British Cycling Mountain Bike Leadership Level 3 Training
  • Plas y Brenin
  • 3 Days
  • 6 People to 1 instructor

British Cycling Mountain Bike Leadership Level 3 Training

  • Bike
  • Beginner
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The Level 3 Mountain Bike Leadership Award helps you capitalise on your Mountain Bike Leadership skills and experience to take groups on more technically demanding and remote rides. You're an experienced, qualified leader who wants to reach the next level and increase your ability in remote environments, and on physically demanding trails of high technical difficulty, creating inspiring and long•lasting experiences for your groups. Our experienced instructors will work with you during this three•day course, honing the skills and knowledge you gained at Level 2, covering specific topics covered in more depth. You'll cover; advanced trailside repairs, route planning and navigation strategies for technical terrain, group management in technical terrain,| risk assessment, managing accidents and emergencies, promoting hydration and nutrition, methods for developing attentional focus.| | We're surrounded by some of the finest mountain biking routes in the countryside, 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.

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Can I book privately?

Yes. If you would like to book a private course then give us a call to discuss your needs.

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* Please note: Itinerary is subject to weather and availability.

Day 1

Advanced Trail side Repairs

Reading riders skill set

Attentional focus in MTB leadershipNavigation

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 skillful 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

Why Choose Plas y Brenin?

As both your body and mind will be working hard whilst you're with us, we want to help you focus on achieving the goal you've set yourself. So if you're staying with us, comfortable accommodation (with WIFI included) and home-cooked meals are part of the deal, you don't need to think about sorting this out for yourself. Support is on hand from our friendly, and exceptionally well qualified staff, to help develop your understanding and personal skills. They also help you to formulate an appropriate action plan for your further development. We'll also provide you with maps, transport, all extra tools for the Level 3 leader.

What do I need to bring?
Equipment List
How should I prepare?
Preparation guide

Available Course Dates

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Course Start Date
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Course Start Date
26th August, 2022
3 Days
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*If your course is based at Plas Y Brenin, Capel Curig, residential prices include catering from the morning of your course start date and cover the duration of your course, accommodation starts on the night before your course commences to the morning of the last day of your booking.

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