0711 RFuller CCN Nov07

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CTC’s Vision for Volunteers - The Cycling Champions Initiative: 

CTC’s Vision for Volunteers - The Cycling Champions Initiative Rob Fuller Cycling Development Manager

CTC Development Strategy 2000-2006: 

CTC Development Strategy 2000-2006 New initiatives Benchmarking Best Practice Cycle Training Targeted programmes e.g. cycling for women etc. Change of emphasis Network support Professional training and services Distributing expertise (and occasionally money)

CTC Development Strategy 2007-2012: 

CTC Development Strategy 2007-2012 New drivers Climate Change Social inclusion Health and wellbeing New delivery models Locally flexible Volunteer driven Social enterprise/small business Community cycling champions

Cycle Champions project: 

Cycle Champions project Funded by Big Lottery Active Travel Consortium bid £20m CTC element £6.5m Delivers local initiatives intended to increase levels of activity through cycling Joint working with 13 partners across England Currently recruiting 15 new staff!

Cycling Champions Concept: 

Cycling Champions Concept Cycling Champion


Who Teachers Parents Local authority Transport Road safety Social services Education Sport, leisure, tourism Police Community partnerships Residents associations Disability centres Women’s groups Primary Care Trust Doctors, nurses, physio Cycle Instructors Cycling groups Employer/Bicycle User Groups (BUG) Bike shop/workshop Cycle Hire MTB centre Campaigners Environmental groups BME community networks Youth services

Typical initiatives: 

Typical initiatives Tandems for the blind & visually impaired Adult cycle training Family groups Cycling for women, girls Mid-week unemployed Bike buddy Bicycle User Group (BUG) Maintenance workshops Bike IT Youth groups Scouts, guides, youth clubs Promotional workshops Pupil referral units Residential cycling schemes New housing Cycle storage & parking Bike buddy Maintenance Exercise on referral Second chance cycling (rehab) Dr Bike Health Rides School cycling group After school clubs Cycle training Family Rides BME young peoples group Crime reduction initiatives Young offenders outdoor activities Disability schemes Clubs at day centres Cycle training Specialist equipment design Campaigning & advocacy Skills workshops Meet the movers and shakers Access campaigns New infrastructure Home zones Marketing, promotion, fundraising Skills development, resources

Cycle Champions - Opportunities: 

Cycle Champions - Opportunities Cycle Champions provides an opportunity, and an imperative, to change the way we work Emphasis on network engagement and volunteer development. Move from a top-down, command structure to a bottom-up support structure. Facilitated learning across all projects NO teams have been restructured to provide coordinated support to the Champions project.


Practicalities Changes in Campaigns & Policy structure Volunteer support teams amalgamated Adam Coffman and Debra Rolfe now supporting Right to Ride network RtR enhancement program to be initiated in: Recruitment Management Data & information provision Personal development

Thank You: 

Thank You