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British Cycling and new sponsor Sky have come with a nice little earner for those with leadership qualities, to get more people riding.

They are looking for 300 British Cycling members to become ?Leaders? to help get more people out on bikes this summer, and will pay them for every ride they lead!

The project will run July 1 to October 31 and operate in London, Leicester, Manchester, Glasgow and Preston and their surrounding areas.

?As leaders, you'll be there to give riders tips about cycling, help them gain confidence and to show them how enjoyable cycling can be,? say British Cycling. Ride leaders will be trained up in a free-one day course and need to demonstrate they have the skills, knowledge and confidence.

?To join us as a Ride Leader, you could be a qualified Coach, Bikeability Instructor or a member of a club with some experience of leading other cyclists. As some of the rides will also be on the public highway, you should regularly ride on roads and be confident riding with traffic. Ride leaders will wear a branded jersey, and will be paid for every ride they lead.?

Ride Leaders could be a qualified coach, Bikeability Instructor or a member of a club with some experience of leading other cyclists. Some of the rides will also be on the public highway, so candidates must regularly ride on roads and be confident riding with traffic.

Non-members wishing to apply will be given ?Everyday Cycling? membership for free for a year.

Interested, or know someone else who would be? Click on the link below or phone 0161 274 2063 for further details, and to find out how you can register to become a qualified Ride Leader and be part of this exciting new initiative.

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Keith Bingham joined the Cycling Weekly team in the summer of 1971, and retired in 2011. During his time, he covered numerous Tours de France, Milk Races and everything in-between. He was well known for his long-running 'Bikewatch' column, and played a pivotal role in fighting for the future of once at-threat cycling venues such as Hog Hill and Herne Hill Velodrome.