Ride Leadership Award Level 1

Ride Leadership Award Level 1

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This 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 up to a maximum distance of 50 miles. 

The award qualifies learners to deliver guided bike rides for groups of beginner and intermediate level adults and accompanied children on roads and cycle paths.

The course covers preparing for a ride, group management, risk management, route planning and British Cycling's good practice guidelines

Please note, attendance on one of these courses does not enable you to join the HSBC UK Breeze and/or HSBC UK Guided Ride programmes. You must complete a specific Breeze or Guided Ride course to enable you to do so. 

What does the course include? 

The course blends online learning with an assessed one-day course.  Learners receive

  • 30 days access to British Cycling Learning, with  4 hours of directed learning
  • One day of expert tuition by a British Cycling tutor including practical assessment

How much does it cost? 

  • £135.00 per person, or 

  • £1000.00 for a private course for a maximum of 10 learners 

There is no requirement to lead rides for British Cycling upon completing this course.

How long will the course take to complete? 

One day for the course, plus half a day online learning and another half day for first aid

What do I need to be able to register? 

  • The minimum age to attend a course is 18 years old and you must be a confident and competent recreational cyclist to lead groups on the road. 

  • Valid and current 3 hour Emergency First aid at work certificate, or equivalent  

  • British Cycling Ride membership 

Upcoming courses 



 Online Booking

Cottingham (Hull) (Velo Coaching)

(Ref. 5665)

15th January 2022

Galashiels (Velo Coaching)

(Ref: 5671)

19th February 2022


(Ref: 5644)

2nd April 2022

Cottingham (Hull) (Velo Coaching)

(Ref. 5668)

23rd July 2022



(Ref: 5645)

1st October 2022


Galashiels (Velo Coaching)

(Ref: 5674)


 22nd October 2022  Book

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Contact us

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Tel: 0161 274 2060

Further information 

If you need extra support to undertake this course because of a physical or learning disability pleasecontact our teamto discuss any reasonable adjustments that would support you.