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Become a British Cycling Ride Leader

January 16, 2015

British Cycling is on the hunt for new Ride Leaders to help inspire more people in Cumbria to get on their bikes and start cycling for fun.

If you love cycling recreationally and want to support others to get riding, you can become a British Cycling Ride Leader and lead group bike rides in various locations across Cumbria.

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 courses are in Barrow-in-Furness and Penrith.

What: British Cycling Ride Leadership Course When: Saturday 7th February 2015 Venue: Hawcoat Park Sports & Social Club, Hawcoat Lane, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, LA14 4HF Cost: FREE

What: British Cycling Ride Leadership Course When: Saturday 21st February 2015 Venue: Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Ullswater Road, Penrith, Cumbria CA11 7EG Cost: FREE

If you’re interested in becoming a British Cycling Ride Leader, visit to find out more.

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

British Cycling is supported in Cumbria by Cumbria County Council, the Lake District National Park Authority, Active Cumbria, the National Trust, Cumbria Tourism, Groundwork UK, Carlisle Council and South Lakeland District Council. The group bike rides will take place all over the county.