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Parental/Guardian Consent for Participating in Coaching Activities in a Traffic-Free Environment

I, being the parent/guardian, have read the information on this page and consent to my child taking part in the coaching sessions conducted in a traffic-free environment.  I understand and agree that my child participates in coaching sessions entirely at their own risk under the instruction of British Cycling coaches. I have considered the nature of such sessions and have discussed them with the child. I am satisfied that my child is sufficiently responsible and competent to assume full and entire responsibility for his/her own safety under the supervision of a British Cycling coach.

Signing up

I understand that club communications will be carried out through the Spond club management software. Whilst you can use this through the web the app is much easier.

Please advise us of any medical conditions your child has/you feel the coach should be aware of in the “Medical Conditions” section of the Spond sign up form.  If you have any concerns about your child participating in any form of physical activity, please consult your GP before giving permission for your child to take part in the coaching sessions.

Any other pertinent information you wish the club and coach to be aware of must be entered into the “Additional Comments” of the signup form.


I agree to my child participating in Go-Ride sessions in the following disciplines:

  • BMX
  • Cyclocross
  • Mountain Bike
  • Go-Ride Skills
  • Velodrome (including single speed bikes)

Road Ride

I agree to my child participating in road ride sessions (all riders must aged 12 years or over and have current British Cycling membership).

Social Media

Glasgow Riderz operates a closed Facebook Group and a closed Strava group. This consists of club members, parents of club members, coaches, employees of the club and relevant persons from related organisations (such as Scottish Cycling). No children under 13 may join the Groups. Adults are not permitted to message children directly or “befriend” them.

Safeguarding / Anti-Bullying

Glasgow RIderz is committed to ensuring that all cyclists, parents, coaches and officials have only positive experiences when participating in the sport.  In line with this Glasgow Riderz has adopted Scottish Cycling’s Policies and Procedures for the protection of Children and Vulnerable adults in cycling.  Full details of this policy as well as contact information should you have any questions or concerns can be found here:

The club Child Welfare Officer is Gordon Cairns and can be contacted at his phone number can be obtained from or

Disclaimers and Behaviours

  • I understand and agree that my child participates in the session entirely at his/her own risk.
  • I understand that I can withdraw my consent for my child to participate at any time, which should be done in writing.
  • I have considered the nature of such sessions and have discussed them with my child.
  • I agree that myself and my child will abide by the decisions of session volunteers.
  • I am satisfied that my child is sufficiently responsible and competent to assume full and entire responsibility for his/her own safety and will ride in a manner that is safe for themselves and others.
  • I agreed that to the extent permitted by law, neither Glasgow Riderz nor any of its staff, volunteers, event officials, sponsors or suppliers will be liable for any loss, harm, damage, Illness or injury whatsoever however caused (directly or indirectly), arising out of or in connection with or, suffered during or as a result of, my child’s participation in the sessions, provided always that nothing shall exclude liability for death or personal injury caused directly by negligence of Glasgow Riderz or its employees or volunteers.

Glasgow Riderz sessions are covered by the Scottish Cycling Code of Conducts (athletes, coaches, parents and supporters). The Code of Conduct can be found here.

I have familiarised myself with the Club’s Policy and Procedures.

Data Protection

Glasgow Riderz will only use the data and contact information collected in the case of an emergency or to provide you with information on future sessions/gather feedback on past sessions.  Your data will be stored and accessed by club officials with such a requirement. It will be stored on personal and work computers and to a Cloud based service which we presume to be stored securely in the UK or EEA.


  • You are giving consent for your child to participate in coaching sessions conducted in a traffic-free environment (eg not on the public highway). In some instances it might be necessary for the coach to move riders from one location to another, which may require limited use of the public highway.  In these instances the riders will be under the direct supervision of the coach and it will not be part of a coaching activity. 
  • It is part of the British Cycling Code of Conduct to ensure that reasonable steps are taken to establish a safe environment where young riders can enjoy developing their cycling skills.
  • Young riders are expected to remain in the session from beginning to end. If the rider has to leave early, or is being collected by someone other than the parent/guardian, the parent/guardian must advise the coach of the details of the arrangement.
  • Any young riders who persistently misbehave or put others in danger will be asked to leave the sessions and will not be allowed to attend in future.
  • It is the parent’s/guardian’s responsibility to ensure that his/her child’s bike is in a safe condition to ride.
  • The parent/guardian is responsible for providing appropriate PPE for the rider. A cycling helmet is mandatory during coaching sessions.

Coaches / Volunteers

I, being a coach or volunteer, agree to abide by the Club’s Policy and Procedures.