Course Details

Ride Supporter

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This course introduces you to the benefits of cycling; teaching you the basics of safe riding and supporting led rides.
Ride Supporter
Ride Supporter
Key Content: 

You will learn the basics of leading group rides in a non technical environment. The course is entry level and an ideal introduction to leadership techniques for on-road ride leaders.

During the course, you will:

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

We highly recommend that you go on to do the Ride Manager course.

Course Details

One day
Traffic free routes, where possible
Fitness Level: 
Skill Level: 
Able to ride a bicycle
Group Size: 
4 to 6 per trainer
This course is not assessed
Course Tutor: 
Qualified CTC Trainer

Prerequisites & Progression

  • Be able to ride a bicycle
  • A safe and well-maintained bicycle is required
  • Interested in assisting cycle rides

Suggested continuation course, Ride Manager – learn how to lead a ride.

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