Be a ride leader

Could you be our next ride leader? We’re always looking for volunteers to take groups out on Explore Nottingham guided cycle rides. Once the initial training is complete ride leaders plan and lead their own guided rides for the Explore Nottingham by bike scheme.

About you

Do you love cycling and getting around in the fresh air? Do you know some great spots around Nottinghamshire that you could share with others? If so, we’re keen to hear from you!

Anyone can become a volunteer ride leader so long as they meet the basic criteria. There are no restrictions in terms of age, or background:

  • You’ll need to be friendly and good with people
  • You will need to have your own bike in good working order
  • You will need to be working towards or already have National Standards Level 2 (cycle skills for off road and quiet roads).

If you are unsure of your level, sign up to cycle training by making a booking -  we can offer you free lessons to get you on your way. Places are limited, please book early to avoid disappointment.

How we help

Through our partners Ridewise we provide a training course which will equip you with a good working knowledge of leading cycling groups. We also offer first aid training and DBS screening to ensure that all our ride leaders are fully prepared to lead cycle groups.

Courses are held throughout the year at the Lenton Centre, Willoughby Street, Nottingham NG7 1RQ. To sign up just complete the form here.

We will keep in touch with you throughout the year, and put you in touch with other Ride Leaders to share your experiences. Interested? Just get in touch to get the ball rolling.

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