This is a one day course aimed at those who will be leading groups through a variety of rides on pre-planned risk assessed routes within their local area, usually as part of a larger project.Back
- Anyone who wishes to become a cycle ride leader aged 18 or over
- Need to be a competent and confident cyclist.
- You can lead groups of up to 8 people on pre-planned risk assessed routes.
- Could be aimed at adult or youth groups but likely to be focussed on a particular group. May target those returning to cycling, those wanting to be more active, or merely to highlight the range of rides available locally.
- Rides will be easy to moderate in terms of both physical and technical difficulty, with a range of rides suited to the client group available through your local project.
- These can be either off-road(mountain bike) or on-road
- Only on pre-planned risk assessed routesBack
- Course cost is £350 per course for 8 people.
- Funding may be available through your local authority or your local community
How many courses are there in Scotland?
- There are in the region of 30 courses per year that can be arranged on demand by your local group. One or two open courses may be available each year.Back
Visit www.cyclingscotland.com to see if there are courses planned for your local area, or to book a course for your group.
Alternatively contact email@example.com to register your interest in attending a course. They will also let you know if there is any other interest for a course in your local area.
We would recommend that you deliver sessions and progress your own mountain bike experiences either with skills courses or personal riding.
The next step would be to decide whether you would like to:
- lead groups to experience the outdoors – we would recommend either an MBLA - TCL award or a CTC Leader award.
- Coach groups to ride their bikes better and faster – we would recommend either Scottish Cycling Level 1 (if you are a less experienced rider) or Level 2 (if you are a more experienced rider)