Fundamentals of Mountain Bike Leadership
  • Plas y Brenin
  • 2 Days
  • 6 People to 1 instructor

Fundamentals of Mountain Bike Leadership

  • Bike
  • Mountain Biking
  • British Cycling Award
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Overview

The Fundamentals of mountain bike leadership is the newest of British Cycling's leadership awards and is the entry level into the mountain bike leadership scheme.

British Cycling, Scottish Cycling and experts in the outdoor industry, have developed a course that combines online learning with face-to-face training and assessment to give you all the skills you need to lead mountain bike rides. Though you might already be a regular on group or club rides off-road (and therefore wondering where this award fits in), there are a few important elements to the qualification that will both empower and protect you for future activity:

  • Learn leadership principles and skills from the most experienced mountain bike tutors in the country.
  • Get the most out of your route planning with a dedicated module.
  • Keep rolling with the knowledge to fix simple trailside repairs.
  • Be prepared with plans to manage accidents and emergencies - plus you'll undergo first aid training in order to qualify.
  • Get protected with leader insurance.

The course is ideal for anyone who wants to lead groups using mixed road and off-road environments. This might include rides that are already taking place but require development and insurance, or perhaps you are looking to organise activity for your school, college, activity centre - or simply a group of friends. Your remit would be to lead on terrain that ranges from the urban fringe and gravel tracks through to open countryside, woodland and most trail centre blue routes.

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Can I book privately?

Yes. If you would like to book a private course then give us a call to discuss your needs.

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The Objectives

On successful completion of the training and assessment, you will be qualified to lead groups of mountain bikers.

Itinerary

* Please note: Itinerary is subject to weather and availability.

What to Expect


Two days of guided rididng in and around Snowdonia

What does the course include?

3-4 hours of e-learning via British Cycling Learning

16 hours training and assessment course with a British Cycling Accredited Provider

Experience Required

 Please register with British Cycling (£30) https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/mtbleadership/article/fundamentalsofMTBleadership

  • The minimum age to attend a course is 17 years old.
  • You must be able to ride a mountain bike (or another appropriate bike for the terrain) comfortably on roads with some traffic, off-road and mountain bike trails up to blue grade, be regularly riding and have an appropriate level of fitness.
  • Complete a logbook to evidence your recent rides. We recommend a minimum of ten rides of at least 1 hour and five rides of at least 2.5 hours duration (inclusive alternatives are available by request) over the last six months.

 

What else do I need to do to achieve the Award?

In order for your award to be accredited in addition to successful completion of your Fundamentals of Mountain Bike Leadership, you are required to :

  • hold British Cycling Membership of Ride level or above
  • attend and evidence a two-day outdoor First Aid course
  • undergo and evidence safeguarding training appropriate to the country they are leading in

These can occur after your Fundamental of Mountain Bike Leadership course, but your award will only be provided on receipt and acceptance of these.

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.

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.

Coaching, guiding, in-course transport, on sight facilities like the Bryn Engan bike hub including classrooms, workshop, tools, bike stands and the bike wash

What do I need to bring?
Equipment List
How should I prepare?
Preparation guide
Course Schedule

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2 Days
Start Date
26th March, 2022
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£308
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This course will help you become

Confident enough to venture away from the trail centre and or comfortable enough to begin rididng black graded trail centres

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