Level 3 British Cycling Mountain Bike Leadership Assessment
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This practical assessment is over two days. The first day looks at personal riding standards, which will include an all-day mountain bike journey during which each candidate will be able to demonstrate their MTB techniques, navigation and trail side repairs. The second day will involve leading some clients in the Level 3 MTB Leadership terrain. During this day, the candidate will be able to show leadership skills, group control and organisational skills, and be self-sufficient.
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.
This includes a written assignment which is an open book home study task.
must have successfully attended a Level 3 Mountain Bike Leadership Training Course.
With MEALS & Accommodation:
NO MEALS OR Accommodation: £240
Black = Open for booking
Green = Guaranteed to run (additional places are limited please email to enquire)
Red = Course fully booked
17 - 18 Jun 2017
14 - 15 Sep 2017
09 - 10 Oct 2017
Detailed Course Notes
You should be 18 years old to attend this course.
The British Cycling Level 3 assessment is for leaders that have attended the level 3 training course, this is a 2 day assessment that will assess all areas of the British Cycling syllabus.
Assessment format (subject to change due to weather)
Advanced Trail repairs
Personal riding skills
Full days ride guiding real clients
This day will assess the candidates ability to meet a group and find out about their experience, skill and fitness, then the candidate will lead a ride for the day.
All candidates need to complete a written paper prior to the assessment that will need to be return 2 weeks before the assessment date.
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.
If you choose to stay with us, these items are also included in the total cost:
Accommodation For This Course
Plas y Brenin Main House
Your course is based at Plas y Brenin, The National Mountain Sports Centre in Capel Curig, North Wales, LL24 0ET.
If you are staying with us,
If you have chosen to add accommodation onto this course or holiday it is usually in the main house in a comfy en-suite room (normally shared with another guest). Each room has tea and coffee making facilities and all bed linen and towels are provided.
This includes accommodation the night before your first day. Your room will be available from 6pm. On your last day you will need to vacate your room by 10am. It is sometimes possible to arrange to stay an extra night please phone 01690 720214 for availability and cost.
Secure storage facilities, showers and toilets are available for you to use on your departure day once you have checked out of your room should you need them, please ask at reception.
Also included if you chosen to add accommodation are all your meals - breakfast, packed lunch, afternoon tea and freshly baked cakes and a three course evening meal. Please bear in mind an evening meal is not provided on the night before your course or on the last day of your course but our bar will be serving meals from 7.00pm until 8.45pm.
If you are are not staying with us but coming in each day,
If you choose to come in daily for your course or holiday you will need to arrive ready for a 9am welcome talk on the first day. For the rest of your course or holiday you will need to be here for 9.15am. We return from a full day of activity, usually in time for tea and cakes at 5pm (included).
There are more activities from 5.30 - 6.30 on some days of your course or holiday, please check on the first day.
For most of our awards and qualification courses there will be further evening sessions on some days which you need to attend, please check on the first day.
There is an 8pm adventure talk by one of our coaches on Saturday, Monday and Wednesday evenings which you are welcome to come to.
On the final day you will be finished by 5pm.
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 on 01690 720214 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
- 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.