Code of Conduct

We are committed to maintaining the highest possible standards of behaviour and conduct at all times.  We have a Charter for riders and for parents about how we should all behave towards one another.  You must agree to and follow the Charters.

The Charters summarize the essence of good ethical conduct and practice within cycling. This applies not only to parents but also to guardians, carers, families and spectators alike.

Everyone has a responsibility to help maintain a safe and positive environment for athletes and most importantly, an obligation to report any instances where any individual is considered to be in breach of the Charter, or where a child might be affected.

JCAYA members, officers and coaches are bound by British Cycling Code of Practice, which can be found on their website

Rider Charter

  1. Arrive for training and competition in good time to prepare properly.
  2. Helmets are compulsory.
  3. Wear suitable kit (including a helmet) and clothing for all cycling activity sessions, as agreed with the coach.
  4. Warm up and cool down properly on all occasions.
  5. Play within the rules and respect officials and all their decisions,
  6. Be a good sport by applauding all good performances, whether they are made by my club or the opposition.
  7. Control my temper - verbal abuse of officials and other riders, or deliberately distracting/ provoking an opponent is not acceptable or permitted behaviour in any sport.
  8. Work equally hard for myself and my club - remember, the club’s performance will benefit and so will I.
  9. Respect the rights, dignity and worth of all participants regardless of their gender, ability, disability, cultural background or religion.
  10. Abide by the rule that junior members are not allowed to smoke on club premises, at events, or while representing the club at competitions.
  11. Abide by the rule that junior members are not allowed to consume alcohol or drugs of any kind on club premises, at events, or while representing the club.
  12. Treat all participants in cycling as I would like to be treated - not bullying or taking unfair advantage of another participant.
  13. Cooperate with my coach, club mates ?and opponents - remember, without them there would be no competition.
  14. Thank officials and opponents after competition.

Parents Charter

  1. Inform the coach of any specific health requirements or medical conditions of my child in advance of the coaching session by completion of a club membership form or a parental consent form.
  2. Respect medical and/or coaches advice and do not allow your child to attend coaching sessions or races when they are not fit to do so.
  3. Advise the coach if my child has to leave early or is being collected by someone other than a parent/carer, giving details of the arrangement including who will be collecting my child, when and at what time.
  4. Encourage my child to learn the rules and play within them.
  5. Discourage unfair play and arguing with officials.
  6. Help my child to recognise good performance not just results.
  7. Set a good example by recognising fair play and applauding the good performances of all.
  8. Never punish or abuse a child for losing or making mistakes.
  9. To raise any concerns about behavior or conduct of another child to coaches or officials and not directly with the children.
  10. Publicly accept officials’ judgments and teach children to do likewise.
  11. Support my child’s involvement and help him/ her to enjoy his/her sport.
  12. Use correct and proper language at all times.
  13. Remember that children participate in sport for their enjoyment, not mine. I will encourage but will not force my child to take part.
  14. Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from sporting activities.
  15. Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every young person regardless of their gender, ability, disability, cultural background or religion.
  16. Consider actions both at competition and training venues and also away from these events (including when using electronic communications, social media and other forms of communication).
  17. Show appreciation and respect for coaches, volunteers, officials and administrators. Without them, your child could not participate.