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British Cycling Leadership Award - level 1

British Cycling LogoThis is British Cycling’s flagship leadership award and qualifies leaders to guide cyclists on rides across non-technical terrain up to a distance of 50 miles.

It is an assessed one-day course utilising a blended-learning approach with online learning and face-to-face, including a mix of theory, practical and assessments.

British Cycling Leadership Award

Course fee includes

  • Certification
  • Ride Leader Handbook
  • British Cycling membership
  • Access to CPD
  • Regular newsletter
  • USB/pen/handout.

The course is for anyone wanting to lead young people on bike rides on non-technical terrain (roads and trails).

Download British Cycling Leadership Award Course flyer

Content includes



  • Introduction to Ride Leadership: The remit of the ride leader, the leading environment, ratios and what to expect.
  • The Ride: Pre, during and post-ride procedures, safety checks, skills assessments, road positioning.
  • Road and Ride Awareness: The Highway Code, rights and responsibilities of road users.
  • Route Planning: Characteristics of a route planner, tools to assist your planning.
  • Good Practice Guidelines: Introduction to British Cycling’s policies on Safeguarding, Inclusion and Video/Camera policy.
  • Managing Risks and Emergencies: Risk assessment including generic, specific and dynamic, dealing with fatigue and who to contact in the event of an emergency.
  • Next Steps: How you can use the Award.

Dates: TBA (will be arranged as and when there is the demand for the course)

Cost: Approximately £120 - 25% discount for second delegate from the same establishment

Book online: code: CLO43 - please express your interest and we will contact you when dates are available.


Ann Kemp (Course Administrator)
Tel: 01872 326368


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