East Sutherland Wheelers
East Sutherland Wheelers is a cycling club formed in 2010 and is based in Golspie. The club was formed to promote the benefits of cycling and to provide a badly needed framework of support to the growing number of cyclists from all cycling disciplines in East Sutherland.
The objectives of the Club are:
- Participation in the sport of cycling in all its aspects and disciplines.
- The organisation, management and development of cycling and or cycling events.
- The provision of training and racing facilities for its members.
- Promoting and maintaining the highest standards of technical competence and safety in the sport of cycling.
- Providing equal opportunities for successful participation by all sections of the community
- The promotion of the sport of cycling.
The club is affiliated to Scottish Cycling (reg. number: 128384), CTC (membership number: 90044164), Spinning accredited centre, GO MTB accredited centre, North of Scotland Cycling Association and Sutherland Sports Council.
East Sutherland Wheelers are Go-Ride Club Mark accredited. This recognition proves we are observing best practice in child protection, coaching and competition, equity and club management.
For parents or young cyclists, it provides confidence to know that your local Go-Ride club is safe, well-managed and an exciting place to be.
All British Cycling qualified coaches meet the criteria necessarily outlined in the through Clubmark. For example they will have taken a course in safeguarding and protecting children, they will have a valid first aid certificate and have an enhanced disclosure form.
We organise a relaxed and friendly Club Time Trial through the summer (April to September). This is open to all abilities. We organise a season-long competition for both handicap and scratch times, with trophies presented at our club social dinner in the autumn. Please contact us for more information (especially if you are under 16 and want to ride).
The Club TT is open to club members only. If you are not a member you can come along and try it once, but then you must join the club (which is a bargain anyway!)
Riders are strongly urged to take out their own personal liability insurance, and the best way to do this is to join British Cycling as a silver (or gold) member (this includes personal insurance).
Riders must obey the Highway Code at all times. We recommend that you wear bright and/or reflective clothing especially on darker nights. Bikes should be safe and road-worthy, and all riders must wear a helmet. Riders should refrain from listening to music while racing.