British Cycling Mountain Bike Leadership Award

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British Cycling Mountain Bike Leadership AwardThe mountains, hills and rugged terrain of Great Britain provide a stunning backdrop to our new MTB Leadership Award, as the skills of effective Leadership are outlined through practical and engaging activities at some of the best outdoor venues throughout the country.

There are currently two forms of qualification, with Level 1 providing an industry standard for Outdoor Education Centres, while Level 2 is for aspiring individuals who want to share a passion for mountain biking with others as a qualified Leader.


Level 1

Level 1 Mountain Bike Leadership is a site specific award designed for organisations such as Outdoor Education Centres. The aim of this award is to upskill members of staff to a standard that enables them to lead introductory level mountain bike rides on set routes in a safe and enjoyable environment.


Level 2

Put simply, British Cycling’s Level 2 Mountain Bike Leadership Award enables experienced mountain bikers to safely guide riders in mountainous terrain and provide them with a great day out.

The Award is ideal for anyone with experience in mountain biking, who is either working in the outdoor sector or simply has a personal interest in gaining all the information needed to go out on their mountain bike, be safe and have fun.

Level 3  

Level 3

The Level 3 Mountain Bike Leadership Award is currently in development and due to launch very soon. It is aimed at highly experienced mountain bike leaders, who wish to extend their remit to include remote terrain and trails of severe technical difficulty.

The award particularly focuses on group management in technical terrain, navigation in challenging conditions with few navigational features and incident management in remote environments.

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