Level 2 Mountain Bike Leadership Award

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The Level 2 Mountain Bike Leadership Award is the entry point for experienced mountain bikers wanting to use their experience to safely guide others on off-road terrain.  

The award is ideal for anyone, who is either working in the outdoor sector, volunteering at a club, looking to start up their own lead MTB rides or simply has a personal interest in gaining additional skills.  

The course covers topics such as planning and delivery of rides, leading techniques for effective group management, map reading and navigation, management of accidents and emergencies, equipment set-up, trailside repairs and core mountain bike techniques. 

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What does the course include? 

  • Two-day training course 

  • One-day Practical and written assessment with a British Cycling accredited provider.  

 The assessment is to be booked once you’ve had enough time to hone the skills and knowledge you have obtained on your training day. The maximum time to complete your award is 18months.  

How much does it cost? 

The total cost ranges from £367.00-£520.00 depending on the provider delivering your training. Costs breakdown:

  • Registration fee with British Cycling: £77.00 

  • British Cycling Membership (minimum ride): £43.00 

  • Training course (2 days):  £195.00-£250.00 

  • Assessment day:£95.00-£150.00 

What do I need to be able to register? 

  • The minimum age to attend a course is 18 years old and you must have mountain biking experience in various terrains and weather conditions.  

  • An appropriate level of physical fitness for a day’s riding is essential to be competent in the techniques and skills required to safely negotiate the typical trail features, generally comparable to red-graded purpose-built trails.  

  • On or prior to your training day you will need to provide evidence of recent rides in appropriate terrain (we recommend a minimum of 15 quality rides; four rides should be 4 hours or more in duration). We have an online Logbook that can be downloaded or printed if needed.

What else do I need to do to achieve the Award?

In order for your award to be accredited in addition to successful completion of your course, you are required to:

  • hold British Cycling Membership of Ride level or above.
  • attend and evidence a two-day outdoor First Aid course
  • undergo and evidence safeguarding training appropriate to the country they are leading in

Safeguarding Requirements for Scotland

These can occur after your  course, but your award will only be provided on receipt and acceptance of these.

How do I register and book on a course? 

If you have previously been a British Cycling member you must renew your Ride membership before registering with the MTB Leadership programme. 

Training and Assessment days are delivered by our licenced providers.  

Please contact the relevant provider directly and book on to a course once you have registered. 

Level 2 Training Dates & Venues

 

Date  Venue/Location Website

2nd - 3rd July 2022

Cyclewise
Whinlatter

Book

2nd - 3rd July 2022

Pedal MTB Ltd

Coed Y Brenin, Dolgellau

Book

9th - 10th July 2022

Cycle Wild Scotland
Pitlochry

Book

16th - 17th July 2022

Plas y Brenin

Capel Curig, Conwy

Book

23rd - 24th July 2022

Glenmore Lodge
Aviemore, Inverness-shire, Scotland

Book

25th - 26th July 2022

CycleActive

Penrith, Cumbria

Book
6th - 8th August 2022

MTB Leadership
Exmoor

Book
13th -14th August 2022

Cycle Wild Scotland
Pitlochry

Book
13th - 14th August 2022

Glenmore Lodge
Aviemore, Inverness-shire, Scotland

Book
15th - 16th August 2022

CycleActive

Penrith, Cumbria

Book
27th - 28th August 2022

Ridelines

Ridelines Training Centre, Innerleithen

 

