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As the largest cycling membership organisation in Scotland, we work to create a network of progressive, safe and inclusive clubs, supporting the development of a diverse cycle sport community. 

Within this section you will find links to a range of services and support that we offer to our affiliated clubs. Most notably our Club Development Team are ready to receive your call or email.

Affiliate your Club to Scottish Cycling

Scottish Cycling is delighted to announce that affiliation for 2022 is now open. This year, affiliation will take place via our Club Management System, ClubServe.

All applications from clubs who are compliant with our Minimum Operating Standards and received by the 6th December will receive a saving of £25 and will be processed ahead of the New Year to ensure continuous affiliation. If you submit your affiliation after this date, or if you submit without being fully compliant with our Minimum Operating Standards, we cannot guarantee that your affiliation will be approved before the end of the year.

Please note, after the 31st December, we cannot send British Cycling membership cards and licences to your club members until your affiliation is renewed. Affiliation, including your club’s insurance benefits, is only active once approved by Scottish Cycling and payment is received, which during our busy period can take up to 21 days. You will also no longer have access to the British Cycling Club Management Tool. Further delays can occur if we need to query or clarify aspects of your application with you. Please apply as soon as possible to avoid delays.

Applications received up to and including the 18th January will receive the early renewal discount of £25 off.

Affiliate your Club

We know that this has been a challenging year, so we really appreciate your continued commitment and support for cycling.  Cycling is well positioned to make a significant contribution to the 'new normal’ as it emerges, and we look forward to working with you and your club as we consider how we can play a part in this. 

Affiliation Guide

To support your club in completing affiliation this year, we have developed a manual which provides a step-by-step guide to using the new system. This can be downloaded by clicking the link below. 

Guide to affiliation

Minimum Operating Standards

As advised at the time of affiliation opening in October 2020, Scottish Cycling has introduced Minimum Operating Standards (MOS) for clubs. The MOS have been introduced to ensure that we can work with clubs to ensure that you have all the correct policies and procedures in place – protecting both you and your members.

We recognise that not all clubs operate in the same way, and cater to different audiences, so we have reflected this in the standards, so that the expectation of what clubs need to do is appropriate to what your club does.

Scottish Cycling is here to support you and your club in meeting these standards.

Whilst many clubs are already operating at or close to these standards, they provide a helpful checklist to ensure that members, clubs and Scottish Cycling have confidence that the minimum standards are being consistently met across the sport in Scotland. For some this will represent a mere formalisation of existing processes and standards. For others that do not yet meet these standards, Scottish Cycling will actively support you in putting the standards in place.

We want to make it as easy as possible for clubs to meet the standards, so we have provided a range of templates and guides for each standard so that clubs have all the resources required.

All resources required to ensure compliance with the standards can be found on our website here.

If you have any queries regarding Minimum Operating Standards, please get in touch with your region’s Club Development Coordinator.

Setting up a new Club

Scottish Cycling supports a network of around 200 clubs, providing safe, accessible and inclusive environments, where everyone can grow and thrive.

If you are looking to set up a new club, then please contact clubdevelopment@scottishcycling.org.uk and we will send you a step-by-step start up guide.

It is also good to talk this through, so feel free to arrange a good time to call, we would be delighted to hear from you.

Club Development Framework

We have created a framework to guide the development of our clubs. If you are interested in developing and growing your club, then the framework is a great place to start. It provides a flexible pathway for clubs to progress and is resourced by an extensive collection of templates, guides and supported by staff that will help facilitate the journey.

The framework can be accessed here. If you identify areas where your club might need some help, then please get in touch to talk about the most suitable resources and guides for you. We are currently creating an online platform to facilitate club development; this will be released in 2021 so please check back for information.

Find a Club

Joining a club is a great way to get the most out of your cycling and we are here to connect you! Whether you are a seasoned racer or fairly new to the sport, there is nothing better than riding with like-minded cyclists to develop your skills and challenge yourself. Find your nearest club here: https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/clubfinder

If you would like to find a club to join, then click here to locate a club near you.

Contact

Fraser Johnston

Club Development Manager (Young People + Leadership)

Email: Fraser.Johnston@scottishcycling.org.uk

James Bracher

Club Development Manager (Equality + Governance)

Email: James.Bracher@scottishcycling.org.uk 

Angie Sword

Club Development Coordinator (North-East Grampian)

Email: Angie.Sword@scottishcycling.org.uk

Hamish Cowton

Club Development Coordinator (East & Central)

Email: Hamish.Cowton@scottishcycling.org.uk

Madeleine Watson

Club Development Coordinator (West/South-West)

Email: Madeleine.Watson@scottishcycling.org.uk

Neil Wilson

Club Development Coordinator (North)

Email: Neil.Wilson@scottishcycling.org.uk

Ruth Wright

Club Development Coordinator (North-East Tayside & Fife)

Email: Ruth.Wright@scottishcycling.org.uk