The CTC’s Cycling Development officer in Scotland, Suzanne Forup, is looking for volunteers who could help develop cycling among young people right across the county:
Ted is now using his skills in the area where he retired, in rural Dumfries and Galloway. Ted was approached by his local youth group, who were keen to get cycling, but lacked the skills, knowledge and experience to know how to start. Since then, Ted has worked with the youth group to get an un-used piece of land turned into a cycle track and has been running regular cycling sessions and events, engaging many children, young people and their parents in the cycling sessions this year. Bikeability (cycle training), sessions were already being delivered in Port William School but unfortunately one volunteer was unable to continue so Ted’s wife and a friend did their instructor training and Bikeability was able to continue. The training is now offered to all children from P3 to P7 on a weekly basis throughout the year and is considered a ‘Life Skill’, helping to keep young people safe on the roads.
Many of our members are already involved in cycle training through schools – but there’s much more that could be done and much better co-ordination is needed. So if you think you could help out, please get in touch either with us or with Suzanne directly firstname.lastname@example.org