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British Cycling Mountain Bike Leadership Level 2 Assessment

Course Overview

Candidates should be effective in mountain bike leading on applying for assessment. They should be familiar with the course requirements and syllabus, as detailed in the course materials. An outline of the assessment procedures and criteria will be provided on the training course.
Candidates should hold a valid first aid certificate at the time of assessment and are required to keep it valid.

Experience Required

must have successfully attended a Level 2 Mountain Bike Leadership Training Course.

Scheduled Dates

Detailed Course Notes

You should be 18 years old to attend this course.

The assessment for the British Cycling Level 2 Mountain Bike Leadership Award consists of a practical assessment and a home paper.



Practical Assessment

The practical assessment consists of an all-day mountain bike journey during which each candidate will be assigned to lead a section of the assessment route of up to 10km working with a ratio of 1:5. You will be expected to deliver a flowing journey whilst demonstrating good leadership and navigational skills.



The assessment procedure is informal and is designed to help you develop your skills as a mountain bike leader. The group you lead can consist of other riders who are also being assessed on the same day and/ or riders who are there, simply to fulfil the role as participants on the ride.



Home Paper

The home paper is an open book home study task and comprises of a range of short answer questions. This task is based on the information included in the British Cycling Level 2 Mountain Bike Leadership Handbook and other resources provided on the training course.


Please download your written home paper here


Please ensure you allow plenty of time to complete the home paper and ensure you send it into Plas y Brenin 2 weeks before your assessment day.

What's Included In The Price?

Whether you choose to stay with us or you have alternative accommodation nearby, the following items are included in the total cost.

    Free tea, coffee or selected hot drinks for the duration of your visit
    Afternoon tea & homemade cakes
    Instruction/coaching
    Secure bike storage
    Free (low-speed) wifi access in the bar & dining room
    In course transport
    Railway station pick up & drop off (please call to arrange)
    Parking with CCTV surveillance
    Free use of climbing wall, gym, MTB skills course & rolling pool


    If you choose to stay with us, these items are also included in the total cost:

    Accommodation the night before your course
    Breakfast
    Bar Lunch/packed lunch

Accommodation For This Course

Non Residential

Your course is based at Plas y Brenin, The National Mountain Sports Centre in Capel Curig, North Wales, LL24 0ET.

This course is instruction only, no accommodation or meals are provided, however our famous afternoon tea and cakes are included.

For courses based on-site our bar will be serving lunches from 12pm until 2pm or you are welcome to bring a packed lunch. If your course is based away from the centre then you will need to bring a packed lunch with you. Each evening our bar serves evening meals from 7pm until 8.45pm if you wish to eat here.

You can arrange to have any of the following meals - breakfast, packed lunch and a three course centre dinner, by contacting our customer services team.

Sometimes we have availability for B&B. Please contact our customer services team a few days before your course, alternatively we can send you a local accommodation list.



What Equipment Do You Need To Bring?

  • British Cycling Handbook and registration number

  • Suitable mountain bike (in good working order)

  • Cycle helmet and gloves

  • Cycle computer in kilometres or GPS, iphone with GPS

  • Cycling glasses

  • Suitable clothing for a days Mountain bike ride

  • Backpack, with spare clothing

  • Tool kit, including pump and inner tubes

  • First Aid kit

  • Permanent pen for writing on maps

  • Compass (Silva Expedition 4 recommended) (maps will be provided)

  • Bike specific multi tool and Chain tool

  • Lunch bag/box

  • Drinks bottle/hydration system

  • Flask

  • High factor sun screen & midge repellant

  • Notebook and pen





Not found what you were looking for?

You can hire one of our coaches instructors or guides from only £250 per day. They'll tailor the day to suit your aims and aspirations perfectly.
You can enjoy one to one coaching for that cost or if you get together as a group, depending on the activity, you can split that cost between up to 6 of you. If you are a group we can run any of our courses on a date that suits you and your friends. Or you could just write your own agenda for a week or weekend and we'll price it up for you - with or without accommodation. What's more, just like out normal course fees, our private instructor hire charge covers all your equipment too. Click on the link below to fill in a request form and one of our coaches will call you back (or e-mail if you'd prefer) to discuss things in detail with you.

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