People needed to help run training in Skegness and Alford area

The rollout of Bikeability training to children in part of Lincolnshire could be under threat unless volunteers can be found to help deliver the scheme.

This is the first year that the nationally accredited cycling proficiency scheme will have been implemented across the county, but Lincolnshire Coastal School Partnership has issued a call for volunteers to helb deliver training and prevent children in the Skegness and Alford area from missing out.

Partnership development manager, Pauline Yemm explained to the East Coast Target: "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.

She added: "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."
In particular, people are needed to help out during June and July, and courses may also be offered during the school holidays.

To begin with, all organisers are asking for is that potential volunteers can ride a bike, and full training regarding Bikeability will be given on a free four-day course.

Successful applicants will be paid for their time and have expenses remimbursed, and if you are interested – or you know someone else who might be – please call Pauline Yemm on 07876 402190 or through Skegness Grammar School Sports College on 01754 610000.

Born in Scotland, Simon moved to London aged seven and now lives in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds with his miniature schnauzer, Elodie. He fell in love with cycling one Saturday morning in 1994 while living in Italy when Milan-San Remo went past his front door. A daily cycle commuter in London back before riding to work started to boom, he's been news editor at road.cc since 2009. Handily for work, he speaks French and Italian. He doesn't get to ride his Colnago as often as he'd like, and freely admits he's much more adept at cooking than fettling with bikes.