Sharing your favourite trails is a wonderful feeling – and something that can really improve access to the outdoors for your friends, club mates, students or the wider cycling community. Whether you’re already familiar with the idea of mountain bike leadership or looking to find out more, we can support you to gain a qualification that will enable you to lead groups of riders for a brilliant day on the bike.
Together with Scottish Cycling and experts in the outdoor industry, we 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 an 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.
The course will be run from Coed Y Brenin and will be over 2 days.