The summer has arrived and so has our final theme in our 5 Ways to Better Wellbeing series.
This #TimeToTalk Thursday we introduce the theme “Give”, which we will focus on throughout July.
Giving can be very rewarding – in fact those who report a greater interest in helping others are more likely to rate themselves as happy. With the UCI Cycling World Championships only a few weeks away it is a great time to highlight some of the ways that our amazing volunteers give their time to cycling!
Some people might ask why volunteer? There are just so many benefits to giving back! Society tends to think of volunteering as something people do for the benefit of others. However, there are many benefits to the individual too. Volunteering can be a hugely rewarding experience, volunteers meet new people, develop new skills, and often feel happier. The people who give up their time every week are the foundations of the success of cycling sport in Scotland.
From being on a cycling club committee, coaching at a club to volunteering at events there are many ways that you can get involved.
Alan, one of our affiliated club’s youth coaches said:
“Becoming involved in coaching has been great. I have met loads of new people, had the opportunity to develop my coaching, leadership and first aid skills and most importantly had a lot of fun!”
If you feel inspired to give back in August why not come along and support our #RaceTheWorlds Series finals. We are looking for volunteers to put on a marshal vest and help us deliver the event and provide as best an experience as possible for the riders. You will be close to the World Championships action whist also getting to see some of Scotland’s best young riders compete.
Event dates, venues and times are as follows:
- Friday 4th August - Mini DH, Fort William - 08.00-11:15
- Sunday 6th August - Dirt Crit, Glentress – 07.15-11.50
- Monday 7th August - Road Crit, George Square, Glasgow - 08.00-14.00
- Saturday 12th August - Pump Track, Cathkin Braes, Glasgow - 08.30-17.30 (Marshals only in place for 2 hours at a time with 3 slots during the day)
If this takes your interest please register here.
And finally, you don’t have to be a cyclist to volunteer in cycling. If there is an interesting event or club near to you, go along and ask if you can help – chances are they will be delighted to see you!
The Club Development Team at Scottish Cycling can help you find the volunteering opportunity that suits you, whatever your experience. You can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org