Welwyn Wheelers are proud to be non-elitist and we encourage all participants irrespective of their ability. We are a volunteer organisation entirely dependant upon our hard working coaches, officials and administrators.
Welwyn Wheelers has been built on a culture of participation and friendship. We believe that cycling is a team sport and the best results can be achieved through mutual support and working together.
Joining Welwyn Wheelers is a commitment to the club. We appreciate not everyone can attend every club activity or event. But members are encouraged to participate in and assist with as many club activities and events as they can.
We strongly encourage all members to get involved with running their club.
What We Expect From You
Codes of Conduct:
For Club members, club coaches, club officials and participants in club organised events and/or while wearing club kit
- Arriving in good time for training sessions and competitions
- Wearing suitable kit for the event – including for example helmet and mitts / gloves for track based activities
- Take responsibility for maintaining kit including bikes to an appropriate and safe standard
- Informing the coach of any specific health requirements or medical conditions in advance of any coaching session by completion of a Club Membership form or for non-members upon registration
- Respecting our coaches – including giving them your full attention during briefings and reviews. Using electronic devices only as is appropriate for the circumstances
- Respecting officials and all their decisions
- Being a good sport by applauding all good performances, whether they be by your fellow club members or other competitors
- Controlling your temper. Verbal abuse of officials and other riders, or deliberately distracting/provoking an opponent is not acceptable or permitted behaviour
- Working equally hard for yourself and your club – your club’s performance will benefit, and so will you
- Respecting the rights, dignity and worth of all participants regardless of their gender, ability, disability, cultural background or religion
- Treating people involved in cycling as you would like to be treated – not bullying or taking unfair advantage of another participant
- Paying any fees promptly
Code of Conduct for:
Parents/carers, non-club coaches and other supporters etc.
As a parent/carer/partner and/or coach of a member of the club you are expected to abide by the following code:
- Informing the coach of any specific health requirements or medical conditions of your child in advance of the coaching session by completion of a Club Membership form or a Parental Consent form
- Advising the coach if your child has to leave early or is being collected by someone other than a parent/carer, giving details of the arrangement including who will be collecting your child, when and at what time
- Encouraging all to learn the rules and play within them
- Discouraging unfair play and arguing with officials
- Helping to recognise good performance and not just results
- Setting a good example by recognising fair play and applauding the good performances of all
- Never punishing or abusing a child for losing or making mistakes
- Publicly accepting officials’ judgments and teaching children to do likewise
- Supporting your child’s involvement and help them to enjoy their sport
- Using appropriate language at all times
- Remembering that children participate in sport for their enjoyment, not yours
- Supporting all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from sporting activities
- Respecting the rights, dignity and worth of every rider regardless of their age, gender, ability, disability, cultural background or religion
- Showing appreciation and respect for coaches, officials and administrators. Remember, without them, there would be no events or club to participate in
Failure to adhere to the Codes of Conduct:
Could result in temporary exclusion or suspension from the club and/or club events.
The Codes of Conduct are intended to outline a framework and as such the club reserves the right to modify the codes of conduct at any time as it thinks appropriate
Whilst we aim to run and operate the club to the highest standards we do acknowledge that occasionally “we may get it wrong”. If you feel that we have fallen short please contact a club official.