WELCOME TO RICHARDSONS CYCLE CLUB.

Richardsons CC is a club for mountain bikers and road cyclists in the Scarborough area. We’re the biggest and fastest growing bike club on the Yorkshire coast.

There’s 169 of us so far – men, women, middle-aged, young, race fit, and beer-fuelled. We’ve got one main thing in common: we like to ride bikes.

Some of us mostly ride on singletrack, some of us mostly ride on tarmac. Plenty of us do both. You’re welcome to join us, doing the cycling you already like or trying out cycling you might like.

We’re lucky to have some of the best riding in Britain on our doorstep. And we want to share it.

 

Richardsons CC is Clubmark certified

Midlands XC racing - Simon Walker
Midlands XC racing - Simon Walker
Club Meetings

Richardsons CC has two types of meetings:

  • Members’ meetings, which are for everyone;
  • Committee meetings, which is where a smaller group of us oversees the organisational stuff.

Members’ meetings take place in a pub, usually at The Forge Valley Pub at East Ayton. We’ll cover any upcoming club business, have a beer or two, have some kind of cycling-related talk or presentation, and finish with a free raffle. It’s a good opportunity to meet fellow club members and put faces to names. It’s also a good chance to chip in with ideas for the club, or to throw your hat into the ring to lead a ride or event.

Committee meetings are where a half dozen or so of us meet to try to put your (and our) ideas for the club into action. We just meet at each other’s houses. The committee are volunteers and we need your help. If you’ve got an idea, tell us. If you want to help out in some way (leading or marshalling a ride or helping to organise an event), we’ll bite your hand off. The club is not its committee: it is its members. Richardsons CC is kind of like a 100-seater tandem. The committee is steering but if we’re going to get anywhere we need everyone pedalling. So I’d urge you to contact any of the committee ahead of committee meetings if you’re interested in getting more involved in any way.

All the meetings take place on a Monday evening, usually at 7pm.

We also have an AGM each year, just before the dinner.

Club Welfare

The Club Welfare Officer is Bryden Simpson email info@bshygiene.co.uk or tel 01723 513773. Essentially, if you have any concerns about club conduct, Bryden is your first point of contact.

If you want more information about what a welfare officer does, have a look here. To read the latest issue of British Cycling’s Club Welfare Newsletter, see below. At time of writing, number 10 is the most recent.

There are some older copies of the newsletter at the bottom of the page, as PDF files. Click on them to view them.

Child Welfare

The protection of Children and Vulnerable Adults is something that we religiously enforce and the policies of British Cycling. Our Child Welfare Officers (CWO) are contactable from the details on our Officials page, or in person at coaching / Go Ride sessions when available. All information divulged to them is treated in the strictest confidence.

Our CWO’s are local government and NHS employees and have full Enhanced DSB checks regularly performed.

In particular they:

•Liaise with British Cycling National Child Protection Officer (NCPO) on matters of child protection.

•Promote British Cycling’s ‘Policy and Procedures for the Protection of Children and Vulnerable Adults’, including the distribution and display of leaflets and codes of conduct to members, parents and young people.

•Advise on the development of activities for young people within the club.

•Support the registration of all personnel involved in the activities for young people within the club.

•Receive, record and pass on to the NCPO any concerns relating to the welfare of young people within the club.

If you believe that anyone in the club has acted in any way inappropriately while you have attended any activity at RCC, you are encouraged to contact Bryden Simpson (01723513773) in the first instance. Your enquiry will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Club Welfare Officers play a key role in maintaining British Cycling’s high standards in relation to vulnerable groups participating in cycling; allowing piece of mind for participants, their families and cycling clubs by ensuring those working with young people and vulnerable adults are suitable to do so. Full training and support is available for these volunteers to help them be the local link in the chain that safeguards young people and vulnerable adults.

British Cycling Safeguarding and Protecting Children Policy

Other key Contacts:

Jenny Nicholson (Ethics & compliance manager)
Tel: 0161 274 2082
Email: compliance@britishcycling.org.uk
Out of hours tel: 0161 274 2002

In case of an emergency situation contact:

Police- 999

NSPCC-  0808 800 5000

Childline- 0800 1111

Compliance Team- as above

Show Club Meeting Info

Richardsons CC has two types of meetings:

  • Members’ meetings, which are for everyone;
  • Committee meetings, which is where a smaller group of us oversees the organisational stuff.

Members’ meetings take place in a pub, usually at The Forge Valley Pub at East Ayton. We’ll cover any upcoming club business, have a beer or two, have some kind of cycling-related talk or presentation, and finish with a free raffle. It’s a good opportunity to meet fellow club members and put faces to names. It’s also a good chance to chip in with ideas for the club, or to throw your hat into the ring to lead a ride or event.

Committee meetings are where a half dozen or so of us meet to try to put your (and our) ideas for the club into action. We just meet at each other’s houses. The committee are volunteers and we need your help. If you’ve got an idea, tell us. If you want to help out in some way (leading or marshalling a ride or helping to organise an event), we’ll bite your hand off. The club is not its committee: it is its members. Richardsons CC is kind of like a 100-seater tandem. The committee is steering but if we’re going to get anywhere we need everyone pedalling. So I’d urge you to contact any of the committee ahead of committee meetings if you’re interested in getting more involved in any way.

All the meetings take place on a Monday evening, usually at 7pm.

We also have an AGM each year, just before the dinner.

Show Club Welfare info

The Club Welfare Officer is Bryden Simpson email info@bshygiene.co.uk or tel 01723 513773. Essentially, if you have any concerns about club conduct, Bryden is your first point of contact.

If you want more information about what a welfare officer does, have a look here. To read the latest issue of British Cycling’s Club Welfare Newsletter, see below. At time of writing, number 10 is the most recent.

There are some older copies of the newsletter at the bottom of the page, as PDF files. Click on them to view them.

Child Welfare

The protection of Children and Vulnerable Adults is something that we religiously enforce and the policies of British Cycling. Our Child Welfare Officers (CWO) are contactable from the details on our Officials page, or in person at coaching / Go Ride sessions when available. All information divulged to them is treated in the strictest confidence.

Our CWO’s are local government and NHS employees and have full Enhanced DSB checks regularly performed.

In particular they:

•Liaise with British Cycling National Child Protection Officer (NCPO) on matters of child protection.

•Promote British Cycling’s ‘Policy and Procedures for the Protection of Children and Vulnerable Adults’, including the distribution and display of leaflets and codes of conduct to members, parents and young people.

•Advise on the development of activities for young people within the club.

•Support the registration of all personnel involved in the activities for young people within the club.

•Receive, record and pass on to the NCPO any concerns relating to the welfare of young people within the club.

If you believe that anyone in the club has acted in any way inappropriately while you have attended any activity at RCC, you are encouraged to contact Bryden Simpson (01723513773) in the first instance. Your enquiry will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Club Welfare Officers play a key role in maintaining British Cycling’s high standards in relation to vulnerable groups participating in cycling; allowing piece of mind for participants, their families and cycling clubs by ensuring those working with young people and vulnerable adults are suitable to do so. Full training and support is available for these volunteers to help them be the local link in the chain that safeguards young people and vulnerable adults.

British Cycling Safeguarding and Protecting Children Policy

Other key Contacts:

Jenny Nicholson (Ethics & compliance manager)
Tel: 0161 274 2082
Email: compliance@britishcycling.org.uk
Out of hours tel: 0161 274 2002

In case of an emergency situation contact: Police-Telephone- 999

NSPCC- Telephone- 0808 800 5000

Childline- Telephone- 0800 1111 Compliance Team- as above