Walk Cycle Ambassadors

Become a Walk Cycle Ambassador!

To grow walking and cycling across York, help is needed to:

  • spread the walking and cycling word
  • engage in focused social conversations which offer solutions to people’s concerns and move them further along their walking and cycling journeys
  • provide practical support to individuals such as information about groups, activities and support, bike buying advice, route planning and buddying
  • volunteer for us on walking and cycling activities
  • speak out about the benefits of walking and cycling

Is it right for me?

You will ideally be:

  • Passionate about walking and cycling
  • A confident and respectful communicator
  • Supportive and encouraging of others
  • Proactive and good at offering solutions
  • Sociable and socially active
  • Independent
  • Patient and persistent
  • Someone with some available time to give to this role

What support will I get?

  • One to one or small group initial meeting and ongoing email/ phone support
  • Advice on local walking and cycling resources, support, volunteering opportunities, best practice in walking and cycling promotion, motivational behaviour change techniques and influencing
  • Opportunities to meet other like-minded folk and be part of a supportive community
  • Opportunities to volunteer for York Bike Belles. You can see our current volunteer opportunities here.
  • The satisfaction of seeing more people enjoy walking and cycling around York!

And do have a read of the interviews with 3 of York Bike Belles’ volunteers below – Alison, Amanda and Simon:

Meet Alison

Meet Amanda

Meet Simon

Email yorkbikebelles@gmail.com if you are interested in getting involved!

Walk Cycle Ambassadors is part of the One Planet York movement – making York a more sustainable, resilient and collaborative ‘One Planet’ city