After an unbeatable year for cycling in the UK in 2012, British Cycling is on the hunt for the next generation of Ride Leaders in Calderdale to help inspire more people in the area to get on their bikes and have fun.
For any passionate people who love cycling and want to bring out the exciting, friendly and sociable elements of bike rides, British Cycling’s free Ride Leadership Award empowers and supports individuals to lead and deliver group bike rides in their local area and shares tips and advice on all practical aspects of a bike ride. No need to be a cycling expert, just be confident riding in groups and have heaps of enthusiasm.
What: British Cycling Ride Leadership Award
Saturday 22 June Grandstand Meeting Room, John Charles Centre for Sports, Middleton Grove, Leeds, LS1 5DJ
Saturday 29 June The Drama Studio, Ravenscliffe School, Skircoat Green, Halifax, HX3 0RZ
Joel Lavery, Partnerships National Partnerships Manager for British Cycling said:
“2012 was a truly fantastic year for cycling, with Bradley Wiggins becoming first British winner of the Tour de France, the success of Team GB cyclists at the Olympics and Sport England’s announcement that 200,000 more people are now cycling more regularly than in 2011. All aspects of cycling are booming and that’s why we’re particularly excited to be bringing these Ride Leader courses to West Yorkshire and meeting the inspirational people who will be encouraging the local community to get on their bike and have fun.”
Calderdale Council’s Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Economy and Environment, Cllr Barry Collins, said:
“Ride Leadership is a great way to bring local people together and continue to build excitement for cycling as we eagerly await the Tour de France coming to Calderdale in summer 2014. Hopefully it will encourage local cyclists to get involved and help inspire our communities to enjoy cycling for sport and for fun.”
After completing the leadership award, Ride Leaders will receive free kit and British Cycling Ride membership. Anyone interested in attending the course should visit goskyride.com(external link)| or email firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us a little about yourself and why you would make a great Ride Leader.