Course Details

Young Leader MTB Skills

Young Leader: MTB Skills
Ideal for those of 14 to 18 years of age, this course initiates the development of some of the skills you will need in later life, using the context of mountain biking skills.
Key Content: 

The course helps develop riding skills as well as personal attributes such as independence, technical skills, confidence, communication, teamwork and enthusiasm.

The Young Leader Award also initiates you into the world of leading groups. You may go on to help Leaders and their groups with leading rides, setting up games and building skills in others.

The Young Leader Award can be combined with a vocational or applied educational learning process such as ASDAN or individual schools programme to show that you can achieve a good level of ability in specific roles.

For mountain bike leaders, young leaders are invaluable. Helping manage the groups, deal with skills, maintenance and emergencies, the role of the Young Leader is wide, varied and resourceful. Many leaders search out good Young Leaders, as assistants are essential when taking out groups of young people.


8 hours over one day
The terrain limitations will vary according to your abilities and experience, from road, trail and technical terrain.
Combined training and assessment.

Course outcomes

Course outcomes: 

Many of the people attending these courses are using it as part of extra curricular development, or internal school time where the focus is on gaining vocational qualifications.


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

What you need


Before attending a Young Leader course, you should:

  • Have at least three months experience of regular riding experience in at least trail terrain. This should be a minimum of 20 rides.
  • Have an interest in mountain bike skills.

You may also find it useful to have completed one or more skill awards prior to your Young Leader course.

What next?


After this course you may be interested in going on to CTC's  MTB Skills Instructor Urban course to become an instructor in the urban environment.

First you will need to:

  • Be 18 or over
  • Have at least one year's experience and have completed at least 50 rides or sessions

The Go MTB Leader and Instructor Orientation is your next step if you want to become a Go MTB leader.

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