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Ride Leader Kilkenny


The Ride Leader Award aims to provide leaders with an introduction to cycle leading & the competencies required to lead and manage groups on a cycle.


Event Description:

Location: Gaelscoil, Outrath Rd, Kilkenny
Date: Saturday 23rd October 2021
Time: 9am to 5.30pm
Duration: 1 day
Price: You pay €10 (€50 paid by Cycle Kilkenny)

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.  This will prepare you to provide safe and enjoyable cycling experiences for people of all levels of ability and age.  This course will also suit those who are interested in leading or assisting with cycling buses. The course takes place on 23rd  October and is brought to you by Cycle Kilkenny in association with Bikeweek.



 To attend the course candidates must:

  • be over 18 years of age.
  • have the fitness level to ride for approximately 20km, on a route that may contain hilly sections.
  • be comfortable cycling in a group in close proximity to other riders.
  • be comfortable cycling on busy roads in close proximity to traffic.
  • be comfortable taking either hand off the handlebars.
  • be able to ride in a straight line whilst looking over either shoulder.
  • be able to fix a puncture.
  • be aware of the basic laws pertaining to cycling on the road.
  • attend with a bike and helmet in safe working order.
Duration and Format: Ride Leaders will attend a one day assessed course which will qualify them to facilitate led rides for groups of cyclists.