Mountain Bike Courses

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Mountain Biking is associated with freedom, adventure and discovery and promotes an opportunity to explore local and national wilderness areas.  It comes as no surprise that Mountain-Bike Leader training courses are in demand, by teachers, youth workers and those looking for a change in career.  But more often than not they are regular MTB riders looking to enhance their riding skills and achieve a sports-leadership qualification.  Course dates are as follows

  • 29/30 April 2023

Our courses are accredited to the Mountain-Bike Instructor Award Scheme (MIAS) and we work towards attaining Level 1 and 2 of the MTB Leader Award (see below).

For military students we also have accreditation to the Standard Learning Credits scheme (SLC) where funding is available to those who fulfil certain criteria.  Without doubt now is an ideal time to become a Mountain-Bike Leader and we offer the practical skills training and assessment for it to become a reality.

  • Payment for Level 1/2 Course – £225 (includes Course Registration, Knowledge and Skills Training, Ride Logbooks and Course Assessment).
  • Pick bespoke course-dates with 5 or more friends or colleagues and we can lay on a course especially for you and your group.
  • For your convenience you can leave your own bike at home and borrow one of our Trek X-Caliber Hard-Tail mountain bikes.
  • Check out for more information on the Mountain-Bike Leader Award and other MIAS Courses.
  • Feel free to call or email with any questions you might have OR simply fill out the no obligation sheet below. We will follow up up by contacting you.


It is a skill-level which sets out an individual rider as a group-ride leader.  Training and assessment takes place during a 2 day course – usually held over a Saturday and Sunday (but not exclusively so).  The first day covers all aspects of the course to ensure that each candidate has the required knowledge and understanding of mountain-biking when riding within a group.  The second day involves taking part in a group ride scenario and each rider will take their turn leading and managing the group in any situation that may arise.  The Level 1 & 2 courses are run together.  Candidates and the course instructor will decide after the initial assessment period which certification the individual candidates will undergo (Level 1 or 2).


  • Group-Ride Management
    Bike repairs carried out on the trail.
  • Responsibilities of the Group Ride-Leader Navigation, including micro-navigation, using cycle computers, maps and various compasses.
  • Access to riding areas and how to conserve those areas for the future.
  • Technical Riding Skills – improving your own personal riding skills
    Coaching – improving the skills of group members
  • Personal Equipment – what kit and equipment you need to carry
  • Group Equipment – what kit and equipment needs to be carried within the group
  • Weather – understanding the effects of the weather on riding