Code of conduct for all


All riders irrespective of age/category are expected to;

  • Play within the rules of Cyclocross*.
  • Respect other riders and their support teams
  • Race responsibly and race fairly.
  • Respect Commissaires, organisers and other officials and their decisions.
  • Understand the rules of racing and accept that there are penalties to infringements and any repetition of indiscretions.
  • All riders and their associated wider support must respect the rights, dignity and worth of all participants/support regardless of age, gender, ability, race, cultural background, religious beliefs, or sexual identity.
  • Bullying of any sort will not be tolerated.

Parents and guardians:

  • Encourage your child to learn the rules and participate within them.
  • Discourage unfair play and arguing with officials.
  • Help your child to recognise good performance, not just results.
  • Never force your child to take part in sport.
  • Set a good example by recognising fair play and applauding good performances of all
  • Never punish or belittle a child for losing or making mistakes.
  • Publicly accept officials’ judgements.
  • Support your child’s involvement and help them to enjoy their sport.
  • Use correct and proper language at all times.
  • Encourage and guide performers to accept responsibility for their own performance and behaviour.

Commissaires, organisers and volunteers

  • Manage the event to ensure safe and fair competition.
  • Oversee and check pre-event planning and documentation.
  • Check suitable risk assessments are in place, and that events meet the requirements.
  • Ensure clear communication with organisers, event teams, riders, and parents.
  • Manage a safe environment throughout the day/s.
  • Have an in-depth knowledge of the British Cycling rules and regulations.
  • Manage competition and oversee the conduct of riders and their helpers.

*The rules of the National Governing Body, British Cycling, and the Wessex Cyclo-Cross league are available on their respective websites.