July 22, 2011 11.06 am This story is over 154 months old

Instructors needed to teach kids cycle safety

Young cyclers: Children are learning to cycle safely in the county, but more instructors are needed.

Lincolnshire County Council are looking for instructors to teach children how to cycle safely and confidently on roads, as part of the Bikeability scheme.

Over 5,000 students in the county will be taking part in the scheme in the next year, which had £194,240 of help from the Department for Transport.

Senior Accessibility Project Officer, Chantelle Grundy, said: “If you’re a keen cyclist and have some spare time, we’d love to hear from you.

“The Bikeability initiative is cycling proficiency for the 21st century. We’re looking for more instructors who can help teach children how to cycle safely on the county’s roads.

“It’s a really rewarding job and you will be paid for your time too. You’ll need to pass a two day training course first to demonstrate your own abilities and you will need to be available on weekdays to instruct.”

The Bikeability Scheme is a joint initiative by Lincolnshire County Council, the Lincolnshire School Sports Partnerships and Sincil Sports College.

If you would like to get involved, contact Chantelle Grundy, Senior Accessibility Project Officer on 01522 554545, or email [email protected].

Source: Lincolnshire County Council