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Off-road cycling

Mountain biking is the activity of travelling by mountain bike away from roads on trails and terrain that can be difficult and challenging.

Who is it suitable for?
Mountain biking is a great extension activity for those who are already comfortable and confident on a bike. This makes is a Scout and older activity in the main.

Additional Information
We Are Cycling UK and British Cycling both provide information on local cycling groups who can help support this activity.

Badge Links
Scouts Cyclist Activity Badge
Explorers Mountain Biking Activity Badge

How to run/provide off-road cycling

There are 3 ways of running Off-road cycling in Scouting. These are:

  1. Scout-led activity - running off-road cycling yourself or using someone else in Scouting

  2. Externally-led activity - running off-road cycling using an external provider

  3. Activity for adult groups - running off-road cycling for a group entirely of adults
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