Club ap­peals for vol­un­teers

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Lo­cal cy­cling club Ste­wartryWhee­l­ers has is­sued a plea for more adult vol­un­teers to ride to the res­cue.

The club boasts a mem­ber­ship of­more than 100 – mostly un­der–16 – but badly needs ex­tra hands on the com­mit­tee.

Trea­surer Stu­art Adam­son said:“We still have a huge bunch of kids in­volved prac­tis­ing and rac­ing but we are strug­gling to get peo­ple to come and help.

“We still have plenty of fund­ing avail­able for coach­ing classes and it won’t cost any­body any­thing.

“But the same team has been in place for a while and want to move on and share roles within the club.

Many of the cur­rent com­mit­tee mem­bers have done their bit and we need new vol­un­teers to keep things go­ing. “So we would greatly ap­pre­ci­ate peo­ple think­ing about vol­un­teer­ing for po­si­tions on the com­mit­tee or train­ing to be a coach.You don’t need to be a rider to help out.”

The po­si­tions of sec­re­tary, chair, race sec­re­tary and wel­fare of­fi­cer need to be filled, Mr Adam­son said.

The club is also happy to put new coaches through coach train­ing at no cost.

Mr Adam­son added:“Sadly, with­out some new peo­ple step­ping for­ward we may be forced into wind­ing the club up, or com­bin­ing with an­other club.”

Ste­wartryWhee­l­ers pro­vides reg­u­lar coach­ing and plays an ac­tive part in the South–west Scot­landWin­ter Race Se­ries.

Next race is at Car­ling­wark Park, Cas­tle Dou­glas on Sun­day Jan­uary 27.

Any­one able to help out can get in touch via the Ste­wartryWhee­l­ers Face­book page.

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