Cycling UK and the Scottish Advisory Panel for Outdoor Education (SAPOE) have formed a partnership to deliver both Mountain Bike Trail Leader and Technical Mountain Bike Leader courses across Scotland
Mountain Bike Trail Leader
Mountain biking is one of the most accessible, enjoyable introductions to group cycling. Cycling UK's Mountain Bike Trail Leader course enables you to lead groups on gentle terrain less than 600m above sea level and without the need for riders to steer a path around obstacles.
The course includes tuition for your own off-road skills, and assessment of your new-found skills.
Lead groups of adults, young people and children on rides
Manage groups with a range of riding experience
Prepare for rides, anticipate and minimise safety factors
Develop and apply risk assessments, operating procedures and dynamic risk management
Provide fun, engaging and developmental sessions for your participants
Understand access rights across the UK and beyond
Complete and review rides, using self-reflective principles
SAPOE is the forum for representatives from Local Authorities across Scotland to consider and debate best practice in the development and safe delivery of Outdoor Learning.
It aims to:
Support Local Authorities in the development of Outdoor Learning as part of the Curriculum for Excellence
Promote and develop consistent good practice across Scotland for off-site visits through the implementation of Going Out There
Support the provision of Adventure Activities and residential Outdoor Centres
As an accredited course provider Cycling UK will look after the registration, certification and provide course literature for SAPOE participants, there is a £50 registration fee attached for processing all bookings. SAPOE will deliver all training via their accredited tutors.
Beginner - Competent off-road
Mountain Bike Trail Leader Non-technical riding - relatively smooth tracks and trails. Technical Mountain Bike Leader technical off-road terrain, inc. rocks, roots and bumps