British Cycling has launched Disability Cycling Hubs across the country to improve access to the sport for people with a disability and ensure that those wanting to improve their cycling performance receive the support they need.
These facilities have proved a huge success so we are opening applications for volunteer coaches to help in further developing the activities available in Manchester, York and Cyclopark, Kent.
Joining a team of innovative volunteers, you would be involved in delivering fun and challenging coaching sessions for disabled riders of varying abilities in traffic-free environments. From those riders using the sport as a method of rehabilitation to athletes who are already on the pathway to joining the Great Britain Para-Cycling Team, groups attending the sessions have different coaching needs and will be using a variety of specially adapted equipment.
We are looking for passionate and highly motivated individuals who are keen to develop or build upon existing coaching skills and would be willing to support the monthly activities at their local Disability Hub. The opportunities available are designed to support your development over a sustained period of time and we have put together a comprehensive support package to ensure that you have access to a variety of educational resources and ongoing mentoring.
No prior coaching experience is required; however you will need to complete a Level 1 coaching qualification prior to starting. Coaching bursaries may be available to support your learning; more information about the Disability Hubs can be found at https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/disabilityhubs
For an informal discussion regarding this volunteer role, please contact Rob Mace (Development Manager, Coaching & Competition) on 0161 274 2078. Applications close at 12 noon on Friday 25 September.
“Because these sessions are on a dedicated cycling circuit with a British Cycling qualified coach, the para-cycling session helps me work towards my goals and meets my needs.”
David Robertson - Handcycling Association of the UK
“I regularly attend the disability hub sessions and the most helpful thing about them is there is time for the coaches to spend with the riders and I get the chance to practice and implement their feedback.”
Kiera Byland - Sport City Velo
As this role involves working with children and young people, it is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore a Disclosure and Barring Service check will be required.