Ride the Highlands: Volunteer with DMBinS

Here’s one of those press releases with details of the sort of opportunity we love to spend our Fake Mondays daydreaming about (‘Fake Monday’ = the first day back at work after a long weekend, which somehow manages to feel even worse than real Monday…).

Nice folk that we are, we thought we’d share it with you…

Ride the Highlands: Volunteer with DMBinS and Scottish Cycling

It was announced today Developing Mountain Biking in Scotland (DMBinS) in partnership with Scottish Cycling are recruiting a volunteer to ride some of the best mountain bike trails the Highlands of Scotland.

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One lucky rider…

The selected volunteer will photograph, video and gather GPS files of some of the outstanding trails across the area. The content will form part of an exciting new mountain biking e-guide showcasing the best of the Highlands and continue to promote Scotland as a world class destination for mountain biking.

Organised by DMBinS, with its regional partners in the Highland Cluster including destination management organisations, Local Authorities, national agencies and local businesses, the volunteer role will allow an enthusiastic mountain biker to explore the great northern trails from weekend of the 21st September to 5th October 2013.

As part of this wonderful opportunity the volunteer will be provided with a free Campervan for the duration, supplied by Big Tree Campervans, alongside £75-per-day expenses to cover fuel, food and living costs and the appointed volunteer will be able to complete the chosen routes either alone or with family and friends.

DMBinS project manager Graeme McLean emphasised the value of such a project: “We know the trails in the Highlands of Scotland are fantastic to ride but together we want to provide a co-ordinated approach to marketing the amazing mountain biking the Highlands of Scotland have to offer.

The lucky volunteer will help form a consistent approach to gathering content for an e-guide to the Highlands. I believe this is a great opportunity for any mountain biker who also loves writing, photography and creating videos.”

Candidates will be expected to have excellent photography skills to capture the stunning trails and scenery in the Highlands. They will also be required to carry a Go-Pro camera to gather, record and edit videos, alongside a GPS recorder to ensure the accuracy of the maps in the guide. DMBinS and Scottish Cycling are seeking an enthusiastic, independent and highly organised volunteer with a passion for mountain biking to apply for this role.

To find out more information & how to apply to be the volunteer for this terrific opportunity, please look on the news pages of the DMBinS website.

...gets the golden (hour) ticket.

…gets the golden (hour) ticket.

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