Equity Policy Statement

The aim of this policy statement is to ensure that Cleveland Wheelers CC is accessible to all and that everyone involved with the Club is treated fairly and with respect.

The essence of good ethical conduct and practice is summarised below.

  • The Club is committed to ensuring that equity is incorporated across all aspects of its development. In doing so it acknowledges and adopts the following Sport England definition of sports equity:
    • “Sports equity is about fairness in sport, equality of access, recognising inequalities and taking step to address them. It is about changing the culture and structure of sport to ensure it becomes equally accessible to everyone in society.”
  • The Club respects the rights, dignity and worth of every person and will treat everyone equally within the context of their cycling, regardless of age, ability, gender, race, ethnicity, religious belief, sexuality or social/economic status.
  • The Club is committed to everyone having the right to enjoy their cycling in an environment free from threat of intimidation, harassment and abuse.
  • All club members have a responsibility to oppose discriminatory behaviour and promote equality of opportunity.
  • The Club will deal with any incidence of discriminatory behaviour seriously, according to club disciplinary procedures.

January 2016

Source/Ref: Clubmark.org.uk