We are proud to have played a small part in the development of this new award.

If you are interested in this award for yourself, your volunteers or your staff; please contact me and I’ll send further information as it becomes available. Ideal for anyone leading school groups, youth groups, community groups or looking to get into MTB Leadership.

Sharing your favourite trails is a wonderful feeling – and something that can really improve access to the outdoors for your friends, club mates, students or the wider cycling community. Whether you’re already familiar with the idea of mountain bike leadership or looking to find out more, we can support you to gain a qualification that will enable you to lead groups of riders for a brilliant day on the bike.

Essential Information


£215.00 per person.

Course Duration

16 hours, usually over Two days; inc. Training and assessment (plus 3 to 4 hours of prior eLearning)

Course Dates

Please see our calendar, or contact us to discuss your individual requirements and private hire options.

Together with Scottish Cycling and experts in the outdoor industry, British Cycling have developed a course that combines online learning with face-to-face training and assessment to give you all the skills you need to lead mountain bike rides. Though you might already be a regular on group or club rides off-road (and therefore wondering where this award fits in), there are a few important elements to the qualification that will both empower and protect you for future activity:

The course is ideal for anyone who wants to lead groups using mixed road and off-road environments. This might include rides that are already taking place but require development and insurance, or perhaps you are looking to organise activity for your school, college, activity centre – or simply a group of friends. Your remit would be to lead on terrain that ranges from the urban fringe and gravel tracks through to open countryside, woodland and most trail centre blue routes.

What does the course include?

How much does the course cost?

£215.00 per person, plus registration with British Cycling (£30.00). The course price is inclusive of:

Groups looking for whole course (Private hire) bookings should contact us via email - for costs and availability, as well as to determine if a course can be delivered from your location.

What do I need to be able to register

What else do I need to do to achieve the Award?

In order for your award to be accredited in addition to successful completion of your Fundamentals of Mountain Bike Leadership, you are required to:

These can occur after your Fundamentals of Mountain Bike Leadership course, but your award will only be provided on receipt and acceptance of these.

If you would like to know when new course dates become available please contact us.