Cycle Ride Leader & Led Ride Assistant

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Overview

This course covers the skills necessary to lead cycle rides on roads and on recognised cycle paths. Those wanting to become a ride leader should be a regular, confident and competent cyclist and know how to fix a puncture.

Candidates aged 16 & 17 can complete the course to be recognised as a Led-Ride Assistant. Led-Ride Assistants can only attend courses where the majority of candidates are over 18.


Minimum Age

16
  

What skills do I need?

You should be a regular, confident and competent cyclist with good communication skills.  Cycle Ride Leaders will be a minimum of 18 years old.  Candidates age 16 & 17 can arrange by prior agreement to train as a Led-Ride Assistant.

 


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.  Candidate Ride Leaders should also identify their target audience.


What will it cost?

The course costs £75 per person, or £400 to organise a bespoke course for a group of 5-8 people. 

To organise a bespoke course, please get in touch with Cycling Scotland on 0141 229 5350 or email info@cycling.scot

Please contact or book with the Tutor directly to obtain the code.


What's next?

On completion of this course, you will have the knowledge and training to confidently lead a group on rides using roads and cycle paths. The rides that you lead will usually be aimed at novice or inexperienced cyclists who want to become more active or are interested in exploring their local area by bike.

As a Cycle Ride Leader, it is recommended that you hold a valid first aid certificate and appropriate insurance.

Ride leaders have responsibility for decision making on-route, and cannot expect their participants to contribute towards this. 

The Cycle Ride Leader can provide a useful introduction to leadership techniques for more ambitious groups, but it is not a substitute for established off-road leadership qualifications.

Course Dates

DateCourse TypeCourse Title & InstructorLocationLocal AuthorityCapacity & Availability£ CostBook
DateSat 24th Nov 2018Course TypeCycle Ride Leader & Led Ride AssistantCourse Title & InstructorGourock Cycle Ride Leader Course (Private)
Bill Ross
LocationThe Pier, Station Road, Inverclyde
Gourock
Local AuthorityCapacityCapacity 8
Places Left 2
FREE
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DateSat 24th Nov 2018Course TypeCycle Ride Leader & Led Ride AssistantCourse Title & InstructorSustrans Cycle Ride Leader (Private)
Brian Salvona
LocationGlasgow Green Football Centre
28 Kings Drive, Glasgow
Local AuthorityCapacityCapacity 8
Places Left 1
FREE
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DateMon 3rd Dec 2018Course TypeCycle Ride Leader & Led Ride AssistantCourse Title & InstructorActive Fife CRL (Private)
Allan Dunlop
LocationOutdoor Education Centre
Lochore Meadows Country Park, Lochgelly
Local AuthorityCapacityCapacity 8
Places Left 8
FREE
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DateWed 5th Dec 2018Course TypeCycle Ride Leader & Led Ride AssistantCourse Title & InstructorEDC Cycle Ride Leader (Private)
Bill Ross
LocationTwechar primary school
17 Main Street, Glasgow
Local AuthorityCapacityCapacity 8
Places Left 8
FREE
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DateFri 18th Jan 2019Course TypeCycle Ride Leader & Led Ride AssistantCourse Title & InstructorSustrans Cycle Ride Leader (Private)
Brian Salvona
LocationSustrans Venue TBC
Local AuthorityCapacityCapacity 8
Places Left 8
FREE
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DateTue 12th Feb 2019Course TypeCycle Ride Leader & Led Ride AssistantCourse Title & InstructorCarmuirs PS CRL (Private)
Allan Dunlop
LocationCarmuirs Primary School
2 Carmuirs Street, Falkirk
Local AuthorityCapacityCapacity 8
Places Left 8
FREE
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DateSat 16th Feb 2019Course TypeCycle Ride Leader & Led Ride AssistantCourse Title & InstructorPeloton BBR CRL (Private)
Phil Jones
LocationRecyke a Bike, Stirling
Alloa Road
Local AuthorityCapacityCapacity 8
Places Left 0
FREE
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DateSat 23rd Mar 2019Course TypeCycle Ride Leader & Led Ride AssistantCourse Title & InstructorSustrans Cycle Ride Leader (Private)
Brian Salvona
LocationSustrans Venue TBC
Local AuthorityCapacityCapacity 8
Places Left 8
FREE
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DateFri 10th May 2019Course TypeCycle Ride Leader & Led Ride AssistantCourse Title & InstructorSustrans Cycle Ride Leader (Private)
Brian Salvona
LocationSustrans Venue TBC
32
Local AuthorityCapacityCapacity 8
Places Left 8
FREE
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