Mountain Bikes

We have 16 bikes available for hire

 

OPERATIONAL Procedures

Location:    The Centre’s Mountain Biking Activities are located both off-site in the surrounding countryside, and on-site in the Woodlands Trail in the grounds of Bibbys Farm Scout Campsite and Activity Centre. OS Map Sheet 109 or OS Pathfinder Series Sheet SD61/71 or Explorer Series 287 Grid Reference 604168

The Guidelines

All instructors, whether Centre Personnel or Visitors using the Centre’s Mountain Biking facilities shall follow the Centre’s guidelines.
Mountain Bicycles and related equipment should be appropriate for its usage and in good condition. Helmets should be within manufacturers recommended retirement dates.
Supervisory arrangements will vary depending on the ability and needs of the group, but should not exceed 1: 10 for on-site activities and 1: 7 for off-site activities.
Prior to collecting Mountain Biking equipment the Duty Warden will ensure that the Leader in charge of the Activity has

  1. a) Read and signed the Mountain Biking Requisition Form.
  2. b) Checked the equipment as being in good and serviceable condition
  3. c) Been made aware of the location of First Aid Equipment / Emergency telephone etc.

NOTE:  The Qualifications of the Leader in Charge of the Activity must be checked at the time of booking.

Attire of Instructors, Supervisors and Participants

When dressing for Mountain Biking avoid baggy clothing. Old clothing that is acceptable for getting wet, damaged or dirty should be worn. The carrying of items in pockets should be avoided.

A strong pair of shoes or trainers must be worn, open toe sandals or wellington boots  shall not be worn.

Suitable cycling helmets must be used by all participants.

On Site Operational Procedures

  1. Prior to the activity the course should be checked for debris and that it is suitable for the session.
  2. A First Aid kit must be available at all times and its location should be made known to all participants.
  3. Horseplay of any kind should be discouraged at all times.
  4. Activity instructors must take account of the weather conditions when planning a session, e.g., wind strength and temperature.
  5. Participants should warm up before commencing the activity.
  6. Equipment must be checked that it is the correct size for the participant and adjusted accordingly.
  7. Instructors must be aware of their responsibility for the whole group at all times and not allow themselves to be distracted.
  8. It is the responsibility of the activity instructor to ensure that all equipment is retuned to a member of Centre Personnel at the end of the session.

Off Site Operational Procedures

  1. A member of Centre Personnel must be advised of the route to be taken.
  2. A member of Centre Personnel must be informed before leaving the Centre.
  3. An emergency contact phone number must be given before starting the activity.
  4. A First Aid kit must be available at all times and its location should be made known to all participants.
  5. Drinks should be carried by all participants to avoid possible dehydration.
  6. Horseplay of any kind should be discouraged at all times.
  7. Clothing should be compatible with the prevailing weather conditions.
  8. Two responsible persons are required with one for leading and the other bringing up the rear.
  9. Activity instructors must take account of the weather conditions when planning a session, e.g., wind strength and temperature.
  10. Participants should warm up before commencing the activity.
  11. Equipment must be checked that it is the correct size for the participant and adjusted accordingly.
  12. Instructors must be aware of their responsibility for the whole group at all times and not allow themselves to be distracted.

13.       It is the responsibility of the activity instructor to ensure that all equipment is returned to a member of Centre Personnel at the end of the session