Minimum Operating Standards

Scottish Cycling is dedicated to helping your club become progressive, inclusive, and safe. Our Minimum Operating Standards will ensure you have the right policies and procedures in place, prioritising safety for both your club and its members.

The Minimum Operating Standards have four categories*:

  • Club with regulated roles
  • Club without regulated roles
  • Race Team with regulated roles
  • Race Team without regulated roles

* A club will have people in regulated roles if they have under 18 members or over 18 members who are protected adults (as defined by the PVG scheme).

Core elements apply to all categories, with additional standards based on your club’s circumstances. Below, we outline each standard’s details and provide necessary templates to help you comply.


Wellbeing and Protection

Active Coaches / MTB Leaders

Please ensure you have complied with the standards in advance of submitting your affiliation application.  This will ensure that your affiliation is processed as quickly as possible.  If you need support in meeting these standards, please reach out to us at [email protected] and we will be happy to help.