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British Cycling Night Leading

British Cycling Night Leading



The British Cycling Night Leader Award is aimed at British Cycling (including SMBLA) accredited mountain bike leaders, with substantial night riding experience looking to lead groups after sundown.  Leaders retain their ability to lead in the same conditions as their primary mountain bike leadership award, extending their capacity to lead beyond the hours of daylight.  

Award overview

The Night Leader Award has 1 day training course followed by a 1 day assessment, with a consolidation period in between.  The training course will be a mixture of classroom and outdoor practical sessions, will run from early afternoon through to approximately 9pm and will cover:

  • Leadership
  • Navigation
  • Trail side repairs
  • Equipment

The full remit of the award can be found here.


Course Information

Before your course

Location and Timings

  • The post code for Coed y Brenin is LL40 2HZ.
  • Your tutor will meet you in the Cafe at the side of the Visitor’s Centre. 
  • Please arrive no more than 10 minutes before the start of the session.

What to bring on the Day

  • A clean bike and helmet in good condition
  • Your Leader’s kit
  • Food / Water.  Sufficient food and water for a days ride.
  • Lights

Assessment Programme Level 2 

An outline timetable for the day can be found by here

What is on the site?

  • Beics Brenin.   A fully stocked shop with bikes for hire. Hire bikes must be booked by the client before the course.
  • A Café serving hot and cold food.
  • Changing rooms, showers and toilets.
  • Car Parking.  You will need to pay for this.


Level 2

Ride smoother more efficiently and with confidence.

Level 3

Improve your skills on more technically demanding terrain.

Private Course

A bespoke session tailored to your specific needs.

Family Course

Want to improve your skills and get the whole family involved