Can you help us to become an effective force campaigning for better cycling conditions in this country? We’re looking for people who are prepared to volunteer a few hours of their time and expertise. The CEoGB is an entirely volunteer-run organisation, so we can’t afford to pay anyone (not even ourselves), but we’ll be happy to provide references if appropriate, and pay any reasonable expenses. And, of course, you’ll earn the undying gratitude of the nation, once it wakes up and realises what it’s missing at the moment.
If you’re interested in helping out with any of these please email to email@example.com
Can you help us raise funds or sponsorship to further our goals? You don’t need to be an experienced fundraiser or researcher, but if you’ve the time and the energy to help us source funding opportunities we’d love to hear from you. Or you might be able to organise fundraising activities such as selling t-shirts or other merchandise, or find funding for a particular event or project
Our webmaster is a busy person, and would welcome assistance from anyone who has some experience of, or willingness to learn about, managing Drupal websites. You don’t need much technical knowledge, but some understanding of how Drupal works, and its terminology, would be useful. An ability to analyse effective ways to store information, and perhaps classification using taxonomies, would also be useful.
Tell the world what you think about cycling and how you’d change things if you could. Whether you write a blog already, or indeed if you have never written a blog or news article before and feel that you have something to say, now is your time to shine! It can be about any aspect of cycling – a holiday you’ve taken, your thoughts on how cycling should be in the UK or your local school run, why you cycle or even why you don’t.
To apply, simply send us a blog post, with photographs to illustrate it if appropriate. We do ask that all images be either yours, or else available to use (for instance under a Creative Commons licence), or if they are subject to copyright, that you have the permission of the copyright holder to use them. And your words, of course, should be your own. We may need to edit your post for length or clarity; in which case we’ll finalise the text with you before putting it up.
Looking through the membership profiles and statements that people have provided when they join the Embassy, and talking to the people who show up at our events, we’ve been struck by what a varied and articulate lot you are. We wanted to get that out to a wider audience and so we will be regularly featuring one of our Ambassadors (all our members automatically become Ambassadors) on the website. Any member who wants to can be featured – all you have to do, apart from join of course, is send us a short statement about who you are and why you joined the Cycling Embassy, and what you’d like to see changed to make cycling easier and more pleasant in this country. We’d also love a photo of you or if you’re shy, your bike.
We know that many of our members, besides being keen (or would-be-keen) cyclists, have other areas of expertise from engineering, design and architecture, through to marketing, campaigning and research. If you’re willing to offer some of these on a voluntary basis either to us, or to others who need help, then please add your details to our register. The idea then is that when people have a specific cycling infrastructure or campaigning issue, we can put them in touch with the right person to help them out.
We won’t make your details public, and by registering, you’re not committing yourself to helping – just indicating a willingness to do so if you can. We won’t pass on your details to anyone else but if we do get a request or see an issue where we think you might be able to help, we’ll pass them on to you and let you take it from there (or not) as you see fit.
If you’re interested, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org for a chat.