is a development programme for clubs and young riders organised
by British Cycling, the sport's governing body.
In anticipation of successful accreditation as a Go-Ride
club by British Cycling, Beacon RCC has introduced a number
of changes. Our constitution has been amended to ensure we
are equitable and open to all potential new members and we
have appointed a Welfare Officer who has undertaken a Child
Protection course entitled 'Time to listen'.
Being a Go Ride club will enable us to work with local authorities
and local education providers to ensure young people have
the proper skills and confidence to become safer and more
successful riders in the future whether they want to ride
competitively for the club or just enjoy cycling as a fun
and healthy family activity.
The first stage of accreditation was to ensure we had a number
of qualified coaching staff able and willing to work in schools.
So far we have one coach who qualified last year and a further
three funded to take their level 2 coaching courses in the
coming months. Part of last year's coach training programme
was to deliver free training sessions to local children. The
response from the children was great and parents were very
impressed with the rapid improvement in the children's bike
With summer ahead we hope to offer more sessions and encourage
more young riders to get involved in cycling on a regular
basis, which will hopefully lead to more young riders joining
the club in the long term.
We are confident that being a Go-Ride club will make a real
difference to the future of the club and to cycling in our
region. For further information on Go-Ride, please refer to
Cycling's web site, where you can also access the quarterly
magazines by selecting 'Downloads' from the menu. The magazines
are full of interesting articles and give an update on what
is happening around the country.
If you would like any more information on Go-ride please
contact the Go-Ride coordinator,