The Trax is the off road cycling club of Lordship Rec in Tottenham. Our mission is to:
a) promote the participation in and enjoyment of the amateur sport of cycling for all ages and abilities. With a focus on Lordship Rec, Tottenham and North London.
b) drive and support the development and running of the Bike Park in Lordship Rec for the benefits of the local and wider community in an environmentally sustainable manner.
As a parent, you will no doubt want to make sure that your child is safe whenever they undertake any type of activity without your supervision.
The Trax is affiliated to CTC and British Cycling. Consequently we have a Club Welfare Officer Yaa Adjei-Bohyen, who has attended a Child Protection Course. Sessions are delivered by British Cycling qualified coaches, who have also attended courses on Child Protection, Equity, and hold a current First Aid certificate. All coaches who work with children and or vulnerable adults are CRB checked.
As an off road cycling club a mountain bike or BMX is recommended but not essential. Any type of bike can be used, so long as it is in good condition, and a cycling helmet must be worn. The sessions teach the necessary skills to make riders more competent, safer cyclists. Some activities will not be suitable for non-mountain bikes but the coach can advise accordingly.
What will my child gain from this?
The Trax programme of cycling activities promotes good health and includes fun activities that are easy to learn, develop skills, promote team work and self-esteem.
Will my child be safe?
The Trax club has a commitment to on-going training for their volunteers, coaches and officials, to have a sound structure, to be fair and equitable and to undertake training to support British Cycling's Policies and Guidelines for child protection and best practice. All coaching sessions are risk assessed and clubs take relevant actions to reduce any possible risks. As such, clubs do everything in their power to provide a safe environment in which your child can cycle. Cycling, however, does have its risks and even the best riders still fall off occasionally.
What qualifications do British Cycling coaches have?
All Trax coaches are British Cycling qualified coaches or trainee coaches under the guidance from a qualified coach. The Trax empowers volunteers by providing access to training. All Trax coaches have attended the UK's ‘Safeguarding and Protecting Children' workshop, which helps to ensure that our club is safe and a welcoming environments for young people of all backgrounds. Our coaches are also encouraged to broaden their knowledge to suit their particular requirements
What do we need from parents and guardians to help your child get the most from the club?
The Trax club activities are predominately outdoors and so we ask that your child comes with the appropriate clothes for the weather. We recommend a thin waterproof jacket and appropriate footwear (i.e. trainers). Helmets are mandatory and gloves are strongly recommended. If you are not sure then please contact one of the coaches for guidance
Cycling is also a strenuous activity and it is essential to manage the body’s energy and fluid levels. Please make sure your child comes with a drink and a healthy snack e.g. fruits, snacks and light foods.
If you have any concerns about the safety of your child?