British Cycling’s new MTB Leadership Award Scheme (UKMBLS)

For 10 years, Cycle Wild Scotland has been the biggest independent provider of Scottish Cycling’s Mountain Bike Leader awards.  Now that SC has harmonised with BC, we will be providing all three levels of the new scheme.

There are currently three forms of qualification, with Level 1 providing an industry standard for Outdoor Education Centres, while Level 2 and Level 3 are for aspiring individuals who want to share a passion for mountain biking with others as a qualified Leader.  Levels 2 and 3 correspond with the MBLA TCL and MBL, respectively.

Level 1

Level 1 Mountain Bike Leadership is a site-specific award designed 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 set routes in a safe and enjoyable environment.

Level 2

Put simply, British Cycling’s Level 2 Mountain Bike Leadership Award enables experienced mountain bikers to safely guide riders in mountainous terrain and provide them with a great day out.

The award is ideal for anyone with experience in mountain biking, who is either working 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.

As we all know, mountainous terrain is not always simple – and nor should it be – and when operating in the great outdoors it is crucial that a mountain bike leader is properly trained and qualified to deal with all eventualities. The Level 2 qualification provides expert advice to enable you to be confident as a leader in a variety of terrain, while allowing you the freedom to tailor rides to suit you and your group’s need.

Equally, being a leader gives you the opportunity to share your passion for mountain biking with others and we are certain that your ride participants will leave hungry for more.

For more information go to our dedicated Level 2 page.

To see our scheduled courses have a look at our Course Dates.

Level 3

The Level 3 Mountain Bike Leadership Award is aimed at highly experienced mountain bike leaders looking to lead groups and individuals in wilder, remoter and/or more technical terrain than the Level 2/TCL award remit allows.

It is the most up-to-date and appropriate guiding qualification in the UK for technical riding.

For more information go to our dedicated Level 3 page.

To see our scheduled courses have a look at our Course Dates.

To make a booking or ask any questions about the UKMBLS, call or email us on 01796 482 726 /