BRITISH CYCLING MTB LEADERSHIP LEVEL 2

EXMOOR, QUANTOCKS, MENDIPS, DARTMOOR AND THE SOUTH WEST

BRITISH CYCLING LEVEL 2 MOUNTAIN BIKE LEADERSHIP AWARD

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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 South West 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*
  • Hold a current two-day outdoor First Aid certificate issued by an HSE registered provider (this can be handed in at a later date, but must be submitted before assessment)
  • 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.

Assessment Please see the calendar for our assessment dates. Assessment for the Level 2 Mountain Bike Leadership Award consists of a practical assessment and a written assignment. Practical assessment 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 up to 10km working with a ratio of 1:5. 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 lead can consist of other riders who are also being assessed on the same day and/ or riders who are there, simply to fulfil the role as participants on the ride. Written assignment 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 British Cycling Level 2 Mountain Bike Leadership Handbook and other resources provided on the course. Once payment has been received for your assessment place, the assessment questionnaire will be sent to you via e-mail (paper copies are available upon request) and should be returned to your course provider no later than seven days prior to your practical assessment date. Please ensure you allow plenty of time to complete and return the questionnaire before your assessment day. Registration with British Cycling’s Mountain Bike Leadership Programme Prior to booking onto a training course you need to register with British Cycling’s MTB Leadership Programme at a one-off cost of £104. We 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. Cost of qualification Training course £195 – Please see the calendar at the top of this page for our next available course Assessment £95 – Please see the calendar at the top of this page for our next available assessment

One-off BC registration £116

British Cycling links: British Cycling Website – Please click here MTB Leadership Pathway – Please click here Why book your course with MTB Leadership?

  • Dan French has over 20 years of mountain biking experience, 14 years of guiding experience and 7 years of delivering mountain biking leadership courses.
  • Fantastic mountain biking locations on Exmoor, The Quantocks & Dartmoor.
  • Scott Aspect Mountain Bikes available for hire (in the case of a major mechanical).
  • Ability to bring the course to your location for a bespoke service.
  • We deliver a fun, relaxed informative course in a beautiful location!

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  • All day
    11-10-2019-12-10-2019

    Unnamed Road, Lewes BN8 6LR, UK

    Unnamed Road, Lewes BN8 6LR, UK

     

    Course Tutor: Dan French

    Course Location: Queen Elizabeth Country Park, South Downs.

    Course timings: 9-7 Day one. 9-5 Day two.

    Course cost: £195

    Course overview

    The Level 2 Mountain Bike Leadership Award is the entry point for most aspirant mountain bike leaders, enabling qualified leaders to use their experience to safely guide others on off-road terrain. The award is ideal for anyone with experience in mountain biking, who is either working in the outdoor sector, volunteering at a club or simply has a personal interest in gaining additional skills. These skills can be used to go out on a mountain bike, be safe and have fun.

    Following registration for the award, learners book a two-day training course with a British Cycling accredited provider. A one-day practical assessment will follow after a consolidation period agreed with your tutor. This allows 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 appropriate rides or 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 18 years old or over.
    • 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 in the Level 2 environment. As a general guide this is comparable to red-graded purpose-built trails.
    • Hold a current two-day outdoor First Aid certificate (this can be undertaken at a later date, but ideally is submitted shortly after assessment). For further details on context and outdoor industry best practice guidelines please see the requirements under band 3 within the Insitute of Outdoor Learning first aid statement.
    • You will need to provide your tutor with a logbook of evidence of your recent rides in appropriate terrain (we recommend a minimum of 15 quality rides in the 12 months prior to assessment, four of which should be 4 hours or more in duration). A logbook will be sent to you upon registering for the awards (discuss alternative methods for logging the information required with your tutor). The logbook should provide evidence not only of the location, duration and route of the rides but also demonstrate to the tutor your ability to self-reflect on each ride, for example, how you performed, how the conditions impacted the experience, if you had been leading a group what might you have had to consider? We strongly encourage learners to conduct as much riding and navigation as possible outside of a trail centre environment in preparation for training and assessment.

    What do we consider to be a quality ride in preparation for training and assessment as a Mountain Bike Leader?

