Covid-19 in Scotland Nov 2020

The new 5-tier system is forcing all of us to make risk assessments and difficult decisions concerning our activities.  Cycle Wild Scotland’s National Governing Body courses are all vocational and are therefore deemed essential under the new regs which means you are permitted to travel from a Tier 3 area to a Tier 1 or 2 area to participate.  We have a Sportscotland-qualified Covid-19 officer who will be ensuring that everyone is sticking strictly to all of the safety guidelines on our courses.  However, if you are concerned about travelling to one of our courses (from a different tier) or have any other Covid-related concerns and want to have a chat about these, do get in touch.  The full Scottish Government information can be found on this link We urge you to read this and assess how it affects you and your planned activities.  Ultimately each one of us will have to decide what is the right course of action at any given time and we at Cycle Wild Scotland will support whatever decision you make.

British Mountain Bike Leader: Night Leader Award

The Mountain Bike Night Leader Award (Night Leader Award or NLA) enables existing British Cycling qualified mountain bike leaders to lead beyond the hours of daylight extending the opportunities for your groups to be led through twilight and darkness. Night Leaders are able to offer amazing mountain bike experiences for their groups during evening and night rides throughout the year.

The Night Leader Award is aimed at qualified mountain bike leaders with substantial night riding experience looking to lead groups and individuals confidently and competently after sundown. Leaders retain their ability to lead in the same conditions as their main mountain bike leadership award, extending their capacity to lead beyond the hours of daylight. Please see the remit of the award – British Cycling NLA. for the full extent of leading opportunities when holding this award.

The Night Leader Award comprises three parts, pre-training tasks, a training course and a subsequent assessment.

Course Dates

NLA Training course – 7 Nov; 9 Jan – course fee £150

NLA Assessment: 28 Nov, 6 Dec, 23 Jan – assessment fee £150

For further details of this exciting new award see British Cycling NLA.