Cycle Ride Leader
This course gives you the skills necessary to lead groups on short rides along previously identified risk assessed routes.
These led rides are likely to be aimed at adult groups returning to cycling, who want to become more active or are looking to see more of the cycle routes in their local area.
WHAT SKILLS DO I NEED?
You don’t need any specific skills or qualifications to take part in a Cycle Ride Leader course. You should be a confident cyclist, as you will be leading others. Candidates must be over 18 years of age.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?
This is a one day course.
WHAT WILL I NEED?
You will need a bicycle in working order and clothing appropriate for the weather.
Cycle Ride Leaders are not qualified to carry out risk assessments on new routes. You may need the help of an organisation or qualified Cycle Trainer to develop new routes
It is recommended that as a Cycle Ride Leader you have a valid first-aid certificate and insurance.
If your organisation does not have appropriate insurance in place, you could consider the insurance offered through membership bodies like the CTC.
HOW MUCH WILL IT COST?
The course costs £400 for a group of up to eight. For anyone on an open course the cost is £75.
You will be able to confidently lead a group of cyclists on easy to moderate rides and will have a range of rides suited to your each of your groups. This course supports you and your organisations to deliver our ‘Let’s Ride’ accredited group rides.
You may wish to continue developing as a leader by following one of the recognised pathways promoted by organisations including British Cycling and CTC.