Course Details

Tour Leader

Tour Leader - for guiding groups where ever you are in the world
Tour Leader
Plan and lead multi-stage rides at home or abroad.
Key Content: 

Leading and guiding cycling holidays and tours requires specific skills, competencies and qualities to ensure that events are properly prepared for, run according to plan and time schedule and minimise the opportunities for incidents, as well as being able to deal with them if they do occur.



3 days
Road and highways (not necessarily tarmac)
Confident and competent on roads, both rural and urban. Hold a valid first aid certificate
Price: £360 (£324 for Cycling UK members)

Course outcomes

Course outcomes: 

This course builds and develops your skills, training you to:

  • prepare for tours and rides
  • understand equipment requirements and check its suitability
  • pre-ride routes and follow previously prepared route information
  • ensure participants' riding abilities and help them develop
  • manage groups
  • perform roadside maintenance and repairs
  • navigate
  • deal with riders’ needs for food, drink and rest
  • deal with emergencies
  • reduce our environmental impacts


Please contact the Courses & Training Helpline to find out if this course is available for booking: 01483 238 337

Available courses

What you need


Hold a current First Aid Certificate

What next?


The Tour Leader course equips you well to lead cycle touring. Further qualifications allow you to explore other specialisms, like Cycling UK’s Mountain Bike Leader course.

For First Aid Course details please see The Course Calendar.


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