UCI World Championships have been and gone!
The UCI have announced the World Championships are coming to Scotland this year - and Stirling is playing a key part of this with the Time Trial being held here.
An absolutely fantastic week in Stirling where we made the world very welcome.
Video from 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships
More information about the actual Champs can be found at the official website - https://www.cyclingworldchamps.com/.
Congratulations to Charlie Aldridge - U23 MTB World Champion!
Stirling has been a fantastic venue for the Time Trial - such a buzz and noise throughout the whole course.
Club Rides and Events
August 23 Update -
- Dave Jorgensen ride in Aberfoyle with a BBQ - sign up via the Spond events.
- Wallace Warriors weekly coaching sessions are restarting after the summer break.
The weekly Ride calendar is filling up on Spond - a wide range of rides on Road, Gravel and MTB are available.
- Weekly Chaingang is running - a 'new' route (trialled last year with great success) - now that the clocks have gone forward;
- Mid-week and weekend Gravel rides are on offer and getting a great attendance;
- Road rides have social rides of varying speeds at various times throughout the week and weekend;
- Away days for the Road groups are in the diary (Spond) for the summer months;
- The monthly Club Confined time trials start in April and run through until August;
- MTB have fortnightly social rides with some planned rides being added in the diary to help lead rides in the hills.
Loads of options no matter what kind of riding you prefer, so come and join us and add your name to the rides you fancy!
Stirling Bike Club is very much a female-friendly club. At the time of writing (Autumn 2016), we have approaching 40% female members from a total membership of over 400.
We have many women and girl members of all ages and from all cycling disciplines. Everyone is welcome; whether it is your first group ride as a beginner, you are a seasoned bike racer, or anywhere in between!
Our female members enjoy road, track, mountain biking, Cyclocross - even the odd bit of BMX. If you are a woman rider aged 18 or over and wish to take part in a club ride, there is no need to contact us in advance - feel free to turn up.
Riders under 18 should refer to our Under 18's participating in "all age" activities Policy; while still very welcome, they will need to bring along an adult chaperone.
If you have any questions and would rather contact one of our female riders beforehand, you are very welcome to contact
As well as general club rides, we also have an active women's racing team. Anyone is welcome to join - all that is required is an interest in having a go at racing in any discipline!
We have a members-only section on the club forum for the women's race squad - contact Helen or Carole to gain access to this area if you would like to find out more about racing.
Here are some of the benefits you can enjoy by joining Stirling Bike Club
- Supporting cycling and junior development in the Stirling area
- Organised rides, social events and weekends away
- Training evenings - summer and winter - including seminars, tutorials on training techniques, nutrition, etc.
- Excellently designed and produced PRO club kit by Pactimo - significant discounts
- Regular e-mails about Club activities
- Corporate membership to the Health club at Stirling University
British Cycling: Free Bronze membership or save £21 off Silver or Gold membership. This applies to new BC members. SBC members who have previously had BC membership that has lapsed for more than 2 years receive a 10% discount off their first years renewal when signing up to Direct Debit. The main benefit of a Bronze membership is a provisional race licence for competing in certain events, 10% discount from Halfords (on everything!), 10% discount from chain reaction cycles and a whopping discount for Trainingpeaks to name but a few! Silver membership includes third party public liability insurance, legal advice and the opportunity to purchase a full Licence.
Full details can be found by clicking here.
The Club also runs Club Confined Events throughout the year - free and open to first claim members.
Stirling Bike Club Data Protection and under 18's Policy
Stirling Bike Club endeavours to summarise the purposes for which your personal data will be processed (by the Club), when collecting your personal data from you for membership and purchases below. This notice is simply to provide further details about the way in which SBC may process so-called sensitive personal data relating to you.
We will not pass your data onto commercial organisations for financial gain. We may share your data with other organisations, but only where that data has been made anonymous and is to be used for statistical purposes.
We are committed to:
- ensuring that we comply with the eight data protection principles, as listed below
- meeting our legal obligations as laid down by the Data Protection Act 1998
- ensuring that data is collected and used fairly and lawfully
- processing personal data only in order to meet our operational needs or fulfill legal requirements
- taking steps to ensure that personal data is up to date and accurate
- establishing appropriate retention periods for personal data
- ensuring that data subjects' rights can be appropriately exercised
- providing adequate security measures to protect personal data
- ensuring that a nominated officer is responsible for data protection compliance and provides a point of contact for all data protection issues
- ensuring that all club officers are made aware of good practice in data protection
- providing adequate training for all staff responsible for personal data
- ensuring that everyone handling personal data knows where to find further guidance
- ensuring that queries about data protection, internal and external to the organisation, are dealt with effectively and promptly
- regularly reviewing data protection procedures and guidelines within the club
Data protection principles
- Personal data shall be processed fairly and lawfully
- Personal data shall be obtained for one or more specified and lawful purposes, and shall not be further processed in any manner incompatible with those purposes
- Personal data shall be adequate, relevant and not excessive in relation to the purpose or purposes for which they are processed
- Personal data shall be accurate and, where necessary, kept up to date
- Personal data processed for any purpose or purposes shall not be kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose or those purposes
- Personal data shall be processed in accordance with the rights of data subjects under the Data Protection Act 1998
- Appropriate technical and organisational measures shall be taken against unauthorised and unlawful processing of personal data and against accidental loss or destruction of, or damage to, personal data
- Personal data shall not be transferred to a country or territory outside the European Economic Area unless that country or territory ensures an adequate level of protection for the rights and freedoms of data subjects in relation to the processing of personal data
Codes of Conduct
To make sure everybody has a safe and fun time we have adopted these codes of conduct
Child Protection Guidance
Scottish Cycling require that all club members and parents have advisory information outlining good practice and advice what to do if they have concerns about the behaviour of an adult toward a young person.
Good Practice Guidance Documents
Here is the British Cycling Safeguarding Children Guidance
Here is the SBC Under 18's participating in "all age" activities Policy
British Cycling Young Persons Guide to Child Protection
British Cycling Child Protection guide for Parents
What to do if you have concerns about the behaviour of an adult toward a young person
- Speak to a SBC Wallace Warriors Club Coach
- Contact the SBC Welfare Officer: Andrew Abbess, andrew.abbess at btinternet.com
- Call Parent Line Scotland 08000 28 22 33
Call Childline 0800 1111
In an Emergency:
- Call the out of hours British Cycling Compliance Officer Simon Thornton: 0161 274 2002
- Where there is concern that parents are responsible for the abuse or that parents may not respond to the situation appropriately then advice must be sought from the local Social Work department or Police
- Stirling Council Social Work department: 0845 277 7000 answered 24/7
- Police 01786 456000
- If a child is in immediate risk of harm call 999
Stirling Bike Club has a very active and enthusiastic Committee which runs the day to day activities of the Club.
The Club also has a number of Sub-Committees covering the activities of the junior section (Wallace Warriors), the organisation of competitions ('Open' events and the club-confined series) and the coaching.
The Club's Main Committee and Sub-Committees meet on a very regular basis and minutes of these meeting can be obtained from our club secretary.
The Club hold an Annual General Meeting in November of each year and the minutes of the most recent AGM can also be obtained from our club secretary.
Election of the Committee members is held each year at the AGM and the Club encourages members to become involved in the running of the Club. You do not have to be a Committee member to be able to contribute so if you are interested in becoming involved please contact one of the current Committee members listed below.
|Martin R Lees
|Chi Kong Cham
|Youth & Junior Representative
|Club Development Officer
|Club Equipment Officer
|Martin R Lees
|Youth & Junior Development Officer
|Waiting List Coordinator
|Loan Bikes Coordinator