Code of Conduct for Young People

As a member of the club you are expected to abide by the following code by:

  • Arriving for training and competition in good time to prepare properly

  • Wearing suitable kit (including a helmet) and clothing for all cycling activity sessions, as agreed with the coach

  • Maintaining your equipment in a good and safe working condition that is safe for yourself and does not represent a hazard to others.

  • Warming up and cooling down properly on all occasions

  • Playing within the rules and respecting officials and all their decisions

  • Being a good sport by applauding all good performances, whether they are made by your club or the opposition

  • Controlling your temper. Verbal or written abuse of coaches, officials and other riders, or deliberately distracting/provoking an opponent is not acceptable or permitted behaviour.

  • Using correct and proper language at all times. This also applies to the use of social media and the internet

  • Treating all participants in cycling as you like to be treated - not bullying or taking unfair advantage of another participant

  • Working equally hard for yourself and your club. Remember, 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

  • Paying any fees promptly

  • Abiding by the rule that junior and youth members are not allowed to smoke or consume alcohol or drugs of any kind on NCC premises or whilst representing the club

  • Cooperating with your coach, club-mates and opponents. Remember, without them there would be no competition

  • Thanking coaches after training, officials and opponents after competition

  • Taking part in the structured coaching program provided by Eastlands Velo: from group training, structured coaching and group prescribed training
  • Acting as an ambassador of Eastlands Velo at all times. Our reputation and that of our members is important to us all

The committee may ask you to leave the session or club if you do not abide by this code of conduct