THE driving force behind a volunteer-led cycling club has been revealed as a finalist in the UK Coaching Awards.

Mum Anne Glass helped establish Drumchapel Cycle Hub three years ago and took over within the first year.

The 49-year-old has made cycling accessible in the area which has high levels of deprivation and low numbers of bike ownership.

Her efforts have resulted in her being put forward by sportscotland for the Community Coach of the Year award.

Anne runs sessions and activities for women and girls; inclusive sessions for children with additional support needs, and people living with long-term health conditions as well as adult sessions and work with children in schools.

The single mum-of-two is also a self-employed yoga instructor and is one of five sports coaches from Scotland among the finalists for the awards taking place in London in December.

Anne, from Drumchapel, told the Post: “I’m looking forward to going to London and taking my mammy for a night out. It will be good fun. It will be really good for Scotland as well.

“There are lots of amazing coaches, but this is different – this is community coaching – working with anybody in the area.

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“The main impact that I speak about is working with regular people – anyone that comes along and gets on a bike.

“People who come out and get involved in doing physical activity when they would normally be watching TV.

“Regular mums and dads, not people who are training for a big event.”

The awards celebrate the work a diverse array of coaches do every day, enriching the lives of those around them.

Anne added: “I am extremely passionate and committed to coaching and helping others find health, fitness and wellbeing through being involved with regular physical activity and learning new skills.

“But also helping people connect with others and enjoy new friendships, contributing to improved mental health.

“People have gotten to know me in the community because I work with everybody.

“I do all sorts of physical activity and was originally asked to help set the project after being involved with Kugatsu Karate for many years.”

To get in touch or for more information search “Drumchapel Cycle Hub” on Facebook.