Code of Conduct

It is the responsibility of everybody involved in our club to ensure it remains a safe place, free from discrimination, fear and where possible, risk.  In order to create an environment which is supportive, welcoming and fun everybody should be clear what is and what is not acceptable or expected behaviour.  Establishing a Code of Conduct is a way of achieving this.  With the current increase in use of social media and video conferencing software such as zoom, it should be noted that the code of conduct applies online as well as during facetoface interactions.

Example Code of Conduct Behaviours for Riders:

  • Making an EFFORT to develop your own cycling abilities, in terms of skill, technique, tactics and stamina
  • Setting a POSITIVE example for others, particularly young riders
  • Not using inappropriate LANGUAGE or behaviour
  • SAFE riding and racing
  • RESPECT coaches, commissaires and fellow riders
  • LISTEN to coaches
  • Do NO DISCRIMINATION of any kind
  • Have FUN
  • Always have regard to the best interests of the game, including where publicly expressing an opinion on the game and any particular aspect of it, including others involved in the game

Code of Conduct Behaviours for Parents might include:

  • ENCOURAGE your child and their fellow riders
  • No coaching from the sidelines (RESPECT the coaches, as well as the riders’ opportunity to make their own decisions and learn)
  • PRAISE effort, not just results
  • LISTEN to your child
  • DON’T SHOUT or make negative comments
  • Not using inappropriate LANGUAGE or behaviour