Plan and lead multi-stage rides at home or abroad.
This course builds and develops your skills, training you to:
prepare for tours and rides
understand equipment requirements, checking for suitability
pre-ride routes and follow previously prepared route information
ensure participants' riding abilities and help them develop
perform roadside maintenance and repairs
deal with riders’ needs for food, drink and rest
deal with emergencies
reduce our environmental impact
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.
Confident and competent on roads, both rural and urban. Hold a valid first aid certificate (16 hour outdoor)
Road and highways (not necessarily tarmac)
Hold a current First Aid Certificate (16 hour outdoor first aid)
The Tour Leader course equips you well to lead cycle touring.
Mountain Bike Expedition Module - This module will extend your Tour Leader Qualification to include overnight camping trips within your technical remit.
Further qualifications allow you to explore other specialisms, like Cycling UK’s Mountain Bike Leader course.