Train to be a Sky Ride Leader

Sky Ride leaders

Join in the biggest ever celebration of cycling in 2012 by helping other people have fun on a bike!

British Cycling is looking for Ride Leaders to deliver local community led-rides. Interested?

Our Ride Leaders inspire cyclists to get more out of their riding, and have fun. As a qualified Ride Leader you’ll get a recognised qualification and be able to plan, deliver and evaluate rides to groups of beginner and intermediate level children or adults. You'll receive kit, training, support and payment for delivering our Sky Ride Local bike rides.

There are still places remaining on training sessions in the following locations:

Woking / Guildford / Leatherhead / Dorking – 5 & 26 May, 21 July
Edinburgh – 14th & 29th July

Rides will run in and close to the location where training is delivered, so you must be available and willing to lead rides in this location!

Comments from recent course attendees:

  • 'I've been on a few "courses" over the years and both days were by far, the most fun I have had on any course. The delivery and content was second to none. That's a cracking team you are part of. Thanks again.'
    Chris Kirby
  • 'A fantastic day, thank you for the opportunity'
    Allyson Teasdale
  • 'Thanks! Was best course I have ever been on.'
    Marjorie Wilson

To apply, please download and complete the application form. For more information email: recreation@britishcycling.org.uk.

We also have opportunities for enthusiastic cyclists to become British Cycling Route Planners and receive a further qualification.

Interested Route Planners must hold a British Cycling Ride Leader qualification (often you might only have completed this the day before the route planning session). You must be very familiar with the local area that the course is held in. You'll be involved in planning and mapping different types of routes for a range of cycling abilities in this area in return for this further free training.

In addition to receiving the Sky Ride Leader kit, training, support and payment for delivering our Sky Ride Local bike rides (with additional benefits available for active Route Planners), you'll also help identify, risk assess and map routes for the Sky Ride Local programme.

There are still places available on route planning training sessions in the following locations:

Woking / Guildford / Leatherhead / Dorking – 2 June, 18 August
Edinburgh – 15 July

To find out more and apply, download an application form and email it to: recreation@britishcycling.org.uk.