Could you be a leader?

We're looking for people all over Ireland to become volunteer leaders. As an AXA Community Bike Ride leader, you'll inspire others to be passionate about cycling. You'll get the chance to develop your leadership skills and make new friends while improving your own health and fitness. You don't need to be a cycling expert, just a confident cyclist with lots of enthusiasm to support others.

If you haven't already attended a one-day Cycling Ireland Ride Leader course, we'll provide this training for free. Or maybe you have already completed Ride Leader training? If so, we are keen to get you activated in your local community.

Why get involved?

Group rides are a great way for people to connect with those around them. Leaders provide this opportunity, contributing to the health and well-being of their local community.

Feedback from participants

“I was a bit anxious going down on my own…but leader Mark was very friendly and approachable. I felt no pressure. I will definitely go again” (Cork)

“Joan looked after us so well and ensured our safety throughout the cycle” (Tyrone)

“Tom made everyone feel welcome and nobody was under any pressure as he kept the pace to suit everyone” (Kerry)

“My first time was really great. Jeff was a fantastic leader and the group were very supportive” (Down)

“I hadn't been cycling for a while and am quite nervous about traffic. Fiona was brilliant…so encouraging and reassuring” (Waterford)

What's involved?

AXA Community Bike Rides is a brilliant way to meet new people. As a Leader, you'll select the date, time, distance and route of all your rides, so the programme works to suit your availability.

As leader you'll

  • Get free training and insurance cover.
  • Learn how to plan and facilitate safe rides.
  • Learn how to provide positive and enjoyable experiences for all your participants.
  • Plan and lead a minimum of 10 rides per year.
  • Complete pre and post ride administration online.
  • Promote and market your rides locally.
  • Have access to ongoing support from Cycling Ireland to organise and promote your location.

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Could you be a Ride Leader in your community?

Free training and support provided. Register today!

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