Could you lead a Skyride in Stratford-upon-Avon?

Ride Leader imageOrganised bike rides from the new Stratford Parkway train station are on the horizon for when it opens later this year… could you be one of their official leaders?

After an unbeatable year for cycling in the UK in 2012, British Cycling is on the hunt for the next generation of Ride Leaders in Stratford-upon-Avon to help inspire more people in the area to get on their bikes and have fun.

Warwickshire County Council are supporting the ‘Skyride’ initiative as part of their work to encourage people to use more sustainable forms of transport, such as cycling, to access the new Stratford Parkway train station when it opens.

For any passionate people who love cycling and want to bring out the exciting, friendly and sociable elements of bike rides, British Cycling’s free Ride Leadership Award empowers and supports individuals to lead and deliver group bike rides in their local area and shares tips and advice on all practical aspects of a ride.

There’s no need to be a cycling expert, just be confident riding in groups and have heaps of enthusiasm.

What: British Cycling Ride Leadership Award

When: Saturday 16 March

Where: Best Western – Grosvenor Hotel, Warwick Road, Stratford Upon Avon

Cost: FREE

Joel Lavery, National Partnerships Manager for British Cycling said: “2012 was a truly fantastic year for cycling, with Bradley Wiggins becoming the first British winner of the Tour de France, the success of Team GB cyclists at the Olympics and Paralympics and Sport England’s announcement that 200,000 more people are now cycling more regularly than in 2011.

“All aspects of cycling are booming and that’s why we’re particularly excited to be bringing this Ride Leader course to Warwickshire, and meeting the inspirational people who’ll be encouraging the local community to get on their bike and have fun.”

After completing the leadership award, Ride Leaders will receive free kit and British Cycling Ride membership.

Anyone interested in attending the course should visit goskyride.com or email skyride@britishcycling.org.uk and tell British Cycling a little about yourself and why you would make a great Ride Leader.

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