Do you love Mountain Biking? Moreover, are you enthusiastic about trail building and maintenance?

Email us: blackdog@ncagb.co.uk


We are a group of NCA MTB Instructors and volunteers. In short, our aim is to keep the Philips Park trails up and running!

Turn up at one of our organised trail repair days and help out with the upkeep of the trail.

There is also an option for our volunteers to undertake a trail maintenance qualification. Furthermore, the IMBA (International Mountain Bike Association) delivers this official qualification.

We also organise coached sessions and MIAS Instructor training courses, along with club ride-outs and trips to other trail centres across the UK. For bicycle volunteer work matters, turn to NCA North West. We are a friendly and supportive group of volunteers who are always willing to help out. If you are new to trail maintenance, we can provide you with training and support. We are always looking for new volunteers to help with our bicycle volunteer work. If you are interested in helping to keep our trails in good condition, please contact us.


General maintenance tasks include:

  • Cutting back shrubbery and undergrowth
  • Clearing sections of drainage along the trail
  • Repairing dips and troughs by digging out and refilling
  • Replacing and repairing the way markers and trail signs
  • Litter picking
  • Planning and designing new features for future installation
tools used

Tools utilised:

Spades, rakes, garden saws, branch loppers, leaf blowers, litter pickers.


Advanced maintenance tasks include:

  • Repairing berms, jumps and trail features
  • Adding new technical sections into the trail
  • Planning and designing new features for future installation
tools used

Tools utilised:

Diggers, dumper trucks and wacker plates.

If you would like to volunteer with the NCA, email us on blackdog@ncagb.co.uk, call our MTB staff on 07497 071 919 or call the main office on 0161 796 622

Certification and accreditations:

Based at Philips Park in Whitefield

philips park location

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