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British Cycling Mountain Bike Leader Training Courses & Assessments, also known as

UKMBLA (UK Mountain Bike Leader Awards) or BC level 2

British Cycling Level 2 Mountain Bike Leader Training Course

Why Choose 1MTB1?

1MTB1 are one the UK's most established and reputable providers of UKMBLA (UK Mountain Bike Leader Awards) which are also known and British Cycling Mountain Bike Leader Awards.

Level 2 Mountain Bike Leader:

BC Level 2 Leader Training £180

BC Level 2 Leader Assessment £90

1MTB1 are proud to be delivering the British Cycling level 2 Mountain Bike Leader Award, this mountain biking leadership qualification can only be described as first class. We have many years experience in training well over 1,000 leaders on the MBLA scheme and therefore have great knowledge and understanding in what is required to deliver a great course.

British Cycling Mountain Bike leader courses definitely give you a serious qualification, but whilst you're on the BC level 2 course we'll make sure you have fun whilst learning and we'll keep it down to earth! Training is very hands on and practical so we'll get you out of the class room and onto your bikes as much as we can. After all, that's what it's all about!

A bit about us: we have run mountain bike leadership award training courses from our base in Snowdonia, North Wales, as well as our other hubs throughout the UK, Ireland and Switzerland. 1MTB1's British Cycling mountain bike leadership awards tutor Jonathan Collins has been delivering mountain bike leadership training courses for over 12 years for the MBLA and more recently British Cycling. He set up the MBLA scheme for Plas y Brenin (PYB) the National Mountain Center, Jonathan has also set up all the other mountain biking courses for Plas y Brenin as well as used our input for developing the new Plas y Brenin mountain biking skills trail. Jonathan is also involved in the scheme at the National Outdoor Center in Northern Ireland (Tollymore Mountain Center) as well as acting as technical adviser for many other outdoor education centers. As well as delivering leadership courses, we also lead scores of groups giving us hands on up to date experience on a very regular basis.

British Cycling Level 2 Mountain Bike Leader

We hope to see you on one of our courses soon...

British Cycling: The lowdown....

The UKMBLA (UK Mountain Bike Leader Awards) is the name British Cycling have given their Mountain Bike Leader awards. British Cycling is the UK's National Governing Body for Cycling. The British Cycling Mountain Bike Leader qualifications are recognised by AALS (Adventure Activities Licensing Scheme), qualifying leaders to take groups into high mountain terrain without the addition of an ML (Mountain Leader) qualification awarded by the MLTB (Mountain Leader Training Board). UKMBLA qualifications are valid throughout Europe.

The British Cycling Mountain Bike Leader courses….

There are three UKMBLA courses available, Mountain Bike leader Level 1, 2 and 3.

British Cycling Level 1 Mountain Bike Leadership is a site specific award designed specifically for organisations such as outdoor education centres. The aim of this award is to upskill members of staff to a standard that enables them to lead introductory level mountain bike rides on a set route (or routes) they have been trained on and who therefore do not require a high level of route planning and navigation skills.

British Cycling’s Level 2 Mountain Bike Leadership Award enables experienced mountain bikers to safely guide others on off-road terrain. The BC Level 2 Mountain Bike Leadership Award is ideal for anyone with experience in mountain biking, who is either working or looking to work in the outdoor sector or simply has a personal interest in gaining all the information needed to go out on their mountain bike, be safe and have fun. The majority of the training is practical and takes place out on the trail in some of the best MTB areas in the UK.

British Cycling Level 2 Mountain Bike Leader

British Cycling’s Level 3 Mountain Bike Leadership Award. British mountain bikers are well equipped, highly skilled and looking for new challenges, so British Cycling has launched the new Level 3 Mountain Bike Leadership Award to enable the most experienced leaders to take groups and individuals on demanding wilderness rides in the most remote corners of the country. The Level 3 Mountain Bike Leadership Award is aimed at experienced leaders who are ready to take the next step and increase their scope for creating inspiring and long-lasting experiences, for clients or friends, through guiding rides in remote environments and on physically demanding trails of high technical difficulty. Leaders at this level will need to be proficient in all areas of mountain bike leadership, as well as being highly-skilled mountain bike riders. The three-day training course builds upon the skills and knowledge gained at the BC Level 2, with specific topics covered in more depth.