Ride Leader Training Courses


London Cycling Campaign and its local groups have been leading rides since the earliest days of the organisation. We want to share skills and knowledge with the widest possible audience. Led rides are an excellent way to introduce newcomers to the pleasure of cycling as well as a powerful method of engagement.

Ride Leader Training imparts a set of skills that covers almost all types of led rides, from a little jaunt to the park with a small group, right up to large rides involving thousands of people.

The course is suitable for anyone, regardless of your previous level of experience, although participants should be competent riders. We strongly recommend that everyone who wishes to take this course, even those with years of experience, should also do a 1-2-1 cycle training session with a local instructor, to Bikeability Level 3. This is usually available free of charge from your local authority and will ensure that you have the necessary knowledge of lane positioning, which is so important if you want to lead fun and safe rides on road.

This 5 hour, day course is split about 50/50 between classroom and on road. It is delivered by expert ride leader trainers and you will get a certificate and a badge on completion of the course.

You will learn the skills necessary to:

Marshal a Ride

As part of a team of marshals you will be helping keep a ride together and providing any assistance that becomes necessary. You will also be helping to manage riders as they cross junctions. 

Lead a Ride

As well as leading a ride on the day, the Ride Leader is responsible for the wider duties involved in setting up and running a ride. This includes route planning, dealing with the authorities and managing the roles of the Marshals.

Unsure whether this training is right for you?

You can use our self-assessment form to help you decide.


Booking Group or Individual Training


A training course for a group of 10 individuals is:

  • £800 (full cost)
  • £495 (special discount for community groups)

         (All prices include VAT)

To book a group session please email cyclingprojects@lcc.org.uk or call us on 02072349310.


The cost of the course is:

  • £49 for staff or volunteers of local community groups
  • £80 for non-members

         (All prices include VAT)

The courses for 2015 are now fully booked but more dates will be organised for spring 2016.

If you are interested in attending a course please fill in this short form and we will inform you as soon as the dates are confirmed.

From time to time, we also run subsidised courses in exchange for your help in marshalling two rides organised by LCC.

If you have any questions please contact us by email cyclingprojects@lcc.org.uk or call us on 020 72349310

Join London Cycling Campaign

As a membership charity we rely on funds raised through subscriptions from individuals who share our vision of making London the best cycling city in the world. If you share our vision and want to help create Space for Cycling please join LCC today. You will also enjoy a series of benefits such as free cycling third party insurance.