Train to become a Cycling Instructor in Kent

Posted on Feb 12, 2018 by Adrian

Cycle Training UK will be delivering a National Standards Cycle Instructor Course at Ashford in March

If you love riding your bicycle and you want to share your passion for cycling, then perhaps the best way to show your cycling love is to become a qualified National Standards Cycling Instructor. 

As a Cycling Instructor you will deliver training to increase people's riding skills and confidence on real roads in real conditions. This is the best way to help people to discover the joy of everyday cycling.

And it’s more than just riding a bike, it’s a behavioural change. Cycle training gives people a life skill. It's a childhood event that will never be forgotten.  So when you teach, you also need to inspire, because the behaviour change is important.  It’s important for the trainee, the environment, for the air we breathe, our economy and for our communities.  

This March, Cycle Training UK will be delivering a National Standard Cycle Instructor Course on behalf of Kent County Council. During the four day, practical ‘hands-on’ course, participants will explore the National Cycling Standards, learn how to teach individuals and groups, study and practise the theory of assertive cycling as well as master bike fitting and bike checking. Participants will also gain a grounding in risk management and an appreciation of the responsibilities of teaching children and adults to ride on the road.

The course will take place at Ashford Rugby Club on Mondays & Tuesdays, 19 & 20 then 26 & 27 of March. The Course cost is £500 which includes a post course observation and a final assessment.

To join the course you must have a roadworthy bicycle and be a competent cyclist, capable of tackling complex road environments. If you’re not sure about your riding skills, get them checked by booking a Cycling Lesson HERE.

Cyclists interested in taking part in this course should send an email to Kent County Council.

Notes for Editors

Cycle Training UK, a worker's co-operative, exists to promote cycling as a form of transport. We love cycling. Since 1998 we have trained over 80,000 people to cycle skilfully and confidently on Greater London roads. All our instructors are permanent members of staff and undergo continuous rigorous training and professional development.

As well as delivering urban cycle training we offer maintenance sessions, instructor courses and driver training. We are acknowledged as leaders in the provision of instructor training - many other cycle training organisations and Bikeability schemes use us to train their staff and health check their schemes.

Businesses across London choose to work with us to enable their employees to commute to work. We offer bespoke packages to organisations including urban training, maintenance masterclasses and lunchtime cycle safely seminars.

We are a City & Guilds approved centre offering Cycle Mechanics as well as 3 tiers of maintenance training courses.

Cycle Training UK was the first provider to offer on-road cycle awareness training to professional drivers and continues to pioneer, for example recently developing an awareness programme for driving instructors.


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