The Bicycle Association of Great Britain has launched the organisaton's first Code of Practice. The code was launched at a BAGB meeting held today at the Brompton factory in Greenford, London.
The code was introduced today by Phillip Darnton, the BA's executive director and Brompton CEO Will Butler- Adams.
BA members have been discussing the draft code for a number of months. The agreed code sets out minimum high standards for BA members and covers areas such as professionalism and business ethics; product safety requirements and standards; complying with relevant laws and regulations; and contributing and working together to promote the cycle industry and cycling in general.
Committing to the code will now form part of the application process for new members of the Association.
Darnton said: "The Bicycle Association strives always to represent the best interests of the UK cycle industry – to government, stakeholders and the general public – with the highest standards of professionalism. It takes itself seriously, and expects to be taken seriously in return.
"Now, for the first time, we have set out a formal code of practice to which our members will be committed. It embodies the professional standards to which we, and the whole industry, should be proud to adhere.
"The code is a straightforward, practical and tangible demonstration of our dedication to that professionalism in all our affairs. It will underpin our advocacy work with government and other bodies, and it will allow our members to make explicit their commitment to these shared professional business standards."