Slipstreamers’ Codes of Conduct

All Slipstreamers Members AND Parents are expected to abide by the followings Codes of Conduct:

As a Slipstreamer Member you agree to the following Code of Conduct and are expected to uphold it at all times while taking part in a club session, representing Slipstreamers at an event or while riding in Club Kit. Failure to follow the Rider’s Code of Conduct will result in the rider being subject to the Club’s Disciplinary Procedure.

Rider Safety

  • All riders must follow Coaches’ instructions at all times.
  • All riders MUST wear a helmet whenever on their bike.
  • All riders must stay with their training group unless authorised by a Coach or Club Official to leave the group.
  • All riders should wear suitable kit at all times – visit this page for guidance.
  • All riders should check with a Coach or Club Official when going to the apron at the start of the session or after a rest break.
  • All riders are expected to make sure their bike is safe to ride and in the correct gearing for their age group before the session. Visit this page for information on bike safety and this page for gear ratio information.

Note: Riders accept that bikes adjusted or repaired by Club Officials as requested by the owner are done so at the owner’s risk, and the Club cannot be held responsible for any loss or damage arising from this however caused.

 

Rider Conduct

  • All riders should treat their fellow club mates, Coaches and Club Officials with respect at all times. This includes respecting ability, gender and culture.
  • Bullying or taking advantage of another rider is not acceptable and will not be tolerated. This includes distracting or deliberately provoking another rider.
  • Swearing, inappropriate language or any other form of verbal abuse is not acceptable.
  • Smoking and alcohol are not allowed during sessions. The use of any illegal drug is completely unacceptable and prohibited.
  • While representing Hillingdon Slipstreamers at ANY cycling racing event and under British Cycling regulations, all riders are expected to respect the organiser rules and regulations and ensure they comply with the relevant current technical regulations for their discipline.
  • It is important to remember that if you are representing Hillingdon Slipstreamers at ANY cycling event, you are doing so as a Club Member and not as an individual, and as such will ensure your behaviour is responsible and courteous. Members should remember that the Club’s reputation depends on the way they behave.

Please treat others as you expect to be treated.

As the Parent/ Guardian of a Slipstreamer Member you agree to the following Code of Conduct and are expected to uphold it at all times. Failure to follow the Parent Code of Conduct will result in the rider being subject to the Club’s Disciplinary Procedure.

Rider Safety

Whichever venue your child is cycling at, it is vital we all play our part in keeping all riders as safe as possible in public places.

  • Parents/ Guardians are asked to be vigilant at all times and to remind their children to stay in their coaching groups during a session. If it is necessary to leave the group, the rider must let an appropriate Slipstreamers Official know.
  • Parents/ Guardians should inform the club CWO’s of any specific medical conditions or health requirements, or any updates to information already provided. If a Slipstreamer is signed off from cycling due to ill health or an accident, the CWO team should be informed asap.
  • Parents/ Guardians should inform Sign-On or a CWO if their child has to leave the session early or is being collected by somebody other than their Parent/ Guardian.
  • Parents/ Guardians must be able to respond to a phone-call and collect their child if necessary during a session.
  • Emergency contact numbers must be kept up to date and phones switched on during the session.
  • Parents/ Guardians are expected to use the footpaths when walking to and from the apron.
  • Parents/ Guardians are expected to ensure their child’s bike is safe to ride and in the correct gearing for their age group before the session. Visit this page for information on bike safety and this page for gear ratio information.

Note: Riders and Parents/ Guardians accept that bikes adjusted or repaired by Club Officials as requested by the owner are done so at the owner’s risk, and the Club cannot be held responsible for any loss or damage arising from this however caused..

 

Parent/ Guardian Conduct

  • Parents/ Guardians are expected to set an example of good conduct and sporting behaviour while their child is taking part in a session or representing the club.
  • Parents/ Guardians should support their child’s involvement and enjoyment of the sport and help them to appreciate performance as well as results.
  • Swearing, inappropriate language or any other form of verbal abuse is not acceptable and will not be tolerated.
  • Smoking and alcohol are not allowed during sessions. The use of any illegal drug is completely unacceptable and prohibited.
  • Club Officials and Coaches should be treated with respect at all times. Parents/ Guardians must not interfere in coaching sessions and any questions or concerns should be taken up with a CWO or with the Senior Coach, AFTER the session.
  • While representing Hillingdon Slipstreamers at ANY cycle race and under British Cycling regulations, Parents/ Guardians are expected to support their child in respecting the organiser rules and regulations, and ensure they comply with the relevant current technical regulations for their discipline.
  • It is important to remember that if your child/ children are representing Hillingdon Slipstreamers at ANY cycling event, they are doing so a Club Member and not as an individual, and as such we expect Parents/ Guardians to ensure their and your behaviour does not bring the Club’s reputation into disrepute.