British Cycling Mountain Bike Leadership Level 3 Assessment
British Cycling Award
You'll take this practical assessment over two days. The first day looks at personal riding standards, which will include an all-day mountain bike journey during which you'll be able to demonstrate your MTB techniques, navigation and trail side repairs. On the second day you'll lead some clients in the Level 3 MTB Leadership terrain, where we'll be assessing your leadership skills, group control and organisational skills, self-sufficiency.
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.
If successful you'll be qualified to lead rides in accordance with British Cycling Level 3 guidelines.
* Please note: Itinerary is subject to weather and availability.
You'll be assessed on route planning and preparation, trail side fixes, leadership navigation and incident management
You'll be assessed while you lead a ride with real clients.
You should have completed and logged your British Cycling L3 training and experience.
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.
As both your body and mind will be working hard whilst you're with us, we want to help you focus on achieving the goal you've set yourself. 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 bale to use any bike tools and resources you want. We'll also provide maps and transport.
You'll need to bring full leaders equipment, bike, and riding gear.
Assessment routes are commonly 40km + with up to 1500m 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 your assessment. You should also ensure that you have returned your completed home paper to PyB at least one week before the start of the assessment.