Course Details

Mountain Bike Leader

Group being led through the trees by a CTC Mountain Bike Leader
Learn the skills to guide group rides on off-road routes.

Mountain biking is one of the most accessible, enjoyable introductions to group cycling. CTC'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.

 

Overview

2.5 - 3 days
Non-technical riding - relatively smooth tracks and trails
Basic
Basic

Course outcomes

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 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

Booking

Please contact the Courses & Training Helpline to find out if this course is available for booking: 01483 238 337

What you need

  • At least one year's experience of regular riding in easy off-road terrain - a minimum of 30 rides.
  • Minimum age 18

 

What next?

After achieveing the Mountain Bike Leader award, your next step may be to consider becoming an Advanced Mountain Bike Leader - enabling you to lead rides in more challenging terrain. 

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