Over the last few weeks I have been out exploring my local area, meeting lots of people and discovering lots of exciting bike related activities. On one of my excursions to the Kingdom of Fife, I discovered an outdoor education centre – Lochore Meadow Park. They have recently acquired a fleet of specially adapted bikes for people with disabilities, and have developed a half day training for staff in the community interested in bringing their service users along to access the bikes. So I went along to one of these sessions to find out a wee bit more about what they have to offer. Everyone enjoyed the course, particularly getting to have a go on all the different bikes, and found the day very useful!
Lochore Meadow Park also runs a very successful mountain bike club for young people, with over 50 members currently signed up. Whilst I was out exploring some of the trails on my own bike I came across a skills loop which had some pretty impressive logs, seesaws and skinnies for anyone wishing to brush up on some technical mountain biking skills. The outdoor education team at the centre are keen to link with Bike Club in the future and to offer support and examples of good practice to other groups.
Since the recent launch of Bike Club in Scotland, I have been kept very busy following up pledges made on the day and being contacted by groups enquiring about Bike Club.
All in all Bike Club has been a very positive experience for me so far! Please get in touch if you have a cycling based project you would like to let me know about or if you are interested in finding out how you can become part of Bike Club. I look forward to hearing from you
Join the Bike Club team in Scotland – Two vacancies now open February 11, 2010Posted by admin in : Edinburgh, Glasgow, Scotland , comments closed
Bike Club Development Workers – Scotland
As Bike Club extends its work into Scotland, we are recruiting for two new people to join the team:
Bike Club development worker based in Glasgow
salary around £24,000
Bike Club development worker based in Edinburgh
with a national remit – salary around £28,000
Bike Club is an innovative new project to create new cycling clubs and activities for children and young people, funded in Scotland by the Asda Foundation.
In Scotland, Bike Club is delivered by a partnership of CTC (the national cyclists’ organisation), Youth Scotland and ContinYou.
We are looking for Bike Club development workers to be responsible for delivering the project, working closely with existing networks of staff and volunteers in formal and nonformal learning settings.
You will need to demonstrate a good knowledge of community-based
cycling or physical activity projects and programmes; work experience across a range of community and youth work settings; and a track record of developing training and learning programmes.
The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Monday 1 March 2010. Interviews will be held in Edinburgh on 15 and 16 March 2010.
For an information pack please contact Youth Scotland:
Youth Scotland, Balfour House, 19 Bonnington Grove, Edinburgh. EH6 4BL
0131 554 2561
Or download an information pack from:
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