Cycling Ireland Ride Leader Training

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Westmeath Sports Partnership is pleased to collaborate with Cycling Ireland to facilitate the delivery of the one-day assessed Ride Leader Award.

  • Where: Westmeath County Council Buildings
  • When: Saturday 25th November 2023
  • Time: 9am – 5.30pm
  • Cost: Free for current Westmeath Sports Partnership tutor panel / €20 for Cycling Ireland member / €30 for non-Cycling Ireland member
  • Format: Theory in a training room combined with practical element outside.
  • What you need: working bicycle and helmet, comfortable/suitable clothing and footwear, notepad, pen, water/drink, food/snacks/lunch.

The Cycling Ireland Ride Leader Award aims to provide an introduction to cycle leading and the competencies required to lead and manage groups on a cycle. Cycling Ireland Ride Leader training will provide leaders with the necessary skills and knowledge to effectively lead and manage a group of cyclists on the road in club/group rides.

The course will explore the roles and responsibilities the Ride Leader will assume, and prepare learners as Ride Leaders to provide safe and enjoyable cycling experiences for people of all levels of ability and age.

This course is open to Westmeath Sports Partnership tutors, members of Westmeath cycling clubs or any keen cyclist with an interest in becoming a ride leader. On completion of the course, certified ride leaders will have the possibility to facilitate Club Ride(s) and/or Group Ride(s) within the community or with the Westmeath Sports Partnership in a volunteer or potentially paid tutor capacity.

Please note places are limited and will be offered on a first come basis. Participants must be 18+ years of age and meet the entry requirements to partake in this workshop.

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