We are a not-for-profit Community Interest Company that helps disabled people and the wider community access the countryside through short taster sessions, longer rambles/rides and residential breaks using specialist equipment such as Mountain Trikes and Mountain Bike hand cycles/adapted cycles.
We run regular taster and training sessions so that people can build up their skills, strength and confidence with the equipment and they can then come out on longer rambles/rides with us. This year we have run Mountain Trike rambles and Hand Cycle rides in the Peak District, the Pennine Hills, National Trust & RSPB sites and the Yorkshire Dales in addition to organising residential trips to Kielder Forest in Northumberland, the Yorkshire Dales and the Peak District.
We campaign regionally for improved access to the countryside for people with disabilities, helping to inform policy at a strategic level. We are currently working in partnership with the RSPB, Yorkshire Dales National Park, The National Trust, The Woodland Trust and Yorkshire Water.
Volunteer Role TitleCycle Assistant
About the Volunteer RoleIn this role you will be making sure our rides are welcoming, friendly, safe and enjoyable. You will observe instructions from staff as to the cycle route and risk assessment prior to activity. You will then assist the cycle leader to carry out pre-ride cycle checks and be observant as to faults as they arise. You will be welcoming participants to the route, particularly new people and assisting the cycle leader in managing different pace riders in the group, taking instruction from the cycle leader and supporting the group accordingly. The role will also involve ensuring paperwork like registration forms and registers are completed and dealing with problems as they arise. You will also provide information about other rides offered by Experience Community CIC. You will be invited to attend occasional volunteer meetings and training sessions. and you will need to comply with the Highway Code and public rights of way (where relevant). We will provide a branded kit for you to wear. This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in cycling he likes being outdoors.
Type Of RegularFlexible
Suitable for under 18'sNo
Type of roleSport / Physical Activity
Special RequirementsApplication form required
Anywhere in Kirklees