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Youth - Terms and Conditions

We believe in the next generation of cyclists, and we want to help them reach their true potential.

Claydon Cycling Club CIC will take reasonable steps to minimise risks during club activities, however, cycling does have its risks and even the best riders still fall off occasionally.

  • In case of emergencies parents/guardians must be available and contactable during the ride.
  • Young riders are expected to remain in the group from beginning to end, the parent/guardian must advise the leader who will be collecting the rider or how they will leave the session.
  • Any young riders who persistently misbehave or put others in danger will not be allowed to attend in future.
  • It is the parent’s/guardian’s responsibility to ensure that their child’s bike is in a safe condition to ride.
  • All riders must wear a cycling helmet at all times during club rides and coaching events, and bring adequate clothing, drink, food, spare inner tubes, tyre levers and pump.
  • If you have any concerns about your child participating in any form of physical activity, please consult your GP before giving permission for your child to take part in the coaching sessions.
  • All riders must follow the Highway Code at all times when riding with Claydon Cycling Club CIC. This includes: riding no more than two abreast and riding in single file to allow traffic to pass on narrow roads, obeying traffic lights and signs, not riding on pavements and not abusing other road users.
If you have any further questions please contact by email.

These events are specially designed for juniors and include our Youth Coaching course. Adults leading the sessions will be DBS checked and will be familiar with club safeguarding policies. The duty of care provided will be at a level appropriate for children. Full details are provided in advance. Any concerns should be raised with our welfare officer who is on site at events or available on our youth email address listed above. These events are open to all, they are friendly supportive events, but the duty of care offered can only reasonably be expect to be at a level appropriate to adults. Youth members should only attend general club activities if accompanied by a parent, guardian, carer or person acting in loco parentis, or with a signed consent form for the activity. Some cycling experience is required for all of our events. For the youth coaching it is expected that all riders have the ability to cycle without assistance, without stabilisers, and be able to start and stop their cycle without assistance.

Code of Conduct for youth members

As a member of Claydon Cycling Club CIC you should:

  • Follow coaching/staff instructions.
  • Provide feedback and monitoring information if asked for.
  • Arrive for coaching sessions and events in good time.
  • Wear suitable kit (including a helmet) and clothing for all cycling sessions.
  • Play to the rules and respect officials and their decisions.
  • Be a good sport and recognise everyone’s endeavours are valid and positive.
  • Do your best to enjoy and have fun!
  • Be polite.
  • Work equally hard for yourself and your club - any club is only as good as its members.
  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of all, regardless of their gender, ability, background or religion.
  • Treat all participants, as you'd like to be treated.
  • Co-operate with staff and club-mates
  • Appreciate the work of organisers, volunteers, and officials.

As a youth member you understand that you should follow this code of conduct. You may be asked to explain yourself to a club official and you could be suspended or asked to leave the club if the issue is persistent or a serious one.

Claydon Cycling Club CIC reserves the right to update their terms and conditions and code of conduct at any time. Notification of any updates will be communicated to all members in advance of them being brought in to use. Please make sure you keep us update with any change in contact details so you don't miss out on these changes.