To achieve this badge you need to choose between Options 1 and 2, then complete all the tasks under your chosen option. You should aim to spend between 6 to 12 months working towards this badge.
Option 1: competition and exhibition
- Regularly participate in a mountain biking discipline such as downhill, dirt jump, four cross (4X) or any other mountain bike sport as
- agreed by the leadership team. Show how you’ve improved over time and show evidence of this.
- Talk to a group of young people about the skills and techniques of your chosen discipline.
- Talk to an appropriate adult about the safety rules in mountain biking and how to use the skills you’ve learned responsibly.
- Take part in at least two competitions or demonstrations. Talk about your performance and ways you could improve with the examiner or instructor.
Option 2: expedition
- Show that you understand the Mountain Bike Code of Conduct.
- Show that you are able to control your bike over different types of
- Explain what to do in case of an accident. Ensure you have a basic knowledge of first aid, including how to treat hypothermia.
- Read a map well and orientate it using map features or a compass.
- Give reasonable estimates of times of transit, over distances in different
- Plan and carry out a two-day ride with at least four hours’ riding each day. At least 75 per cent of the ride must be off-road, with a minimum of 50 per cent on unsurfaced tracks.
- Be able to perform emergency repairs in the field as listed for a T1 Mountain Bike Permit.
You don’t need to follow expedition conditions to complete option 2 – you only need to carry emergency equipment and you don’t need to camp out under canvas. You will, however, need an Event Passport or to be accompanied by a leader with a Nights Away Permit.