Young Bristol - Bike Tour Leader (Public)

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Course Dates: 
3 October 2014 - 5:30pm - 5 October 2014 - 5:30pm
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Bike Tour Leader

The Bike Tour Leader is the cycling Tour Guide qualification for those providing cycling tours and holidays in the UK, Europe and around the world.
Bike Tour Leader - for guiding groups where ever you are in the world
Key Content: 

The Bike Tour Leader course sits within CTC's road qualifications

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.

The CTC Bike Tour Leader course is a unique qualification which deals with all of these areas, engaging with you and your colleagues, accounting for and shaping the course to capitalise on your previous experiences and ensuring that you are competent at all the key requirements of the role.

Bike Tour Leader courses run across the world, at locations and times that suit you.

CTC's Trainers are widely experienced and qualified.  They have extensive personal experience and have provided cycling tours, expeditions and holidays throughout the world.

See the Bike Tour Leader course in action (Cuba and India) and read Dan Cook's blog when he was delivering a Bike Tour Leader course in India.

Course outcomes: 

This course builds and develops your skills, ensuring that you are competent at:

  • Preparing for tours and rides
  • Equipment requirements and checking its suitability
  • Pre-riding and following previously prepared route information
  • Ensuring participants' riding abilities and helping develop these
  • Managing groups
  • Ending rides, self-reflection and review skills
  • Roadside maintenance and repairs
  • Navigation, finding your way and knowing where you are
  • Providing activities over consecutive days - food, drink and physical demands of tours
  • Dealing with emergencies
  • Reducing our environmental impacts

Young Bristol

Young Bristol

Pooles Wharf
Hotwells Road

Young Bristol provides outdoor activities, clubs and events for young people throughout Bristol. The Pooles Wharf centre that we use is based directly on the side of the Avon and has excellent accessible routes by car, bike and public transport as well as excellent mountain biking from the door.

The venue has a great classroom, bike workshop and store and showering facilities.


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