Welcome to British Cycling North East

Home to all the latest news about cycling in the North East

Coach Education 2018









27th  & 28th January

The Hub, Barnard Castle

DL12 8TD


Level 1




3rd & 10th February

Walbottle Campus Newcastle

NE15 9TP

Level 2




17th & 18th March

Plus 9th June

Walbottle Campus, Newcastle

NE15 9TP





23rd & 24th June

Gallagher Park, Bedlington

NE22 7LB

Level 1




9th & 16th June

Longfield School, Darlington


Level 2



15th & 16th September

Plus 8th December

Laurence Jackson School, Guisborough

TS14 6RD

South Shields Velo CC

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.

Page 10 of 65

°F | °C
Humidity: 96%
7 mph
Mostly Cloudy
41 | 60
5 | 15
Mostly Cloudy
46 | 58
7 | 14
Partly Cloudy
39 | 53
3 | 11
Mostly Cloudy
40 | 56
4 | 13

Cycling Headlines