Learn the skills to guide group rides on off-road routes and trails.
This course will equip you to:
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 risks
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
Mountain biking is one of the most accessible and enjoyable introductions to group cycling. Cycling UK's Mountain Bike 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.
Please note, during the course you may ride at a level above that of Trail level terrain.
Basic. Hold a valid first aid certificate (16 hour outdoor)
Non-technical riding - relatively smooth tracks and trails
At least one year's experience of regular riding in easy off-road terrain - a minimum of 30 rides.