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South Shields Velo Cycling Club Celebrate Achieving Go-Ride Clubmark Status


Joining a select group of cycling clubs across the country, South Shields Velo Cycling Club has fulfilled the necessary criteria to achieve British Cycling’s Go-Ride Clubmark status and now holds this prestigious accreditation. Clubmark is a universally acknowledged cross sport scheme introduced by Sport England for community sports clubs, which recognises high standards in welfare, equity, coaching and club management.

Clubs are required to submit a portfolio of evidence to show that they meet the relevant criteria, including suitably qualified volunteers, regular coaching sessions and club development plans. Throughout the application process, South Shields Velo Cycling Club demonstrated an environment that ensures member welfare and promotes cycling as a lifelong sport.

First launched in 2014, South Shields Velo Cycling Club has a thriving membership. Coaches hold sessions at Gypsies Green Recreation Ground which offers young riders an ideal traffic free cycling venue, an opportunity to improve bike handling skills and a pathway into cycle sport.

Lorna Bennett, British Cycling Regional Development Manager for the North East said of the achievement:

“My congratulations go out to South Shields Velo Cycling Club on achieving Go-Ride Clubmark status. The coaches and volunteers work extremely hard to provide opportunities for young people to get involved in cycling, and I look forward to continue supporting them in the future as I’m sure that the club will go on to do even more great things."

Sessions at South Shields Velo Cycling Club run every Monday at 6.30pm and new riders are more than welcome to turn up and have a go. For further information please visit the club’s website: https://www.southshieldsvelocc.co.uk/

For more information on British Cycling’s Clubmark accreditation process, visit: https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/clubmark



Youth Tour of Scotland 2018 - Manager & Coach

The British Cycling North East Board wish to appoint a team manager to manage teams at the Youth Tour of Scotland (April 6th-9th 2018).  In addition, there will also be a coach appointed. 

Team Manager and Team Coach Job Description and Person Specification

The Team Manager will be responsible for:

  • The effective management of the team during the event
  • Maintaining good ongoing communication in the lead up to the event
  • Upholding a duty of care and adhering to the team manger code of conduct as published by British Cycling head office ahead of the event
  • Providing all financial costs and receipts for the event to the BCNE board
  • Reporting back to the BCNE board on the performance of the team at the event. 

The Team Coach will be responsible for:

  • Supporting the Team Manager in selecting a team of riders
  • Providing coaching advice to the riders in the team whilst at the event and helping riders to perform to the best of their ability
  • Upholding a duty of care and adhering to the team coach code of conduct as published by British Cycling head office ahead of the event. 

All Team Manager and Team Coach candidates must:

 Be current British Cycling members.

  • Have a validated and up to date Enhanced DBS check with British Cycling.
  • Have passed a safeguarding and protecting children course within the last 3 years.
  • Have proven previous experience of working with young people, preferably (although not essential) from a BC Go-Ride club, as this will ensure they are knowledgeable of the best practices when working with young people.
  • Have in depth knowledge and experience of the discipline of the event.
  • Be clear about what the “Loco Parentis” role entails and when appropriate share this with the young people selected whilst at events
  • Have knowledge of the Anti-Doping procedures
  • Respect the Rider code of conduct, and set good examples
  • Have a valid Level 2 British Cycling coaching qualification (Team Coach role only)
  • Hold a current valid BC verified first aid certificate (Team Coach role only)

Application Process

Letters of application are now being welcomed, in which candidates should clearly state:
Which position the application is for:Team Manager or Team Coach

Please email applications to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Team Managers and Coaches application deadline for all events: January 8th 2018.

Youth Tour of Scotland 2018 - Rider Expression of Interest

The Youth Tour of Scotland provides some of the best rider development opportunities in the calendar and the highest standards of competition.
The BCNE Board will support North East Development teams of 4 boys and 4 girls to take part in this event.

Teams will be supported by a Team Manager and Team Coach.
This year the race is the weekend 6th-9th April 2018.

A team of 4 boys and 4 girls will be selected based on the following criteria:

  • Youth A boys and Youth A/B girls.
  • Must hold a valid British Cycling racing licence which states North East as the rider's region.
  • Technical ability (assessed in races, Club Clusters of Training (CCT) sessions and Regional Schools of Racing (RSR)).
  • Attitude and commitment to teamwork as well as developing as a rider and competing at National Level in Road (assessed in races, regional cluster coaching sessions and Regional Schools of Racing).
  • Performance in other cycling disciplines will be considered as a secondary criteria.

To be considered for this event, riders should send a brief cycling CV to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by January 8th 2018.

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