We are delighted at how the network of Limitless Clubs in Scotland is growing and are always keen to hear from other clubs about joining the programme. Earlier this year Dundee Dragons became the first Focus Club in Scotland, and we already have two existing Champion Clubs in Dunfermline Cycling Club and Ythan Cycle Club, but we pleased to welcome three new Champion Clubs this week.
First up, we have Elgin Cycling Club, recent winners of Scottish Cycling’s Club of the Year. Elgin Cycling Club applied to join Limitless to help with their aspirations of becoming a more inclusive and diverse club. Elgin Cycling Club are a very friendly, approachable club based in Moray in Scottish Cycling’s North Region. The club offer rides for different speed abilities, women only sessions and are a very forward-thinking club.
Next, we are pleased to introduce Clyde Cycle Park, another winner at the recent Scottish Cycling Awards, winning the Recreational Cycling Award for 2023. Awarded to those that go above and beyond to make the recreational part of our sport successful, Clyde Cycle Park have made a significant impact in their area over the past year, from getting children or adults on to bikes, to organising events and everything in between. Clyde Cycle Park have recently been acquiring adapted bikes and trikes to provide courses for people with physical, sensory and learning difficulties. Joining Limitless will help provide Clyde Cycle Park’s coaches and volunteers with inclusion training and also the support to develop more sessions for disabled people to participate in cycling.
The third group joining Limitless as a Champion Club is Grampian Inclusive Cycling Bothies (GICB). Funded by the National Lottery, GICB’s aim is to make cycling more accessible in Grampian. Adaptive bikes are stored at Bothies across Grampian, including Inverurie and Peterhead, where weekly sessions run by local volunteers are proving very popular. By having adapted bikes stored at these Bothies, access to adapted bikes will be closer to the people within each community who need to use them.
We are delighted to welcome these three clubs and groups on board to the Limitless network in Scotland and thank them all for their continued work in making cycling more inclusive. We are always keen to hear from other clubs and groups who are interested in learning more about being part of Limitless. For more information please visit: Introducing Limitless (britishcycling.org.uk) or contact Julie Harris [email protected]