Level 2 Mountain Bike Leadership Award

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: 

  • British Cycling Membership (minimum ride): £44.00 

  • Training course & registration (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 17. Note: you will only be able to attend your assessment and then lead independently once aged 18. 

  • 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:

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? 

Contact the MTB Leadership training provider via the links under 'Dates and Venues'. Training fees are now inclusive of registration, but you will need to take out Membership with British Cycling separately.

As above, after training you will then need to book on a separate assessment date when ready.

Level 2 Training Dates & Venues

 

Date  Venue/Location Website
2nd & 3rd March 2024 Pedal MTB
Coed y Brenin
Book
4th & 5th March 2024 Wye MTB
Cannop Valley
Book   
9th & 10th March 2024 Cycle4Adventure
Hamsterley Forest
Book  
16th & 17th March 2024 Cyclewise
Whinlatter
Book
16th & 17th March 2024 Cycle Wild Scotland
Pitlochry      
Book
19th & 20th March 2024 Cycle Active
Brougham Hall, Penrith
Book  
23rd & 24th March 2024 Ridelines
Ridelines Training Centre, Innerleithen
Book
1st & 2nd April 2024 Plas y Brenin
Capel Curig, Conwy
Book
8th & 9th April 2024 Glenmore Lodge
Aviemore
Book
11th & 12th April 2024 Ancrum Outdoor Centre
Dundee
Book
13th & 14th April 2024 Cyclewise
Whinlatter
Book
15th & 16th April 2024 Wye MTB
Cannop Valley
Book   
16th & 17th April 2024 Exmoor
Porlock
Book
23rd & 24th April 2024 Cycle Active
Brougham Hall, Penrith
Book  
27th & 28th April 2024 Exmoor
Porlock
Book 
27th & 28th April 2024 Ridelines
Ridelines Training Centre, Innerleithen
Book
27th & 28th April 2024 Cycle Wild Scotland
Pitlochry 
Book
4th & 5th May 2024 Pedal MTB
Coed y Brenin
Book
4th & 5th May 2024 Plas y Brenin
Capel Curig, Conwy
Book 
6th & 7th May 2024 Wye MTB
Cannop Valley
Book   
7th & 8th May 2024 Cycle Active
Brougham Hall, Penrith
Book  
25th & 26th May 2024 Glenmore Lodge
Aviemore
Book
1st & 2nd June Cycle Wild Scotland
Pitlochry
Book
1st & 2nd June 2024 Ancrum Outdoor Centre
Dundee
Book
3rd & 4th June 2024 Wye MTB
Cannop Valley
Book   
6th & 7th June 2024 Exmoor
Porlock
Book 
8th & 9th June 2024 Ridelines
Ridelines Training Centre, Innerleithen
Book
13th & 14th June 2024 Glenmore Lodge
Aviemore
Book
24th & 25th June 2024

CycleActive

Brougham Hall, Penrith 
Book  
1st & 2nd July 2024

Wye MTB
Cannop Valley

Book   
6th & 7th July 2024 Pedal MTB
Coed y Brenin
Book
20th & 21st July 2024 Glenmore Lodge
Aviemore
Book
27th & 28th July 2024 Ancrum Outdoor Centre
Dundee
Book
10th & 11th August 2024 Ridelines
Ridelines Training Centre, Innerleithen
Book
10th & 11th August 2024 Exmoor
Porlock
Book 
17th & 18th August 2024 Glenmore Lodge
Aviemore
Book
27th & 28th August 2024 Cycle Active
Brougham Hall, Penrith
Book  
2nd & 3rd September 2024 Wye MTB
Cannop Valley
Book   
7th & 8th September 2024 Pedal MTB
Coed y Brenin
Book
13th & 14th September 2024 Ridelines
Ridelines Training Centre, Innerleithen
Book 
23rd & 24th September 2024 Cycle Active
Brougham Hall, Penrith
Book  
24th & 25th September 2024 Glenmore Lodge
Aviemore
Book
26th & 27th September 2024 Exmoor
Porlock
Book 
7th & 8th October 2024 Wye MTB
Cannop Valley
Book   
19th & 20th October 2024 Ridelines
Ridelines Training Centre, Innerleithen
Book 
19th & 20th October 2024 Plas y Brenin
Capel Curig, Conwy
Book 
21st & 22nd October 2024 Cycle Active
Brougham Hall, Penrith
Book  
2nd & 3rd November 2024 Pedal MTB
Coed y Brenin
Book
16th & 17th November 2024 Exmoor
Porlock
Book 
18th & 19th November 2024 Wye MTB
Cannop Valley
Book   
19th & 20th November 2024 Cycle Active
Brougham Hall, Penrith
Book 
23rd & 24th November 2024 Ridelines
Ridelines Training Centre, Innerleithen
Book 
9th & 10th December 2024 Wye MTB
Cannop Valley
Book   
9th & 10th December 2024 Cycle Active
Brougham Hall, Penrith
Book  
20th & 21st January 2025 Plas y Brenin
Capel Curig, Conwy
Book 
22nd & 23rd January 2025 Plas y Brenin
Capel Curig, Conwy
Book 
17th & 18th February 2025 Plas y Brenin
Capel Curig, Conwy
Book 
31st March & 1st April 2025 Plas y Brenin
Capel Curig, Conwy
Book 
3rd & 4th May 2025 Plas y Brenin
Capel Curig, Conwy
Book 
18th & 19th October 2025 Plas y Brenin
Capel Curig, Conwy
Book 

