We have a growing network of Go-Ride clubs in Wales, providing fun and safe cycling opportunities for young people across the country. Go-Ride integrates structured coaching activities in a traffic-free environment for young cyclists and club development opportunities into a single programme.
Put simply, Go-Ride Clubs have something to offer all young people; whether it is riding or volunteering, there are opportunities to suit all.
Our team of cycling development officers in Wales actively assist clubs through the registration process of joining the Go-Ride programme, which provides a template of best practice for clubs in all areas of regular activity. Clubs must meet certain standards before they can join, but we support you along the way and help you to continually improve and achieve best practice.
Clubs must meet certain criteria before joining the programme but along the way they continually work towards improving themselves and achieving 'best-practice'. Once all the pieces are in place, a club can become Go-Ride Clubmark Accredited.
What does your club gain from becoming Go-Ride Clubmark Accredited?
- Publicity - club details on Welsh Cycling website and help with event promotion
- School links - to encourage more youth and junior club members
- Ongoing support from the Welsh Cycling team
- Access to resources - including a coaching kitbag and Go-Ride Gears books 1 & 2
- Training - for coaches, club officials and other volunteers
- Free Silver British Cycling Membership - for up to 7 nominated Club Officials
- Reduced affiliation fees for your club
- Support in obtaining external funding
- Free bronze membership for new members
What does your club need to register?
- Welsh Cycling affiliation
- A suitable traffic free area to deliver coaching sessions for young people
- At least one qualified British Cycling coach
- A Club Secretary willing to have his/her details published
- Club Welfare Officer (who must be willing to undergo training)
On registration your club will receive a coaching starter pack, 4 free silver memberships in your first 12 months, and free bronze membership for all members.
What commitment does your club need to give?
- Deliver regular coaching activities through a British Cycling qualified coach
- Forge close links with local schools to encourage children
- Willingness to working towards Go-Ride Clubmark Accreditation within 12 months of registration
How close are you to gaining Go-Ride Clubmark Accreditation?
Complete the Go-Ride Clubmark checklist to see how close you are to becoming a Go-Ride club. Return to your local Cycling Development Officer who will be able to assist you in the final stages. Go-Ride Clubmark Checklist