The Level 3 Mountain Bike Leadership Award is aimed at experienced, qualified MTB leaders who are ready to take the next step and increase their ability to create inspiring and long-lasting experiences. This could be for companies, clients or friends, operating in remote environments and on physically demanding trails of high technical difficulty.
Delivered by our British Cycling licenced tutors, The Level 3 Mountain Bike Leadership Award is aimed at experienced MTB leaders who are ready to take the next step and increase their scope for creating inspiring and long-lasting experiences, for clients or friends, through guiding rides in remote environments and on physically demanding trails of high technical difficulty. This award is the next progression from the Level 2 Award and is the highest level of MTB Leadership Qualification offered by British Cycling. Leaders at this level will need to be proficient in all areas of mountain bike leadership, as well as being highly-skilled mountain bike riders. The three day training course builds upon the skills and knowledge gained at Level 2, with specific topics covered in more depth.
The Level 3 Mountain Bike Leadership Award particularly focuses on leading groups in technical terrain and trails of technical difficulty. The training covers the following areas;
- Advanced trail side repairs
- Route planning and navigation strategies for technical terrain
- Group management in technical terrain
- Risk assessment
- Managing accidents and emergencies
- Promoting hydration and nutrition
- Methods for developing attentional focus
Pre-requisites - To attend the training, you will need to:
- Be at least 18-years-old
- Be well practiced and fully qualified in the Level 2 Mountain Bike Leadership Award (or TCL or MBL Awards as appropriate)
- Be a committed mountain biker prepared to ride all day in challenging, up to black-graded terrain, with energy in reserve
- Be a skillful rider, competent at negotiating the typical trail features found in Level 3 terrain, where obvious line choices and rollable options are often not available. Required techniques include step-up, bunny-hop and drop-off skills
- Be comfortable with setting a map, taking bearings and creating flow in a trail environment
- Have a working knowledge of the variety of mechanical systems on current mountain bikes and a desire to increase this knowledge
- Hold a current two day outdoor First Aid certificate
If you would like to gain the British Cycling Level 3 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.
Prior to booking onto a training course you need to pay a one-off cost to register with British Cycling’s MTB Leadership Programme. If you have already completed British Cycling’s Level 2 Mountain Bike Leadership Award, then you will already be registered and have completed the necessary pre-course work. If you are already qualified as a Trail Cycle Leader (TCL) or Mountain Bike Leader (MBL) through the MBLA, then you will need to register with British Cycling’s Mountain Bike Leadership programme. British Cycling will then provide you with the Level 2 Mountain Bike Leadership Award training manual, log book and free British Cycling Ride membership valid for one year. You will also receive 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.
Instructor Ratio: 1:6 or 2:8 maximum
Cost of Training: £295 per person (3 days)
Cost of Assessment: £150 per person (2 days)
Course Venue: Hawkshead YHA
Corona Virus Update:Due to social distancing measures, we are unable to run this course at the present time. If you would like to be notified when we are able to offer new dates please contact [email protected]
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Upon qualification British Cycling will add your details to a database of guides to promote your guiding services. We can also run courses on request for your centre or group, please contact us for more details.
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COSTS & DETAILS || THREE DAY COURSE £295.00
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