 


Assessment Dates & Venues

 

Date Location Online Booking
11th February Cycle Wild Scotland
Pitlochry
Book
17th February 2024 Pedal MTB
Coed y Brenin
Book
22nd February 2024 Cycle Active
Ambleside
Book   
28th February 2024 Wye MTB
Talybont on Usk
Book 
2nd March 2024 Plas y Brenin
Capel Curig, Conwy
Book
8th March 2024 Cyclewise
Coniston
Book 
15th March 2024 Exmoor - MTB Leadership
Quantock Hills 
Book 
18th March 2024 Wye MTB
Talybont on Usk
Book 
21st March 2024 Cycle Active
Ambleside
Book   
22nd March 2024 Cycle4Adventure
Hamsterley Forest 
Book  
24th March 2024 Cycle Wild Scotland
Pitlochry
Book
25th March 2024 Ridelines
Ridelines Training Centre, Innerleithen
Book
6th April 2024 Glenmore Lodge
Aviemore
Book 
7th April 2024 Glenmore Lodge
Aviemore
Book 
13th April 2024 Plas y Brenin
Capel Curig, Conwy
Book 
20th April 2024 Cyclewise
Coniston
Book 
20th April 2024 Pedal MTB
Coed y Brenin
Book
21st April 2024 Cycle Wild Scotland
Pitlochry
Book
25th April 2024 Cycle Active
Ambleside
Book 
29th April 2024 Wye MTB
Talybont on Usk
Book 
3rd May 2024 Ridelines
Ridelines Training Centre, Innerleithen
Book
9th May 2024

Cycle Active
Ambleside

Book   
17th May 2024 Cycle4Adventure
Hamsterley Forest
Book  
19th May 2024 Cycle Wild Scotland
Pitlochry
Book
22nd May 2024 Exmoor - MTB Leadership
Quantock Hills 
Book 
22nd May 2024

Wye MTB
Talybont on Usk

Book 
10th June 2024 Ridelines
Ridelines Training Centre, Innerleithen
Book
15th June 2024 Glenmore Lodge
Aviemore
Book 
16th June 2024 Cycle Wild Scotland
Pitlochry
Book
26th June 2024

Cycle Active
Ambleside

Book   
28th June 2024 Exmoor - MTB Leadership
Quantock Hills 
Book 
29th June 2024 Pedal MTB
Coed y Brenin
Book
3rd August 2024 Glenmore Lodge
Aviemore
Book 
9th August 2024 Ridelines
Ridelines Training Centre, Innerleithen
Book
10th August 2024 Plas y Brenin
Capel Curig, Conwy
Book 
16th August 2024 Exmoor - MTB Leadership
Quantock Hills 
Book 
17th August 2024 Pedal MTB
Coed y Brenin
Book
29th August 2024

Cycle Active
Ambleside

Book   
11th September 2024

Wye MTB
Talybont on Usk

Book 
13th September 2024 Ridelines
Ridelines Training Centre, Innerleithen
Book 
23rd September 2024 Glenmore Lodge
Aviemore
Book
25th September 2024 Cycle Active
Ambleside
Book   
11th October 2024 Exmoor - MTB Leadership
Quantock Hills 
Book 
15th October 2024 Wye MTB
Talybont on Usk
Book 
18th October 2024 Ridelines
Ridelines Training Centre, Innerleithen
Book 
19th October 2024 Pedal MTB
Coed y Brenin
Book
23rd October 2024

Cycle Active
Ambleside

Book   
13th November 2024

Wye MTB
Talybont on Usk

Book 
21st November 2024 Cycle Active
Ambleside
Book   
22nd November 2024

Ridelines
Ridelines Training Centre, Innerleithen

Book 
24th November 2024 Exmoor - MTB Leadership
Quantock Hills 
Book 
2nd December 2024

Wye MTB
Talybont on Usk

Book 
11th December 2024

Cycle Active
Ambleside

Book   
21st December 2024 Pedal MTB
Coed y Brenin
Book
1st March 2025 Plas y Brenin
Capel Curig, Conwy
Book
12th April 2025 Plas y Brenin
Capel Curig, Conwy
Book
9th August 2025 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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