BUSC are delighted to announce that both James and Aidan attended the Cycle Ride Leader Course delivered in conjunction with the Lowport Centre and Cycle Scotland. The course itself was hosted at the Vennie (Social Enterprise/Youth Club) in Livingston and saw staff members from across various local organisations come together to take part.
The Cycle Ride Leader Course is aimed at those who will be leading groups through a variety of rides within their local area. Such programmes are likely to be aimed at groups and the emphasis may be on those returning to cycling, those who would like to be more active, a health focus or merely to highlight the range of rides available locally.
Initially this training will be used to support the delivery during the hugely successful Holiday Camp programme that BUSC currently deliver but we are hopeful that we can utilise this further looking ahead. Already tentative discussions have taken place with Donaldson’s School, Linlithgow with a view to establishing some weekly cycles to further support the needs of their pupils.
Aidan said “the course was hugely enjoyable and it was great to delve in to the theory behind planning a successful cycle. Both James and I have taken a lot out of the course and we will have further discussions down the line about how we can develop this further. Finally a special thanks to Dave Ogilvie, Course Leader for his informative and entertaining approach to the course”.
For those of you who are interested in cycling but do not have access to a bike please speak to West Lothian Council for further information on your local Bike Banks where you can hire pushbikes free of charge.