Welfare and Safeguarding

Somerset Road Club takes the safety and welfare of all its members seriously.  We aim to promote an enjoyable and safe environment for those participating in the club’s activities; maximising the enjoyment and benefits of cycling and minimising risks to participants.

We are committed to implementing policies and procedures which reflect British Cycling’s Best Practice Guidelines and Equality Policy and Code of Conduct.

There is a greater duty of care for children, who should be protected from harm or abuse.   In the context of this page, ‘children’ refers to any young person under 18 years of age. 

The club has a Welfare Officer, who meets British Cycling’s requirements and undergoes the relevant checks and training.   Furthermore, the club is committed to meeting British Cycling’s Safeguarding and Protecting Children Policy and Safeguarding and Protecting Vulnerable Adults Policy.

The British Cycling Website contains further supporting documentation on Safeguarding.

Welfare Officer

The Welfare Officer is responsible for ensuring the club meets British Cycling’s requirements.  They advise the club’s committee on matters relating to safeguarding and welfare of children and vulnerable adults. 

If you have any concerns about welfare or safeguarding at club activities or with a club member, please contact our Welfare Officer by emailing welfare@somersetroadclub.org.uk 

Cycling Time Trials (CTT) also have a form (contained in Guidance Note GN 20 – Safeguarding), which you can use to report a concern or issue relating to someone or something at the club, or anything related to safeguarding during an approved open or club time trial event.


The taking and publishing of images of children is a sensitive issue, particularly with the widespread use of social media.  The club aims to abide by British Cycling’s guidance on Safeguarding and Photography.  Further details on Photography in sport is provided by the NSPCC Child Protection in Sport Unit.