Safety & Equity

All Go-Ride clubs have a commitment to ongoing training for their volunteers, coaches and officials, to have a sound structure, to be fair and equitable and to undertake training to support British Cycling’s Policies and Guidelines for child protection and best practice.

The programme of Go-Ride coaching activities can only be delivered through British Cycling qualified coaches who have signed up to a coaching code of conduct. Parents therefore have peace of mind that children are receiving their training from qualified instructors.

Club officials also have an ongoing commitment to training, to have a structure within their club, and to be fair and equitable.

Each Go-Ride club is required to have a Club Welfare Officer who must undertake child protection training. The Club Welfare Officer will promote and support the implementation of British Cycling’s policy on good practice and child prote

All British Cycling coaching awards include child protection and equality training, which help to ensure that Go-Ride clubs are safe and welcoming environments for young people of all backgrounds. Coaches are also encouraged to broaden their knowledge to suit their particular requirements.

British Cycling has a Coach Licensing Scheme that requires all qualified coaches to retain annual membership and hold a valid First Aid certificate.

Club Welfare Officer

Our Welfare Officer is Nigel Hodgkinson. Nigel is safeguarding training and is responsible for promoting the club’s policy and procedures for the protection of children. 

Nigel will ensure that all members and parents are aware of the club’s code of conduct, advise on the development of activities for children in the club, support the CRB checking of relevant individuals within the club and receive, record and report any concerns relating to the welfare of any child in the club.

Nigel is a regular attendee at club sessions and other events and is well known throughout the junior club.

If anyone needs any advice or want to contact Nigel for any reason he can be contacted in confidence via email: