Congratulations to Scott Rathbone andShannon Ross for being our July Members of the month. If you have attended any of our camps, clinics or group cycling you have likely met Scott or Shannon. These two are very active and supportive members of our club. We initially reached out to Scott and Shannon to take part in the NCCP community triathlon coaching program earlier this year so they could help us our with events and activities in exchange for 15 hours of volunteer work for us. But their commitment and dedication to the club has greatly exceed those obligations.
Both Scott and Shannon have a genuine interest in helping club members develop their cycling skills (and other skills) and “offer kind words of wisdom when it isn’t easy to hear” said one member. Scott readily shares his bike mechanical knowledge and Shannon has helped out the club with his technical and creative skills such as photography. In a sport where we are already so pressed for time, they often sacrifice their own training needs to ride or run with slower riders to encourage them to reach new goals.