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
DateTue 4th Oct 2022Course TypeCycle Ride Leader & Assistant Cycle Ride LeaderCourse Title & InstructorFalkirk Wheel CRL (Private)
Charles Mooney
LocationBlue Print Rm
The Falkirk Wheel, Lime Road, Falkirk
Local AuthorityFalkirkCapacityCapacity 8
Places Left 6
FREE
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DateWed 12th Oct 2022Course TypeCycle Ride Leader & Assistant Cycle Ride LeaderCourse Title & InstructorCRL - Woodlands Community Development Trust (Private)
Sam Moody
LocationWoodlands Community Development Trust
66 Ashley Street, Glasgow
Local AuthorityGlasgow CityCapacityCapacity 8
Places Left 5
FREE
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DateThu 13th Oct 2022Course TypeCycle Ride Leader & Assistant Cycle Ride LeaderCourse Title & InstructorAlloa Cycle Ride Leader (Private)
Andrew Abbess
LocationHawkhill Community Association
132 Hillcrest Drive, Alloa
Local AuthorityClackmannanshireCapacityCapacity 8
Places Left 8
FREE
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DateThu 13th Oct 2022Course TypeCycle Ride Leader & Assistant Cycle Ride LeaderCourse Title & InstructorSustransCRLGlasgow (Private)
Sam Moody
LocationKelvingrove Lawn Bowls and Tennis Centre
Kelvingrove Park, Kelvin Way, Glasgow
Local AuthorityGlasgow CityCapacityCapacity 8
Places Left 5
FREE
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DateSat 15th Oct 2022Course TypeCycle Ride Leader & Assistant Cycle Ride LeaderCourse Title & InstructorCRL - Glasgow Life Course One (Private)
Bill Ross
LocationKelvingrove Lawn bowls and Tennis centre
Kelvin Way, Glasgow
Local AuthorityGlasgow CityCapacityCapacity 8
Places Left 8
FREE
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DateTue 18th Oct 2022Course TypeCycle Ride Leader & Assistant Cycle Ride LeaderCourse Title & InstructorIbike West Calder (Private)
Charles Mooney
LocationWest Calder High school
Limefield Lane, West Calder
Local AuthorityMidlothianCapacityCapacity 8
Places Left 2
FREE
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DateSat 22nd Oct 2022Course TypeCycle Ride Leader & Assistant Cycle Ride LeaderCourse Title & InstructorCRL - The Embark Project (Private)
Neil Daly
LocationVolunteering Hebrides, 30 Francis Street, Stornoway
Local AuthorityWestern IslesCapacityCapacity 8
Places Left 8
FREE
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DateMon 24th Oct 2022Course TypeCycle Ride Leader & Assistant Cycle Ride LeaderCourse Title & InstructorCRL Thistle Foundation (Private)
Cliff Smith
LocationThe Thistle Foundation
13 Queen's Walk, Edinburgh
Local AuthorityEdinburgh CityCapacityCapacity 8
Places Left 1
FREE
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DateSun 30th Oct 2022Course TypeCycle Ride Leader & Assistant Cycle Ride LeaderCourse Title & InstructorCRL - Glasgow Life Course Two (Private)
Bill Ross
LocationKelvingrove Lawn bowls and Tennis centre
Kelvin Way, Glasgow
Local AuthorityGlasgow CityCapacityCapacity 8
Places Left 8
FREE
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DateMon 14th Nov 2022Course TypeCycle Ride Leader & Assistant Cycle Ride LeaderCourse Title & InstructorCRL - KEAR Campus (Private)
Sam Moody
LocationKear Campus
Bardykes Road
Local AuthorityCapacityCapacity 8
Places Left 1
FREE
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DateTue 15th Nov 2022Course TypeCycle Ride Leader & Assistant Cycle Ride LeaderCourse Title & InstructorCycle Ride leader Course - Moray (Private)
Stephen Borland
LocationMoray Sports Centre
Linkwood Road, Elgin
Local AuthorityMorayCapacityCapacity 8
Places Left 8
FREE
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DateMon 23rd Jan 2023Course TypeCycle Ride Leader & Assistant Cycle Ride LeaderCourse Title & InstructorCRL - Edinburgh College Course 1 (Private)
Neil Daly
LocationEdinburgh Napier University
Student Accommodation, 6 Bainfield Drive, Edinburgh
Local AuthorityCapacityCapacity 8
Places Left 8
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 8
FREE
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