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Volunteers needed to help run safer cycling scheme

By This is Lincolnshire  |  Posted: January 19, 2010

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LOCAL volunteers are needed to help deliver a safer cycling scheme for children in the Skegness and Alford area.

Bikeability is a nationally accredited cycling proficiency scheme being run by the Lincolnshire Coastal School Sport Partnership.

It is aimed at children of primary school age and sets out to teach them how to cycle more safely on local roads and how to hone their cycle skills such as starting, stopping, overtaking, signalling and much more in an efficient and safe way.

Bikeability is being run county wide this year and for the first time in Skegness and surrounding areas, but the scheme could be under threat if more help doesn't come forward to help deliver the course.

Partnership development manager, Pauline Yemm explained: "The scheme is the new cycling proficiency of the day, everyone would like their children to be safe on their bikes.

"We are in need of people to come forward who can help us deliver the programme, they could be a former cycling club member or retired people who have spare time during the day to come and help.

"Volunteers can take away the satisfaction of knowing that they have enabled us to teach children the skills they need to children to hopefully keep safe."

The Partnership are specifically looking for people who have spare time throughout June and July. There is also the option to offer some courses during the school holiday periods.

The only initial requirement is that volunteers can ride a bike as all the training will be provided on a free four day course. These trained instructors will then take an active role in running the scheme.

There will be remuneration for time and legitimate expenses incurred whilst running the course. Instructors will be subject to an enhanced CRB disclosure.

The next four day course is planned for the end of March 2010.

For more information contact Pauline Yemm on 07876 402190 direct or 01754 610000 (Skegness Grammar School Sports College)

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    Stefan Krause, Skegness  |  March 12 2010, 4:50PM

    Hello, I believe it's a fantastic project. Volunteers - Please get also in contact with VAEL (Voluntary Action East Lindsey), based in Spilsby. I will also get in touch with Pauline to support this initiative. Cu Stefan