Cycling Ireland Launch Club Development Framework Document

Cycling Ireland are delighted to launch the Club Development Framework Document to help support our cycling clubs with key areas of club development and review their current club operations. 

We recognise the importance of clubs and the integral part they play in developing cycling in Ireland across all disciplines of cycling and levels of ability. 

There are over 450 affiliated cycling clubs in Ireland and our aim is to support those clubs and provide the assistance they require to continue the great work that they do.  

The Cycling Ireland Club Development Framework provides each cycling club with a common direction to develop as a world class cycling club, that forge strong partnerships, understand the needs of their members and the wider community, have strong leadership, have enough volunteers and develop their volunteers, operate out of the right places and are valued within their local community. 

The Club Development Framework is designed to be a guidance document and can be used by cycling clubs in whichever way they see fit to support them and enables all clubs to review their operations across 6 key areas of their club’s business: 

1. Effective Club Management. 

2. Inclusivity. 

3. Quality Coaching and Competition. 

4. Safeguarding Members. 

5. Community Engagement. 

6. Creating a Safe Environment. 

Whilst these 6 key areas are not exhaustive, they are designed to share good practice, encourage innovation and new ways of thinking, and most importantly ensure all cycling clubs operate safely. 

Membership Development Officer, Gary Lavery said: 

The Club Framework Document has been produced to help support all Cycling Clubs with key areas of club development and to support the review of their current club operations. 
Cycling Ireland Development Officers will support all clubs in their areas to ensure good practice and identify key steps for long term sustainability and to get more people cycling.

The document can be viewed here.