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Introduction to ride marshal course – Enfield

May 13, 2023 @ 1:00 pm

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May 13, 2023
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
London Cycling Campaign
020 7234 9310
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Place Shaping Room
Silver St, Enfield
London, EN1 3XA United Kingdom
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This course is an introduction to the role of Ride Marshal with London Cycling Campaign and is for people volunteering as ride leader for the RideLondon Freecycle feeder rides.

This course is in Enfield.

Local LCC groups run a number of different types of led-rides such as:

  • family rides aimed at new and returning cyclists, these are mostly in the local neighbourhood and link up green spaces, quiet ways and popular places
  • protest and campaigning rides aimed at drawing attention to a particular campaign or infrastructure need
  • health and leisure rides mostly for social, leisure and site seeing, often for more confident cyclists and popular with regular attendees
  • feeder rides which can be quite big and complex and travel in from the local borough to events in the centre of London such as the LCC Women’s Freedom Ride and FreeCycle.

This course is intended as an introduction for people who would like to get more involved with rides in their local group or with other groups around London. It is also a refresher course for people who are already marshalling rides regularly. It is open to anyone who is considering volunteering as a Ride Marshal on LCC freecycle feeder rides and is suitable for cyclists who are confident riding on the road.

The course is spilt in to two parts. The first part is class room based and participants discuss and explore the different elements of being a ride marshal. The second part is a practical session on the road where participants will have a go at marshalling the group on the road, as well as taking on the other roles of Backstop and Ride Leader.

You need:

  • Your own bike and lock
  • Some lunch or money for lunch
  • To take all your belongings with you – once the classroom session is finished, the group will leave the classroom and won’t return
  • To be a confident cyclist

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