British Cycling Mountain Bike Leadership Level 2 Training
British Cycling Award
The mountains, hills and rugged terrain of North Wales provide a stunning backdrop to the British Cycling Level 2 MTB Leadership Award. You'll hone your leadership skills on some of Snowdonia's most challenging mountain bike venues. We'll give you an outline of the procedures and criteria for your assessment so you'll know what to expect. Our friendly, highly qualified instructors will help you to achieve the level where you can safely guide riders in mountainous terrain and provide them with a great day out.
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 develop all the skills and knowledge you need to start your journey to being a qualified MTB leader.
* Please note: Itinerary is subject to weather and availability.
You'll cover trailside repairs, group leadership, and have an introduction to MTB navigation
You'll spend day on a ride to put your leadership knowledge into practice, using the navigation and route finding skills you learned on day one, and practising incident management techniques.
You should be a competent MTB rider with good level of fitness.
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 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 want to help you focus on achieving your goals. So if you're staying with us, comfortable accommodation (with WIFI included) and home-cooked meals are part of the deal, you don't need to think about sorting this out for yourself. Support is on hand from our friendly, and exceptionally well qualified staff, to help develop your understanding and personal skills. They also help you to formulate an appropriate action plan for your further development. You'll also be able to use any bike tools and resources you want.
You should bring your own MTB plus your regular MTB equipment and clothing, helmet etc. You can hire a mountain bike locally and arrange for it to be delivered to our base in time for the start of your course.
You'll need experience in riding red graded trails, have a good variety of personal riding experience and be able to ride 25km in the mountains. You should ensure you have registered with British Cycling for this award BEFORE you book onto a course with us.