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BC Mountain Bike Leader Award Level 2 Assessment

Qualify LEVEL | 1 day(s) | Ratio 1:4 | From £145.00

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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 leading biking groups or simply has a personal interest in gaining all the information and skills needed to go out on their mountain bike, be safe and have fun. A practical assessment based around leading groups in L2 terrain in the UK in summer conditions. The assessment consists of a written assignment, logbook experience and a practical ride of around 40km. *Please note this course starts at 0830hrs*

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Upon successfully passing the assessment you will be qualified as a BMBLA Level 2 Leader. You should attend with:

Your own Mountain Bike and appropriate leader’s rucksack and equipment

Your completed logbook

All appropriate paperwork including First Aid certificate, BC membership card and any relevant paperwork from the Level 2 leadership training course


Prior to booking you must ensure that you have first attended a BMBLA L2 training course, that you are a current member of British Cycling, that you have fulfilled the logbook requirements needed and that you hold a valid Outdoor First Aid certificate.


The assessment for the Level 2 Mountain Bike Leadership Award consists of both a practical assessment and a written assignment based around the syllabus of the Level 2 training course.


The practical assessment consists of an all-day mountain bike journey during which each candidate will be assigned to lead a section of the assessment route of around 10km working with a maximum ratio of 1:4 (40km for the whole route). You will be expected to deliver a flowing journey whilst demonstrating good leadership and navigational skills.

The assessment procedure is informal and is designed to help you develop your skills as a mountain bike leader. The group you will lead generally consists of the other riders who are also being assessed.

Written assignment

*Please find a link to download the written assignment at the bottom of this page*

The written assignment is an open book home study task and comprises of a range of short answer questions. This task is based on the information included in the BMBLA Level 2 Mountain Bike Leadership Handbook and other resources provided on the training course.

This must be returned to us no later than 1 week prior to your assessment. The paper is marked prior to your assessment.

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Use of kit

Packed lunch and afternoon tea each day

In-course transport


Accommodation in an en-suite bedroom.  If booking as an Individual, you will not be asked to share with a stranger.

Breakfast on each course day (except one day and back-to-back courses).

Dinner on each course day (except the final day, and on one day or back-to-back courses).

Use of the facilities at Glenmore Lodge.

Linen is provided along with a towel, you may wish to bring an extra towel if you would like to use the facilities.



To get the most out of the two days it is important to be comfortable in your gear and with your equipment. Therefore, it is always best to have your own and have used it before coming along on a course. You’ll get a better fit maybe, but definitely you’ll get to choose the colour. However, there may be some items that you don’t have or maybe you wish to try something else. In that eventuality we have a well kitted out Stores facility. Listed here are the essentials; this is not an exhaustive list though. Should you be missing something then some of the items below are also available in stores if needs be.

If you do not have your own bike or are unable to bring it with you to the Lodge, we have a limited fleet of Trek bikes available for use. Please get in touch to arrange this prior to your course. E-bikes can be ridden on any of our qualification courses provided this has been discussed prior to attendance and approved by the course instructor.


Small bike lights front and rear – always a good idea to carry just in case!

A Leader’s rucksack – incl trail tool kit, spares and emergency equipment. You can borrow a group shelter from stores if needed.


Eye wear

Bike Computer – essential for leadership courses. A lap distance function is the most useful function if you are looking to purchase one

Compass – Silva type 4 recommended

Map (sheet 36, 1:50 000)

Map Case

Thin woolly hat or buff for under helmet

Gloves – thin, full finger cycling gloves are perfect

Warmer Cycle friendly Full finger Gloves – just in case its cold

Water proof jacket & trousers – Suitable for cycling

Padded cycling Shorts – there really are worth it for comfort!

Outer Baggy Cycling Shorts

Thin fleece or similar

Full leg covering – for cold days e.g. cycle tights or cycling leg warmers

Warm outdoor wear

Insulating layers – a variety of base layers are useful to control your temperature

Small personal first aid kit

Drink system – hydration pack / water bottle

Spare inner tube x2 for your bike

Spare Brake pads x2 for your bike

Spare Rear Gear Mechanism hanger for your bike – Call your local bike shop for help with this

Emergency survival bag

Head torch


Personal toiletries & medications (towels are provided)

Suncream – you just never know!


We have Laundry facilities here and a fantastic drying room so there is always the option to wash stuff as you go. Glenmore Lodge also has a pool & climbing wall – so don’t forget your swimming/climbing kit!

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