British Cycling Mountain Bike Leadership Level 2 Assessment

This award is perfect for those working in outdoor activities, volunteering at a club, interested in leading MTB rides, or looking to enhance their skills. The breathtaking mountains, hills, and rugged landscapes of North Wales set the scene for the British Cycling Level 2 MTB Leadership Award.

Plas y Brenin

2 Days

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Plas y Brenin


2 Days

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You’ll be assessed on the skills you developed on your Level 2 training to show that you’re an effective mountain bike leader, so you’ll need to demonstrate navigation and route finding skills and incident management techniques, amongst others.

We’re surrounded by some of the finest mountain biking routes in Europe, with world-class single track routes, including the Gwydyr Forest trails and the Penmachno Trail right outside our back door. Other classic trails at Coed y Brenin and Coed Llandegla are only a short drive from our centre. Plus, there’s the iconic ride of Snowdon.

But you’ll also find purpose-built skills and coaching circuit and bike workshop facility with a wide range of tools and resources, plus maps to help you get the most from the area.

The Objectives 

You’ll be qualified to lead rides in accordance with British Cycling L2 guidelines if successful.

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What to Expect

Route planning and preparation, trail side fixes, leadership, navigation and incident management.

Experience Required

You should have completed British Cycling Level 2 training and have a valid First Aid certificate.

How Should I Prepare?

Assessment routes are commonly 30km + with up to 1000m of climbing, navigation will be in both forest and open mountain side, so it’s well worth getting out in the hills and forests to be well prepared for the assessment. You will also need to ensure you have returned your home paper to PyB at least one week prior to the start of your assessment.

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Why Plas y Brenin?

Plas y Brenin is at the forefront of outdoor instruction. Whether you are starting a career in the outdoors, or just want to take an adventure holiday, PYB is the place for you.

We inspire explorers. We train trainers. We’re internationally recognised. We’ve been around since 1798, with our earliest guests including Queen Victoria. Since then, we’ve focussed on providing the best customer experience, working alongside some of the greatest, 007 included.

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Expert Tuition

You’ll receive expert supervision from fully qualified and psyched instructors, creating the perfect environment to learn and enjoy something new!

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Explore Eryri

Your experience will take place in the heart of the extraordinary Eryri National Park. Our National Outdoor Centre features accommodation, a bar, dining, and more. And while you’re here, why not check out some local gems?

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Develop a Passion

Everyone at Plas y Brenin, from staff to visitors, is excited about adventures and inspired to get outside. Our guests return year after year to experience all that North Wales offers.