Road Ride Leader

Road Ride Leader

The Road Ride Leader course is the product of many years of reviewing cycling demographics and the impact of the changing participation trends in cycling.

Many cycling groups have set their own “bunch rules” and social norms which make for safe and considered bunch riding. The language verbal and non- verbal, is paramount to safety while riding as it informs every rider in the bunch and ensures the enjoyment of cycling in bunches.

Historically bunch ride norms have been handed down through the generations of cyclists and generally by a former elite athlete. Recognising the shift of new individuals coming into the sport the need to have consistent knowledge of bunch riding standards, ride planning, conduct and evaluation is a priority of AusCycling (AC).

The Road Ride Leader course prepares persons who find themselves leading the decision making in daily rides by offering a set of ground rules and approaches to dealing with everyday bunch situations.

The remit of a Road Ride Leader is the ability to lead a group of up to 30 adults, 15 adolescents, or 10 children.

Please note, it is outside the scope of practice for a Road Ride Leader to provide any physiology-based training programs to any rider.

Course Overview


Potential Ride Leader groups are:

  • Cycling Clubs
  • Community and Social groups
  • Participation Event Organisers
  • Bicycle User Groups (BUG)
  • Cycle Tourism companies (charity rides, school holiday programs, adventure destination)
  • Bicycle Retailers
  • Schools
  • Government


The Road Ride Leader Course accreditation requires two components

  1. Online web meeting learning supported with Ride Leader E-manual. Must be completed and a “pass” registered prior to attending component 2
  2. Face to face practical session supported by coach educator

In certain instances AC may be able to arrange for these happen on the same day.


Mandatory requirements and competencies:

  1. Current First Aid accreditation of HLTAID003 or HLTAID011 or equivalent
  2. Working With Children Check (unless exempt by State/Territory Legislation)
  3. Current and continuing membership with AusCycling

Register your interest in the Road Ride Leader Endorsement Course

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