Tameside Club Circuit Sessions

These sessions are for members of Eastlands Velo and Sportcity Velo only. Currently we have two planned: Tuesday January 3rd and Saturday January 28th, both from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

To attend, please book in advance by clicking through to our booking calendar, which is on acuityscheduling.com.

You'll find the Tameside information at the bottom, beneath the Monday Beginners section.

Membership

You do not need to be a club member to attend Monday beginners sessions. They are open to both non-members and members. To progress from Monday (to Saturday intermediate sessions), you must achieve the appropriate accreditation from your Monday sessions and purchase first-claim membership in Eastlands Velo or Sportcity Velo.

How to Subscribe for a Membership

New Memberships

There are two steps to becoming a new member:

  1. Pay your subscription fees through the club’s booking and subscription store. You’ll find the Subscriptions section at the bottom of the page, where you can click your membership type to get started.
  2. Fill out and submit the online membership form.

Your membership is valid only when you have completed both steps.

Renewals

Pay your subscription fees through the club’s booking and subscription store. You’ll find the Subscriptions section at the bottom of the page, where you can click your membership type to get started. By renewing, you agree to abide by the terms in the Rider Information sheet, the Code of Conduct for Young People and the Code of Conduct for Parents / Carers and Other Supporters. Please notify us if any of your details (contact information, medical issues etc.) have changed since your last subscription.

Rider Information

Medical Concerns

If you have any concerns about engaging in physical activity, please consult your GP before taking part in cycling sessions. In the event of an injury or illness during a session, Eastlands Velo/Sportcity Velo will take all reasonable steps to reach the designated emergency contact and address the situation appropriately.

Photography and Video

Eastlands Velo, Sportcity Velo and British Cycling may take photographs and shoot video footage at club and Go-Ride events. We may use these images as a coaching resource (for example, for rider feedback), post them on the club websites and include them in general publicity material. British Cycling may also place them on its website and present them during coach-education courses. We will not publish your or your child’s name unless you have granted your permission.

Safety Precautions

We take reasonable steps to establish a safe environment where young people can enjoy developing their cycling skills. Riders participate in cycling sessions under the instruction of British Cycling–qualified coaches. They do so entirely at their own risk and accept full and sole responsibility for their own safety. Eastlands Velo and Sportcity Velo cannot be held responsible for any accident, loss or injury during sessions. Parents and guardians agree to consider the nature of such sessions and discuss them with their children.

Equipment and Environment
  • Parents and guardians are responsible for ensuring that their child’s bike is safe to ride.
  • Riders must wear a correctly fitting cycling helmet and track mitts while cycling.
  • Cycling sessions for children younger than 12 will take place at a traffic-free facility. We may invite older riders to sessions on the public highway, but only when the coaches deem them sufficiently responsible, capable and fit.
Supervision
  • Parents and guardians are welcome but not required to watch sessions.
  • We expect riders to attend sessions from beginning to end. Parents and guardians: If your child must leave early and/or with someone other than you, you must tell club staff the details of the arrangement, including who will be collecting the rider.
  • The club will inform parents and guardians of members under 18 of club activities (including scheduling and transport details). Email to these members will be copied to the designated parent or guardian.
Conduct
  • We require sporting conduct from all riders.
  • We will exclude from the session any riders who persistently misbehave or put others in danger.
  • Obscene and/or offensive language is strictly forbidden.

Your Privacy

Eastlands Velo and Sportcity Velo respect your privacy. In accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998, we will hold your personal details in secure electronic and physical storage and use the information solely for the purposes of club administration, such as telling you about events and opportunities and processing membership subscriptions and bookings. Within the club, your data will be available to committee members only, and we will not share it with third parties without your permission. We will retain it while you are a member and for three years after the expiration of your membership. Upon request, we will provide a summary of any personal data we hold. To obtain this summary, contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Eastlands Velo Club Constitution

Eastlands Velo

 

Club Constitution

 

The club shall be called "Eastlands Velo" and will be affiliated to British Cycling.

 

The aims and objectives of the club will be:

  • To offer coaching and competitive opportunities in cycling.
  • To promote the club within the local community and cycling.
  • To manage the club facilities.
  • To ensure a duty of care to all members of the club.
  • To support the cycling development programmes of Manchester City Council and the Velodrome Trust.
  • To provide all its services in a way that is fair to everyone.
  • To ensure that all present and future members receive fair and equal treatment.

 

Membership

Membership should consist of officers and members of the club.  All members will be subject to the regulations of the constitution and by joining the club will be deemed to accept these regulations and codes of conduct that the club has adopted.

 

Members will be adopted in one of the following categories:

            a) Full (1st Claim) member                  b) 2nd claim member.

 

Membership fees will be set annually and agreed by the committee or determined at the annual general meeting.

            Fees shall be paid by annual subscription by January 31st.

 

Officers of the club will be:

                        Chairman

                        Honorary Secretary

                        Treasurer

                        Head Coach

                        Welfare Officer

  • Officers will be elected annually at the Annual General Meeting.
  • All officers will retire each year, but will be eligible for re-election.

