British Cycling Mountain Bike Leadership Level 3 Training

Level 3 is perfect for leaders wanting to take riders on remote and more advanced trails.

Plas y Brenin

5 Days

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Plas y Brenin


5 Days

Instructor Ratio


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Level 3 is perfect for leaders wanting to take riders on remote and more advanced trails.

The Objectives 

You’ll improve on your Level 2 skills and developed leadership skills for groups in technical terrain and trails of technical difficulty. Read more at

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What to Expect

Day 1: Advanced Trail side Repairs, Reading riders skill set, Attentional focus in MTB leadership,

Navigation Day 2: Leadership in advanced terrain, Navigation (maps, compass, GPS), Water Hazards, Mountain Weather Day 3: Putting it all together on the trail, Emergency Procedures

Experience Required

You will need to: Be at least 18•years•old or over Be well practised and fully qualified in the Level 2 Mountain Bike Leadership Award (or TCL or MBL Awards as appropriate Be a fit and committed mountain biker prepared to ride all day in challenging, up to black•graded terrain. You should be able to do this with energy in reserve in order to demonstrate appropriate levels of fitness Be a skilful rider, competent at negotiating the typical trail features found in Level 3 terrain, where obvious line choices and rollable options are often not available. Required techniques include step•up, bunny•hop and drop•off skills Be comfortable with reading a map, taking bearings and creating flow in a trail environment Have a working knowledge of the variety of mechanical systems on current mountain bikes and a desire to increase this knowledge Be proficient in all areas of mountain bike leadership, as well as demonstrating that you’re highly•skilled mountain bike rider through your logbook Hold a current two-day outdoor First Aid certificate. Read more at–MTB–Leadership-Award-Pilot-Course-FAQs-0 You can now hire a Mountain Bike – subject to availability at the time of enquiry for Plas y Brenin. The cost is £35 per day. Please contact us via e-mail to to make your enquiry.

How Should I Prepare?

You should have been out on your bike enough to have consolidated your experience since your Level 2 assessment. In order for your award to be accredited in addition to successful completion of your course, you are required to: You have to hold British Cycling Membership of Ride level or above. Attend and evidence a two-day outdoor First Aid course on completion of your Assessment. Undergo and evidence safeguarding training appropriate to the country they are leading in.

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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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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.