Young people from across Scotland are being encouraged to cycle towards a healthier and more active lifestyle, thanks Awards for All Scotland funding. The Go-Ride Legacy Games is an exciting Scotland wide project encouraging young people to get involved in the sport of bike racing, building on the legacy of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.
The Scottish Cyclists Union received an award of £7,895 earlier this year to run the project which will include a series of local events all round the country culminating in three national events in Perthshire, Cumbernauld and Glasgow.
Regional Development Officer, Sophie Warburton, put together the Awards for All application. She said: “In comparison to other funding applications I’ve worked on this one was pretty easy and I liked the simplicity of the application. I especially liked the way it gave you the room to explain the project in your own words.”
Sophie continued: “Through this project we will be working with approximately 20 accredited Go-Ride Clubs across Scotland between now and November for them to deliver two events each. After that we are hoping to include participants from these events at our National days in Highland Perthshire, Cumbernauld and Glasgow.”
“The aim of our project is to inspire young people under 16 who are already riding bikes to give bike racing a go and get that adrenaline rush from what an exciting and exhilarating experience it is.
“Without the Awards for All funding this whole thing wouldn’t have been possible as the event kit bags are the crucial part to making this project work. These bags will enable clubs across the country not only to run these events but also future events to promote bike racing and encourage young people in the sport for years to come.”
Lynne Munro, Head of Development at Scottish Cycling, added: “The Go-Ride Legacy Games 2014 are a fantastic opportunity for clubs to get involved and attract new members to their sessions. Clubs now have access to a kit bag crammed full of useful and exciting resources and equipment for their riders to access our world class facilities here in Scotland. Young riders who are new to cycling will be able to develop the skills and confidence required to take part in events, under the guidance of our Scottish club coaches.”
You can find out more about the Go-Ride Legacy Games here.
If your group is looking for funding of up to £10,000 Awards for All could be for you. Visit the Awards for All Scotland website for more information.