This article was published in 2000, in Newsletter 31.
Cambridge’s Adult Cycle Training scheme is in urgent need of more Cycle Trainers. The scheme is designed to help those people who want to cycle but feel they lack certain skills, by boosting their confidence and experience, enabling them to cycle confidently on the roads. A recent publicity push has had a dramatic effect on the number of people interested in taking up the challenge of cycling. With the levels of interest rising so quickly, the current number of trainers cannot cope with demand. In particular, it seems that it is female cyclists who are interested in the training, and many request a trainer of the same sex.
It seems that much of the generated interest is coming from women who want to cycle but need a confidence boost to enable them to feel safer on the roads. They feel that experience through the cycle training will give them the required confidence. At the moment, the trend seems to be women wanting to be trained by women.
The Adult Cycle Training Scheme is looking for experienced and committed female cyclists who could take on an hour or two of training per week, but if there are any interested male cyclists, please do get in contact as new trainers are always needed. Cycle Trainers receive training before commencing cycle training with members of the general public. The current remuneration for Cycle Trainers is £9 per hour. Please call me for further information.
Sarah Goretzki (01223) 712455
Sarah Goretzki is responsible for Adult Cycle Training in Cambridge’s ground breaking Cycle Friendly Employers scheme.