I Bike Communities volunteering (Perth & Kinross)

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As a part of our activities with I Bike Communities, we provide free walking, wheeling and cycling activities in your local area, for example; 'learn to ride' sessions with adults. They can be beginners or improvers and done individually, with families, or other groups. Training is made to fit the needs of the person you will support.

You can help with activities such as:

  • led walks
  • supporting adults and families with building their confidence cycling
  • helping provide road awareness and skills
  • introducing people to balance, gears and other basics of a cycle
  • taking people on different routes to show them places to cycle locally
  • introducing some to E-bikes and cargo bikes, when possible.
  • helping with Dr Bike sessions or maintenance classes

You decide whether you prefer to support people individually, in groups or both. Just let us know.

If you are a new or less confident cyclist yourself, we will provide you training and support before you support others. We can lend you a bicycle for the volunteering activities, if you don’t have one already. During your time volunteering we can also provide training with recognised qualifications such as Cycle Ride Leader, Bikeability Instructor, Cycle Trainer, First Aid, and Velotech (cycle mechanics).

Does this sound like you?


  • enjoy being active and doing outdoor activities
  • can carry out tasks independently
  • enjoy engaging others with active travel for everyday journeys
  • are happy to support and motivate others to develop their cycling skills
  • share our values and mission to get more people cycling, walking and wheeling in your local area.

Then let us know your interest in helping with our I Bike Communities project near you.

Time commitment

We are flexible on how much time you can help each week or month. Let us know what suits you.

Volunteering for everyone with Sustrans

We are committed to representing the diverse communities we work with, and we welcome people from all backgrounds to volunteer with us. We commit to equity and an inclusive culture, so volunteering is for everyone.

We believe that a diverse and inclusive organisation brings with it a diversity of ideas and ways of working, which strengthens everything we do.

Please have a look at the website above and our Volunteering agreement before you join. Then you know what we all expect from each other when volunteering.

Your accessibility

Please let us know in the application form, if you need any support or adjustments to make our first chat together and volunteering a positive experience for you.

Any expenses for helping with these activities, which have been agreed, will be paid back to you. This can include for tools and public transport on the day of volunteering.

If you don’t have an email address, or for any other reason aren’t able to fill in our online form, not to worry. Reach out to your local Volunteer Coordinator (find here), and they can fill in the details for you.

**We will ask you for the contact details of a person, who you have known for more than 6 months (1 reference). ** Please have these ready when filling in the application form. If you need support identifying a reference, please let us know.