Two tips for those who just set up a cycling club

Posted on: 15 March 2019

If you have recently set up a cycling club in your local area, here are a few tips that you may find useful.

Purchase custom cycling kits for your club members

If you have some money set aside for running your new club, you should consider purchasing custom cycling kits for your club members. These can be designed to match the official colours of your club and can even be printed with your club logo and motto (if you have these things).

There are a couple of reasons why you might want to purchase custom kits for your members. The first is that it will make your club look more professional and help to establish your brand; these things will become increasingly significant as your club grows, and will play a part in helping to encourage new people to join (as people are generally more inclined to trust and be interested in the offerings of sports clubs that demonstrate a high level of professionalism and have a well-established brand). This is important, as any sports events or tours you organise for your club will be far more enjoyable if there are plenty of people participating in them.

The second reason is that matching cycling kits can help to create a sense of camaraderie amongst the members of the club, by visually demonstrating that they are part of a group. This, in turn, can help to encourage these individuals to befriend and help each other out with their cycling-related issues.

Invest in professional indemnity insurance

Whilst it is certainly not the most dangerous of sports, cycling can lead to accidents occurring, particularly when a large group of cyclists are travelling along the same stretch of road together. During club events (like a race, for example), there is a chance that one of your cyclists could get struck by a car or could accidentally hit a pedestrian with their bike.

This is why it is important to invest in professional indemnity insurance for your club. This will ensure that if anyone sustains an injury as a result of a sporting event organised by your club, any resulting expenses (caused by injuries that require medical treatment or vehicle damage that requires repair work) will not affect the financial stability of your cycling club, as your policy will cover these costs.

Knowing that you are protected in this manner will provide you with some peace of mind and thus allow you to get on with running your cycling club, safe in the knowledge that if the worst should happen, you will be able to cope.