I've posted previously on how sports governing bodies can be stuck in a rut, with the need for funding becoming their guiding principle, rather than the actual needs of the sport they are attempting to support. It's an annoying aspect of the drip-down funding structure, which feeds off the perceptions of some public servant somewhere … Continue reading Doing Things Right
There's been some debate on Twitter regarding the increased affiliation fees for clubs north of the border, compared to those in England. The main difference is that Scottish Cycling (SC) are affiliated to British Cycling (BC). BC arrange the race & rider insurances, so they control the sport if Scotland wishes to use the rider … Continue reading Would you like to go large?
I wrote a blog titles 'Out of Our League' back in January, it deserves a rewrite & a bit more thought put into it, especially with the likelihood that things will change regarding how the Regions are set out in the future. Lets take a fresh look & see what we could end up with, … Continue reading Local Leagues (Entry League)
In the 'good old days', i.e. any time before sportives existed, bike riders took a different route into road cycling through the cycling club structure, these days bike clubs are a secondary thought for most new riders, a place where it's perceived that you're not going to be fast/strong/committed enough to take part in club … Continue reading Bikeclubbing, we’re bikeclubbing, oh isn’t it wild?