Bikeability Scotland ‘Instructor of the Year’ awarded to Elaine Hill of Livingston Village Primary School (Pic: Cycling Scotland) A cycling enthusiast has been recognised for her efforts in helping kids learn how to ride a bike during the pandemic.
Pupil support worker Elaine Hill has won a prestigious award from Bikeability Scotland, the national cycle training programme for school children, managed by Cycling Scotland.
Elaine, who works at Livingston Village Primary School, was presented with the Bikeability Scotland Instructor of the Year award in recognition of her work to deliver training through the pandemic, adapting teaching as necessary and ensuring fellow instructors received continual encouragement and support.
Judges were particularly impressed by Elaine’s level of enthusiasm for cycle training over many years, and for her personal efforts in going above and beyond to source bikes and equipment for children and ensuring inclusion for all through her training sessions.
She said: “This is an amazing surprise. The recognition is a testament to the ongoing work of our longstanding Bikeability Scotland team at Livingston Village Primary School.
“It is a privilege to deliver the Bikeability Scotland training programme in our school and great to support the development of so many young cyclists over the years.”
Since Bikeability Scotland began in 2010, more than 400,000 pupils have participated in the programme.In the 2021/22 school year, a record of more than 52,000 pupils received training.David Collins, Bikeability Scotland manager said: “We are so pleased to recognise Elaine Hill with the Bikeability Scotland Instructor of the Year Award for her […]
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