Book your Go-Ride Conference 2015 place now

Book your Go-Ride Conference 2015 place now

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The Go-Ride Conferences will return in February and March 2015 with a focus on volunteer training.

Volunteers will have the opportunity to attend focused workshops and network with fellow volunteers, with the Go-Ride Awards presented at the end of the day.

There will also be the chance to reflect on what has been another fantastic 12 months for cycling and for us to say a massive thank you to all volunteers for ensuring the legacy of the Tour de France visiting our shores was truly cemented.

If you are a British Cycling member, it’s FREE to attend the conference and there is a workshop for everyone involved with Go-Ride clubs:

Workshop 1: Coaches

This workshop will challenge all coaches to think about what is ‘good’ coaching and how it manifests itself in practice. The workshop will focus on analysing coaching practices and exploring ways that coaches can challenge and improve rider performance.

Workshop 2: Go-Ride Volunteers (Contacts, Secretaries, Club Volunteers and Helpers)

With the popularity of our sport at an all-time high, this workshop will focus on volunteer recruitment, providing delegates with the opportunity to consider how their club can encourage new volunteers to share the responsibility across everybody. It will also look at engaging young people in the decision-making and planning processes within your club.

Workshop 3: New Young Volunteers

For young people aged 14 to 18 wishing to join the Cycling Award for Young Volunteers (CAYV) programme, this workshop will cover the basic CAYV and Racemakers modules to broaden knowledge of volunteering roles in cycle sport and enthuse them to get involved.

Workshop 4: Current Young Volunteers

Experienced Young Volunteers will have the chance to complete the Young Volunteer Coordinator Workshop, which will provide the knowledge required to take on new responsibilities within their clubs. The workshop will also include some fun and entertaining public speaking training and an overview of the highlights from what has been a fantastic year for Young Volunteers.

Workshop 5: Club Welfare Officers

Club Welfare Officers are invited to attend this workshop, which will focus on specific issues identified from the Club Welfare Officer Consultation conducted over the last couple of months. The aim of the workshop will be to update knowledge, develop skills, and share good practice to help Welfare Officers to further develop a safeguarding and child-focussed culture in the club.

2015 Go-Ride Conference dates

  • Saturday 21 February: Taunton
  • Saturday 28 February: Durham
  • Sunday 1 March: Manchester
  • Sunday 8 March: Leicester
  • Saturday 14 March: Dartford
  • Sunday 15 March: Reading

Book your place

To book your place, download the conference invitation and return the completed form to the Go-Ride team to secure your place, either by email or post.

Alternatively, click on the relevant link below to book online:

If you have any questions about the conferences, the Go-Ride team is available on 0161 274 2070 or go-ride@britishcycling.org.uk.