Code of Conduct

Cycle Club Sudbury is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the well-being of all its members, ensuring a positive and enjoyable experience for all. The club believes that it is important that members, committee members, coaches  and parents associated with the club should, at all times, show respect and understanding for the safety and welfare of others. Therefore, members are encouraged to be open at all times and to share any concerns or complaints that they may have about any aspect of the club with any committee member, or for safeguarding issues with the Club Welfare Officer – contact details on the back of the Club Handbook, or on the Club website.

As a member of Cycle Club Sudbury, you are expected to abide by the following code of conduct:

§  All members must take responsibility for ensuring they are aware of the Club rules, understand and adhere to them; they are in the Handbook and on the website.
§    All members must respect the rights, dignity and worth of all participants regardless of age, gender, ability, race, cultural background, religious beliefs or sexual identity. The Club has adopted the British Cycling policies and supporting documents for Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults, with particular reference to Section 2 of those documents, Good Practice, Poor Practice and Abuse, and Section 3, Responding to Suspicions and Allegations of Abuse.
British Cycling Safeguarding and Protecting Children policy
British Cycling Safeguarding and Protecting Vulnerable Adults Policy
§    Members should acknowledge that people take up cycling for many different reasons, and that everyone can make a valuable contribution to the Club.
§    All members should be a positive role model, and treat other members and officials with the same level of respect they would expect to receive.
§  Members should use correct and proper language at all times
§  Bullying of any sort will not be tolerated. There is a Club anti-bullying policy; full details are on the Club website.
§    The public form opinions about cycling clubs largely based on their experience of meeting club cyclists on the road. Members should be aware of other road users at all times, be courteous, and not be provoked by the behaviour of others.
§  Members should recognise the valuable contribution made by coaches and club officials. They are all volunteers who give their time and resources to provide facilities for you. Members must respect officials and publicly accept their decisions.
§  E-mails, Facebook, etc  are important methods of communication, but avoid abusive language and personal attacks. Remember that sites might be available to a wider public.
§  Disagreements, differences of opinion and queries on Club activities, policies and procedures will occur. Members are asked to resolve these constructively by discussion within the Club. Any committee member can be approached to raise any topic at the Club’s monthly committee meetings; contact details on the rear page of the Club Handbook.
§  The committee has the power to expel or suspend any member who in their opinion behaves in a manner likely to be detrimental to the Club, or who constantly infringes club rules.