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Carol Thompson

What Accreditation and Qualifications do you have?

British Cycling Ride Leader
Emergency First Aid at Work
Level 1 British Cycling Coach

Numerous skills and leadership courses with GCVS, Just Enterprise, NSPCC DCPO, First Aid, British Cycling, Wellbeing in the Workplace.

BA Gaidhlig & Media Studies

What skills and experience do you bring?

Experience and knowledge of our industry: 8-years in cycling in a role which included leading a team of 7 staff, 40 volunteers and 6 sessional staff, and liaising with them all to ensure delivery of various cycling activities. Networking with other cycling and non-cycling organisations at different conferences, meetings and event days to promote the organisation. Part of FWN team to win Glasgow Times Community Champion Health and Wellbeing Award in 2016 and Glasgow Community Project of the Year 2017. Carol is Chair of Glasgow Gals Cycling Club, a women’s only cycling club which encourages women to get on a bike and stay on a bike. The Club has won awards and Carol was listed in 100 Women in Cycling in 2021. The club has 162 active members, with a team of 25 volunteer ride leaders. The club won Scottish Cycling Club of the Year in 2018 and Scottish Women in Sport Sporting Champion Award in 2021

Key skills brought to the business: Leadership, people management, project coordinating, communication, excellent organisational skills.

Leslie Horton

What Accreditation and Qualifications do you have?

British Cycling  one day ride leader qualification.
Cycling Scotland  4 day ride leader/trainer qualification.
Velotech Gold level Qualification.
First-aid at work qualified.

What skills and experience do you bring to Sunny Cycles?

12 years as a ride leader. route planner
9 years as a Learn -to -ride tutor
11 years working with an all-ability cycling organisation
22 years working with the public at sporting venues and concerts, the last 10 as part of a safeguarding team.

Davey Campbell

What Accreditation and Qualifications do you have?

  • PVG accreditation.
  • First Aid At Work certification.
  • Cycling Scotland qualified Ride Leader and Cycle Trainer.
  • Gold Standard Velotech Bicycle Mechanic.
  • Bachelor of Science in Multimedia Technology.
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Social Anthropology.

What skills and experience do you bring to Sunny Cycles?

I have worked in the Third Sector for the past 16 years. Some of this time combined social care work and youth work. And also academic support work. I co-founded a youth cycling club in 2009. In 2011 this club was runner up ‘Best Youth Cycling Club in the UK’ (CTC/Cycling UK). I have been a Ride Leader and Cycle Trainer for the last 12 years and have had a long career within the cycling community.I also co-developed a Learn To Ride Programme which had great success. Teaching people of all ages regardless of experience or ability. I have gained experience and a particular skill set in teaching people on the autistic spectrum.

Joe Dolan

What Accreditation and Qualifications do you have?

Cycling Scotland Qualified Ride Leader
BA Arts and Social Sciences 

What skills and experience do you bring to Sunny Cycles

Lifelong experience of cycling in , through and round Glasgow.
Many years  work  with people  with learning  disabilities  and others with mental  health issues. 
Mainly ARBD....Alcohol related  brain damage and other  addiction  problems. 
30 years in the  fire brigade. 
Hopefully  we won't be needing  that. But it certainly  prepares you for coping in any crisis that arises.

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