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. 

  • You are required to attend and evidence a two-day outdoor First Aid course on completion of your Assessment. 

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 Region Tutor Website Phone Email
9 - 10 October 2021

Leisure and Culture Dundee

Clatto Barns, nr Clatto Country Park, Dundee DD3 9PJ

Scotland Lewis Jones

www.ancrum.com

01382 435911

lewis.jones@leisureandculturedundee.com
9 - 10 October 2021

WyeMTB
Pedalabikeaway
Cannop Valley,

GL16 7EH
South David Windebank / Gareth Sheppard www.wyeMTB.co.uk 07887 998795 info@wyemtb.co.uk
9 - 10 October 2021

Cyclewise Training

Whinlatter Forest Park
CA10 2DE

North West Rich Martin/Craig Scott/ Ed Braithwaite www.cyclewise.co.uk 01768 898775 bookings@cyclewise.co.uk
16 - 17 October 2021

MTB Leadership

Porlock, Exmoor

South West Dan French www.mtbleadership.com 07976 208279 info@mtbleadership.com
18-19 October 2021

WyeMTB

Afan Lodge, Afan Road, Duffryn Rhondda,

Wales David Windebank / Gareth Sheppard www.wyeMTB.co.uk 07887 998795 info@wyemtb.co.uk
23 - 24 October 2021

Plas y Brenin

Capel Curig,ConwyLL24 0ET

Wales James Bruton / Paul Warnock www.pyb.co.uk 01690 720214 bookings@pyb.co.uk
23 - 24 October 2021

Cycle Wild Scotland

Pitlochry

Scotland Jules Fincham www.cyclewildscotland.co.uk 07786882857 info@cyclewildscotland.co.uk
1-2 November 2021

Glenmore Lodge

Glenmore, Aviemore, PG22 1QU

Scotland Alex Parmenter www.glenmorelodge.org.uk 01479 861256 bookings@glenmorelodge.org.uk
06 - 07 November 2021

Pedal MTB Ltd

Coed Y Brenin

DolgellauLL40 2HZ

Wales Al Seaton / Ed Roberts www.pedalmtb.co.uk 01492 338877 info@pedalmtb.co.uk
06 - 07 November 2021

Cyclewise TrainingWhilatter Forest ParkCA12 5TW

North West Rich Martin / Craig Scott / Ed Braithwaite www.cyclewise.co.uk 01768 898775 bookings@cyclewise.co.uk
11 - 12 November 2021

CycleActive

Brougham HallPenrithCA10 2DE

North West Rich Barnard /Jon Chalmers www.CycleActive.com 01768840400 admin@cycleactive.com
13 - 14 November 2021

MTB Leadership

Porlock, Exmoor

South West Dan French www.mtbleadership.com 07976 208279 info@mtbleadership.com
13 - 14 November 2021

Ridelines

MTB Centre of Scotland, Glentress EH45 8ND

Scotland Andy Weir www.ridelines.co.uk 07817 792544 andy@ridelines.co.uk
20 - 21 November 2021

Cycle Wild Scotland

Pitlochry

Scotland Jules Fincham www.cyclewildscotland.co.uk 07786882857 info@cyclewildscotland.co.uk
29-30 November 2021

WyeMTB

Pedalabikeaway

Cannop Valley, GL16 7EH

South David Windebank / Gareth Sheppard www.wyeMTB.co.uk 07887 998795 info@wyemtb.co.uk
06-07 December 2021

WyeMTB

PedalabikeawayCannop Valley, GL16 7EH

South David Windebank / Gareth Sheppard www.wyeMTB.co.uk 07887 998795 info@wyemtb.co.uk
07 - 08 December 2021

CycleActive

Brougham HallPenrithCA10 2DE

North West Rich Barnard /Jon Chalmers www.CycleActive.com 01768840400 admin@cycleactive.com
11 - 12 December 2021

MTB Leadership

Porlock, Exmoor

South West Dan French www.mtbleadership.com 07976 208279 info@mtbleadership.com
26 - 27 March 2022

Leisure and Culture Dundee

Clatto Barns, nr Clatto Country Park, Dundee DD3 9PJ

Scotland  Lewis Jones www.ancrum.com   01382 435911  lewis.jones@leisureandculturedundee.com
11 - 12 June 2022

