Following the postponement of the Go-Ride Wales Conference, Welsh Cycling will deliver regional workshops to clubs from April.
Regional Cycling Development Officers will bring bite-size workshops to clubs in North, West and South Wales. The workshops will be themed each month and will be tailored to the needs of key club officials, volunteers and coaches, as well as providing practical guidance on how to create and maintain a happy and healthy club.
The workshops are open to all clubs affiliated to Welsh Cycling, with priority going to Go-Ride clubs. Welsh Cycling will be trialling webcasting from a number of the workshops, to enable clubs who find it difficult to travel to still benefit from the workshops.
Mark Allen, Development Team Leader said: “We know that clubs benefit from hearing what other clubs do and sharing ideas with examples of best practice. It’s vitally important for the success of our sport that we equip our clubs with the best support on offer to provide fun, safe and friendly sporting environment for our members”.
The scheduled plan and content for upcoming workshops is detailed below. To book your place, complete the online form.
Workshop 1 – “Promoting your club and recruiting volunteers”
This workshop is aimed at club officials who work with and recruit volunteers within the club, as well as officials involved in marketing the club using digital platforms. We will also look at the Young Leaders programme and how this could be delivered in your club.
Tuesday 12 April 2016 -Wales National Velodrome, Newport
Monday 20 June 2016 - Carmarthen Leisure Centre, Carmarthen
Tuesday 28 June 2016 - Plas Menai, Caernarfon
Workshop 2 – “Fancy a race?”
This workshop will focus on how your club can set up an event, be it as a race or sportive across disciplines. Ideal for clubs looking to run an event for the first time or those looking for additional support to run an existing event.
Wednesday 4 May 2016- Wales National Velodrome, Newport
Monday 18 July 2016 - Carmarthen Leisure Centre, Carmarthen
Tuesday 12 July 2016 - Coed Y Brenin, nr Dolgellau
Workshop 3- “Go-Ride and your club”
This workshop is all about how your club can involve and support more young people in cycling, with particular focus on women and girls. Encourage young people take part in your clubs activities using established Go-Ride programme. Ideal for coaches and Go-Ride club officials.
Wednesday 8 June 2016- Wales National Velodrome, Newport
Monday 12 September 2016 - Carmarten Leisure Centre, Carmarthen
Tuesday 6 September 2016 - Marsh Tracks, Rhyl
Workshop 4- “Understanding your members”
This workshop focuses on the readily available tools and software available to allow you to understand the needs of your members and how best you can service them. We will look at a range of software and devices available to help you carry this out including the Club Management Tool. Ideal for membership secretaries and club officers.
Wednesday 7 September- Wales National Velodrome, Newport
Tuessday 11 October - Glan Llyn Outdoor Centre, Bala
Workshop 5- “Moving your club forward”
This is a follow up from workshop 4 that will allow you to pull together the information gathered from your member’s needs and make changes as we go into 2017. We will look at how to create a development plan and apply for funding to deliver the club’s dreams. Ideal for club development officers, coaches and key officials.
Monday 7 November 2016
Wales National Velodrome, Newport
Carmarthen Leisure Centre, Carmarthen
Tuesday 22 November - Plas Menai, Caernarfon