Do you want to be a volunteer and be part of the Guided Ride or Breeze Programme?
We're looking for hundreds of people across the UK to join our team of Ride Leaders and inspire more people to get out on their bikes, find new places and have fun!
You don’t need to be a cycling expert or competitive racer, just be confident riding in a group, have a good level of cycling fitness and great communication skills. We welcome all kinds of cyclists, especially those with bundles of enthusiasm! If you’re happy to support those new and returning to cycling after a number of years, whether they are 5 or 105 years old, we would love you to join us as a volunteer.
What is the difference between Breeze and Guided Rides?
The award-winning Breeze programme is a led ride programme delivered by women for women. The rides on offer cater for different levels of experiences and abilities, but are particularly suitable for those starting out or returning to cycling. The aim is simple: to help break down the barriers for women to take part.
Guided Rides is suitable for all and aims to get the whole family out on their bikes and having fun together. The rides on offer cater for all different levels of fitness and abilities but are particularly suitable to those starting out or returning to cycling and families looking for their next adventure.
Why should I volunteer?
- To gain new skills, knowledge and experiences
- To give something back to your local community and help others
- To meet new people and make new friends
- To be part of a 2,000 strong volunteer team across the UK
- To make a positive impact on another person’s life, directly or indirectly
- To use your skills to benefit others
What do I get in return for volunteering?
- Free Ride Leadership Award Level 1 course
- Free 30-days access to British Cycling Learning
- Free 3-hour first aid course through British Red Cross or a £25 reimbursement towards another suitable course
- Free British Cycling Ride Membership
- Free branded kit on completion of the course and delivery of your first ride
- Ongoing support from the British Cycling Recreation and Regional teams
- Fortnightly newsletters to keep you up to date with everything from Breeze or Guided Rides
What is required from me?
All we ask from you is to deliver a minimum of eight Guided Rides or Breeze Rides a year. Find the role profiles below.
How long will the course take to complete?
One day for the Ride Leadership Award Level 1, plus half a day online learning and another half day for first aid
What do I need to Register?
- The minimum age to attend a course is 18 years old
- Commitment to deliver a minimum of eight Guided Rides or Breeze Rides a year
- Heaps of enthusiasm and willingness to support beginner bike riders and families
If you think this is for you then make sure to check the courses available below, but don’t worry if there isn’t one in your area at the moment: you can always add your name to our expression of interest list below. The majority of our courses are planned in conjunction with local councils therefore priority is given to applicants from the course location local authority in the first instance.
There is always plenty of interest in our Guided Ride and Breeze courses so the application form is your chance to tell us about yourself, your recreational cycling experience and why you would make a great Ride Leader for our programmes.
Upcoming courses - Breeze
Upcoming courses - Guided Rides
Bury St Edmunds
|2nd March 2024
If there is no course available nearby, please complete our short form to express interest. This will help us to plan for future courses and let you know when a nearby date has been added.
Please contact our Education Team with any questions.
Tel: 0161 274 2060