Leisure and Culture Dundee

Clatto Barns, nr Clatto Country Park, Dundee DD3 9PJ

 Scotland  Lewis Jones www.ancrum.com    01382 435911 lewis.jones@leisureandculturedundee.com 

 


Assessment Dates & Venues

 

Date Venue Region Tutor Website Phone Email
08 October 2021

MTB Leadership

Quantock Hills

South West Dan French www.mtbleadership.com 07976 208279 info@mtbleadership.com
9 October 2021

Glenmore Lodge

Glenmore, Aviemore, PG22 1QU

Scotland Alex Parmenter www.glenmorelodge.org.uk 01479 861256 bookings@glenmorelodge.org.uk
10 October 2021

Cycle Wild Scotland

Pitlochry

Scotland Jules Fincham www.cyclewildscotland.co.uk 07786882857 info@cyclewildscotland.co.uk
13 October 2021

Cycle Wild Scotland

Pitlochry

Scotland Jules Fincham www.cyclewildscotland.co.uk 07786882857 info@cyclewildscotland.co.uk
16 October 2021

Pedal MTB Ltd

Coed Y BreninDolgellau

Wales Al Seaton / Ed Roberts www.pedalmtb.co.uk 01492 338877 info@pedalmtb.co.uk
18 October 2021

CycleActive

Ambleside

LA22 9AN

North West Rich Barnard /Jon Chalmers www.CycleActive.com 01768840400 admin@cycleactive.com
20 October 2021

WyeMTB

Afan Lodge, Port TalbotSA13 3ES

Wales David Windebank / Gareth Sheppard www.wyemtb.co.uk 07887 998795 info@wyemtb.co.uk
3 November 2021

Glenmore Lodge

Glenmore, Aviemore, PG22 1QU

Scotland Alex Parmenter www.glenmorelodge.org.uk 01479 861256 bookings@glenmorelodge.org.uk
12 November 2021

Ride Lines

MTBCentre of Scotland, Glentress, EH45 8NB

Scotland Andy Weir www.ridelines.co.uk 07817 792544 andy@ridelines.co.uk
13 November 2021

Leisure and Culture Dundee

Clatto Barns, nr Clatto Country Park, Dundee DD3 9PJ

 Scotland Lewis Jones www.ancrum.com    01382 435911 lewis.jones@leisureandculturedundee.com 
13 November 2021

CycleActive

Ambleside

LA22 9AN

North West Rich Barnard /Jon Chalmers www.CycleActive.com 01768840400 admin@cycleactive.com
21 November 2021

WyeMTB

Talybont on Usk, Brecon, LD3 7JE

Wales David Windebank / Gareth Sheppard www.wyemtb.co.uk 07887 998795 info@wyemtb.co.uk
27 November 2021

MTB Leadership

Quantock Hills

South West Dan French www.mtbleadership.com 07976 208279 info@mtbleadership.com
28 November 2021

Cycle Wild Scotland

Pitlochry

Scotland Jules Fincham www.cyclewildscotland.co.uk 07786882857 info@cyclewildscotland.co.uk
09 December 2021

CycleActive

AmblesideLA22 9AN

North West Rich Barnard /Jon Chalmers www.CycleActive.com 01768840400 admin@cycleactive.com
13 December 2021

WyeMTB

Talybont on Usk, Brecon, LD3 7JE

Wales David Windebank / Gareth Sheppard www.wyemtb.co.uk 07887 998795 info@wyemtb.co.uk
17 December 2021

MTB Leadership

Quantock Hills

South West Dan French www.mtbleadership.com 07976 208279 info@mtbleadership.com
18 December 2021

Pedal MTB Ltd

Coed Y BreninDolgellauLL40 2HZ

Wales Al Seaton / Ed Roberts www.pedalmtb.co.uk 01492 338877 info@pedalmtb.co.uk
23 April 2022

Leisure and Culture Dundee

Clatto Barns, nr Clatto Country Park, Dundee DD3 9PJ

  Scotland Lewis Jones  www.ancrum.com     01382 435911 lewis.jones@leisureandculturedundee.com  
25 June 2022

Leisure and Culture Dundee

Clatto Barns, nr Clatto Country Park, Dundee DD3 9PJ

   Scotland  Lewis Jones  www.ancrum.com   01382 435911  lewis.jones@leisureandculturedundee.com

 

 

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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