Ratae Road Club Equality Policy

Ratae Road Club (the Club) is fully committed to promoting a safe, positive, and enjoyable experience for all, regardless of race, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, and ability and disability (within the context of the sport of cycling).

The Club recognises that unlawful discrimination is unacceptable and will not tolerate direct or indirect discrimination, harassment or bullying.

The Club will take, or support, positive action to eliminate individual and institutional discrimination:

  • The Club respects the rights, dignity and worth of every person and will treat everyone equally within the context of the sport.

  • The Club is committed to everyone having the right to enjoy their sport in an environment free from threat of intimidation, victimisation, harassment and abuse by other members.

  • The Club members have a responsibility to oppose discriminatory behaviour and promote equality and respect for other members.

  • The Club regards any incidents of discriminatory behaviour as serious misconduct and will deal with this in accordance with the provisions of the membership rules within the club’s constitution.

  • The Club's management committee is responsible for implementing, maintaining and dealing with any breaches of this policy.


Riding in Groups: Safety & Etiquette


Riding in a group requires a level of skill and care for the safety of both you and the group and other road users. Whether you are new to riding with the Ratae or in need of an update on the latest guidance please take a little time to watch these training videos:



Information about rider third party insurance

The club has taken out insurance with British Cycling that covers all our appointed ride leaders of non-competitive groups, e.g. Wednesday and Sunday club runs and Rouleur. Although this insurance covers leaders and organisers for their own negligent actions it does not cover the actions of individuals within the group.

When riding in our competitive time trials and hill climbs rider insurance is provided by Cycling Time Trials and the cost is included in your entry fee, which we pass on to CTT as a levy for every rider. This levy forms the greater part of the entry fee we charge you, the rider.

Although the club does not insist that its members have personal insurance against third party risks we strongly recommend that everyone obtains their own insurance cover. If a rider causes injury or damage to any third party, for example a fellow rider on a club run or any other road user, a claim for damages may be taken out against you.

Third party insurance for cyclists can be obtained through a number of sources. There are a number of cyclist-specific policies on the market or cover can be arranged through existing home insurance policies. Also, membership of both British Cycling (to which Ratae RC is affiliated) and CyclingUK includes their own third party insurance. (see www.britishcycling.org.uk & www.cyclinguk.org)

In giving this guidance the Club wishes to make it clear that it is not authorised to give advice on which type of Insurance suits you, nor is it making any recommendations regarding taking out CyclingUK or British Cycling membership.  Please shop around for the best cover for your types of riding.