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 16th Nov 2019Course TypeCycle Ride Leader & Led Ride AssistantCourse Title & InstructorDalbeattie e-bike CRL 2019 (Private)
Charles Mooney
Location
Local AuthorityCapacityCapacity 8
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FREE
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DateMon 18th Nov 2019Course TypeCycle Ride Leader & Led Ride AssistantCourse Title & InstructorCRL - Dalziel High School (Private)
Cliff Smith
LocationDalziel High School
Crawford St, Motherwell
Local AuthorityNorth LanarkshireCapacityCapacity 8
Places Left 8
FREE
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DateFri 22nd Nov 2019Course TypeCycle Ride Leader & Led Ride AssistantCourse Title & InstructorAberdeen Uni - CRL (Private)
Kat Brown
LocationMacRobert Building AB24 5UD
Local AuthorityAberdeen CityCapacityCapacity 8
Places Left 4
FREE
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DateWed 27th Nov 2019Course TypeCycle Ride Leader & Led Ride AssistantCourse Title & InstructorOutdoor Ed Fife CRL
Allan Dunlop
LocationOutdoor Education Fife
Lochore Meadows, Fife
Local AuthorityCapacityCapacity 8
Places Left 4
FREE
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DateSat 30th Nov 2019Course TypeCycle Ride Leader & Led Ride AssistantCourse Title & InstructorEmbark CRL (Private)
Bill Ross
LocationVolunteering Hebrides, 30 Francis Street, Stornoway
Local AuthorityWestern IslesCapacityCapacity 8
Places Left 8
FREE
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DateSat 7th Dec 2019Course TypeCycle Ride Leader & Led Ride AssistantCourse Title & InstructorFWN712 (Private)
Ileene Mulholland
Location
Local AuthorityCapacityCapacity 8
Places Left 2
FREE
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DateMon 6th Jan 2020Course TypeCycle Ride Leader & Led Ride AssistantCourse Title & InstructorVictoria CRL (Private)
Allan Dunlop
Location
Local AuthorityCapacityCapacity 8
Places Left 8
FREE
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DateFri 7th Feb 2020Course TypeCycle Ride Leader & Led Ride AssistantCourse Title & InstructorSt Pauls CRL (Private)
Keith Fergus
LocationSt Pauls High School
Local AuthorityGlasgow CityCapacityCapacity 8
Places Left 5
FREE
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DateSat 14th Mar 2020Course TypeCycle Ride Leader & Led Ride AssistantCourse Title & InstructorSustrans Cycle Ride Leader Perth Venue TBC (Private)
Brian Salvona
Location Sustrans Edinburgh
Rosebery House
Local AuthorityCapacityCapacity 8
Places Left 2
FREE
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DateSun 26th Apr 2020Course TypeCycle Ride Leader & Led Ride AssistantCourse Title & InstructorClackmannan Cycle Ride Leader Course (Private)
Drew Michie
LocationHawkhill Community Centre, Alloa
132 Hillcrest Drive, Alloa
Local AuthorityCapacityCapacity 8
Places Left 8
FREE
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