Cycling UK seeks instructors for Cycle for Health programme

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Calling all qualified and would-be cycling instructors in West Yorkshire: join Cycling UK’s Cycle for Health programme to make a real difference in your area

Cycling UK is looking for qualified cycling instructors and ride leaders in West Yorkshire to deliver the pioneering Cycle for Health programme. Cycle for Health uses cycling to improve the health and wellbeing of adults in West Yorkshire through a free eight-week cycling course funded by West Yorkshire Combined Authority.        

To learn about the difference the programme has made to the lives of people taking part, watch our film.

Courses are designed for adults with physical or emotional health and wellbeing challenges, and the aim is to provide a route into regular activity, building fitness and self-esteem whilst teaching an important life skill.       

The courses are run from hubs across West Yorkshire, where bikes and equipment are provided.    

Instructor requirements

Cycling UK is looking for:       

Lead instructors
Fully qualified instructors (NSI or 1st4Sport) with experience of working with adults.       

Co-instructors/Ride leaders
NSIP or who have a Ride Leader qualification,       

We can offer fully qualified lead instructors (NSIQ) £16/hour (£14/hour for any other qualification), with travel expenses covered.       
We ask that you can attend at least six weeks of an eight-week course as continuity of delivery is important to build good relationships with the participants. A DBS check, First Aid, or other relevant qualification (e.g. coaching) is useful but not essential.       

To be considered please complete this form: Cycle for Health - Instructor Details..  

Instructor training opportunity

Are you interested in becoming a cycle instructor and delivering our Cycling for Health programmme? Perhaps you already lead or organise rides and want to take it one step further. Cycle for Health funder West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA) is running a “1st4sport Level 2 Award” in Instructing Cycle Training this autumn/winter with 12 places available.

Please note:

•    The course lasts for 4.5 days although no dates have yet been set       
•    Priority will be given to applicants who live and/or would work in West Yorkshire areas.       
•    The qualification includes course work, multiple choice assessments and practical assessment.        
•    A post course assessment must be completed within 6 months of the course date.        
•    Funding may be available to assess provisional instructors          
•    Applicants must commit to delivering cycle training on WYCA funded activities after the course – this could be adult cycle training, Cycle for Health or other grant-funded activity.

To express interest in the training please complete this form before 13 November: Instructor Training - Expression of Interest         

For more information please call 01483 904562 or email