Inspire your local community to get on a bike

26 September 2013

British Cycling is on the hunt for new Ride Leaders to help inspire more people in Harrogate to get on their bikes and start cycling for fun.

North Yorkshire County Council is working in partnership with British Cycling and Sky to get people across the county to dust off their bikes and get cycling. The partnership marks a huge year for cycling in Yorkshire, with less than a year to go until the start of the Tour de France 2014 – there’s never been a better time to get on your bike.

If you love cycling recreationally and want to support others to get riding, you can become a British Cycling Ride Leader and lead group bike rides in Harrogate.

British Cycling welcomes all kinds of cyclists – as long as you have heaps of enthusiasm and you’re happy to support beginner bike riders and families. There’s no need to be a cycling expert or competitive racer, just be confident riding in a group and have a good level of fitness.

Paul Kayes, British Cycling Ride Leader said:

I really enjoyed the training course, the delivery and content was second to none. The other people on the course were friendly and supportive. I love leading regular bike rides for the community, it is great fun and I’ve made lots of new friends along the way.


County Councillor Gareth Dadd, North Yorkshire’s Executive Member for Highways said:

This initiative between British Cycling and the County Council provides a fantastic opportunity to develop a lasting network of volunteers who can support individuals and families who want to get into cycling particularly given the range of health benefits this can bring.

The free, assessed one-day course qualifies you to deliver guided bike rides for groups of beginner and intermediate level adults and accompanied children on roads and cycle paths. The next free Ride Leader training course in Harrogate:

What: British Cycling Ride Leadership Award course

When: Saturday 19 October 2013

Cost: FREE

After completing the leadership award, Ride Leaders will receive free kit and British Cycling Ride membership.

Visit or email to find out more. People who apply to attend the training will be given details about the time and venue on the day.

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