Volunteers’ Week; 1st - 7th June, 2018.


We know that Cycling in all its forms simply couldn’t exist without the volunteers, and to give back to them, British Cycling will be spearheading the #cyclingsaysthanks campaign throughout Volunteers’ Week starting today.

Many of Great Britain’s top riders will be saying thank you in various ways over the next seven days, and we have a number of prizes which we will be giving away to volunteers

Do you want to say thank you to a cycling volunteer that's made a difference to you?

To say thank you, and for them to be in with a chance of winning a special gift from us, tweet @BritishCycling tag them or give their name, role and a couple of words on the amazing work that they have done, using the hashtag #cyclingsaysthanks, or send an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with these details and the title #cyclingsaysthanks.

Dont forget to say thanks in your own way, this week and every week!


Tyne & Wear Sport are delivering a Time to Listen workshop for Club Welfare Officers.


Time to Listen is a training programme developed by the Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU) specifically for people who have a designated role in safeguarding within a sports setting. Time to Listen is a three hour workshop for Club Welfare Officers (CWO).


CWOs must have attended a Safeguarding & Protecting Children workshop previously and will need to bring their own reporting procedures to the workshop.


The workshop will:

Describe how a club welfare officer works with others to create a child centred environment
Explain how the club welfare officer role fits into the wider safeguarding environment
Apply learning to case studies including sharing good safeguarding practice
The course is interactive with group activities and discussions and helps Club Welfare Officers to understand their role and be most effective. It gives the opportunity to share experiences and reflect on how to make Safeguarding in the Club ‘live’.


Date:               Monday 11th June 2018

Time:               6pm – 9pm

Venue:             Gateshead Stadium

Cost:                £35 per person

To book and pay online please visit their website https://www.bookit.org.uk/list-all-events

Online entry is now live for the Mountain Bike Improver sessions taking place at Thorneyford Farm starting tonight -

Wednesday evening 7pm until 8.30pm.

The Mountain Bike Improver Sessions will provide a dedicated coaching environment for youngsters wanting to improve their Mountain Biking performance with a focus on racing and looking for additional coaching opportunities with British Cycling North East.
These sessions are for riders 11yrs + boys and girls. 

Sessions cost £3.00 + £1.00 admin fee online or £5.00 on the night.

A pilot of an initial 4 weeks is running to guage rider interest and club coach support.

The dates are 16th and 23rd May and 6th and 13th June.

Booking link is below:



For any further information, please contact:

Go-Ride Coach Adam Brooks
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