VeloClub 167 Cycling Club takes seriously the safety of young people and vulnerable adults who choose to cycle with us, this is why (in 2017) we adopted a Welfare & Safeguarding Policy based upon policies also adopted by Cycling UK and British Cycling.

The aim of this policy is that VC167 Cycling Club safeguards its members from physical, sexual and emotional harm while participating in VC167 activities. VC167 takes all reasonable steps to ensure that, through relevant procedures and ride leader training all VC167 Members taking part in VC167 activities do so in a safe environment.

Although British Cycling Policies on safeguarding and protecting children refer to a situation where adults are regularly coaching children and young people, VC167 does not currently provide coaching sessions for children and young people. However it is still important that VC167 Ride Leaders and Members report any concerns around suspected abuse to the VC167 Welfare Officer.

The primary purpose in adopting the policy was (and remains) the need to ensure that the club meets in legal obligations and duty of care to young people and vulnerable adults when taking part in club activities as a VC167 member or guest rider.