Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct for Parents/Carers and Other Supporters – Hitchin Nomads Cycling Club

As a parent/ carer of a member of the club (or participant in one of its events) you are expected to abide by our Code of Conduct by:

Informing the coach of any specific health requirements or medical conditions of  your child in advance of the coaching session by completion of a Club Membership form or a Parental Consent form.

Advising the coach if your child has to leave early or is being collected by someone other than a parent/ carer, giving details of the arrangement including who will be collecting your child, when and at what time.

Encouraging your child to learn the rules and play within them.

Providing suitable kit (including a helmet) and clothing for all cycling activity sessions, as agreed with the coach or officials.

Ensuring your that your child’s personal equipment and bicycle are well maintained and in working order and that adequate spares such as inner tubes, tyre levers, lights etc are carried.

Discouraging unfair play and arguing with officials.

Helping your child to recognise good performance, not just results.

Setting a good example by recognising fair play and applauding the good performances of all.

Never punishing or abusing a child for losing or making mistakes.

Publicly accepting officials’ judgments and teaching children to do likewise.

Supporting your child’s involvement and help them to enjoy their sport.

Using correct and proper language at all times.

Remembering that children participate in sport for their enjoyment, not yours.

Supporting all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from sporting activities.

Respecting the rights, dignity and worth of every young person regardless of their gender, ability, disability, cultural background or religion.

Showing appreciation and respect for coaches, officials and administrators. Remember, without them, your child could not participate.

Code of Conduct for Adult Members – Hitchin Nomads Cycling Club

As a member of the club you are expected to abide by our Code of Conduct by:

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

Ensuring your that your personal equipment and bicycle are well maintained and in working order and that adequate spares such as inner tubes, tyre levers, lights etc are carried

Taking responsibility for learning routes or courses on which you are riding.

Wearing suitable kit (including a helmet where mandated) and clothing for all.

cycling activity sessions, as agreed with the coach or officials.

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 abuse of officials and other riders, or deliberately distracting/ provoking an opponent is not acceptable or permitted behaviour in any sport.

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 members are not to use banned or controlled substances other than medication prescribed by a Doctor.

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

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

Thanking officials and opponents after competition.

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