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More cycling joy thanks to HealthRich funding

We are very excited that Sheffield Cycling 4 All, part of Disability Sheffield, has been awarded £46,000 over 2 years which will enable more disabled people to use the accessible bikes through providing more cycle sessions at a reduced cost. The funding has been awarded from HealthRich, one of 51 Community Interest Companies raising money to address health inequalities across England, Scotland and Wales through The Health Lottery.

2017 season begins 23 March

Spring is in the air so come and see the daffodils and join in our
launch party on 23 March 2017.

This will be the first of our Thursday open sessions which will run until the end of October.

Find out more about open sessions by visiting the information page.

Volunteers needed for our new Tuesday sessions

After a  very successful and rewarding 2016 delivering our cycling sessions in Hillsborough Park on Thursdays we are delighted that, due to the support of The People’s Health Trust, we are now able to offer a second day for people to come along and enjoy our bikes.

We are seeking volunteers who are able to commit to a regular work pattern to join our new Tuesday team :

Hospitality/admin
If you’re comfortable with people and happy collecting data then we need your help greeting our cyclists, recording their details if they’re new, taking payments/register and providing drinks/hospitality from our hub on the ball courts. 9:30am unti 3:30pm Tuesdays.

Cycling enablers
We need help getting people on the bikes, choosing and sizing an appropriate bike for them, assessing their ability (control and braking) and ensuring their safety. We encourage our cyclists to enjoy the park and it would be great if you were happy to occasionally pilot one of our side-by-side tandems or take a wheelchair user on one of our wheelchair carrying bikes.  You will need to be alert to our cyclists using the park in case any of them get into difficulties. 9:30am unti 3:30pm Tuesdays.

Volunteers get lunch from Lily’s and we can reimburse travelling expenses.  Disability Sheffield will organise a DBS check for you. Huge smiles are guaranteed!

If you are interested in either role or something in the middle then please get in touch. We’re launching our 2017 season on 23 March and will begin Tuesdays as soon as we have a team able to deliver the new Tuesday session.

Cycling Session Leaders needed!

Are you a qualified cycle trainer?

Are you DBS/CRB checked?
Are you a keen cyclist?
Are you able to work in a self employed capacity?
If so, Sheffield Cycling 4 All would like to talk to you!

What do we want from an SC4A Session Leader?

  • Suitably qualified people to join a small pool of cycle trainers able to share the responsibilities of leading open and closed cycling sessions.
  • People happy to work outdoors with a few supporting volunteers.
  • Ensure safety of service users and the general public during sessions
  • Maintain consistently high standards of behaviour
  • Ensure bikes are in a safe condition for clients to ride
  • Supervise basic maintenance of bikes during session, tyre pressure, brake checks
  • Supervise completion of group registers and other SC4A recording sheets
  • Complete an incident report in the event of any accident or injury
  • Supervise collection and banking of fees where applicable
  • Ensure bikes are returned to secure storage ready for use by next user group

How does it work?

We pay £15 per hour to session leaders.
You must be registered self–employed as we will require invoices for your time.
We are a constituted community organisation, insured to run our activities through the CTC. However additional personal insurance (easily available through the CTC) is advised for session leaders.
We are looking for an ongoing commitment and regular availability.

Want to find out more?

Get in touch via our contact page and we’ll arrange an informal chat.

Volunteers needed!

Do you love cycling?

Do you like to share your love of cycling with everybody?
Do you know how to fix a puncture?
Do you like working in the fresh air?
Do you like helping people?
Sheffield Cycling 4 All needs your help!

What does an SC4A volunteer do?

The volunteer team is a pool of awesome people that are available to assist the qualified session leader in the delivery of cycling sessions. Various duties include;

  • Preparing bikes before sessions.
  • Setting up and packing away the bikes and equipment.
  • Working outdoors to assist, support or accompany cyclists.
  • Adjusting cycles and checking they are in a safe condition.
  • Fit helmets.
  • Basic bike checks, eg pumping tyres, checking brakes, cleaning after use etc.
  • Recording progress on simple paper forms.

What sort of person suits the role?

We need enthusiastic volunteers who love and understand bicycles.
We are looking for caring individuals who understand that every person has different needs.
Volunteers need to be comfortable working around children and adults alike, and be okay with a bit of rain and oily hands!

What will you get out of it?

  • You will gain experience delivering cycling activity in an outdoor setting.
  • You will develop skills around caring and support.
  • You will be trained to assist in the provision of safe and inclusive outdoor activities.
  • You will get to share your love of cycling with a wide range of people from all different backgrounds.
  • You will join the growing number of people committed to promoting cycling in Sheffield.
  • You will get to spend time with lovely people, in a lovely park, in a lovely city, enjoying the fresh air!

Want to find out more?

Get in touch via our contact page and we’ll arrange an informal chat.

We won!

Yay! Last night SC4A was awarded Grassroots Cycling Initiative of the Year at the 2014 Cycle Sheffield awards.

CycShf_Award

The award – a very cool polished cog – was accepted by Chair Caroline Waugh, who thanked all the volunteers for making the project what it is.

Many thanks to Cycle Sheffield for recognising our little project, and for putting on a good night!

SC4A on the Radio

We were on Radio Sheffield today!

Roving reporter Andy Kershaw did a live piece during one of our Thursday open sessions (along with having a good ride round trying out our fleet – he likes his bikes).

It was great to get the message out about our services and have the chance to enthuse about the project. Thanks to everybody present for giving a big cheery shout just as we went live!