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Volunteering Opportunity: Nae Limits Bike Club

29 July 2010

Nae Limits Bike Club is an exciting new opportunity to get fit, active and involved in the local community.

The club promotes cycling for people in the Airdrie area, regardless of ability. We are a community-based, person-driven group, promoting cycling for everyone. Specialised equipment is available for anyone wishing to access the group (for example, tricycles, reclining bikes, bikes suitable for people who use wheelchairs to mobilise). Use of any equipment will be assessed by trained cycle Leaders and the manufacturer (where appropriate).

The club is currently seeking volunteers to facilitate the group. We are looking for anyone with a reasonable level of fitness, good communication skills and a desire to meet new people and have a right good laugh.

Volunteers will facilitate the group, ensuring participants’ safety whilst providing enjoyable and challenging bike rides. Volunteers will share knowledge of safe cycling with the group. Volunteers will engage with participants, building a good rapport, to make the experience positive and worthwhile.

Rides

The group will meet in various outdoors locations within the Airdrie and surrounding villages area. Volunteers will make their own way to the destination (which will be agreed in advance). Bicycles and equipment will be provided for use during the club but volunteers are welcome to use their own.

Initially, the rides will take place in the local area, along suitable, risk-assessed routes. There may be scope to extend this in the future.

Volunteers

Volunteers are welcomed from a range of backgrounds. Two recognised qualifications will be awarded for successful completion of the compulsory courses – Cycle Leader, a 2-day course with training provided and a recognised First Aid Qualification.

Volunteers should be committed, reliable and have a good basic level of fitness. Volunteers are expected to make a minimum commitment of 12 months to the group. Ideally, volunteers should be able to commit to a few hours a fortnight. Volunteers will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure Scotland check, which will be paid for by the Club.

Times

The Club will run around the commitment that can be made by volunteers – days, evenings or weekends. These will be arranged once volunteers are confirmed.

Previous Experience

No previous experience is necessary. All we ask is that volunteers are supportive, enthusiastic and are up for getting fit the hard way!

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