 

Committee

            The club will be managed through the Management Committee consisting of:

                        1. Chairman

                        2. Secretary

                        3. Treasurer

                        4. Head Coach

                        5. Welfare Officer

                        6. Lady Coach

                        7. All other coaches

Only these posts will have the right to vote at meetings of the Management Committee.

 

The Management Committee will be convened by the Secretary of the club and held no less than 3 times per year.

  • The quorum required for business to be agreed at Management Committee meetings will be 4.
  • The Management Committee will be responsible for adopting new policy, codes of conduct and rules that effect the organisation of the club.
  • The Management Committee will have the powers to appoint sub-committees as necessary to fulfill its business.
  • The Management Committee will be responsible for disciplinary hearings of members who infringe the club rules / regulations / constitution.
  • The Management Committee will be responsible for taking any action of suspension or discipline following such hearing.

 

Finance

  • All club monies will be banked in an account held in the name of the club.
  • The Club Treasurer will be responsible for the finances of the club.
  • An audited statement of annual accounts will be presented by the Treasurer at the Annual General Meeting.
  • Any cheque drawn against club funds should hold the signatures of the Club Treasurer plus one other officer.

 

Annual General Meeting

  • Notice of the Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be given by the Club Secretary, not less than 21 days' clear notice to be given to all members.
  • The AGM will reeve a report from the officer of the Management Committee and a statement of audited accounts.
  • Nominations for officers of the Management Committee will be sent the Secretary prior to the AGM.
  • Election of officers is to take place at the AGM.
  • All members have a right to vote at the AGM.
  • The quorum of AGMs will be 20.
  • The Management Committee has the right to call Extraordinary General Meetings (EGMs) outside the AGM.  Procedures for EGMs will be the same as for the AGM.

 

Discipline and appeals

  • All complaints regarding members should be submitted in writing to the Secretary.
  • The Management committees will meet within 10 days of the complaint being lodged.
  • The committee has the power to take appropriate disciplinary action including the termination of membership.
  • The outcome of a disciplinary hearing should be notified in writing to the person who lodged the complaint and the member against whom the complaint was made within 5 days of the hearing.
  • There will be a right of appeal to the Management Committee following disciplinary action be announced.
  • The committee should consider the appeal within 5 days of the Secretary receiving the appeal.

 

Dissolution

  • A resolution to dissolve the club can only be passed at an AGM or EGM through a majority vote of the membership.
  • In the event of dissolution, any asset of the club that remain will become the property of British Cycling, OR some club with similar objectives to those of the club.

 

Amendments to the constitution

  • The constitution will only be changed through agreement by majority vote at an AGM or EGM.

 

Declaration

EASTLANDS VELO herby adopts and accepts this constitution as a current operating guide regulating the action of members.

 

CLUB CHAIR                                                       Signed___________________

 

                                                                              Date_____________________

 

CLUB SECRETARY                                            Signed___________________

 

                                                                                    Date_____________________ 

Monday beginners sessions

Our beginners sessions run on Mondays and are for young people 10 to 15 years of age. Their aim is to enable young cyclists to try out track cycling, learn some basic skills and have the opportunity to progress further. Riders can progress from Mondays to our intermediate session (Saturdays, 8–11am), where they can learn more skills, develop cycling fitness and begin track racing.

The beginners session is from 6–7pm every Monday, apart from Bank Holidays and days cancelled because of events at the velodrome. Places must be booked and paid for in advance and cost £5.20 per session (£4.20 for Manchester City Council area residents with proof of address). The price includes bike and helmet hire.

We recommend booking four sessions to start. If the rider progresses to Saturdays without using up all four, we can apply the remaining session fees toward an intermediate session (which requires first-claim club membership). If the rider needs more Mondays to progress, then you can book a further four.

We encourage riders to move up to Saturdays as soon as possible as Mondays are for beginners only and demand for places can be high.

The sessions are coached by experienced and qualified track cycling coaches, and there is a maximum of 15 beginners on each session. The only other cyclists on the track will be experienced club members riding to assist the beginners.

Please come prepared for the session. Riders must wear appropriate clothing, such as close-fitting tops and tights with arms and legs fully covered. Cycling shoes are available for hire for an additional 50p; otherwise please wear trainers. Avoid eating in the two hours prior to the session, and bring plenty to drink—not fizzy drinks. Riders must be able to ride a bike before booking on to a session and should have a reasonable level of fitness as the beginners session can include cycling for up to 15 minutes continuously.

The Monday beginners session is an open one for 10- to 15-year-olds, but our Saturday intermediate and Wednesday advanced sessions are club sessions, and you will need to join either Eastlands Velo or Sportcity Velo as a first-claim member to take part in them. Any 10- to 15-year-old experienced track cyclists who are interested in joining the club and riding on our track sessions will still need to complete an initial assessment at a Monday session.

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