This year we’re once again celebrating Volunteers’ Week, saying thank you to those who support our sport all year round and those who have been supporting the response to the pandemic over recent months.
Throughout the week we are going to be sharing stories from our volunteers through our social media channels to highlight some of the great work taking place – whether that’s through fixing bikes for key workers, supporting local foodbank projects or continuing to dedicate their time to cycling roles.
Breeze Champion Frances Kelly from Lincolnshire has clocked up over 1,000 miles couriering material for medical scrubs across the county. You can watch her video below.
British Cycling Chief Executive, Julie Harrington, said:
“In what has been a really difficult period for the entire country I have continually been amazed and heartened by the manner in which the cycling world has rallied to support vital causes in our communities. At a time of great need for many our clubs, groups and members have risen to the challenge, and this week we want to pause to say thank you for their selflessness, ingenuity and determination.
“I know that so many of our volunteers are chomping at the bit to get back to leading rides, supporting local races and developing the next generation of young riders. We are working incredibly hard to ensure our sport and activities can return safely as soon as Government guidance allows, and I want to thank them for their continued patience and understanding as we work through this.”
Last year over 13,000 British Cycling members volunteered their time to cycling, and a British Cycling survey found that those who do so believe that it has helped their willingness to try new things, connectivity with others, to develop new friendships, ability to achieve goals and improved their confidence.
If you’d like to know more about volunteering opportunities with British Cycling, click here.