Revised October 2020

The Dulwich Hill Bicycle Club (DHBC) aspires to encourage and maintain a socially safe environment for all club members and participants during formal and informal rides, social gatherings/events and hold consistent, orderly and efficient meetings.

DHBC values cycling in a safe, enjoyable, rewarding and collegial environment.

DHBC actively encourages its participants to support and uphold its values.

Behaviour during formal and informal rides, social gatherings and events

  1. The DHBC strives to create a socially safe environment for its members, free of gender, sexual orientation or racial based discrimination or general bullying.
  2. DHBC members are expected to treat all coaches, parents, participants, officials and any other attendees with respect, regardless of race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, sexual orientation or ability.
  3. DHBC members are expected to discourage and not engage in acts which can be clearly identified as sexual harassment or racial vilification.
  4. Sexual harassment is any unwanted or unwelcome sexual behaviour where a reasonable person would have anticipated the possibility that the person harassed would feel offended, humiliated or intimidated..
  5. Racial discrimination is identified as the following:
    1. Bullying, unfairly targeting or making demeaning comments which can relate to issues surrounding race, ethnicity or nationality.
  6. DHBC members will not permit or encourage any other person to use illicit drugs at a formal or informal club events and will not permit or encourage any other person, to attend, coach, officiate or participate whilst intoxicated or otherwise under the influence of illicit drugs.
  7. DHBC members will not initiate or engage in verbal, physical threats or violence directed towards any fellow member, coach, parent, player, participant, official or any other attendee.

In circumstances where a member has wilfully acted in a manner prejudicial to the interests of the Club, (including, but not limited to, wilfully endangering another member’s safety or wilfully violating this Code) that member may be the subject of disciplinary action, including suspension or expulsion from the Club.

Junior track and road training

DHBC track and road training programs and youth sports programs play an important role in promoting the physical, social and emotional development of children. It is therefore essential for parents, coaches and officials to encourage youth athletes to embrace the values of good sportsmanship. Moreover, adults involved in youth sports events should be models of good sportsmanship and should lead by example by demonstrating fairness, respect and self-control. The DHBC therefore strives to discourage unsportsmanlike conduct with any coach, parent, player, participant, official or any other attendee.

DHBC members as well as parents or carers of juniors are expected to behave in accordance with and adhere to the policy in items numbered 1 to 7 above.