Ever thought of becoming a commissaire?
Commissaires are trained volunteers who ensure fair and safe competition in cycling races. Commissaires are present in all levels of racing and operate in all racing disciplines.
Overview of responsibilities
- Oversee and approve pre-event planning and documentation
- Check risk assessments
- Ensure clear communication with organisers, event teams, riders and parents.
- Hold briefings and debriefings
- Demonstrate a duty of care
- Assume responsibility for fair and safe conduct during racing
- Approve results, levy and complete reports post-event.
Benefits of being a commissaire
- Free British Cycling Bronze membership for qualified regional commissaires and above which entitles them to all member discounts
- Free clothing for regional commissaires and above
- Commissaire Matters newsletter
- Free admission to inter-regional commissaire conferences
- Support from the officials education team and regional events officers
Qualified commissaires will be required to support trainee commissaires and events at all levels, to enable growth, development and ensure sustainability.
They should be IT literate, in order to complete administration and submit forms via the online commissaire dashboard. Strong communication skills are needed in order to enable prompt exchanges, provide clear instructions and give honest feedback.
How to get involved?
The South East Region requires commissaires at all levels of events. The region will be holding a courses soon and are looking for volunteers to step to the task. Please click on the below link to register your interest.