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.

Please note the cost of this course will be increasing from January 1st 2022. Please refer to the course costs section for more information.


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?

Cycling Scotland is committed to providing high quality cycle training at accessible prices.   The price of our Cycle Ride Leader course has been frozen for the last 10 years, so we will be increasing it to ensure its future sustainability. The price (for a group of up to 8 participants) will rise to £500 for all bookings made after 1st January 2022.

This increase reflects the cost of our Tutor’s time, course resources, registration and other admin. If you already know that you’d like to have a CRL course in 2022, book it in before the end of 2021, and pay the current price of £400.  

The course costs £75 per person, or £500 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 training@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 6th Nov 2021Course TypeCycle Ride Leader & Led Ride AssistantCourse Title & InstructorWest Lothian Bike Library (Private)
Cliff Smith
LocationWest Lothian Bike Library
Templar Rise, Livingston
Local AuthorityWest LothianCapacityCapacity 8
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DateSun 7th Nov 2021Course TypeCycle Ride Leader & Led Ride AssistantCourse Title & InstructorCycle Ride Leader - Clackmannan (Private)
Neil Daly
LocationAlloa Academy
Bowhouse Road, Alloa
Local AuthorityClackmannanshireCapacityCapacity 8
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DateMon 8th Nov 2021Course TypeCycle Ride Leader & Led Ride AssistantCourse Title & InstructorCRL - Coupar Angus Cycling Hub (Private)
Kat Brown
LocationCoupar Angus Cycling Hub
1 Forfar Road, Coupar Angus
Local AuthorityCapacityCapacity 8
Places Left 5
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DateSun 21st Nov 2021Course TypeCycle Ride Leader & Led Ride AssistantCourse Title & InstructorCRL - Kidical (Private)
Tom Oxtoby
LocationInverness - TBC
Local AuthorityHighlandsCapacityCapacity 8
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DateSat 4th Dec 2021Course TypeCycle Ride Leader & Led Ride AssistantCourse Title & InstructorCycle Ride Leader - Glasgow Emirates (Private)
Bill Ross
LocationGlasgow TBC
Local AuthorityGlasgow CityCapacityCapacity 8
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DateTue 7th Dec 2021Course TypeCycle Ride Leader & Led Ride AssistantCourse Title & InstructorEDC Cycle Ride Leader course (Private)
Bill Ross
LocationTwechar Primary School, Outdoor Education Unit
Main street, Twechar, Glasgow
Local AuthorityEast DunbartonshireCapacityCapacity 8
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DateThu 9th Dec 2021Course TypeCycle Ride Leader & Led Ride AssistantCourse Title & InstructorCycle Ride Leader EDC (Private)
Kelly Fry
LocationTwechar Primary School, Outdoor Education Unit
Main Street, Twechar , Glasgow
Local AuthorityEast DunbartonshireCapacityCapacity 8
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DateSat 13th Aug 2022Course TypeCycle Ride Leader & Led Ride AssistantCourse Title & InstructorJH Test (Private)
Philippa Barber
LocationCycle Active, Cumbria
Brougham Hall
Local AuthorityGlasgow CityCapacityCapacity 8
Places Left 8
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