28th October 2016
Joining a select group of cycling clubs across the country, we've fulfilled the necessary criteria to achieve British Cycling’s Go-Ride Clubmark status and we now hold this prestigious accreditation.
Clubmark is a universally acknowledged cross sport scheme introduced by Sport England for community sports clubs, which recognises high standards in welfare, equity, coaching and club management.
We were required to submit a portfolio of evidence to show that we meet the relevant criteria, including suitably qualified volunteers, regular coaching sessions and club development plans.
Throughout the application process, we demonstrated an environment that ensures member welfare and promotes cycling as a lifelong sport.
First launched in 2014, Bruntwood Park BMX Cub now has a thriving membership of 220 adults and children. Coaches hold sessions at the Bruntwood Park track which offers young riders an ideal traffic free cycling venue, an opportunity to improve bike handling skills and a pathway into cycle sport.
Alex Scoular, British Cycling Regional Development Manager for the North West said of the achievement: “My congratulations go out to Bruntwood Park BMX Cub on achieving Go-Ride Clubmark status. The coaches and volunteers work extremely hard to provide opportunities for young people to get involved in cycling, and I look forward to continue supporting them in the future as I’m sure that the club will go on to do great things."
Sessions at Bruntwood Park BMX Cub run every Saturday morning from 9:30 till midday and new riders are more than welcome to turn up and have a go.
For more information on British Cycling’s Clubmark accreditation process, visit: https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/clubmark