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British Mountain Bike Leader Level 2 Course

Village Hall, Newcastleton TD9 0QX, UK

2 Days


15 April 2023

About the Course

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.  

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 18 months.  

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).

In addition to successful completion of your course, you are required to hold a British Cycling Membership of Ride level or above.attend and evidence a two-day outdoor First Aid course. Also undergo and evidence safeguarding training appropriate to the country you are leading in.

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