FANCY GETTING YOUR HANDS DIRTY WITH SUSTRANS?
The cycling charity Sustrans is looking for volunteers to help build sections of the National Cycle Network in its workcamps this summer.
Thhe workcamps are in Somerset, Devon, and South Wales during July and August, and Sustrans is calling for volunteers to celebrate its 30th anniversary.
In Somerset volunteers will be helping to build a new traffic-free path so local people can walk between Long Ashton and Nailsea without using busy roads. Helpers will clear vegetation, lay the path and install fences and benches along the route. In Dartmoor volunteers will rebuild walls and in South Wales they will be building a road.
Accommodation and tool training will be provided for the volunteers and the experience can also be used as part of the Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award.
Judith Pope, Sustrans Workcamp Volunteer Coordinator, said: “Workcamps play a huge part in helping us build and look after the National Cycle Network across the UK. We would love to see as many people as possible sign up and help us at the summer workcamps. No experience is necessary to take part – just enthusiasm!”
Dates are as follows:
21st July– 11th August : Flax Bourton, Somerset
11th – 28th August : Clearbrrok Tramway, Devon
18th August – 2nd September : Gower Peninsula, South Wales
To find out more about the summer work camps contact Judith Pope on 0117 915 0131, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.sustrans.org.uk