A COACH who works tirelessly to give hundreds of people every week the chance to cycle has had her dedication recognised.

Anne Glass, 49, was named Community Coach of the Year and picked up her award at the sportscotland Coaching, Officiating and Volunteering Awards 2019.

On the night, inspirational coaches, officials and volunteers from all over Scotland were celebrated across 15 categories for their significant contribution to sport over the past 12 months.

Anne has been the driving force behind the establishment of Drumchapel Cycle Hub since 2015.

During the last four years, Anne's hard work and commitment to her community has built the hub into a heart of activity.

Leading a group of dedicated volunteers, Anne has more than 200 local people every week on bikes.

In a video played at the ceremony in Glasgow on November 21, Anne explained: "It's very social, we have a real good chat and people connect with each other. They make new friends and we are active at the same time. We call ourselves the bike family, it's a family feel.

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"It's such great feedback that we get from people coming out and feeling good about themselves. They talk about physical elements, people talk about feeling healthy and just being more active in general but what is the good thing is how good they feel.

"I think there's a knock on effect in terms of inspiration as well. They're inspiring their friends to come on and it has a wider impact."

The impact of Anne's work on the local community is visible, with more people using bikes for transport and recreation.

The 49-year-old mum has also been revealed as a finalist in the UK Coaching Awards that will take place next month in London.

Gwen Hemming, a member of the cycle hub, said: "Anne is the glue that holds us all together. She's a great mentor, and she's become a great friend as well."