Want to become a cycling instructor?

There are lots of people in West Yorkshire that don’t have the skills or confidence to regularly ride a bike, however that’s not to say they don’t want to learn. If you have teaching skills and a passion for cycling, why not use them to help others realise just how great riding a bike is?

Your efforts will go a long way in training others to live a healthier and more active lifestyle.

"I would like to say my instructor's been incredibly encouraging and helped me to achieve something beyond my own expectations"

"The course leaders have been absolutely brilliant; it has really changed the way I plan to travel”

Cycling UK are running National Standard Instructor courses for FREE in return for a commitment to deliver four cycle training sessions once you’ve completed the course. Once you’re qualified, Cycling UK and others can offer employment as a cycling instructor – be it delivering BikeAbility in Primary Schools, teaching adults to learn to ride, or running advanced city cycling classes for commuters.

You’ll need to be a confident cyclist with your own bike, preferably with some experience teaching or coaching, and be able to pass a DBS check. Ideally Cycling UK are looking for people who live within a reasonable distance of the following cycling hubs across West Yorkshire.

University Academy KeighleyFearneville Park (Leeds)Ovenden Sport and Community ArenaThorpe Park (Wakefield)Leeds Road Sports Complex (Huddersfield)

Places are limited with less than 6 places remaining, so if you are interested, please don’t leave it too late to apply. The courses will be at the end of February/start of March and will run over 4 days each. You have to attend the entire course to qualify. Once you complete the course, you’ll become a National Standard Instructor Provisional (or NSIP) and will progress to Qualified status (NISQ) after a post-course assessment.

Open to over 18's only.

For more information or to summit your interest, please call Tom Murray on 07825983464 or by email tom.murray@cyclinguk.org