Code of Conduct for Young People

NDCC wishes to provide the best possible environment for all young people involved in the sport. Young people deserve to be given enjoyable, safe sporting opportunities, free from abuse of any kind. These participants have rights, which must be respected.

Young cyclists are entitled to:

  • Be happy, have fun and enjoy cycling
  • Be safe and to feel safe
  • Be treated with dignity, sensitivity and respect
  • Participate on an equal basis
  • Experience competition at a level at which they feel comfortable
  • Make complaints and have them dealt with
  • Get help against bullies
  • Say No

They also have responsibilities that they must accept.

Young cyclists should always:

  • Listen to and follow instructions from bike leaders, coaches, officials and managers and treat them with respect
  • Play fairly and be trustworthy and accept decisions
  • Respect other youth members and leaders
  • Respect opponents
  • Behave in a manner that avoids bringing the sport of cycling into disrepute
  • Talk to NDCC Children’s Officer if they have any problems or alternatively the designated Cycling Ulster Lead Safeguarding Officer

Young cyclists should never:

  • Cheat
  • Shout at or argue with officials, team mates or other competitors
  • Use violence or physical contact that is not allowed in the rules
  • Bully or use bullying tactics
  • Take banned substances
  • Keep secrets about any persons who may have caused them harm
  • Tell lies or spread rumours