Courses will be running on the following dates and further details are available either by contacting Mike Bignall directly through this website or by calling on 07830382717.

Training Courses:

We can run courses on dates to suit you, if you have specific date in mind then please let us know and we will try to accommodate this.

The cost of a 2 day training course is £165. Accommodation is available in Glasgow near the bases that we will be working from, as is tea, coffee, lunch & bike hire should you require this.

Level 2 Training Courses:

Dates
Please contact us for details.

Further Information:

Further information is available by visiting the following website www.scottishcycling.org.uk

It’s also worth bearing in mind the following extract from their website:

Level 2 Mountain Bike Leader Training

Course overview

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 some of the best MTB areas in the UK.

A practical assessment will follow after a consolidation period of approximately six weeks allowing sufficient time for you to hone all those new skills and knowledge you have obtained during 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.

Pre-requisites

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*
  • 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.

Registration with British Cycling’s Mountain Bike Leadership Programme

Prior to booking onto a training course you need to pay a one-off cost to register with British Cycling’s MTB Leadership Programme.

They 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.