Rider Leader Training

05 December 2023

Rider Leader Training with Cycling UK to get Lincolnshire on their bikes!

As part of their new Wheels for Life scheme, Active Lincolnshire are offering the opportunity for people to take part in the upcoming Cycling UK Group Leader Award to become certified group ride leaders.

By becoming a certified group leader, you will contribute directly to the Wheels for Life scheme that has recently been launched by the charity.  You will be committing to lead free bike rides and encouraging more individuals to embrace the benefits of cycling and active travel around Lincolnshire.  

The funded training is aimed at cyclists who have experience riding with groups and would like to share their enthusiasm of a health activity with others. This initiative is not just about becoming a qualified ride leader but is also an integral part of our broader mission to encourage an active lifestyle and strengthen community bonds through cycling. By participating, you will play a pivotal role in promoting health and well-being while fostering a greater sense of community engagement.

Currently on offer for the training is Wednesday 20th December 2023 at Hogsthorpe Village Hall (PE24 5PT). Training is delivered as a self-guided e-learning and a practical training and assessment session.

Dominic Fieldhouse-Grey, Active Lincolnshire’s Physical Activity Sector Lead says, ‘’This is a fantastic opportunity from Cycling UK to receive this free training and spread your love and enthusiasm of cycling around our beautiful county.  It goes hand-in-hand with our Wheels for Life scheme that has received such a positive response, supporting those in transport poverty and their health and wellbeing.’’

Wheels for Life is a new scheme for bike donations in Lincolnshire which is taking pre-loved bikes and bringing them back to a usable condition, for them to be gifted to people who do not have the opportunity to enjoy the varied benefits of owning a bike.

The scheme is encouraging people to search their garages and sheds for any unloved and unused bike that can be donated.  It is recommended that bikes donated are adult and older children’s bikes in a useable and repairable condition.  

Active Lincolnshire is running the scheme as the county’s charity who advocate the creating of inclusive, accessible opportunities for people to be active, and have launched this new scheme to rehome unloved and unwanted bicycles.  Their aim is to recycle 500 bikes in the first year of the campaign, which will have a huge impact on the environment saving 7.5 tons of waste every year.

To find out more about the training please visit Active Lincolnshire and register your interest.