The Ride Leadership Award Level 1 course trains up confident and competent recreational cyclists to lead groups on the road in a safe and enjoyable manner, set mainly in urban environments.
The course blends online learning with an assessed one-day course. This qualifies learners to deliver guided bike rides for groups of beginner and intermediate level adults and accompanied children on roads and cycle paths, up to a maximum distance of 50 miles.
What the course will cover
- Introduction to ride leadership
- Preparing to lead a ride
- Delivering rides
- Reviewing rides
- Managing risks and emergencies
- Next Steps: HSBC UK Guided rides/HSBC UK Breeze
If you are a business, club, education institution or an individual and wish to host a course yourself, please email to receive an information pack.
If you feel you might need extra support to undertake a training course or assessment because of a physical or learning disability, please contact the Education Team ahead of booking. We can then discuss any reasonable adjustments that would support you to become a Ride Leader.
Our courses are a vital first step in becoming a HSBC UK Guided Ride leader or a Breeze Champion. Find out more about the requirements of those roles: