Cycle Ride Leader & Assistant Cycle Ride Leader

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Overview

The Cycle Ride Leader award provides an introduction to leading groups on risk assessed and organised bike rides during daylight hours. It enables leaders to plan and organise rides within an organisation, community group or club.


Minimum Age

18
  Candidates aged 16 & 17 can train as an Assistant Cycle Ride Leader.

What skills do I need?

You must have recent experience riding a bike, and feel ready to assume responsibility for a group on a bike ride. Candidates must ride confidently on roads with traffic for up to 2 hours, be able to cycle up moderate hills, and off road surfaces such as canal paths and be able to mend a puncture or replace a damaged inner tube. 

What if I’m under 18 years old?

If you are aged 16-17 you won’t be qualified to lead rides by yourself, but will be allowed to assist adult Cycle Ride Leaders, and may be able to upgrade your qualification when you turn 18. Please note that places for 16-17 year-olds must be agreed in advance, as there are restrictions on the number who can attend each CRL course. Contact training@cycling.scot for further information.


How long does it take?

This is a one-day course, which usually lasts eight hours.


What will I need?

You will need a roadworthy bike and clothing appropriate for the weather. You will also need to bring lunch/snacks unless the organiser is providing these.

It would be helpful if you have some idea of the types of rides you’ll be leading after the course, and your target audience.


What will it cost?

If you are part of a group or organisation, for £500 you can book your own bespoke course, for a group of 5-8 people, at your own venue, on a date that suits you.

For an individual, the cost of this course can vary, depending on the venue/organiser, but it is usually between £50-80 per person.

We may be able to advise you about funding that can be used for this kind of training.


What's next?

You might want to complete a Cycle Trainer course to become a National Standard cycle training instructor.

It is recommended that Cycle Ride Leaders hold a valid first aid certificate and appropriate insurance.

This course provides a useful introduction to cycling leadership. It is not a substitute for established off-road/mountain bike leadership qualifications. Scottish Cycling and Cycling UK offer mountain bike leadership courses if this is something that interests you.

