Fancy training to be a British Cycling Ride Leader?
Published 1 May 2013
Do you love cycling for fun? Are you passionate about getting your local community on a bike?
Sky Ride Local is back for 2013 and we’re looking for confident recreational cyclists to train as Ride Leaders and Route Planners. You don’t need to be a cycling expert, just be confident riding in groups and have heaps of enthusiasm.
Our Ride Leaders are friendly, confident, chatty individuals who love encouraging others and are happy to operate as one member of a team. If this sounds like you then keep reading.
The British Cycling assessed one-day course qualifies you to deliver led rides for groups of beginner and intermediate level adults and accompanied children.
We’ll have British Cycling Ride Leader courses at the locations listed below. If you live locally and can commit to leading rides from these locations then please read on and get in touch:
Barking – 1 June
Southwark and Lewisham – 8June
Redbridge – 8 June
Barnet and Haringey – 15 June
Camden and Brent – 29 June
Croydon and Bromley – 13 July
All other areas
Black Country – Dudley (6 July)
Blackburn (22 June)
Derby (22 June)
East Riding (18 May)
Edinburgh (6 July)
Kent (25 May)
Knowsley and East Merseyside (13 July)
Ipswich (26 May)
Leicestershire – Loughborough & Coalville (20 April)
Lincoln (27 April & 20 July)
Manchester (8 June) *priority will be given to Manchester City Council residents
Milton Keynes (22 June)
Middlesbrough (11 May)
Newcastle upon Tyne (29 June)
Nottingham (13 April & 20 July)
West Yorkshire - Leeds, Halifax, Wakefield and Dewsbury (11 May, 8 June & 29 June)
North Yorkshire - Northallerton, York, Tadcaster, Selby, Harrogate and Skipton (18 May & 15 June )
In addition to free training, we will provide you with branded jacket and jersey, British Cycling Ride membership, payment for leading and assisting on rides and access to other goodies.
All our Sky Ride Leaders will need to be flexible with their weekend availability over the year and commit to leading on no less than four weekends during 2013. All rides will run in or very near the training locations, you must live locally or be willing to travel to the area you train in on Sundays to lead on rides.
Our courses have had some fantastic feedback over the past few years:
‘Big thanks for the heads up on this course, been on a few 'courses' over the years and both days were by far, the most fun I have had on any course. Given the fact that its something we all liked anyway. The delivery and content was second to none, that's a cracking team you are part of. Thanks again.’ Chris Kirby
‘It was a fantastic day, thank you for the opportunity.’ Allyson Teasdale
‘I found the Sky Ride Leader course a fantastic experience and will be reccomending the course to everyone! I now feel capable of bringing cycling back to life.’ Colin Bird
We’ll be able to confirm course dates and venues and more locations very soon, so if you want to get involved, get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us where you live, postcode, a little about yourself, why you would make a great Ride Leader and if you hold a valid first aid certificate.