Tour leading a CTC Holiday

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Davidwd
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Tour leading a CTC Holiday

Postby Davidwd » 19 Sep 2017, 8:01pm

Hi,

I have been on many CTC holidays and self guided tours and would like to organise a CTC Holiday. Could anyone point me in the right direction please. Do I need to complete a course etc?

Many thanks

David

tatanab
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Re: Tour leading a CTC Holiday

Postby tatanab » 20 Sep 2017, 8:46am

I believe the first step is to be assistant leader on a few tours.

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Si
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Re: Tour leading a CTC Holiday

Postby Si » 20 Sep 2017, 9:53am

There's also a tour leading qualification which they'll probably try and flog you if you've not done much leading before.
http://www.cyclinguk.org/courses-and-tr ... our-leader

bertgrower
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Re: Tour leading a CTC Holiday

Postby bertgrower » 24 Sep 2017, 8:37pm

Si wrote:There's also a tour leading qualification which they'll probably try and flog you if you've not done much leading before.
http://www.cyclinguk.org/courses-and-tr ... our-leader


I understand from the grape vine the above qulification is not recognised by CTC holidays and tours Ltd.

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TrevA
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Re: Tour leading a CTC Holiday

Postby TrevA » 16 Oct 2017, 4:43pm

tatanab wrote:I believe the first step is to be assistant leader on a few tours.


Yes, I think you buddy up with an experienced tour leader. This happened on the last CTC tour I went on. The assistant actually did most of the planning and the experienced leader just oversaw things. They used to split the group in two with some riding with the experienced leader and some the assistant. It was quite an eventful tour, with a few things going wrong (Ferry broke down, hostel double booked and another ferry with not enough capacity to take the full group, so they certainly had to think on their feet).