Course Dates

DateCourse TypeCourse Title & InstructorLocationLocal AuthorityCapacity & Availability£ CostBook
DateWed 15th Feb 2023Course TypeCycle Ride Leader & Assistant Cycle Ride LeaderCourse Title & InstructorCRL Heavy Sound (Private)
Philippa Barber
LocationHeavy Sound
Cockenzie Business Hub, Edinburgh Road, Prestonpans
Local AuthorityCapacityCapacity 8
Places Left 3
FREE
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DateWed 15th Feb 2023Course TypeCycle Ride Leader & Assistant Cycle Ride LeaderCourse Title & InstructorBike for Good Feb 2023 (Private)
Charles Mooney
LocationBike for Good
65 Haugh road, Glasgow , Glasgow
Local AuthorityGlasgow CityCapacityCapacity 8
Places Left 4
FREE
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DateMon 20th Feb 2023Course TypeCycle Ride Leader & Assistant Cycle Ride LeaderCourse Title & InstructorCRL - Edinburgh College Course 2 (Private)
Neil Daly
LocationEdinburgh Napier University
Student Accommodation, 6 Bainfield Drive, Edinburgh
Local AuthorityCapacityCapacity 8
Places Left 1
FREE
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DateWed 22nd Feb 2023Course TypeCycle Ride Leader & Assistant Cycle Ride LeaderCourse Title & InstructorCRL - Robert Gordon University (Private)
Stephen Borland
LocationRobert Gordon University, Garthdee
Garthdee House, Garthdee Road, Aberdeen
Local AuthorityAberdeen CityCapacityCapacity 8
Places Left 6
FREE
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DateSat 25th Feb 2023Course TypeCycle Ride Leader & Assistant Cycle Ride LeaderCourse Title & InstructorCRL Banff (Private)
Stephen Borland
LocationDeveron Centre
81 Bellevue Rd, , Banff
Local AuthorityAberdeenshireCapacityCapacity 8
Places Left 8
FREE
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DateSat 25th Feb 2023Course TypeCycle Ride Leader & Assistant Cycle Ride LeaderCourse Title & InstructorCRL - West Lothian Bike Library (Private)
Sam Moody
LocationWest Lothian Bike Library
Templar Rise, Livingston
Local AuthorityCapacityCapacity 8
Places Left 0
FREE
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DateSun 26th Feb 2023Course TypeCycle Ride Leader & Assistant Cycle Ride LeaderCourse Title & InstructorBike Town - CRL (Private)
Philippa Barber
LocationBike Town
5 Thomson Court, Rutherglen
Local AuthorityCapacityCapacity 8
Places Left 5
FREE
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DateSun 26th Feb 2023Course TypeCycle Ride Leader & Assistant Cycle Ride LeaderCourse Title & InstructorCDT CRL Course (Private)
Drew Michie
LocationClackmannan Development Trust Office
1 Main Street , Clackmannan
Local AuthorityClackmannanshireCapacityCapacity 6
Places Left 1
FREE
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DateSun 26th Feb 2023Course TypeCycle Ride Leader & Assistant Cycle Ride LeaderCourse Title & InstructorCRL - Huntly (Private)
Stephen Borland
LocationLinden Centre
Castle Street, Huntly
Local AuthorityCapacityCapacity 8
Places Left 2
FREE
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DateMon 27th Feb 2023Course TypeCycle Ride Leader & Assistant Cycle Ride LeaderCourse Title & InstructorCRL- Four Pillars (Private)
Stephen Borland
LocationFour Pillars
33 Regent Quay , Aberdeen
Local AuthorityCapacityCapacity 8
Places Left 2
FREE
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DateFri 3rd Mar 2023Course TypeCycle Ride Leader & Assistant Cycle Ride LeaderCourse Title & InstructorCRL - North Lanarkshire Council (Private)
Joshua Wood
LocationStrathclyde Country Park
Hamilton Road
Local AuthorityNorth LanarkshireCapacityCapacity 8
Places Left 8
FREE
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DateSat 4th Mar 2023Course TypeCycle Ride Leader & Assistant Cycle Ride LeaderCourse Title & InstructorBeyond1 (Private)
Sam Moody
Location
Local AuthorityEast LothianCapacityCapacity 8
Places Left 8
FREE
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DateSat 4th Mar 2023Course TypeCycle Ride Leader & Assistant Cycle Ride LeaderCourse Title & InstructorCRL - Alford Community Campus (Private)
Stephen Borland
LocationAlford Community Campus
Local AuthorityCapacityCapacity 8
Places Left 3
FREE
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DateThu 9th Mar 2023Course TypeCycle Ride Leader & Assistant Cycle Ride LeaderCourse Title & InstructorCRL Dumfries (Private)
Joshua Wood
LocationThe Usual Place
Academy Street, Dumfries
Local AuthorityCapacityCapacity 8
Places Left 8
FREE
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DateSat 11th Mar 2023Course TypeCycle Ride Leader & Assistant Cycle Ride LeaderCourse Title & InstructorELC Outdoor Learning Service
Philippa Barber
LocationEast Lothian Council Outdoor Learning Service
Musselburgh Racecourse Complex, Balcarres Road, Musselburgh
Local AuthorityEast LothianCapacityCapacity 8
Places Left 3
£75
P/P
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DateSat 11th Mar 2023Course TypeCycle Ride Leader & Assistant Cycle Ride LeaderCourse Title & InstructorBeyond2 (Private)
Sam Moody
Location
Local AuthorityEast LothianCapacityCapacity 8
Places Left 8
FREE
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DateFri 17th Mar 2023Course TypeCycle Ride Leader & Assistant Cycle Ride LeaderCourse Title & InstructorCRL Bangholm 1 (Private)
Cliff Smith
LocationBangholm Outdoor Centre
Craighall Gardens
Local AuthorityEdinburgh CityCapacityCapacity 8
Places Left 4
FREE
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DateSat 25th Mar 2023Course TypeCycle Ride Leader & Assistant Cycle Ride LeaderCourse Title & InstructorCRL - Dunfermline Cycling Club (Private)
Neil Daly
LocationPittencrieff Park, Dunfermline
Coal Road, Dunfermline
Local AuthorityFifeCapacityCapacity 8
Places Left 8
FREE
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DateFri 21st Apr 2023Course TypeCycle Ride Leader & Assistant Cycle Ride LeaderCourse Title & InstructorEast Lothian Outdoor Learning (Private)
Philippa Barber
LocationEast Lothian Outdoor Learning Service
Mussleburgh
Local AuthorityEast LothianCapacityCapacity 8
Places Left 3
£75
P/P
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DateThu 4th May 2023Course TypeCycle Ride Leader & Assistant Cycle Ride LeaderCourse Title & InstructorCRL Perth UHI (Private)
Neil Daly
LocationWillowgate Activity Centre
Stockgreen Lodge, Kinfauns, Perth
Local AuthorityPerth & KinrossCapacityCapacity 8
Places Left 8
FREE
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DateThu 11th May 2023Course TypeCycle Ride Leader & Assistant Cycle Ride LeaderCourse Title & InstructorCRL - Perth UHI (Private)
Neil Daly
LocationWillowgate Activity Centre
Stockgreen Lodge, Kinfauns, Perth
Local AuthorityPerth & KinrossCapacityCapacity 8
Places Left 8
FREE
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DateFri 12th May 2023Course TypeCycle Ride Leader & Assistant Cycle Ride LeaderCourse Title & InstructorCRL - Outfit Moray (Private)
Charles Mooney
LocationMoray Sports Centre
Linkwood Road, Elgin
Local AuthorityCapacityCapacity 8
Places Left 8
FREE
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