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The Night Leader assessment consists of a theory assessment completed in advance and a practical assessment. The theory assessment comprises an open book home study task including short answer questions. The practical assessment comprises tasks and applied leading of peers to evidence your competencies and experience. It is one day’s duration starting from early afternoon through to the evening and full darkness. Expect at least 3 hours on the trail in dark conditions. Precise course timings may vary according to the time of year. You will be expected to have pre-ridden the (provided) assessment route in advance of the practical assessment.
To attend the assessment you will:
*Direct entry to the assessment may be permitted where the Leader can evidence extensive and substantial prior experience of leading and of leading in the dark and prior training such as MBLA Night Leading Module. Final approval is made through a discussion with the assessor prior to application.
Full details of the application of the Night Leader Award are available within the Leadership Guidelines. In summary, with this award, Level 2, Level 3, Trail Cycle Leaders and Mountain Bike Leaders can operate in environments and circumstances that:
*Dark conditions are considered to be those that are not daylight, ie twilight and hours of darkness
|Date30/10/24||Cost (with accommodation)Call Us – Prices from £60pn||Cost (no accommodation)£180.00||Places|
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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
Small Biking Day pack – 25L max
Compass – Silva type 4 recommended
Map (sheet 36, 1:50 000)
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
Small Trail Toolkit – Pump, multi tool and chain breaker at least
Emergency survival bag
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!
Can't find exactly what you are looking for? We are happy to create it for you. You can hire one of our instructors or guides from as little as £280 a day, including any equipment. If you’re a group, all of our courses are available on a date that suits you or if you would prefer we can tailor a course to your requirements. Simply get in touch to discuss your requirements.