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.
This is the highest level of mountain bike leadership award, allowing you to take riders to the most exciting places
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.