The British Cycling Level 2 Mountain Bike Leadership Award enables qualified leaders to use their experience to safely guide others on off-road terrain. The award is ideal for anyone with experience in mountain biking, who is either working in the outdoor sector, volunteering at a club or simply has a personal interest in gaining additional skills.
These two day training courses make the most of our excellent British Cycling approved trainer, onsite bike tracks & skills park, local trails and training rooms.
Training course pre-requisites set by British Cycling include:
- Be 18 years old or over
- Be competent in the techniques and skills required to safely negotiate the typical trail features encountered in the Level 2 environment. As a general guide this is comparable to red-graded purpose-built trails
- Register for the award with British Cycling (£106.00 for non-members and £67.00 for existing members, prices correct as of March 2018)
Between your training and assessment courses there is a consolidation period which allows you sufficient time for you to hone all those new skills and knowledge you have obtained during training
To complete the award candidates need to:
- Hold a current two-day outdoor first aid certificate – such as our Outdoor First Aid
- Complete a written assignment (sent to you once you book on to an assessment course).
- Provide your assessment course tutor with a logbook of evidence of your recent rides in appropriate terrain (we recommend a minimum of 15 quality rides in the 12 months prior to assessment, four of which should be 4 hours or more in duration)
- Pass a one day practical assessment course
Training course content
The course covers a wide variety of topics including:
- planning and delivery of appropriate rides for your group
- leading techniques for effective group management
- map reading and navigation for a flowing journey
- management of accidents and emergency situations
- equipment set-up and trailside repairs
- core mountain bike techniques
- Day 1: 9am – 7pm
- Day 2: 9am – 5pm
Candidates should arrive each day with their own bike, food and equipment for a day of riding whatever the weather, along with a change of clothes for the indoor sessions.
Accommodation and Catering
Our courses are non-residential however, if you require accommodation during the course it may be available onsite (at an additional charge)- please phone to enquire. If accommodation is not available here we will give you details of alternatives available in the area upon request.
We provide hot drinks and other refreshments during the course but meals are not provided – you will need to bring your own packed lunch each day.
For further details on the award please see the British Cycling website.
For written directions see our contact us page or use our grid reference: SK196 710.
Full course details will be sent to applicants by email before the course. For further details please get in touch with us.
You can read our course booking terms and conditions here.