Conference and AGM
For those attending the daytime conference, we hope you are looking forward to engaging with people from all corners of the cycling landscape, hearing about some of the great activity that has been taking place in the last year, and joining in various discussions aimed at enhancing our sport.
With arrival from 9am, for teas and coffees, the conference runs from 9.30am until 4.30pm, the full conference programme here
This year we also have a small expo area as part of our conference setup. After what we expect to be a fascinating keynote talk, Jenny Graham will be signing and selling copies of her book, which would make the perfect Christmas present.
We’ll also have Pedal Power joining us with some cool bikes on display and merch for sale, whilst Frog Bikes will also have an information stand. Last but not least we’ll have Diane Cooper from Digby Brown, an avid cyclist herself, on hand to answer any questions you may have on their 5* insurance that comes as part of your British Cycling membership.
Hopefully you have chosen your workshop sessions, and let us know if you have any dietary requirements, but if not, or if you have any questions, please contact [email protected]
As you will see from the programme above, our AGM will take place during the middle of the conference, where we’ll reflect on a memorable year and take care of the usual business matters. You can find the information here.
Building on an amazing night at Hampden 12 months ago, we’re delighted to be welcoming 200 of you to don your posh frocks and kilts and celebrate 2023, which has been one hell of a year for cycling!
Check out our shortlist here.
The night kicks off at 6.30pm with our Champions Drinks reception in the Ferntower Suite, where we’ll be recognising all of our national champions, before we move through into the main hall for dinner and the presentation of our nine awards to some very worthy winners.
As we did last year, we’ll be holding a raffle with all money raised going to the Braveheart Cycling Fund – more on that on the night. Top prize this year is a £3000 voucher towards a bike courtesy of our partners Pedal Power – not bad ey!
Finally, make sure you’ve got your dancing shoes with you, as we’ll be finishing off with a ceilidh band – dancing not compulsory but certainly encouraged!
Staying at Crieff Hydro
We’re also pleased to share that our hosts, Crieff Hydro, are providing discounted hotel rooms for delegates and guests. In order to access your discount, please follow these steps:
- Head on over to www.crieffhydro.com
- At the top right-hand corner – you’ll see a button for “Book A Room” – click here.
- Enter the dates you’d like to stay for (e.g., 25th November 2023) and the number of nights. Identify how many occupants will be in the room – 1 or 2.
- Enter your Promo Code: “SC2023” and check availability. This will then bring you onto the dedicated Scottish Cycling booking page. From there – you can select the dates you would like to stay below and fully prepay for your accommodation. There are a number of triple and quad rooms available for friends, clubmates or families, at very reasonable prices.
Crieff Hydro holds the gold Green Tourism award for their commitment to sustainability and environmentally friendly practices. Set in the beautiful Perth countryside, it is the perfect venue to host our conference and awards night and offers some fantastic opportunities for all types of riding the following day.
The best entrance to use on arrival is The Hub, as opposed to the main hotel entrance which is round the back of the hotel.
Traveling by public transport
The nearest train stations with connecting buses to Crieff are Perth and Dunblane. From the train stations, the easiest way to get to Crieff Hydro is via the following buses:
• Service 15 – Perth to Crieff Golf Course (approx. 40 mins)
• Service 15A – Dunblane to Crieff Main Square (approx. 40 mins)
It is a 5-minute walk from Crieff Golf Course to Crieff Hydro. It is approximately a 15-minute walk from the Main Square to Crieff Hydro.
Arriving by bike
There are several bike shelters around Crieff Hydro (please ensure you bring a bike lock). If you would like help planning your route to the venue, please contact [email protected].
Arriving by car
If travelling by car the postcode for Crieff Hydro is PH7 3LQ. Free parking is available at the rear of the main hotel. Car sharing where possible can help keep costs down and reduce the number of individual cars on the road, which can lower carbon emissions and traffic congestion.