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We have two open volunteer opportunities: 

1.   Walk and Ride Leaders

2.  Cycling Without Age Pedallers

If you are interested, please email yorkbikebelles@gmail.com in the first instance.

Walk and Ride Leaders Role description

Overview

Are you passionate about walking and cycling, confident and happy to take the lead on a walk or ride, good with people from all ages and backgrounds and an excellent communicator? If so, this role might be for you!

We would like you to co-lead at least one of our regular monthly walks or rides every 2 months, attend monthly evening team meetings where possible, and be a positive advocate for YBB and our work.

Our monthly walks take place on first Thursday morning of the month, our monthly rides on first Sunday of the month through the winter and first Wednesday evening of the month in Spring/ summer.

We provide all necessary support and training, and will pay essential expenses. We ask for a reference. Depending on the work agreed, we may need to carry out a DBS check.

We guarantee you will enjoy working with us to encourage more people to walk and cycle around our beautiful city. As a group, we are friendly, flexible, dynamic and creative. We make a positive difference to people’s lives and to the York community.  You will find being a volunteer with us a thoroughly rewarding experience!

Please apply by emailing yorkbikebelles@gmail.com in the first instance or just come along to one of our walks and rides and see if the role is for you!

Role Purpose

To work within the YBB team to co-lead our monthly walks and/ or rides.

Key Responsibilities

  • To co-lead at least one of our monthly walks or rides every 2 months. This will include planning the walk or ride, carrying out a reccy and risk assessment, co-leading the ride and social stop, providing photos and brief comments afterwards to our comms team and providing feedback at team meetings.
  • To attend monthly team meetings where possible (an hour one weekday evening). We make sure meetings are enjoyable – they are short (1 hour max) convivial (held in a nice city centre pub with food and drink) and usually end in a spot of socialising.
  • To help promote the YBB programme and the benefits of everyday walking and cycling in your networks and to the York community in general.
  • (optional) To help deliver the rest of the YBB programme of walking and cycling activities, which may include bike maintenance workshops, bike buddying, bike try-outs, bike loan sessions, social events, community stalls and talks, Walk Cycle Festival events, social media and other creative walking and cycling activities.

Person Specification

  • You are passionate about everyday walking and cycling and its benefits for health, community life and the environment.
  • You are confident and happy to take the lead on a walk or a ride.
  • You are supportive and good with people from all ages and backgrounds
  • You have excellent communication skills.
  • You are happy to work as part of a team.
  • You are positive and self-motivated with energy and enthusiasm.
  • You are able to motivate and enthuse others.
  • You are IT literate.
  • (Ride Leader) You are a competent cyclist

 

Cycling Without Age Pedallers Role description

Join an exciting new project in York, where you will pedal less able older people around the city so that they can feel the wind in their hair 🙂

Cycling Without Age is a fast-growing international movement that originated in Copenhagen. We are delighted to have been able to bring the project to York – see details at www.yorkbikebelles.community/events/cyclingwithoutage.

We would like you to volunteer for at least 2 rides a month, for at least a year. Rides take place during the day in the week and during the day at weekends. Your voluntary time is likely to be about 1 – 2 days a month and includes reccies, Rides, feedback, volunteer meet ups and development time. We will reimburse any drinks you buy for yourself at a cafe stop during a ride. We will also ask for a DBS check, reference, and that you attend a training session, be open to ongoing  development and be a positive advocate for YBB and our work.

Please apply by emailing yorkbikebelles@gmail.com for an application form.

Purpose of role

To work within the YBB team to deliver regular Cycling Without Age rides and take less mobile older people on a 3 seater electric powered bike or ‘Trio Bike’ on bike rides around York. You can see ‘Trixie’ the Trio Bike at https://triobike.com/models/taxi/.

Key Responsibilities

Deliver at least two rides a month. This will involve:

  • a reccy of the proposed route
  • collection of the Trio Bike from Cycle Heaven in Hospital Fields Road, Fulford
  • pedalling of the bike (empty) to the care home, and meeting with the older person and carer or relative (if one). If no carer, there may be two older people on the ride.
  • pedalling the older person and carer (if one) on an agreed, risk assessed route for up to an hour with perhaps a stop at a cafe, park or other activity and returning them to their residence.
  • returning the bike to Cycle Heaven
  • emailing a brief ride report with at least 3 photos and comments about the ride to the Cycling Without Age Team
  • attending volunteer meet ups every month where possible

Person Specification

  • You are passionate about cycling and its benefits for health and community life
  • You are passionate about addressing the issue of loneliness and isolation in older people
  • You have experience working with older people. If not, you are willing to attend age awareness training and develop skills in this area.
  • You are a competent cyclist with good bike handling skills and a good awareness of routes around York.
  • You have excellent communication skills.
  • You are positive and self-motivated with energy and enthusiasm.
  • You are able to motivate and enthuse others.
  • You are able to work independently and as part of a team.
  • You are IT literate.

 

Join us! “Be the change you want to see in the world”