Course Details

Advanced Mountain Bike Leader

Riding up the long meadow towards the mountains of Slovenia
Equip yourself to lead rides on more challenging off-road terrain.
Key Content: 

Extending your knowledge and skills from your Cycling UK Mountain Bike Leader course, the Advanced Mountain Bike Leader course enables you to guide riders into technical and demanding terrain.

This course is widely recognised as one of the benchmarks of competence with the outdoor education and activity industries - including holiday guides, teachers, youth workers and multi-activity instructors in the UK and abroad.


2.5 - 3 days
Technical off-road terrain, inc. rocks, roots and bumps
Competent off-road
Price: £360 (£324 for Cycling UK members)

Course outcomes

Course outcomes: 

Cycling UK's Advanced Mountain Bike Leader course covers:

  • riding on technical ground
  • managing your group in technical ground: developing skills and identifying hazards
  • navigating accurately and in detail
  • dealing with mechanical incidents with a wide variety of trailside repairs and fixes
  • motivating, engaging and educating your group members
  • delivering skills development sessions for your participants as part of rides


Please contact the Courses & Training Helpline to find out if this course is available for booking: 01483 238 337

Available courses

Date Course Venue Link
12 May 2017 Dalby Forest Details...
16 Jun 2017 Cotton Town Bikes Details...
23 Jun 2017 Stage 1 Cycles Details...
11 Aug 2017 Cotton Town Bikes Details...

What you need

  • Cycling UK Mountain Bike Leader course
  • Valid First Aid Certificate
  • min age 18 
  • A logbook of led rides in trail terrain (minimum of 6, but evidence of 20 or more leader experiences) and 12 personal rides (covering at least three geologically different areas) in technical terrain
  • Riding in Poor weather


What next?


A new award is being developed with the European organisation of Mountain Bike Instructors - Guides (E0-MTBInG) 

Cycling UK is Currently mapping across the awards together with MIAS, MBCUK to develop a European Licence for MTB Guides.


Expedition Module  - New for 2017. This module covers all aspects of multi day riding.

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