TCL and MBL holders who plan to take clients on the increasingly popular activity of night riding can qualify as an  MBLA Night Leader.  This bolt-on module consists of an additional 1 day training course with a 1 day assessment.

Pre-requirements for Night Riding Module

The module is open to holders of the MBLA Trail Cycle Leader and Mountain Bike Leader Awards and will be delivered on terrain suited to the participants’ experience and qualifications.

The course will consist of a 7 hour training course, with at least 50% of the practical element to be undertaken in darkness. For the Module to be valid the candidate must then pass an assessment.

The course will cover:

  • trailside repairs in darkness
  • night navigation
  • clothing and equipment
  • dealing with emergencies
  • group control
  • bike lights
  • bike preparation
  • planning


  • Candidates must hold a valid TCL or MBL Award, including a current relevant First Aid Certificate and be a current member of British Cycling.
  • Candidates should have a minimum of 4 Off-Road Night Rides of 2 hours or more logged in their logbook, of which 2 should be in terrain appropriate to the level of award level (TCL or MBL).
  • Candidates will be expected to attend the course adequately prepared to lead a Night Ride. Lights will not be supplied by the Tutor but advice can be given on choice of lights.

Booking Options

Our next course is on 11 & 12 December 2015 (training and assessment back-to-back.)

Call or email Cycle Wild Scotland for more information: 01796 482 726/