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Women's MTB Leadership Program

You Can't Be What You Can't See - a development program for women aspiring to be confident mountain bike leaders.

We have an exciting opportunity funded by the Women’s Fund for Scotland to launch a women’s MTB leadership program. The aim of the program is to provide a talent pathway for females to gain leadership skills and qualifications in order to increase the number of women leading in Mountain biking in Scotland.

There are a number of under-representations across several demographics when it comes to Mountain Bike Leadership, women included. We recognise that if women can't see themselves in the sport then they may not feel this is a place for them. Our commitment is to break down this barrier and to create a community of aspiring female leaders that will create stepping stones for others to follow.

What does it include?

  • British Cycling Level 2 qualification - training and assessment

  • Outdoors First Aid qualification

  • Two nights accommodation and dinner at Glenmore Lodge

  • Mentoring and one to one support from female MTB leaders throughout the programme

  • Peer support through a Leaders Support Network

  • Leadership and development workshops (online) on removing barriers and building confidence and resilience

You will need to cover your own British Cycling annual membership.

When will it take place?

The programme runs from 1 September 2022 - 31 March 2023.

You must be available on 17 and 18 October for training dates at Glenmore Lodge. Other dates will be confirmed later.

How much will it cost?

The majority of costs will be covered by the award by the Women’s Fund for Scotland.

There will be an admin fee of £150 per person. Travel expenses are not included.

Once you have completed your assessment each person in return will be asked to guide 4 FNY Collective group rides in 2023. This can be anywhere in Scotland.

How can I apply?

Please complete this participation form no later than Wednesday 24 August. You will be informed if you have been successful by 31 August 2022. The first meet up will be the first week of September.

Please note you must be resident in Scotland and confident to ride at the level required for British Cycling MTB level 2.

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