Our Cyclewise tutors Rich and Craig have been involved with MTB Leadership from its very beginning. Operating at the highest level for over 9 years, they originally delivered the SMBLA awards programme and were instrumental in that becoming the most highly recognised MTB qualification at that time. 6 years ago they were approached by British Cycling to help create and write the new leadership syllabus for Levels 1,2 & 3 and spent many months developing the awards to become the industry leading and most highly recognised qualifications they are today. Our BC approved 'Leadership Delivery Centre' at Whinlatter and the surrounding area provide the best possible venue for completing your training and assessment courses and we are 1 of only 3 providers in the UK qualified to train you up to Level 3, which is testament our excellent delivery standards.
The British Cycling Level 2 MTB Leadership Award consists of a two-day training course followed by a one-day assessment (for use in AALS defined non-licensable terrain). All Cyclewise MTB Leadership courses run on a ratio of 1:6 or 2:8 from our fantastic British Cycling approved centre of excellence at Whinlatter Forest Park. After completing our Leadership training, candidates will be fully debriefed ready for assessment.This award thankfully operates without a height remit, thus giving the opportunity to truly guide in adventurous environment.
The Level 2 Mountain Bike Leadership Award is ideal for anyone with experience in mountain biking, who is either working or looking to work in the outdoor sector or simply has a personal interest in gaining all the information needed to go out on their mountain bike, be safe and have fun. The majority of the training is practical and takes place out on the trail in one of the best MTB training areas in the UK.
Training Course Content
The course covers a wide variety of topics including:
Planning and delivery of rides that are appropriate for your group.
Leading techniques for effective group management.
Map reading and navigation for a flowing journey.
Management of accidents and emergency situations.
Equipment set-up and trailside repairs.
Core mountain bike techniques.
To attend the training you will need to:
Be at least 18 years old.
Have mountain biking experience in a variety of terrain and weather conditions.
Be competent in the techniques and skills required to safely negotiate the typical trail features encountered at this level of award (as a general guide this is comparable to red graded purpose built trails).
Have an appropriate level of physical fitness for a day’s riding in the level 2 leading environment*
Hold a current two-day outdoor First Aid certificate (this can be handed in at a later date, but must be submitted before assessment). For further details on context and outdoor industry best practice guidelines please see the Institute of Outdoor Learning’s Outdoor First Aid Training Framework
You will need to provide us with logbook evidence of having undertaken a minimum number of rides in the appropriate terrain within the last 6-12 months. A logbook will be sent to you prior to training.
If you would like to gain the British Cycling Level 2 leadership award but are not sure if you have the necessary experience or you have any other questions regarding the course, please give us a call on 01768 -898775 and we will be happy to assist you.
Register for the BC Leadership Programme
Prior to attending a training course you need to pay a one-off cost to register with British Cycling’s MTB Leadership Programme. British Cycling will then provide you with the training manual, log book, free Ride Membership valid for one year and your log in details for the online learning programme NSPCC Child Protection Awareness in Sport and Active Leisure which you need to complete as part of your pre-course work. Failure to register with BC will mean that you can not attend the training course.
All our course details will be sent to you once we have received your booking. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you do not receive that information within a few days of submitting your booking.
Instructor Ratio: 1:6 or 2:8 max
Cost of Training: £165 per person (2 days)
Cost of Assessment: £85 per person (1 day)
Course Venue: Whinlatter, Braithwaite, Keswick, Cumbria CA12 5TW
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Free Entitlement: When you come along on your Cyclewise course you will be given a discount card that entitles you to 10% off shop purchases for the duration of your course. This card will also include a promotional code that will give you %10 off your next course booking when you complete that transaction online.
Assessment for the Level 2 Mountain Bike Leadership Award consists of a practical assessment and a written assignment. It is recommended that you have a 6 week consolidation period between training and assessment to allow sufficient time for you to hone all those new skills and knowledge you have obtained during the training course.
The awards are delivered by British Cycling licenced tutors, at our approved Leadership Centre, Cyclewise Whinlatter.
Our Booking Options
Book and Pay Online. To simply book and pay for your course online click on 'Book a Course' at the top of the page, select your preferred course date and follow the payment instructions. Once you have completed your transaction you will be sent a receipt for your records via e-mail that confirms your place on the course and a link to our online booking form for you to complete. Once we have received your booking form will will send you all the relevant course information you require. If you have a Promotional Code you can enter this once you have put a course in your shopping basket, that discount will the be subtracted from your total course cost. (This code can only be used once and you have 6 months in which to book your next course)
Request an Invoice. If you or your company would prefer to be Invoiced please click here to complete our booking form and include all your Invoice details. Once we have received your form we will issue an Invoice and send you all the course information. Invoice payments can be made via Card, Cheque, or BACS. If the payment terms of the Invoice are not met your place on the course will not be guaranteed.
Pay By Cheque. If you would prefer to pay for your course with a cheque please click here to complete our booking form. Once we have received your booking form we will send you all the course information you require. Your cheque must be received by us no later than 30 days prior to your course date. (Please include your name and course details with any correspondence). Your place on the course will not be guaranteed until we have received your payment.
Redeem a Cyclewise Training Gift Certificate. Please click here to complete our booking form. Enter the certificate number in the relevant box on the form, you will then be confirmed on the course and receive the required course information from us.
Private Courses are available for both corporate & private groups or individuals. Click here for details.
Gift Certificates are available for all our courses and are the perfect gift for any family or friends who ride - please contact us for more information.
Contact us on 01768-898775 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about our courses.
Season : 2017
Code : COURSE BC L2T 2017-