Mountain Bike Leader Award

NCA are an accredited MIAS centre.

The purpose of the Mountain Bike Instructor training award scheme is to promote the safe enjoyment of Mountain Biking in an off-road environment.

MIAS mountain bike instructor training

The scheme provides training and assessment in the technical and group management skills required by those who wish to lead groups in a variety of on and off-road environments in the UK and abroad. Our course is suitable for people with a wide range of mountain biking experience and can be tailored to suit the needs of small and large groups.

The Mountain-bike Instructors’ Award Scheme gives you the chance to skilfully lead mountain biking trips in natural, off-road environments. We offer a comprehensive MIAS mountain bike instructor course, tailored to meet your individual needs. The award scheme is suitable for those who want to lead groups safely and confidently around the widest range of on and off-road environments in the UK and abroad.

Upon successful completion of the scheme, participants will receive a MIAS Mountain Bike Leader Award, which is recognised by mountain bike instructor employers in the UK and worldwide. Start today with NCA Academy and take the next step towards becoming a mountain bike leader! For further information and to book your place, call 0161 796 6221 or email We look forward to hearing from you!

Course Content:

  • Assessment of individual technical ability.
  • Ability to navigate a mixture of terrain in a controlled manner.
  • Group control in varying conditions and with varying abilities.
  • Ride Leader roles & responsibilities.
  • Basic navigation skills.
  • Introduction to personal & group equipment required.
  • M-check & basic maintenance procedures.
  • Access & Conservation Laws.
  • Pre-ride & post-ride procedures including risk assessments and session plans.
  • Practical assessment, Course Review and Post Course Assessment.
  • Individual logbook and certificate subject to successful completion.

Certification and accreditations:

Based at Philips Park in Whitefield

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