The Young Ryders Cycle Squad aim is to encourage as many young people as possible to use cycling as a means of transportation. They take part in more activities beyond the school day, making cycling an important part of their lives -as recreation, sport, exercise -and just for fun!
The YR Cycle Squad members help kids and the youth discover the freedom that cycling brings to the community. This sport has positive impacts on the lives of people who are passionate about exercise, entertainment, organized rides through the streets, bicycle hobbies and how this sport strongly supports local riding communities.
How does Young Ryders do this?
A wide range of cycling activities for children and young people, as well as for parents. Cycling activities that include everyone, like children and young people from black and minority ethnic groups (BME groups), those from low-income families, and children and young people with disabilities or other additional needs Tackling parents’ concerns about letting their children cycle
Empowering children, young people, parents, teachers, youth workers, volunteers and others to promote and implement cycling activities,
Once you are registered and assigned “prospect” status, there is a 30 day “prospecting” period that takes place. This process allows you to see firsthand what a day in the life looks like as well as identifies the roles and responsibilities. As a prospect, you may be tasked to volunteer in opportunities for our youth to engage with other teams, community leadership, enhance communication skills but most importantly, a platform to pursue your goals with the support of fellow members within the Ruff Ryders to the Rescue foundation.
Our goal is for everyone to have fun, learn, and conquer those ambitions you have together in your community. As a member you will also provide support to other YR teams within this program by volunteering in competitive events and cross-marketing.