You can find your local Go-Ride club via the British Cycling Club finder. Search by club type and select either Go-Ride or Accredited Go-Ride.
The results will appear on the map allowing you to select the most appropriate club for your family. The contact details of the club secretary will appear and this person will be able to inform you about how you can best support club activities as a volunteer.
Go-Ride is British Cycling's national development programme for young people. The programme provides a fun and safe way to introduce young riders to the world of cycle sport and provides a platform to improve bike handling skills. Getting involved is easy, either through one of our many Holiday Coaching Programmes or at a local Go-Ride club; here young people will be able to sample the various cycle sport disciplines and start enjoying one of the fastest growing sports in the UK today.
Volunteers can help promote cycling for young people with a Go-Ride club by being a casual volunteer at club events or coaching activities. Alternatively a volunteer can take up a more prominent role such as a:
- Go-Ride Contact - point of contact for the prospective participants.
- Coach - delivers regular skill and racing training activities for young people.
- Volunteer Coordinator - monitors and promotes the development and satisfaction levels of club volunteers in addition to delegating and supporting young volunteers.
- Club Welfare Officer - point of contact for people with concerns about the welfare of club members and provides advice about welfare issues and new club activities.
Click for a list of club volunteer role descriptions which you can download.
Club Support Resources
Volunteers can gain support from within Go-Ride clubs via their volunteer coordinator or from external agencies such as runningsports. Runningsports is a Sport England organisation that supports sport volunteers and the people who manage them to help clubs grow and thrive.
Their website has an excellent offering of resources, advice, case studies and training for volunteers. Resources available include role descriptions and quick guides to issues such as tax in sport and event planning. Visit www.runningsports.org for more information and to access their resources.