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The Level 1 British Mountain Bike Leadership award is a site specific award designed specifically for organisations such as outdoor education centres, schools, colleges and community organisations.

Before staff or volunteers can be trained, the centre must first complete their Centre Accreditation with British Cycling and then the Level 1 training is site-specific to the that centres approved site The Level 1 Leaders will be trained to a standard that enables them to lead introductory level mountain bike rides on limited pre-determined routes in a safe and enjoyable environment. This limits the level of route planning and navigation skills required by the individual and places greater emphasis on the centre’s standard operating procedures.
Leaders trained at Level 1 can lead on limited pre-determined routes they have been trained on and in terrain that;

Can be ridden seated and only requires basic weight-shift application.

Has one clear line choice, so no decision making is required from riders. If there are two choices
           then the leader needs to tell or show riders which line to take.

Is no more than half an hour’s walk from where an ambulance can get to.

Is during daylight in normal summer and intermediate seasonal conditions.

Leading ratios  1:10  (instructor to group members with a responsible adult).

Click here to download PDF information leaflet on the level 1 British Mountain Bike Leadership award.

British Cycling - Level 1 Mountain Bike Leadership Award

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Level 1 MTB Leadership award