Course Details

Assistant Group Leader

Help to keep group rides enjoyable and safe. This course is for everyone who is interested in supporting led rides.
Key Content: 

You will learn the basics of assisting with  group rides in a non-technical environment. This course is an ideal introduction to leadership techniques for on-road ride leaders.


1 day
Roads and traffic-free routes
Able to ride a bike
Price: £125 (£112.50 for Cycling UK members)

Course outcomes

Course outcomes: 

During the course, you will:

  • learn about parts of a bike
  • discuss the health benefits of cycling
  • assist participants with their riding - building skills and confidence
  • learn how to assist a ride manager to lead rides effectively
  • practice riding in a group


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

What you need

  • Be a confident rider to the level of Ride Supporter
  • A well-maintained bicycle
  • Interest in providing cycle rides and increasing participation
  • Have attempted to fix punctures.
  • Be at least 18 years of age. (It is a legal requirement to be 18 or over before you can be in charge of others.)

You may (but are not required to) also have:

  • Previous experience  in ride leading and / or leading groups in the outdoors
  • An understanding of the M-check (bicycle safety check)

What next?


After your Assistant Group Leader course, move on to the Group Leader qualification.

Why not combine the Assistant Group leader and Group Leader course in one weekend?

2 day courses are available: Please contact 01483 238301.

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