British Cycling Mountain Bike Leadership Level 2 Training

The mountains, hills and rugged terrain of North Wales provide a stunning backdrop to the British Cycling Level 2 MTB Leadership Award.

Plas y Brenin

2 Days

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Plas y Brenin


2 Days

Instructor Ratio


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You’ll hone your leadership skills on some of Snowdonia’s most challenging mountain bike venues. We’ll give you an outline of the procedures and criteria for your assessment so you’ll know what to expect. Our friendly, highly qualified instructors will help you to achieve the level where you can safely guide riders in mountainous terrain and provide them with a great day out.

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 develop all the skills and knowledge you need to start your journey to being a qualified MTB leader.

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What to Expect

Day 1 – You’ll cover trailside repairs, group leadership, and have an introduction to MTB navigation

Day 2 – You’ll spend day on a ride to put your leadership knowledge into practice, using the navigation and route finding skills you learned on day one, and practising incident management techniques.

Experience Required

You should be a competent MTB rider with good level of fitness. Be a member of British Cycling if you are not already a member (Ride membership minimum)

How Should I Prepare?

You’ll need experience in riding red graded trails, have a good variety of personal riding experience and be able to ride 25km in the mountains. Please keep an up to date Logbook of your rides. This logbook will enable you to keep a record of your mountain bike rides as a form of evidence that you are sufficiently prepared to lead groups in a variety of terrain and weather conditions. You can download the British Cycling Logbook via this link:

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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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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.