Ride leader/assistant

Ride leader/assistant

Cycling Minds CIC

Reference: Cycling Minds ride leader/assistant

Key information

Places available





Will will be running rides up to twice a week, probably on Fridays and Saturdays. Our busiest season will be from March to October when we will need the most support from volunteers.


Communication skills

Talking with the public


Directing people

Front of house

Customer service

practical skills


First Aid

Communication skills


Confidence in front of groups

Outdoor skills

Supporting other




Community Engagement





Rural Isolation

Visitor Engagement


Mental Health

Improving Mental Health


Supporting young people

Role description

We are seeking a qualified ride leader or unqualified ride assistant to assist us on guided e-bike rides for our young beneficiaries and cycle tourists in West Northumberland.


You will also work alongside our ride leaders and support the young beneficiaries and cycle tourists we take out on rides.

You will also help mentor the young people we help so they can train to be ride leaders/assistants themselves.


This role offers a fantastic and rewarding opportunity to play your part in an exciting community project and help improve the life chances of the disadvantaged young people we are supporting.

Desired Qualities

> Ride leader qualification > First aid qualification > Good working in a team > Good communications skills > Ability to train and share information > Relaxed and caring personality > Relatively fit

How your time will help our organisation

As a not-for-profit, volunteers will be crucial to our success and ability to become self-sufficient and not rely on external funding. You will play an active part in improving the life chances of disadvantaged young people and increasing cycling uptake in West Northumberland. You will also contribute to boosting cycle tourism and revitalising the high street in Hexham and contributing to sustainable transport development and achieving Net Zero.

Practical Considerations

You will need to wear suitable clothing for cycling and preferably have a helmet although we can provide these. You will have use of an e-bike if required. You will need to bring sufficient food and drink on each ride.