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Tandem Club Volunteers

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Tandem Club Volunteers
Open Country
Description of the role:

We run tandem clubs for people with disabilities and need volunteers to pilot the bikes. Our clubs are in Wetherby (Mondays), Harrogate (Tuesdays), York (Tuesdays) and Ripon (Thursdays). Our stokers have visual impairments and/or learning disabilities. Currently we need riders for our Wetherby and York clubs. Wherever we go, we have fun - and get fit at the same time!

Skills and qualities needed for the role:

Tandem experience is not essential as training is given, but the ability to ride a bike is helpful! Good communication skills, patience and a sense of humour are also useful.

Practical information:

Our clubs meet at 6pm from April to October and usually ride out for up to three hours (depending on the time of year) with a pub stop along the way.


Additional Information
DBS check needed: Yes
Driving licence needed: No
Car owner: No
Open to: Ages 18+
Is this role wheelchair accessible?: No
Community House
46-50 East Parade
North Yorkshire
Last updated: 23.01.2020
Organisation Information

Open Country is a charitable organisation. We aim to enable anyone with a disability to access and enjoy the countryside. We run activity groups including walking, cycling, outdoor pursuits and wildlife studies and we run a countryside access advice service and produce a number of countryside access publications.

Open Country’s Breakfree packs for Harrogate District, Nidderdale AONB and Wharfedale are easy access routes can be enjoyed by children, cyclists and people with disabilities, including wheelchair users. The packs have clear, colour maps for each location, with all the information you need to help plan your day, and enjoy the outdoors, when you may not be able to take part in other activities during the coronavirus outbreak.
Open Country has created a series of free to listen audio walks to help bring the outdoors indoors for anyone who is missing getting out and about or simply wants to enjoy nature from the comfort of their home.

Charity number: 1107331

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