Lewis Teacher wins Cycle Training Award

Bikeability Scotland ‘Instructor of the Year’

A primary school teacher based in Lewis has been recognised with a prestigious award from Bikeability Scotland, the national cycle training programme for school children, managed by Cycling Scotland.

Anneline Ingram, a teacher at Bernera Primary School on Lewis was presented with the ‘Instructor of the Year’ award in recognition of her efforts to place cycling and outdoor activities at the heart of the school year, against the challenges of the pandemic and the impending school closure at the end of the academic year.

During the last school year, she went above and beyond to deliver training, including lending her children’s bikes to pupils without access to one.

By incorporating cycling into PE and other extra-curricular activities around the school, Anneline delivered Bikeability Scotland training level 1 and 2. Every primary school in the Western Isles delivers Bikeability Scotland training, thanks to the passion and dedication of instructors like Anneline.