A charity launched to help people get active is searching for more volunteers to help with its school cycle scheme.
Sustrans, a charity set up to improve conditions for walking and cycling, needs more volunteers to help with the I Bike scheme being launched at Aberdeenshire schools.
It’s hoped the initiative will boost the number of pupils cycling to school and reduce the gender gap between boys and girls taking up the sport.
Sustrans is searching for volunteers in Fraserburgh.
Helen McCafferty, I Bike volunteer co-ordinator, said: “Volunteers are integral to the work we do in Aberdeenshire to help inspire more children to walk, cycle or scoot to school and in their spare time.
“Volunteering with I Bike is really fun and rewarding, with plenty of opportunities to get outdoors, meet new people and learn new skills.
“It’s so satisfying helping a child ride without stabilisers for the first time and see their confidence grow.”
The charity released a video last week of one volunteer Maggie King talking about her experiences.
She said: “I enjoy doing this as Sustrans has given me the skills I need to help out with the kids so I’ve learned from it.
“It’s great to see them progress.
“I’m also meeting people I wouldn’t normally meet and getting into an area of education I wouldn’t normally be involved in.”
A council spokeswoman said: “Aberdeenshire Council and Nestrans/Getabout both fully support any volunteering which helps to encourage cycling among school pupils, with the aim of getting more people more active.”
To find out more or get involved, contact Helen McCafferty at Helen.McCafferty@sustrans.org.uk or call 07768 034729