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Night Riding Module

The SMBLA Night Riding Module (NRM) is a bolt on module for leaders who wish to lead groups at night which is outside the day time only remit of the SMBLA Trail Cycle Leader (TCL) or Mountain Bike Leader (MBL) Award.

To attend a Night Riding Module training course you must hold a SMBLA TCL or SMBLA MBL Award.

Training takes place over one day (afternoon and evening) and Assessment is three hours over another evening. However, we occasionally run a combined NRM Training and Assessment; see below for pre-entry requirements.

Areas covered during training include:

  • Types of lights and batteries
  • Planning a night ride
  • Preparing for the dark
  • The safe cycle for night riding
  • Group management at night
  • Trailside repairs in the dark
  • Night navigation
  • Dealing with emergencies

 

Before attending a NRM Training Course

You must:

  • Hold a SMBLA TCL or MBL Award
  • Have logged four off-road night rides of two hours or more, of which two should be in terrain appropriate to your level of award.
  • Send us your Logbook at least a week before training.

 

Before attending a NRM Assessment

You need:

 

Before attending a combined NRM Training & Assessment Course

You must:

  • Hold a SMBLA TCL or MBL Award
  • Have a valid British, Scottish or Welsh Cycling membership. Join online at British Cycling or downland 'SC-BC Senior Membership Form' from the SMBLA Website.
  • Have a valid First Aid Certificate. (See our First Aid Training Courses)
  • Have logged 10 off-road night rides of two hours or more, of which four should be as a leader or assistant leader of a group.
  • Send us copies of your SMBLA registration number, TCL or MBL certificate, First Aid Certificate, British Cycling Membership and Logbook at least 2 weeks before the course.
 

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