British Cycling Mountain Bike Leadership Level 2 Assessment
British Cycling Award
You'll be assessed on the skills you developed on your Level 2 training to show that you're an effective mountain bike leader, so you'll need to demonstrate navigation and route finding skills and incident management techniques, amongst others.
We’re surrounded by some of the finest mountain biking routes in Europe, with world class single track routes, including the Gwydyr Forest trails and the Penmachno Trail right outside our back door. Other classic trails at Coed y Brenin and Coed Llandegla are only a short drive from our centre. Plus, there’s the iconic ride of Snowdon. But you'll also find purpose-built skills and coaching circuit and bike workshop facility with a wide range of tools and resources, plus maps to help you get the most from the area.
You'll be qualified to lead rides in accordance with British Cycling L2 guidelines if successful.
* Please note: Itinerary is subject to weather and availability.
Your assessment day will include
Route planning and preparation, trail side fixes, leadership, navigation and incident management.
You should have completed British Cycling Level 2 training and have a valid First Aid certificate.
Why Choose Plas y Brenin?
Our instructors are some of the UK’s most experienced. We train other instructors and help to write the national syllabuses for NGB qualifications in mountaineering, paddlesports, cycling and climbing. Our goal is to teach you skills to last a lifetime, and at Plas y Brenin you know you are getting training from the best.
If your course is based at Plas y Brenin, the residential price includes accommodation for the night before, and the duration of your time here. If you’re staying with us, we also provide delicious meals to keep you going as you learn, meaning you can concentrate on enjoying yourself. We may also be able to arrange a transfer from Llandudno Junction train station, subject to availability. We would need a minimum of one week’s notice prior to your course start date – please contact reception to learn more.
When it comes to equipment, at Plas y Brenin we have a wide range of top-quality kit for you to use, all included in your course fee. This means if you’re just starting out, there’s no need to rush out and buy a load of expensive gear, and if you’re already pretty well kitted-out, it’s a great chance to try something new.
We'll provide maps and transport to the assessment venue.
You'll need to bring full leaders equipment, bike, and riding gear.
Assessment routes are commonly 30km + with up to 1000m of climbing, navigation will be in both forest and open mountain side, so it's well worth getting out in the hills and forests to be well prepared for the assessment. You will also need to ensure you have returned your home paper to PyB at least one week prior to the start of your assessment.