International Women's Day 2020 Led Ride

Swansea University Ride Leaders and cyclists pose for photo during led cycle ride through Swansea Marina

Coronavirus Update

Due to covid-19, we are currently unable to take groups on Led Rides. We are keeping a close eye on the situation and as soon as it is safe to do so, we will resume our programme of Led Rides for students, staff and the community. Please watch this space for updates.

Did you know we were the first University in Wales to launch our very own Ride Leadership Programme, supported by Welsh Cycling?

The programme, which is aimed at University students, staff and members of the local community, aims to support and promote cycling by providing beginner and intermediate level cyclists with improved ability, increased confidence and knowledge of road safety, through participation in led cycle rides.

We currently have twenty Ride Leaders at the University, qualified through the Ride Leadership Award to take groups on guided rides in and around the City.

The Ride Leadership Award

The course blends online learning with an assessed one-day course. This qualifies Ride Leaders to deliver guided bike rides for groups of beginner and intermediate level adults and accompanied children on roads and cycle paths, up to a maximum distance of 50 miles. 

Led Rides

Our University, British Cycling qualified Ride Leaders run an ongoing programme of led rides throughout the year for students, staff and the community to enjoy. There are different rides for different abilities, covering a range of distances, including commuter rides and social rides to Mumbles, the City Centre and beyond.

Participating in Led Rides with qualified leaders is great for beginners and for those who need to build up a bit more confidence on the roads. It's the perfect way to build your cycling skills in a supportive and welcoming environment; and it's also a wonderful opportunity to meet new people, while getting a good dose of fresh air and physical exercise.

Here's What Some of Our Ride Participants Had to Say:

International Women's Day Ride - The group outside the Civic Centre

International Women's Day 2020 - Led Ride to the Civic Centre

Evening ride to Mumbles

Led Ride to Mumbles - two riders watching the sunset

But I don't own a bike?

Don't worry! If you don’t own your own bike, you can still join a ride by hiring a Santander Cycle. Find out more about Santander Cycles here.

The team list all their rides on British Cycling's Let's Ride website - it's really easy to find and join one of the rides. Have a look at the Let's Ride website by clicking on the link below