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.
Simon has been news editor at road.cc since 2009, reporting on 10 editions and counting of pro cycling’s biggest races such as the Tour de France, stories on issues including infrastructure and campaigning, and interviewing some of the biggest names in cycling. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, his background has proved invaluable in reporting on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, and the bike industry. He splits his time between London and Cambridge, and loves taking his miniature schnauzer Elodie on adventures in the basket of her Elephant Bike.