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Our successful, women specific Rider2Leader programmes are back for a third year.

This joint initiative between DMBinS, Scottish Cycling and Glenmore Lodge takes you on a whistle stop tour of the British Mountain Bike Leadership Awards, building confidence as you transition from mountain bike rider to mountain bike leader.

Rider2leader ranks it up a bit

What is Rider2Leader?

The course is delivered by women, specifically for women, to address many of the misconceptions around mountain bike leadership. Worried you aren’t fast enough, technically skilled enough, nervous about your nav or trailside repairs yet you can ride red grade trails* then we are here to help.

We will take you through the awards, their content, and level, offer you some cracking coaching and mentoring opportunities with the superb Emma Holgate, Senior Instructor at Glenmore Lodge and British Cycling Mountain Bike Leadership Tutor, and offer an action plan going forwards (if you need it). All of this in an open, friendly, and most importantly, a fun and supportive environment. For further details of the course, a wee film about the weekends and some testimonials - see our main R2L page.


Cost per person for the 2 days is £25 (it’s a real bargain, we use funding to cover most of the cost). You need to be able to comfortably ride red* grade trails (or equivalent) for the Rider2leader courses.

*we use trail grades purely to help you gauge your riding level in the full understanding there is flex in this. While we may use some trail centre facilities on the courses do expect to ride out into the wild, leaving the trail centre well behind you!

Applications will be considered from the 15th March 2022 to 5th April 2022, from suitable candidates for the following two weekends:-



Application forms will be released on 15th March 2022 - watch this space for details and clear your diaries if you are interested!

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