Daily Timings

Day 1 – 09:00 to 18:00

Day 2 – 09:00 to 17:00


Course structure


Day 1 is a training day where the tutor will demonstrate and explain the following:

  • Group management & Communication
  • Leader responsibilities
  • Navigation & Route planning
  • Access & Conservation
  • Risk assessments
  • Equipment checks
  • Personal equipment
  • Group equipment
  • Riding skills
  • Trailside repairs
  • Weather


Day 2 is assessment day, during assessment you will need to lead your group along a set route whilst demonstrating all the traits of a good leader.  On your section you will be asked to coach one of the skills outlined in the skills matrix.  You will demonstrate competency in basic trailside repairs.  Your fitness should be such that you are comfortably able to ride 30km off-road at a moderate speed.

The level 1 & 2 courses are run over the same two day period.  The instructor and candidate will decide on the training day which level the candidate will be assessed at.

Level 1 is for individuals wishing to lead in non-technical terrain (canal paths, disused railway lines, forest tracks, etc…).

Level 2 is for those wishing to lead groups across technical terrain (roots/rocks/drops etc…).

If you are interested in this course please contact us.