Level 1 MTB Leadership Award

WyeMTB teaches the British Cycling Mountain Bike Leadership Level 1 award. This award is an Outdoor Centre Accreditation and has been specifically designed for outdoor activity organisations.

This award aims to improve leadership and mountain bike skills of staff members and volunteers. The training can be delivered either for a basic level of mountain bike proficiency or to provide a form of ‘in-house’ training. Read more about this course below.



The British Cycling  Level 1 MTB Leadership Award is a one-day training course which includes an assessment of the following areas:

  • Essential leader equipment
  • Effective puncture repairs
  • Equipment set-up and safety checks
  • Fundamental mountain bike techniques
  • Bike games
  • Techniques for effective group management
  • Accident and emergency procedures

As it is a site-specific course, the centre’s existing procedures, such as Emergency Action Procedures, are incorporated into the training.  This will provide the leaders the skills necessary to operate within their specific environment.

Your staff 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.

The assessment for this course will be ongoing throughout the day and upon successful completion of the required criteria.  Your staff will be signed off by WyeMTB and provided with feedback.

This one day training will allow up to 8 on the course, so it’s an effective way to get your staff trained up on the terrain that they will be leading groups on.  This allows consistency of the leaders and an understanding of the individual centre’s expectations whilst leading group rides.

Delivered by David Windebank, British Cycling MTB Leadership Tutor of the Year, 2020, you will be in safe hands!  He has extensive outdoor centre experience as well as being an ex-tutor of BTEC Outdoor Education.

For more information on the British Cycling Level 1 MTB Leadership Award, contact us.


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