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Become a British Cycling Ride Leader in Kendal

June 25, 2014

British Cycling is looking for new Ride Leaders to help inspire more people in Kendal and the surrounding area to get on their bikes and start cycling for fun.

If you love cycling recreationally and want to support others to get riding, become a British Cycling Ride Leader and lead group bike rides in and around Kendal this summer.

British Cycling welcomes all kinds of cyclists – as long as you have heaps of enthusiasm and you’re happy to support beginner bike riders and families. There’s no need to be a cycling expert or competitive racer, just be confident riding in a group and have a good level of fitness.

The free, assessed one-day course qualifies you to deliver guided bike rides for groups of beginner and intermediate level adults and accompanied children on roads and cycle paths. The next free Ride Leader training course in Kendal will be held in July, date to be confirmed dependent on candidates’ availability.

After completing the leadership award, Ride Leaders will receive free kit and British Cycling Ride membership.

 In return, we expect our Ride Leaders to be flexible with their weekend availability and commit to leading guided rides on no less than four weekends during 2014. All rides are delivered on set routes, at set times, specified by British Cycling.  The majority of rides will take place on Sundays during the summer months.

If you’re interested in becoming a British Cycling Ride Leader in Kendal, please complete the attached expression of interest form – or download a form from – and email it to

 About Sky Ride Local

Sky Ride Local bike rides are free, guided bike rides, running every weekend in Kendal and the Lake District until the end of October.  The rides are led by British Cycling Ride Leaders along scenic planned routes.  The Sky Ride Local programme has been brought to the Lake District and Kendal through a partnership between British Cycling, Go Lakes Travel, South Lakeland District Council and the National Trust.