MTB Leadership is a sister company of Exmoor Adventures Ltd, specialising in the delivery of British Cycling Mountain Bike Leadership courses.

Dan French was originally an MBLA tutor, who moved over to delivering the British Cycling award in 2014.

Dan found his passion for mountain biking when he was a teenager growing up on Exmoor, and has biked extensively across the UK and Europe.

As well as mountain biking, Dan is a keen kayaker, surfer, and anything else active and adventurous!

Most of our level 2 leadership courses take place from the scenic location of Porlock on Exmoor, where there is a huge network of local MTB trails, lending themselves perfectly for the delivery of these courses.

We also deliver level 2 courses on the Quantock hills, Dartmoor and the Mendips.

For activity centres interested in the level 1 course, we can help set you up as an accredited centre, and we also hope to be delivering level 3 courses in the future.


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    Unnamed Road, Bridgwater, UK

    Unnamed Road, Bridgwater, UK

    The assessment for the Level 2 MTB Leadership Award takes the form of a written assignment, which you complete in the weeks prior to your practical assessment, which is a 1 day practical.

    There is a minimum guideline of completing your assessment at least 6 weeks after your training, and maximum of 18 months after your training, after this time you be asked to re-do your training.

    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.

    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, working with a ratio of up to 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.

    MTB Leadership Assessment

    Location: Adscombe, Quantock Hills.

    Cost £95

    Please contact us on info@mtbleadership.com for full details.