How to get involved

How to get involved

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There are many ways to get involved in volunteering within cycling.

The three main areas of volunteering are coaching, officiating and club management. Have a look at the information below and click on the links for further information or register your interest in getting involved by emailing or telephoning 0161 274 2000.

What is volunteering?

Volunteering is about choosing to help other people by giving up your time or expertise. There are many different types of volunteering activities and the different opportunities can involve people giving up several hours a week, or helping at one event when it is convenient for the volunteer.

Why volunteer?

Every person's motivation to volunteer is different and there are a lot of reasons to make a contribution to your community's cycling activities. People often volunteer because they will:

  • make a difference
  • gain a lot of satisfaction from helping others
  • meet people and socialise
  • develop existing and new skills
  • give something back to the sport


Coaching is at the heart of cycling performance at every level from teaching basic bike handling skills in a school or club through to training athletes for the Olympic Games or Tour de France. The coaching courses available from British Cycling will allow you to achieve your coaching goals; coaching at the level and in the discipline you want.

Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Cycling (L1CCC) for those 16 years and over is the entry-level award into the British Cycling Coach Education Programme, aimed at people new to coaching and cycling.

The Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Cycling (L2CCC) is aimed at people new to coaching and/or cycling. The knowledge gained from this qualification will allow you to develop an understanding of safe, ethical and effective cycling coaching.

For more information about British Cycling's coaching awards, including the discipline-specific Level 2 and Level 3 awards please see the coaching section of the website.


There are thousands of cycling events every year and they all rely on officials to ensure that they are safe, fair and most importantly fun! Whether you want to become a commissaire and officiate at regional or national events or help out at your local grass roots Go-Ride Racing event we can help you find what you are looking for. For information on training courses click here or for information about local opportunities contact your regional events officer.

Club management

For those of you intrigued by the workings of a cycling club, its activities and all of its different volunteers then club management may be the option for you. For information about your local Go-Ride and affiliated clubs, volunteer training courses and role descriptions please visit the clubs section of the volunteers webpages.