Want to volunteer with British Cycling? Are you passionate about getting your local community on a bike?

We’re looking for confident cyclists to train as British Cycling Ride Leaders for our new led ride programme; HSBC UK Guided Rides. You don’t need to be a cycling expert or competitive racer, just be confident riding in a group and have a good level of cycling fitness. We welcome all kinds of cyclists as long as you have heaps of enthusiasm and you’re happy to support beginner bike riders and families.


The assessed one-day course qualifies you to deliver guided bike rides for groups of beginner and intermediate level adults and accompanied children on roads and cycle paths. We’ll also provide you with branded kit, British Cycling Ride membership and on-going support to help you on your way.

Watch this video – some of our awesome Ride Leaders talk about completing the course, what cycling means to them and sharing their passion for the sport to help inspire and encourage others.

Please note: places are limited. All completed applications will be submitted for review and you’ll be notified by email if you have a place on the course. Please only apply if you live in the area where the course is being held, or are willing to lead rides in that area.

Upcoming Ride Leader courses for our guided ride programme: 

Carlisle: 20 May

Sheffield: 3 June

Penrith, Eden: 3 June

Manchester: 10 June

Cardiff: 10 June

Glasgow: 17 June

Lancaster: 17 June

Bristol: 18 June 

Southampton: 24 June

Birmingham: 24 June

Nottingham: 24 June

Preston: 25 June

Maryport, Allerdale: 25 June

Cardiff: 1 July

Manchester: 1 July

York: 1 July

Leeds: 8 July

Newcastle: 8 July

Liverpool: 8 July

Ulverston: 9 July

Sheffield: 15 July

Bristol: 15 July

Bradford: 22 July

Glasgow: 22 July 

Glasgow: 23 July

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer Breeze Champion for our women's only cycling programme, Breeze, check out the list of upcoming courses here

If there are no courses in your area or the course is full and you’d like to register your interest in becoming a British Cycling Ride Leader or Breeze Champion, please complete our expression of interest form.