Ride Leadership Award Level 1

Ride Leadership Award Level 1

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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.

Find a course

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:

HSBC UK Guided Rides – Leader profile

HSBC UK Breeze – Champion profile