The course has been developed with a number of partners including Developing Mountain Biking in Scotland (DMBinS) and the Forestry Commission. These partnerships have enabled the course to benefit from best practice across the mountain bike trail build sector. The course focuses on repairing mountain bike trails, which is seen as an essential role of volunteer groups. It is designed for those maintaining a broad range of trails from wild trails to trail centre trails, bike parks and urban pocket parks.
The content of the one-day course covers everything from liaising with the land owner/managers to recruiting volunteers to assist with the repair of mountain bike trails. It also ensures that volunteers understand the legal and moral obligations and that all necessary paperwork and training are up to date and that records of work carried out are kept in order.
The course includes the following units:
This course is designed to work in combination with our one-day Safe Working Practice Trail Checking course. For groups inspecting and maintaining trails, we can run this together with the VTRC as a two day private course to enable full comprehension of the process of managing trails.
Land owners and managers can then be assured of your capacity to manage trails and networks effectively.
On completion of the VTRC course, you will be able to demonstrate that you are competent to:
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