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Ride leaders are needed in Craven to inspire new cyclists
11:00am Wednesday 2nd October 2013 in News
British Cycling is on the hunt for new ride leaders to help inspire more people in Craven to get on their bikes and start cycling for fun.
People are being invited to become a British Cycling ride leader and lead group bike rides in the area.
Craven District Council is working with British Cycling to put in place a range of activities to get more people cycling, more safely, as part of its commitment to a lasting Tour de France 2014 legacy.
The world’s most famous bike ride comes to Skipton and Craven next summer.
Paul Kayes, British Cycling ride leader, said people needed to have heaps of enthusiasm and be happy to support beginner bike riders and families. There was no need to be a cycling expert or competitive racer, just be confident riding in a group and have a good level of fitness.
“I really enjoyed the training course, the delivery and content was second to none. The other people on the course were friendly and supportive. I love leading regular bike rides for the community. It is great fun and I’ve made lots of new friends along the way,” he added.
Councillor Simon Myers, Tour de France lead member for the council, said: “We can all see the increase in cycling across the district, which has a fantastic range of cycling routes for all different types of riders.
“In order to put in place a lasting legacy for cycling linked to the 2014 Tour de France, we need to support the training of rider leaders and cycling coaches.”
The free, assessed one-day course qualifies people to deliver guided bike rides for groups of beginner and intermediate level adults and accompanied children on roads and cycle paths.
The next free ride leader training course is in Harrogate on Saturday, October 19.
For more information, visit goskyride.com or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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