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BC Mountain Bike Leader Award Level 2 Training

Qualify LEVEL | 2 day(s) | Ratio 1:6 | From £285.00

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*Please note this course starts at 08:30 on the first day* 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. The scheme consists of three levels. Level 1 is specifically designed for outdoor centres or similar site-specific venues. Level 2 equips you to operate as an independent Mountain Bike Leader. Level 3 is a top end leadership award.

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To prepare you in all key aspects of the L2 syllabus. You will then need to consolidate this training with your own experiences prior to attending an assessment.


Prior to attending training you will need to:

Register on the Leadership scheme with British Cycling in advance

Be at least 18 yrs old

Have Mountain biking experience in a variety of terrain and weather conditions

Have an appropriate level of physical fitness for a day’s riding in Level 2 terrain

Provide a log of you experience prior to training


This MTB leader’s award is built around core aspects of leadership in the outdoors and focuses on everything you will need to know to start your journey leading groups and riders in the terrain appropriate for the award. The award is terrain specific (this refers to the ability of your group, the distance from help and the type of trail being ridden primarily). The award is valid all year round, however, it is not for leading and riding in ‘winter’ conditions. Once registered with British Cycling, book on a course with us and enjoy two great practical days that explore a wide variety of topics.


The course covers a wide variety of topics including:

  • Defining L2 Leadership terrain and remit.
  • 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 register with British Cycling, visit

As a guide a practical assessment will follow after a consolidation period of approximately six weeks minimum. The award must be completed within 18 months of completing the training.

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Ideally you will come along with your own bike and riding kit. It is always best to practice and train with your own kit and bike if possible.  This is a training course for a Leadership qualification and in that respect you don’t need to come along kitted out as a leader.


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

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!

An alarm clock


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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