In this section, you will find guidance Cycling UK issues to ride and event organisers in order to comply with our insurance requirements.
Sarah's Story - how Cycling UK can help your group
Sarah from Cycling UK Affiliated Club, Braintree Easy Riders gave us a few words about how Cycling UK helped to support their club.
Most of us started cycling through a local Cycling UK project and had never been part of a cycling group. Our fledgling attempts to cycle as a group have now developed into a properly organised club that has fun! Cycling in all weathers we now have 20 people on rides each week with new riders every month. Being a Cycling UK affiliated club means that Braintree Easy Riders benefits from insurance which gives us peace of mind.
Cycling UK part funded the group's jackets which we love as it makes us feel like we're part of a professional club. Last year we took part in a big event in Braintree called Pedal in the Park, organised by Cycling UK. We had an amazing time! We are now in discussion with our local authority to secure funding for Braintree Easy Riders for the coming year so that the group can continue. We also share Cycle magazine and love Cycling UK's newsletter, CycleClips."
Charity rides and sportives - organising and taking part in one
Charity rides are increasingly popular. Cycling UK has a useful guide to how to prepare for your first charity ride. We also have comprehensive hints and tips for organisers of charity rides and sportives.
For information on protecting event organisers, ride leaders and individual riders against claims made against them, see our section on insurance.
Promotion and logos
We have recently produced a Social Media Toolkit for cycling groups, in conjunction with Allianz Insurance. It can be found below. We are also making available a set of logos for our new brand, Cycling UK. Note that the two fonts that you can use currently are Karla Regular, which can be downloaded free from Google, and ITC Franklin Gothic BT Book, which is available in Word. The FF Cocon Pro bold font is not currently available due to technical issues. We will let everyone know when it is.
Feel free to use them in your materials and local web sites etc but bear in mind the restrictions on use set out in the Cycling UK Brand Kit, also below.
Below is a poster template you can use to promote your Member Group. It contains an editable box at the bottom, in which you can use to insert your own wording and then print off your own printer or locally in colour. Just save the poster first, then edit to suit your own group by clicking in the box and typing in your own wording. It is A3 size, but can be printed at A3 or A4 just as well.