Inclusive marketing and communications
  • Inclusive coaching

 To reserve a place on a workshop, please click here. We will then sending you a link in the week ahead of the workshop.

Watch the recording of the workshop here

Go Ride Racing - Tuesday 2nd February 19:00-20:00

HSBC UK Go-Ride Racing is Welsh Cycling's exciting entry-level competition programme, which offers local competition for novice cyclists under the age of 16, helping young people to make a gradual transition into competitive cycling.

On this workshop we will talk about the format of races, who and how events can be ran as we look to emerge from the pandemic and offer young people the opportunity to have their first go at competitive cycling in local and familiar surroundings through coach led racing.

Watch the recording of the workshop here

The role of Physical Activity on Mental Wellbeing - Wednesday 3rd February 19:30-20:30

This online panel discussion from Scottish Cycling will focus on the role of physical activity on mental wellbeing. Evidence shows that partcipation in sport can increase self-esteem and reduce anxiety. Our panel members discuss how exercise can suport mental health during stressful times as well as the impact of high performance sport on wellbeing.

The panel discussion will be held on Zoom which will allow members of the Scottish Cycling community to tune in and submit questions to the panel members as the discussion unfolds.

We will record the session, so if you cannot make it, you will be able to watch it later.

To reserve a place on a workshop, please click here. We will then sending you a link in the week ahead of the workshop.

Introducing the Welsh Cycling Skills Award & sharing good practice - Monday 8th February 19:00

An opportunity to share good practice with other Go-Ride clubs and to find out more about the new skills award we are launching this year.

  • New Skills Award Preview (30 minutes)
  • Sharing of good practices (short 10minutes per session with opportunity for discussions and Q&A):

-          Venue Usage: Thinking outside the box

-          Away days at the races

-          Keeping older youths engaged via club rides, Tim Matthews, HSBC UK Go-Ride Coach

Find out more and sign up here

Supporting Volunteers in your club/organisation - Wednesday 10th February 19:00

This workshop is a version which was delivered in Cardiff in March prior to lockdown and was unable to be delivered elsewhere. It is based on the Club Solutions workshop, but has been adapted to better suit online delivery.

There is an e-learning module available to support this workshop here.

We will be looking at:

  • How does your volunteer engagement fit into your clubs goals, values and beliefs?
  • What could a volunteer coordinator do for your club/organisation
  • Micro Volunteering: what is it? How is it of benefit to me?
  • Tools to help track Voluntering in your club

There is a focus here on putting a focus on your volunteers and ensuring they are able to do the role that they are recruited to do.

To reserve a place on a workshop, please click here. We will then sending you a link in the week ahead of the workshop.

Coach Development Workshops:

As a part of the ongoing Coach Development we offer, we are pleased to partner up with Cardiff Metropolitan University. The Cardiff Met Sports Coaching Hub will deliver three virtual workshops, one in January, February and March. Find out more here

  • Tuesday 19th January 2021 - 6.30pm-9.30pm
  • Tuesday 16th February 2021 - 6.30pm-9.30pm
  • Tuesday 16th March 2021 - 6.30pm-9.30pm

Disability Sport Wales led Workshops - Various dates, Contact your local DSW Officer

As part of the wider Parasport Fund, Toyota are working in partnership with the British Paralympic Association, Sport England, Sport Northern Ireland, Disability Sport Wales and Scottish Disability Sport to support the development of the inclusive sports clubs across the UK.

In Wales, in partnership with Disability Sport Wales and Sport Wales, Toyota are providing resources for clubs working towards one of the standards of insport Club to access FREE inclusive education and training.  This collaborative approach ensures that clubs volunteers across Wales are supported to thrive and to keep developing their inclusive offer to disabled children, young people and adults.

The application of the Toyota Parasport Fund in Wales will focus on the provision of free to access workshops across Wales. These workshops have been selected to complement the insport Club programme and ensure clubs in Wales are best supported to deliver quality inclusive opportunities across Wales.

These will include;

•          Disability Inclusion Training

•          Autism Awareness

•          Mental Health Awareness

•          Adults at Risk Training

British Cycling Webinars, Live events and Recordings

 A variety of webinar and live event opportunities for members, volunteers, leaders, officials, event organisers and coaches.