Are you considering adopting a more active lifestyle or making a difference in your community this year? If so, joining Sustrans, the national charity making it easier for people to walk and cycle, could be what you’re looking for.
Locally, the Sustrans Bassetlaw volunteer group has vacancies for rangers across the whole of the district. Volunteers from the Harworth and Bircotes areas would be particularly welcome. You’d be joining an established group and would be supported by both existing volunteers and full-time Sustrans staff. Training would be given, where needed.
What would you be letting yourself in for? The main duty of the rangers is the regular, roughly monthly, patrol of a section of the National Cycle Network (NCN), checking route signing and looking out for any other problems. Other activities may include project work, fostering wildlife habitats along the NCN or promoting cycling and walking within your local community.
A full description can be found on www.sustrans.org.uk. Click on Volunteer, then Volunteer Vacancies on the right, then East Midlands under “View Vacancies in …”, and finally Volunteer rangers, Bassetlaw. For more information call Dave, the group coordinator, on 01777 704317 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Bassetlaw Group intends to run another season of monthly led social bike rides again this year, starting in April — more details in that month’s edition. As a ranger, you could help marshal these rides by taking Sustrans’ Ride Leader training course — the next will be held in late March. It is a one-day course, comprising both instruction and practical elements, and is free of charge.
So, what are you waiting for? Apply today and see how together we can improve out communities by making walking and cycling a more attractive option for our daily travel.