Derwentwater - Technical Leadership Award (Public)

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3 October 2014 - 6:00pm - 5 October 2014 - 5:30pm
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Technical Mountain Bike Leader

The Technical Leader Award enables you to lead and guide groups into technical and demanding mountain bike terrain. Rocks, roots, lumps and bumps, moorland, open ground and forest form the environments for Technical Leader groups
Riding up the long meadow towards the mountains of Slovenia
Key Content: 

CTC's Technical Leader course is central within the mtb leader schemeExtending your knowledge and skills from your Trail Leader, the Technical Leader Award enables you to move into technical and demanding riding.

Technical Leaders are widely skilled and able to take advantage of the majority of mountain biking available - its scope is amazing. Many employers, insurers, participants and leaders look to the Technical Leader Award as the benchmark of competence for complete mountain bike leading.

This course covers both hard skills such as riding, navigation, maintenance and emergency management and the vital soft skills of working with and developing your participants to increase their confidence and abilities.

Technical Leaders cover all environments - they can be anything from holiday guides, teachers and youth workers to multi-activity instructors and those running their own mountain biking businesses, whether in the UK or further afield.

Course outcomes: 

This is technical terrain

Our expectations are high, but with our support they are achievable: once you are a Technical Leader you will be competent at:

  • riding in technical ground, including identifying what you shouldn't ride
  • managing your group in technical ground: developing skills, identifying hazards, supporting and managing your group
  • navigating accurately and in detail
  • sorting out mechanical incidents with a wide variety of trailside repairs and fixes
  • motivating, engaging and educating your group members
  • delivering skills development sessions for your participants as part of rides
  • all the areas you covered on your Trail Leader Award, but to a greater depth and breadth - ride preparation, managing emergencies, anticipation of circumstances, self-reflection

You will also have access to CTC's unrivalled Technical Leader Award course resource enabling extensive understanding and reference for all aspects of leading groups.

Overall, the Technical Leader is a great course that makes a great difference to you and your groups.


Derwentwater Hostel is nestled in the mountains of Cumbria

Derwentwater Independent Hostel
Barrow House
CA12 5UR

Situated in the heart of the Lake District National Park, Derwentwater is an independant hotel and activity centre located in Barrow House, an elegant Georgian mansion which overlooks dramatic mountains and the enticing islands of Derwent Water.


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