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Fundamentals of Leadership

Fundamentals of Leadership

Training and Assessment Combined

£210.00

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.

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Course Information

Before your course

Location and Timings

  • The postcode for Coed y Brenin is LL40 2HZ.
  • The Course will start at 9 am and will finish no later than 6pm
  • Your tutor will meet you in the classrooms at the side of the Visitor’s Centre. 
  • Please arrive no more than 15 minutes before the start of the session.

What to bring on the Day

  • A clean bike and helmet in good condition
  • Trail tools and spares for your bike.
  • A rucsac.
  • Suitable clothing for the conditions.
  • Spare layers.
  • Gloves and glasses.
  • Bike Lights
  • Notebook and pen
  • British Cycling resources received on registration.
  • Food / Water.  Day 1 will be classroom based until after lunch.  Day 2 and 3 (for Level 3) will take place mainly on the trails and suitable food will need to be carried.  There is a café but no cooking facilities on site.

What does the course include?

  • 3-4 hours of elearning via British Cycling Learning
  • 16 hours training and assessment course with a British Cycling Accredited Provider

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 park – as you are on a course with us you will receive a 50% discount on the parking rates. To get this rate you will need to pay at the Visitor Centre’s desk rather than at the machine, letting them know that you are on a course with Pedal MTB.

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