Club Governance

Aims and Objectives

To promote, develop and foster the sport and pastime of cycling at all levels. 

To make both the club and cycling available to every club member

To encourage members to adopt a healthy active lifestyle and achieve levels of attainment they might not have reached otherwise

To offer competitive opportunities in cycling

To promote the sport and pastime of cycling within the local community

To manage the club’s indoor training facility (‘The Barn’)

To ensure a duty of care to all members of the club

To provide all its services in a way that is fair to everyone

To ensure the club supports equality and diversity among the membership

Statement on Sports Equity

FWCC is committed to ensuring that equity is incorporated across all aspects of its operation.  

Sports equity is about fairness in sport, equality of access, recognising inequalities and taking steps to address them. It is about changing the culture and structure of sport to ensure it becomes equally accessible to everyone in society.

The Club respects the rights, dignity and worth of every person and will treat everyone equally within the context of their sport, regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, or social/economic status.

The Club is committed to everyone having the right to enjoy their sport in an environment free from threat of intimidation, harassment and abuse.

All club members have a responsibility to oppose discriminatory behaviour and promote equality of opportunity.

Constitution

This is a set of written principles and precedents which formalise the club’s purpose and aims.  It also serves as an operating guide for regulating the actions of members and for making clear the roles and responsibilities of club officials.

Code of Conduct

This provides a shared understanding of the behaviour and riding standards required of Club members.  These standards are in place to ensure the safety of club activities, to portray the club in a good light, offer protection in the event riders’ or the Club’s conduct is called into question, and above all, to ensure an enjoyable experience for all.  By becoming a member of the club you agree to adhere to this Code. The code of conduct is currently being reviewed and finalised.

The Risk Assessment for Group Rides can be viewed here.

Member Protection Policy

This ensures the club’s legal obligations are satisfied with respect to youth and at-risk adult participation in Club activities. The Club’s Risk Assessment for Youth Participation can be viewed here. British Cycling’s Safeguarding and Protecting Children Policy can be viewed here.

Barn Usage Policy

This describes the rules for using the Club’s indoor training facility.

Data Protection Policy

This describes how the Club complies with data protection law and to respecting the privacy rights of individuals.