Job News: Vacancy For Off Road Access Campaigner At Cycling UK

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Could you unlock the countryside for the UK’s cyclists? That’s what Cycling UK is asking. And it has a high-stakes job vacancy going for the right person. The wide-ranging job will need experience of campaigning, political lobbying and knowledge of (and enthusiasm for) the British Rights of Way system.

Here are some of the details of the job:

Cycling UK as the world’s oldest transport organisation has helped millions of people realise the social, health and economic benefits of cycling.

Cycling UK has been at the vanguard of opening up thousands of miles of off-road access for cyclists; from winning the rights to use royal parks in 1885, gaining the right to cycle on bridleways and long-distance cross-country routes in 1968 and successfully campaigned for the ‘Right to Roam’ in Scotland in 2003.

CTC, We Are Cycling UK

Fast forward to 2017 and we need you to help us unlock the 80% of the Rights of Way Network that is not legally accessible for cycling.

This new role will develop and deliver our off-road cycling campaign in England and Wales to tackle this issue, through a positive, pragmatic, local-first approach to enable greater off-road cycling opportunities for the public.

Your role will be instrumental in supporting local campaigners; in securing and promoting permissive cycling access routes on land managed by major land-owners and influencing policy and legislation with Governments to create greater opportunities for all of the UK’s 12 million off-road leisure cyclists.

If you’ve got the political knowledge, nous, campaigning planning and enthusiasm to become the cyclists’ champion to get the UK cycling then we want to hear from you.

More details here: https://www.cyclinguk.org/announcement/job-vacancy/road-campaigns-officer

Chipps

Singletrack Editor

Chipps wasn’t around for the dawn of mountain biking in the UK, but he likes to claim that he arrived in time for second breakfast (about the time he shows up for work, then…) starting in the bike trade in 1990 and becoming a full time mountain bike journalist at the start of 1994. Over the subsequent quarter century, he has seen mountain bike culture flourish and diversify and bike technology go from rigid steel frames to fully suspended carbon fibre (and sometimes back to rigid steel as well.)

His riding style is best described as ‘medium, wheels on the ground, trail riding’ though he’s been spotted doing everything from endurance downhill racing to 24 hour cross country racing. He favours mid-travel trail bikes and claims to be wheel-size, gear, brake and tyre agnostic. In fact, his garage spans most bicycle flavours, taking in steel hardtails, carbon trail bikes, even a mountain bike tandem, along with road, touring and gravel/cyclocross bikes.

While he’s happy to chat about bikes all day, his real interest is in the people and places that bikes can introduce you to and he talks as fondly about the trails he’s ridden and riders he’s met as the bikes that took him there.

Comments (1)

    all for £26K?…don’t think so…

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