01690 720214

Mountain Bike Qualifications

If you lead groups in the outdoors whether as a professional or on a voluntary basis, the mountain bike qualifications listed opposite may be of use to you. We have chosen to offer the Mountain Bike Leader Award which is endorsed by The Adventure Activity Licensing Authority and Mountain Leader Training Scotland, and recognised by British Cycling. The award exists in two levels and provides training and assessment in mountain biking and leadership skills.

Level 2 British Cycling Mountain Bike Leadership Award Training

Mounatin Bike Leadership CourseThe mountains, hills and rugged terrain of North Wales provide a stunning backdrop to the British Cycling Level 2 MTB Leadership Award, as the skills of effective Leadership are outlined through pract...........

Experience Required: 

To attend the training you will need to:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Have mountain biking experience in a variety of terrain and weather conditions
  • Be competent in the techniques and skills
  • Be able to safely negotiate the typical trail features encountered at this level of award* (as a general guide this is comparable to red graded purpose built trails)
  • Be fit enough for day's riding in the level 2 leading environment
  • Hold a current 2 Day Outdoor First Aid Certificate issued by an HSE registered provider
  • Provide us with logbook evidence of having undertaken a minimum number of rides in the appropriate terrain within the last 6-12 months. A logbook will be sent to you when you register with British Cycling

Cost from £216 (2 Days)

Find out more information

British Cycling Mountain Bike Leadership Level 2 Assessment

Mounatin Bike Leadership CourseCandidates should be effective in mountain bike leading on applying for assessment. They should be familiar with the course requirements and syllabus, as detailed in the course materials. An outline o...........

Experience Required: must have successfully attended a Level 2 Mountain Bike Leadership Training Course.

Cost from £126 (1 Days)

Find out more information

Level 3 British Cycling Mountain Bike Leadership Award Training

Mounatin Bike Leadership CourseLeaders at this level are expected to be proficient in all areas of mountain bike leadership. The three day training course builds upon the skills and knowledge gained at Level 2, with expansion on sp...........

Experience Required: When attending a Level 3 training course, you will need to fulfil the following pre-requisites:
  • Be well practised and fully competent in all aspects of the Level 2 MTB Leadership Award (or TCL or MBL Awards as appropriate).
  • Be a committed mountain biker prepared to ride all day in challenging, up to black-graded terrain, with energy in reserve.
  • Be a skilful rider, competent at negotiating the typical trail features found in Level 3 terrain, where obvious line choices and rollable options are often not available. Required techniques include step-up, bunny-hop and drop-off techniques.
  • Be comfortable with setting a map, taking bearings and creating flow in a trail environment.
  • Have a working knowledge of the variety of mechanical systems on current mountain bikes and a desire to increase this knowledge.
You will also be required to send your log book to the provider demonstrating that you have fulfilled the following minimum requirements for training:
In preparation for the Level 3 Mountain Bike Leadership Award, you should log at least 30 quality days since the completion of Level 2. The majority of these should be within the last 12-18 months and represent all the UK has to offer. At least 12 of these rides should be as group leader or assistant leader.

Cost from £331 (3 Days)

Find out more information

Level 3 British Cycling Mountain Bike Leadership Assessment

Mounatin Bike Leadership CourseThis practical assessment is over two days. The first day looks at personal riding standards, which will include an all-day mountain bike journey during which each candidate will be able to demonstrat...........

Experience Required: must have successfully attended a Level 3 Mountain Bike Leadership Training Course.

Cost from £252 (2 Days)

Find out more information

Trailside Fixes

Mounatin Bike Leadership CourseA one day course that essential for any rider heading to the trails. This day will give you the common repairs that you will need out on the trail, with simple effective solutions that will make sure ...........

Experience Required: Aimed at keen mountain bikers / Level 2 mountain bike leaders

Cost from £137 (1 Days)

Find out more information

Can't find what you are looking for?

You can hire one of our coaches instructors or guides from only £250 per day. They'll tailor the day to suit your aims and aspirations perfectly.
You can enjoy one to one coaching for that cost or if you get together as a group, depending on the activity, you can split that cost between up to 6 of you. If you are a group we can run one of the courses listed above on a date that suits you and your friends or you could just write your own agenda for a week or weekend and we'll price it up for you - with or without accommodation. What's more, just like out normal course fees, our private instructor hire charge covers all your equipment too.
Click on the link below to fill in a request form and one of our coaches will call you back (or e-mail if you'd prefer) to discuss things in detail with you.

Fill in a callback form

Got A Date Available - Need An Adventure To Match?

Contact our team on 01690 720214 or email - they will be happy to help you find something perfect.

Adventure Sports
Coaching Conference

Adventure Sports Coaching ConferenceOur inaugural Adventure Sports Coaching Conference will seek to explore the role of coach developers in adventure sports performance.


Christmas and New YearOn behalf of all the team at Plas y Brenin, we would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a H....


Scottish Winter Courses 2018Starting January 2018, our Scottish Winter courses are timed to make the most of the incredible wint....


Winter WarmersAs the nights begin to draw in and the temperature starts to drop, Plas y Brenin are pleased to offe....


Peak Performance For Plas y Brenin Paddling TeamWe are delighted to announce that we've launched an exciting new partnership with kayak clothing man....


BMC Women Outdoors Week 5-15 Aug 2017Come and get active for the BMC's Women Outdoors Week here at Plas y Brenin. We have talks, activiti....

What's On In Our bar?

Our friendly and lively bar is open to the public. From talks and lectures to film nights and live music, there's always something going on. Find out what's coming up next here

Adventure Sport
Summer Camps (Age 12-17)

Summmer Camps For Young People Aged 12-17Young climbers, mountaineers, paddlers and mtb riders aged 12-17. Develop your outdoor skills with our top coaches on one of our residential summer camps.

Enhanced Learning Credits

Enhanced Learning CreditsThe Enhanced Learning Credit Administration Service offers funding for armed forces personnel. Plas y Brenin is able to accept ELCAS funding for a few specific non residential courses.

Weather Forecast, Tides and Surf Conditions

Find out what the weather's doing in North Wales over the next five days.

Adventure Map

Working alongside UCLan
to educate
outdoor professionals

University Of Central LancashireFind out how we are working with one of the country's top universities to develop lasting careers in the outdoors.