RLS Cycling Club’s ethos is to welcome riders of all ages to the sport however in the interests of safety, we do require that a parent or guardian of our younger riders (those under the age of 18) have completed the relevant consent form.
Riders aged 15 and over can ride unaccompanied once the required form has been completed and witnessed by a committee member. Riders under the age of 15 will need a completed form but will also need to be accompanied by a nominated person who will need to remain with the junior rider throughout the ride.
More than one person can be nominated for each junior rider and the nominated person can be anyone that the rider’s parent/guardian deems fit but the nominated riders must be at least 18 years old and there must be at least one authorised person present on every ride that the junior member takes part in.
Although membership is not required to take part in introductory rides with the club, it is essential that the rider consent form is completed before attending as the rider will not be able to take part if a form has not been received.
Please also take into account a junior rider’s ability before attending any ride with the club. It is always better to start on the easiest rides and build up to the longer and faster rides rather than attend a ride that is too long or too fast and find that the junior rider cannot keep up with the main group.