Club Development Monthly Update: October 2021

Club Development Monthly Update: October 2021


As the largest cycling membership organisation in Scotland, Scottish Cycling supports a network of around 200 progressive, safe and inclusive clubs, where everyone can grow and thrive. As part of our commitment to developing the club landscape, our Club Development Team share a monthly update with all clubs, highlighting key opportunities and relevant developments.

For the month of October 2021, we'd like to focus on the following areas:

Club Minimum Operating Standards 

As advised at the time of affiliation opening in October 2020, Scottish Cycling has introduced Minimum Operating Standards (MOS) for clubs. Club committees should now have been contacted by their region's CDC with a checklist of what still needs completed for re-affiliation. Club Affiliation will go live on Monday 18th October.

Events Calendar Compilation 

Clubs should now have been contacted by your region's CDC regarding the compilation of the Events Calendar for the 2022 season. The deadline for the submission of events for next year's calendar has been extended – please ensure you enter your submissions by 23:45 on Sunday 10th October.

R.A.C.E National

The application deadline for MTB only has been extended to Sunday 10th October.

Young People's Panel Residential 

Our new Young People's Panel had their first in-person meeting this weekend, as they took part in an overnight residential stay at the sportscotland National Sports Training Centre in Inverclyde. You can read more about our new panel members here

Club Development Facebook Group 

Make sure to join our Club Development Facebook group if you have not already done so! Here, you will find lots of news, opportunities and club development discussions. The group can be found here.  

Go-Ride Free Memberships

Clubs that are eligible for Go-Ride Free Memberships should now have been contacted by their region's CDC. If you believe your club is eligible for free memberships and has yet to be contacted, please get in touch with your CDC.

New Coaching Scholarship 

In a bid to boost representation in the coaching workforce, British Cycling and Official IT Partner, Total Computers, are now accepting applications for their newest coaching scholarship – with a particular focus on people from underrepresented groups. Find out more about the scholarship here

Ride Leader Courses 

Due to unforeseen circumstances, we will be unable to organise any Ride Leader courses until 2022. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused by this information. If you have any questions regarding courses, please contact your Club Development Coordinator.

Contact Us

Club Development Team:

Fraser Johnston (Club Development Manager - Young People & Leadership):

James Bracher (Club Development Manager - Equality & Governance):

Angie Sword (Club Development Coordinator - North-East Grampian):

Hamish Cowton (Club Development Coordinator - East & Central):

Madeleine Watson (Club Development Coordinator - West/South-West):

Neil Wilson (Club Development Coordinator - North):

Ruth Wright (Club Development Coordinator - North-East Tayside & Fife):

Remember, your region's CDC is always on hand to help out with any club development queries you may have. Please don't hesitate to get in touch as and when you need to.