VCB provides a supportive environment for all to enjoy the benefits of cycling.
We shall work with other organisations, and lead where appropriate, to provide a pathway toward every member’s aspired ability level, and to encourage development such that everyone can enjoy riding together as proud representatives of a social community of shared interest.
We inspire and support each other.
We are inclusive, and not bound by ability, geographic area or demographics.
We are primarily focused on riding on-road, but recognise that some like to ride over more testing terrain or, indeed, indoors.
Maintain a visible identity that advertises our Club and its purpose and engenders a sense of belonging, accepting that such visibility requires responsibility in how we are perceived and a code of conduct to maintain a good name and support our objectives.
The ongoing promotion of Safety & Rider Education to set a code of cycling etiquette that looks after each other’s safety on a ride, sets the highest standard for interacting with other road users, and secures the Club reputation.
Be a welcoming and inclusive face of cycle sport that offers progression from any starting level to a range of club rides, and maintains links to other organisations for those wishing to progress further with fitness, development, coaching, event support, ambassador, or racing opportunities.
Provide an annual programme of Events that are structured and layered across Members’ ability levels to offer ongoing interest, as well as headline events offering targets for the year or ‘all club’ engagement.
An active and regular social calendar that encourages effort and celebrates success, deepens the cohesion of the club, and supports injured riders.
The Club’s Mission Statement, Vision, Ethos and Objectives provide a framework within our Constitution, against which concepts, investment projects, and the performance of Club activities can be assessed, to ensure that the Committee serve the best interests of the Club and Membership during their tenure. This strategy shall be put before the Membership at each AGM as the basis for the Committee’s report, and be ratified or updated by their successors.