VOLUNTEERS INFORMATION

Help Always Wanted!

Get involved around the Club

Things don’t happen by magic!

BMX Racing is no different than any other grass roots sports, it takes a lot of time and effort by volunteers. Aside from Club activities, BMX offers official coaching and race Commissionaire courses.

Volunteering!

Mid Lancs BMX is entirely run by volunteers, whether serving as a committee member for a year, or helping out at an occasional race or practice. There are lots of jobs to be done, and if everyone pitches in, nobody is overloaded!

If you are not quite ready to jump into racing on the track against the other parents, but want to be more involved in your child’s time here at the track, please consider helping out with any of the many tasks that need doing. Just sign up by filling out the form below!

  • Do maintenance work on the track
  • Take registration at the Kit shed
  • Hand out bikes and kit
  • Record results at the finish line
  • Provide supervision on a track corner
  • Organise the riders at the gate
  • Run the start gate
  • Be the First Aid attendant on the track
  • Help with general duties at races and other track sessions
  • Pick up rubbish around the track
  • Do maintenance on club bikes
  • Help in the canteen

If you chose to offer your services in any capacity, a list of jobs that need doing each track session will be displayed outside the Canteen. It would b helpful if you pick a job and put your name against it, so that we know it is or has been completed. Don’t wait for a personal invite, get stuck in!

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WANT TO TAKE IT FURTHER?

Ever thought of becoming a commissaire, official or referee?

Commissaires are trained volunteers who ensure fair and safe competition in cycling races. Commissaires are present in all levels of racing and operate in all racing disciplines (although they are referred to as referees in cycle speedway).

Overview of responsibilities

  • Oversee and approve pre-event planning and documentation
  • Check risk assessments
  • Ensure clear communication with organisers, event teams, riders and parents.
  • Hold briefings and debriefings
  • Demonstrate a duty of care
  • Assume responsibility for fair and safe conduct during racing
  • Approve results, levy and complete reports post-event.

Benefits of being a commissaire

  • Free British Cycling Bronze membership for qualified regional commissaires and above which entitles them to all member discounts
  • Free clothing for regional commissaires and above
  • Commissaire Matters newsletter
  • Free admission to inter-regional commissaire conferences
  • Support from the officials support team and regional events officers

Expectations

Qualified commissaires will be required to support trainee commissaires and events at all levels, to enable growth, development and ensure sustainability.

They should be IT literate, in order to complete administration and submit forms via the online commissaire dashboard. Strong communication skills are needed in order to enable prompt exchanges, provide clear instructions and give honest feedback.

How to get involved?

Cycling always needs new officials. We rely on a workforce of officials who ensure all events in the six British Cycling disciplines are conducted in a fair manner across England, Scotland and Wales. With thousands of cycling events every year there is something for everyone. The events range from local regional events right up to commissaire duties at world championships and the Olympics.

Find out further information on upcoming training courses or for information about local opportunities contact your regional events officer, or your contact with Welsh or Scottish Cycling. Alternatively, complete the below form and we will add you to our list to keep you informed of upcoming courses..

Effective coaching is at the heart of cycling performance at every level of the sport.

Whether you want to teach core bike-handling skills to future generations of riders, learn more detailed riding knowledge to benefit yourself and your local club or have aspirations to mentor Great Britain’s elite, British Cycling has a coaching course that will help you to achieve your goals.

In order to provide a comprehensive learning process, British Cycling coaching courses are delivered via a combination of contact time, written coursework, online learning and practical assessment.

British Cycling’s comprehensive Coach Education programme provides a flexible pathway of progression for coaches; whether you are interested in coaching beginners or performance orientated riders, we can help you realise your coaching ambitions.

Level 1 Award in Coaching Cycling (L1ACC)

The foundation coach award is the starting point for your coaching journey in cycling.

If you are new to coaching cycling, have limited coaching knowledge or want to get more involved in your club, then this is the course for you. On completion of this programme you will achieve the Level 1 Award in Coaching Cycling, which is the nationally recognised qualification for coaching cycling.

LEARN MORE ABOUT LEVEL 1

Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Cycling (L2CCC)

The Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Cycling is for coaches who have experience of delivering independent coaching sessions to groups of people.

This qualification enables coaches to independently create, deliver and evaluate a series of cycling coaching sessions to groups of beginner and intermediate level riders. A large portion of the course is made up of practical activities, ensuring coaches have an opportunity to experience delivering and participating within coaching sessions.

LEARN MORE ABOUT LEVEL 2

Level 2 Discipline-specific Awards (L2DSA)

These awards, one for each of the six British Cycling disciplines, are for qualified Level 2 coaches who are either new to a specific discipline or who want to develop their existing knowledge further.

The skills gained through these courses enable coaches to plan, deliver and evaluate a series of progressive discipline-specific sessions to groups of riders and will provide you with the knowledge and information to progress riders from their first session to their first races.

Level 2 BMX Coaching Award

Level 3 Certificate in Coaching Cycling (L3CCC)

The Level 3 qualification is for coaches who want to have the ability and knowledge to plan, deliver and evaluate detailed periodised training programmes for individual riders within a specific discipline.

The course covers a wide variety of topics, including analysing a rider’s performance, prescribing and evaluating training plans, delivering advanced techniques and testing and benchmarking rider performance.

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