Forming Cycle Campaigning Groups

The old saying 'strength in numbers' is an old saying for a reason. Find out some good tips on how to get others involved with your campaign.

Forming a Group

Cycle groups bring like-minded individuals together, providing much-needed support and enthusiasm, potential income, continuity and an increased legitimacy as a formal organisation. Having a group to share the workload keeps everyone's energy levels up, and enables the sharing of ideas and strategies. Groups also help you keep up the momentum - having a regular meeting time fast approaching often prompts people to get the work done that they promised to do!

Every journey starts with a first step - and often the hardest element of a cycle group is getting one together in the first place. Once you have your core members and meetings are established in everyone's diaries then you may find that the group begins to run itself.

However, a clear strategy in the early stages should see you through the difficult early days. Contact the Cycling UK Volunteer Support Officer -  for support and advice.

If you have a small group of core members, it is essential to have aims, although this may come later once you have recruited a hub of people.
It is good to have an identity as a campaigns group, so time to get creative...
So you have objectives, a name, a logo but not a group. How then do you recruit one?
First impressions for the potential campaigners joining your group can be very important, so a well organised, friendly and structured meeting is essential.
Once you have set up a campaigns group, you may find that not everyone is a Cycling UK member. The group and the individuals may still receive support and advice from the Cycling UK campaigns department, however, by becoming an affiliated campaigns group.
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