    • Involvement in planning and leadership.
    • Adverse conditions may be encountered and map based navigation skills required.
    • Experience of terrain and weather comparable to UK conditions.
    • Attention is paid to safety, increasing knowledge and practising skills.
    • The ride will include sections of technical difficulty which reflect the Level 2 or 3* environment  (*as appropriate).
    • Journeys are likely to contain a proportion of ascent and descent throughout.

    Learners must have an appropriate level of physical fitness for a day’s riding in the level 2 leading environment. This environment is as follows:

    • is rideable at walking speed
    • is rollable on descents so that wheels are not required to leave the ground
    • has an obvious line choice
    • is 90% rideable by the entire group
    • is no more than half an hour’s walk from where an ambulance can get to
    • the maximum leader-to-rider ratio should not exceed 1:8
    • is during daylight in normal summer and intermediate seasonal conditions.

    British Cycling website: Please click here

    Mountain Biking on Exmoor!

     

    To book, or enquire: info@mtbleadership.com or call 07976 208279.

    Courses can be delivered at a variety of locations across the South West, as well as bespoke packages.  Please contact us for full details.

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  • All day
    12-10-2019-12-10-2019

    Unnamed Road, Lewes BN8 6LR, UK

    Unnamed Road, Lewes BN8 6LR, UK

     

    Course Tutor: Dan French

    Course Location: Queen Elizabeth Country Park, South Downs.

    Course timings: 9-7 Day one. 9-5 Day two.

    Course cost: £195

    Course overview

    The Level 2 Mountain Bike Leadership Award is the entry point for most aspirant mountain bike leaders, enabling qualified leaders to use their experience to safely guide others on off-road terrain. The award is ideal for anyone with experience in mountain biking, who is either working in the outdoor sector, volunteering at a club or simply has a personal interest in gaining additional skills. These skills can be used to go out on a mountain bike, be safe and have fun.

    Following registration for the award, learners book a two-day training course with a British Cycling accredited provider. A one-day practical assessment will follow after a consolidation period agreed with your tutor. This allows 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 appropriate rides or 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 18 years old or over.
    • 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 in the Level 2 environment. As a general guide this is comparable to red-graded purpose-built trails.
    • Hold a current two-day outdoor First Aid certificate (this can be undertaken at a later date, but ideally is submitted shortly after assessment). For further details on context and outdoor industry best practice guidelines please see the requirements under band 3 within the Insitute of Outdoor Learning first aid statement.
    • You will need to provide your tutor with a logbook of evidence of your recent rides in appropriate terrain (we recommend a minimum of 15 quality rides in the 12 months prior to assessment, four of which should be 4 hours or more in duration). A logbook will be sent to you upon registering for the awards (discuss alternative methods for logging the information required with your tutor). The logbook should provide evidence not only of the location, duration and route of the rides but also demonstrate to the tutor your ability to self-reflect on each ride, for example, how you performed, how the conditions impacted the experience, if you had been leading a group what might you have had to consider? We strongly encourage learners to conduct as much riding and navigation as possible outside of a trail centre environment in preparation for training and assessment.

    What do we consider to be a quality ride in preparation for training and assessment as a Mountain Bike Leader?

    • Involvement in planning and leadership.
    • Adverse conditions may be encountered and map based navigation skills required.
    • Experience of terrain and weather comparable to UK conditions.
    • Attention is paid to safety, increasing knowledge and practising skills.
    • The ride will include sections of technical difficulty which reflect the Level 2 or 3* environment  (*as appropriate).
    • Journeys are likely to contain a proportion of ascent and descent throughout.

    Learners must have an appropriate level of physical fitness for a day’s riding in the level 2 leading environment. This environment is as follows:

    • is rideable at walking speed
    • is rollable on descents so that wheels are not required to leave the ground
    • has an obvious line choice
    • is 90% rideable by the entire group
    • is no more than half an hour’s walk from where an ambulance can get to
    • the maximum leader-to-rider ratio should not exceed 1:8
    • is during daylight in normal summer and intermediate seasonal conditions.

    British Cycling website: Please click here

    Mountain Biking on Exmoor!

     

    To book, or enquire: info@mtbleadership.com or call 07976 208279.

    Courses can be delivered at a variety of locations across the South West, as well as bespoke packages.  Please contact us for full details.

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