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Our enormously successful, women focused rider2 leader programmes are back for a fourth year, we are so excited!

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 or from Level 2 leader to Level 3!


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* (or black graded trails* for the Level 3 Ranks it up a bit course) 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.

Please note, our Rider2Leader courses do not replace Level 2 or Level 3 training, they simply provide you with an opportunity to get familiar with the course in a safe and supportive environment.

Are you interested?

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 and black* graded trails (or equivalent) for the Rider2leader Ranks it Up a bit course.

*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 and woollies, leaving the trail centre well behind you!

Rider2Leader (Level 2) at Comrie Croft 2023 **dates to be confirmed**

We will confirm dates for this course over the coming weeks, please keep an eye on our website and social media pages.

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