The Technical Leader Award covers the vast majority of useable mountain biking access within the UK and Europe. Providing the knowledge and skills base to manage and develop groups skills in technical terrain to a high level of competency means this qualification is well recognised and Technical Leaders are appreciated by employers, customers and group members.
Essentially taking the elements developed through the Trail Leader Award, this course goes into substantially more depth and expectations of your abilities (as leaders, not just riding capabilities) are high. Technical Leaders are also able to provide all of the skill awards to their group members, ensuring enjoyment, engagement, reward and progression within the activity.Back
- Anyone who wishes to become a leader aged 18 or over
- Riders who have previously completed the Trail Leader Award
- Have a logbook of led rides in trail terrain (minimum of 6, but evidence of 20 or more leader experiences) and 12 personal rides (covering at least three geologically different areas) in technical terrain
- You will be competent at riding in technical ground, developing your riders skills, navigating to detail and sorting out mechanical and other incidents, all whilst motivating, engaging and educating your group members.
- Technical Leaders are also able to provide all of the skill awards to their group members, ensuring enjoyment, engagement, reward and progression within the activity.Back
- Mountain bike terrain no further than 30mins walking distance from a road or settlement and no more than 600m in height.
- Singletrack, farm and moorland tracks and paths and other mountain bike accessible rights of way with sections requiring line selection to ride. Technical Terrain also includes trail terrain and public highways and roads.- These routes will be 90-95% rideable.
- They will not involve cycling activity of more than one day length.
- The award covers normal summer conditions.Back
- Logbook of your rides
- Short questionnaire before assessmentBack
- 24 hours over two and a half days or over three daysBack
- Skill Instructor Award
- Advanced Leader training course or take up a cultural module where moving to a different EU country.
- Technical Leaders may also be able to go on to become Trainers and then Leader Trainers.
- or may also take up other associated qualifications such as CyTech for maintenance
- Have furthered your concept of navigation to be able to identify your location at any point on a cycle accessible route or right of way
- Have gained a concept of additional maintenance skills such as gear indexing and limit screw adjustment, brake adjustment, pedal and crank fitting, rider ergonomicsBack
It's easy to register for a CTC course. Make sure that you have the below information and payment method to hand, then:
• Identify your chosen course reference code from the course calendar. (if you are registering on a bespoke course, you will already have been given your course code).
• Ensure that you have read and understood our booking conditions. You will be asked to verify this on booking.
• Ring CTC's booking line on 0844 736 8451 (lo-call) and book your place.
• Note that all applications must be made by the applicant themselves. Due to the nature of the information we require, it is not possible to accept applications made by 3rd parties