Tour de France legacy for Leeds

One element of Tour de France legacy is to grow the number of people qualified to lead cycle rides across the city. On Saturday 14 March Leeds City Council organised a British Cycling Level 1 Ride Leader course at Fearnville Leisure Centre in East Leeds.

The course was mainly aimed at adult participants from local cycling clubs and community organisations who had expressed some interest in offering cycling to their groups. The course lasted for one full day and was a mix of outdoor practical sessions and classroom based activity, delivered by two tutors from British Cycling

The course was free of charge to all the candidates, as it was fully funded through West Yorkshire Sport, Sport England and Leeds City Council’s Inspire a Generation programme.

All the participants signed up to an agreement which included:

  • Delivering a minimum 15 hours of led rides with their club or community
  • Log their activity on goskyride.com
  • Funding their own Emergency First Aid Course
  • Registering and updating their profile on West Yorkshire website
  • Completing a case study of their journey
  • An expectation they will continue to lead activity in Leeds once they are qualified

15 people attended the course and became qualified Level 1 Ride Leaders this will lead to more club and community rides and an increase in people cycling across the city.

For Further Information contact:

Paul Senior

Club Development Officer (LCC Sport and Active Lifestyles)

Paul.senior@leeds.gov.uk

 

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