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Become a volunteer Ride Leader in Glasgow!

16/05/2017

British Cycling is looking for confident cyclists to train as volunteer Ride Leaders for its new guided ride programme which is coming to Glasgow this year.

HSBC UK Guided Rides are rolling out across major towns and cities throughout the UK this summer, offering fun group rides along scenic routes for all ages and abilities.

British Cycling – in partnership with HSBC UK and Glasgow Life – is offering free Ride Leadership Award (Level 1) training to volunteers to lead the Guided Rides.

Ride Leaders don’t have to be cycling experts, just confident riding in a group and have heaps of enthusiasm to support others to get on their bikes.  

Kirsty Garrett, Glasgow Life’s Sports Development and Physical Activity Manager, said: “We’re offering volunteers the chance to take part in a Ride Leadership course in Glasgow for absolutely free, so not only will you be keeping fit and healthy, you’ll also pick up a British Cycling qualification to lead rides within our wonderful city.

“Glasgow is known for its friendly and happy citizens so I’m sure we’ll recruit a host of cheery volunteers. Any confident rider can join in and, with three opportunities to attend a training course, we’re looking forward to welcoming as many people as possible.”

Upcoming training courses take place at SoulRiders on Maxwell Road in Glasgow on Saturday 17 June, Saturday 22 July and Sunday 23 July from 8.45am to 5pm.

The assessed one-day course is completely free and qualifies those who attend to deliver guided bike rides for groups of beginner and intermediate level adults and accompanied children on roads and cycle paths.

After completing the leadership award, Ride Leaders will receive free cycling kit, British Cycling Ride membership and on-going support. 

With over 1,000 Guided Rides set to take place across the UK this year, don’t miss your chance to become a Ride Leader in Cardiff, visit letsride.co.uk/volunteers to find out more. 


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