Calling all Cyclists

SNP MSP Stuart McMillan is delighted that Glasgow Life and Scottish Cycling have launched a campaign to recruit cyclists of all abilities to tandem pilot other cyclists that are visually impaired.

As part of the campaign, you are being invited to sign-up for a six-week training programme that’s aim is to build a pool of riders to act as pilots.

Commenting, Stuart McMillan MSP said;

“Through my work with the Royal National Institute of Blind People, Scottish Council on Visual Impairment and my ongoing role as Convener in the Cross Party Group for Visual Impairment in the Scottish Parliament, I see the need for more volunteers to get involved and help those that are visually impaired throughout our society.

“There are a number of visually impaired cyclists who would like to ride the track and unfortunately due to the shortage of pilots they are not getting this opportunity.This campaign is a fantastic opportunity for all cyclists to get involved in the initial 6 week training program and train with the visually impaired to build a pool of pilots so that more visually impaired cyclists can feel the excitement of riding around the track.”

http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/news/14534256.Appeal_launched_for_cyclists_to_pilot_tandems_for_visually_impaired_riders/

http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/parliamentarybusiness/28877.aspx?SearchType=Advance&ReferenceNumbers=S5M-00358&ResultsPerPage=10

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