Mountain Bike Leader Training and Velotech Cycle Maintenance
As part of our commitment to training volunteers as ride leaders a number of members from Cycle Friendly Kingussie (CFK) have taken part in the Scottish Cycling Mountain Bike Leader Training and Assessment Scheme.
Mountain Bike leadership is available at three levels
Level 1 is a site-specific award designed for organisations such as Outdoor Education Centres. The aim of this award is to up-skill members of staff to a standard that enables them to lead introductory level mountain bike rides on set routes in a safe and enjoyable environment.
Level 2 enables experienced mountain bikers to safely guide riders in mountainous terrain and provide them with a great day out. The course includes bike maintenance, leadership skills, navigation skills and bike handling. Successful completion involves a one day assessment.
Level 3 is aimed at experienced mountain bike leaders who wish to extend their remit to include remote terrain and trails of more severe technical challenge. The course builds on the skills learnt on the level two course and successful completion involves a two day assessment.
To date a number of pupils from Kingussie High School have passed their level one award and a number of CFK Volunteers have passed their Level 2 Mountain Bike leader Award.
Our volunteers have been used to support the CFK ride leader programme as well as deliver training and supervision in the local primary schools.
If you are interested in taking part in any of our training programmes then please get in touch.
Velotech Cycle Maintenance
As well as Mountain Bike and Cycle Leadership, Cycle Friendly Kingussie has also supported members to gain accreditation in Cycle Maintenance. This has been achieved though the Velotech Cycle Maintenance Programme.
Velotech Red through to Platinum Plus awards are modular, requiring achievement of the standards required in the preceding module before the candidate moves onto the next. There are no differences in the standards required of candidates from the cycle industry and those taking the course for their own interest.
For more information about the awards see the Velotech Awards page.