Outdoor Centre Accreditation and the Level 1 Mountain Bike Leadership Award

Outdoor Centre Accreditation and the Level 1 Mountain Bike Leadership Award

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This award is designed to upskill staff or volunteers working in centres that provide outdoor activities, in Mountain Bike Leadership. 

On completion of the course Level 1 leaders will be trained to a standard that enables them to lead introductory level mountain bike rides on limited pre-determined routes.  

The course covers equipment set-up and safety checks, puncture repair, fundamental mountain bike techniques, skills for effective group management and emergency procedures. 


What does the course include? 

  • One day of practical training at the accredited outdoor centre.  

  • There is no formal assessment, but the tutor will review participants throughout the day.  

How much does it cost? 

  • Centre Accreditation - £395.00  

  • Level 1 Mountain Bike Leadership course for up to 8 leaders - £695.00 

How long will the course take to complete? 

  • One day 

What do I need to register my organisation? 

To become an Accredited Level 1 centre, you will need to undergo a Centre Accreditation process in partnership with British Cycling that will lead to a formal inspection prior to any delivery of leadership training.  

If your organisation would like to become an Accredited Level 1 centre or you would like further information, please complete our Application Form.