Every year, Bicycle NSW assesses and approves every day bike riders to become qualified Ride Leaders. These Ride Leaders are knowledgeable, experienced bike riders who love to show new and experienced riders alike, the great areas and routes in their local area to ride. Fostered by our affiliated Bicycle User Groups (BUGs) and Riding Groups, we have hundreds of approved Ride Leaders across all of NSW to help get more people riding more often.
Ride Leaders can be trained and assessed in the field, or, twice a year candidates and volunteers take over the Bicycle NSW office in Sydney Olympic Park to conduct large group assessment and approval. On Sunday 6th August 2017, we were happy to welcome another 10 approved Ride Leaders to our ever growing network.
The day can’t run without the input of our talented actors from our BUGs. More than 20 volunteers spend the day putting their peers to the test, making sure they know what to do in the case of an emergency, or perhaps a not-so-emergency situation of errant riders and flat tyres.
Congratulations to our newest Ride Leaders, and their BUGs who now have more people to help deliver exciting rides across the State.