Mountain Bike Leadership - Level 2

Simply Epic partner Bill Ross is a fully qualified Tutor for both British Cycling and Cycling Scotland, providing  BC Level 2 Mountain Bike Leadership training and assessment and  a range of Cycling Scotland  Leadership and Cycle Trainer courses.   The British Cycling Nationally recognised Training Award will allow you to gain the qualification of UK Mountain Bike Leadership Level 2 award providing candidates with the knowledge and skills necessary to lead groups of mountain bikers in particular terrain. Bill runs the Level 2 courses mainly from Auchengillen Scouting Centre and Kirkintilloch near, Glasgow, but he can also run this 2 day course at a suitable venue of your choice. Bill will run either closed courses, specifically for one organisation or an open course where participants can join from different locations and organisations.

The Level 2 award is suitable for you if you are seeking to lead groups on a commercial or voluntary basis on mountain bikes but it can, and does, also benefit keen mountain bikers looking to develop their own skills and knowledge to get even more enjoyment from their biking through a formal, structured training programme.

After qualification Level 2 Mountain Bike Leaders can operate in terrain that:-
  • 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 walk from where an ambulance can get to.
The Level 2 award consists of a 2 day training course which is a mixture of classroom practicles and outdoor sessions and after a suitable period of practice and consolidation, with an emphasis on logging more quality rides and after passing a written assignment there will be a one day assessment.   There is a maximum of 6 places available on the training course and 4 places on the assessment.

All our training courses are based around the excellent trails of Mugdock Country Park (north side of Glasgow) or Cathkin Braes (south side of Glasgow) or Callander estates (Falkirk)

2 Day Training cost - £180
1 Day Assessment cost - £90

Scheduled Training Courses
18-19 August 2018 - Auchengillan Scouting Centre.
3-4 November 2018 - Glasgow Kelvin College.

Scheduled Assessment 
None at present. - Call to arrange a date.

For more information and dates for courses, please contact Bill on 07717005803 or email him on or you can visit the British Cycling Level 2 Mountain Bike Leadership website

Night Riding and Expedition Leader Modules
Bill is also able to deliver training and assessment for the night riding and expedition (overnight) modules. However,currently these modules are being re-written so speak with Bill to see what can be done to meet your needs.

Get in touch for more details on dates and costs.

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