Fun-mbl (Fundamentals of MTB leadership)
The Fun-Mbl award is the entry point for Inexperianced mountain bike leaders. The award is ideal for anyone who wants to lead groups using mixed road and off-road environments. This might include rides that are already taking place but require development and insurance, or perhaps you are looking to organise activity for your school, college, activity centre – or simply a group of friends. Your remit would be to lead on terrain that ranges from the urban fringe and gravel tracks through to open countryside, woodland and most trail centre blue routes.
What are the pre-requirements to attend?
The minimum age to attend a course is 16 (Scotland) or 17 (England and Wales) years old. Note you will only be able to lead independently once aged 17 in Scotland and 18 in England and Wales.
You must be able to ride a mountain bike (or another appropriate bike for the terrain) comfortably on roads with some traffic, off-road and mountain bike trails up to blue grade, be regularly riding and have an appropriate level of fitness
Complete a logbook to evidence your recent rides. We recommend a minimum of ten rides of at least 1 hour and five rides of at least 2.5 hours duration (inclusive alternatives are available by request) over the last six months. We have a downloadable Logbook that can be saved electronically or printed if needed.
Whats included in the two day training course?
Learn leadership principles and skills from the most experienced mountain bike tutors in the country.
Get the most out of your route planning with a dedicated module.
Keep rolling with the knowledge to fix simple trailside repairs.
Be prepared with plans to manage accidents and emergencies – plus you’ll undergo first aid training in order to qualify.
Get protected with leader insurance.
There is no stand alone assessment for this award, the course is run so that you will be continually trained and assessed on your skills and knowlage within the course.
Training dates & venue
To make a booking on this course please contact us to check our availability before you book.
If you need extra support to undertake this course because of a physical or learning need contact us to discuss any reasonable adjustments that would support you on this course.