Book

3rd - 4th September 2022

Pedal MTB Ltd

Coed Y Brenin, Dolgellau

Book
3rd - 4th September 2022

MTB Leadership
Exmoor

Book
10th - 11th September 202

Cycle Wild Scotland
Pitlochry

Book
10th - 11th September 2022

Cyclewise
Whinlatter

Book
10th - 11th September 2022

Cycle4Adventure

Hamsterley Forest

Book
10th - 11th  September 2022

Plas y Brenin

Capel Curig, Conwy

Book
10th - 11th September 2022

Glenmore Lodge
Aviemore, Inverness-shire, Scotland

Book

26th - 27th September 2022

CycleActive

Penrith, Cumbria

Book
1st - 2nd October 2022

Glenmore Lodge
Aviemore, Inverness-shire, Scotland

Book
1st - 2nd October 2022

Thornbridge Outdoors
Bakewell, Derbyshire

Book

10th - 11th October 2022

CycleActive
Penrith, Cumbria

Book
15th - 16th October 2022

MTB Leadership
Exmoor

Book
15th - 16th October 2022

Cycle Wild Scotland
Pitlochry

Book
19th - 20th September 2022

Wye MTB

Pedalabikeaway/Forest of Dean

Book
1st - 2nd October 2022

Cyclewise
Whinlatter

Book
1st - 2nd October 2022

Ridelines
Ridelines Training Centre, Innerleithen

Book
17th - 18th October 2022

Wye MTB

Pedalabikeaway/Forest of Dean

Book
22nd - 23rd October 2022

Plas y Brenin
Capel Curig, Conwy

Book
31st October - 1st Novmeber 2022

Glenmore Lodge
Aviemore, Inverness-shire, Scotland

Book

1st - 2nd November 2022

Glenmore Lodge
Aviemore, Inverness-shire, Scotland

Book
5th - 6th November 2022

Pedal MTB Ltd
Coed Y Brenin, Dolgellau

Book
8th - 9th November 2022

CycleActive
Penrith, Cumbria

Book 
12th - 13th November 2022

Cycle Wild Scotland
Pitlochry

Book
12th - 13th November 2022

Cyclewise
Whinlatter

Book
19th - 20th November 2022

Ridelines
Ridelines Training Centre, Innerleithen

Book
21st - 22nd November 2022

Wye MTB
Pedalabikeaway/Forest of Dean

Book
26th - 27th November 2022

MTB Leadership
Exmoor

Book
3rd - 4th December 2022

Thornbridge Outdoors
Bakewell, Derbyshire

Book
3rd - 4th December 2022

Cyclewise
Whinlatter

Book
5th - 6th December 2022

Wye MTB
Pedalabikeaway/Forest of Dean

Book
7th - 8th December 2022

CycleActive
Penrith, Cumbria

Book
10th - 12th December 2022

MTB Leadership
Exmoor

Book

20th - 21st February 2023

Plas y Brenin
Capel Curig, Conwy

Book

 


Assessment Dates & Venues

 

Date Location Online Booking
25th June 2022

Leisure and Culture Dundee

Clatto Barns, nr Clatto Country Park, Dundee

Book
26th June 2022

Cycle Wild Scotland
Pitlochry

Book
26th June 2022

Glenmore Lodge
Aviemore, Inverness-shire, Scotland

Book

1st July 2022

Cyclewise
Whinlatter

Book
4th July 2022

Wye MTB

Talybont on Usk, Brecon Beacons

Book
17th July 2022

Cycle Wild Scotland
Pitlochry

Book
27th July 2022

CycleActive
Ambleside, Cumbria

Book  
29th July 2022

MTB Leadership
Exmoor

Book
31st July 2022

Cycle4Adventure

Northumberland/ Co. Durham

Book
5th August 2022

Fells and Forests
Balbeattie, Dumfries & Galloway

Book
6th August 2022

Glenmore Lodge
Aviemore, Inverness-shire, Scotland

Book

8th August 2022

Glenmore Lodge
Aviemore, Inverness-shire, Scotland

Book
17th August 2022

CycleActive
Ambleside, Cumbria

Book 
19th August 2022

MTB Leadership
Exmoor

Book
21st August 2022

Cycle Wild Scotland
Pitlochry

Book
21st August 2022

PYB/ Mountain Training Trust
Plas y Brenin

Book
30th August 2022

Ridelines

Ridelines Training Centre, Innerleithen,

Book
3rd September 2022

Glenmore Lodge
Aviemore, Inverness-shire, Scotland

Book
10th September 2022

Cyclewise
Whinlatter

Book
14th September 2022

Wye MTB

Talybont on Usk, Brecon Beacons

Book 
16th September 2022

MTB Leadership
Exmoor

Book
17th September 2022

Glenmore Lodge
Aviemore, Inverness-shire, Scotland

Book
18th September 2022

Cycle Wild Scotland
Pitlochry

Book
28th September 2022

CycleActive
Ambleside, Cumbria

Book
30th September 2022

Thornbridge Outdoors
Bakewell, Derbyshire

Book
3rd October 2022

Ridelines

Ridelines Training Centre, Innerleithen

Book
3rd October 2022

Cycle4Adventure

Northumberland/ Co. Durham

Book
7th October 2022

Cyclewise
Whinlatter

Book
9th October 2022

Glenmore Lodge
Aviemore, Inverness-shire, Scotland

Book
12th October 2022

Wye MTB

Talybont on Usk, Brecon Beacons

Book
12th October 2022

CycleActive
Ambleside, Cumbria

Book
15th October 2022

Pedal MTB Ltd

Coed Y Brenin, Dolgellau

Book 
21st October 2022

MTB Leadership
Exmoor

Book
30th October 2022

Cycle Wild Scotland
Pitlochry

Book
2nd November 2022

Glenmore Lodge
Aviemore, Inverness-shire, Scotland

Book
10th November 2022 CycleActive
Ambleside, Cumbria
Book
16th November 2022

Wye MTB

Talybont on Usk, Brecon Beacons

Book 
20th November 2022

MTB Leadership
Exmoor

Book
18th November 2022

Cyclewise
Whinlatter

Book
27th November 2022

Cycle Wild Scotland
Pitlochry

Book
2nd December 2022

Thornbridge Outdoors
Bakewell, Derbyshire

Book
9th December 2022

CycleActive
Ambleside, Cumbria

Book
14th December 2022

Wye MTB

Talybont on Usk, Brecon Beacons

Book  
16th December 2022

MTB Leadership
Exmoor

Book
17th December 2022

Pedal MTB Ltd

Coed Y Brenin, Dolgellau

Book 
4th March 2023

Plas y Brenin

Capel Curig, Conwy

Book

 

 

Further information 

If you need extra support to undertake this course because of a physical or learning disability contact our team to discuss any reasonable adjustments that would support you. 


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