Mountain Bike Instructor Award Scheme
The course is a two-day training and assessment. As part of the assessment, you need to demonstrate a set level of personal ability. So for the less experienced candidate, we offer a three-day course which includes a skills day prior to the MIAS course. During assessment you will need to lead your group along a set route whilst demonstrating all the traits of a good leader. On your section you will be asked to coach one of the skills outlined in the skills matrix. You will demonstrate competency in basic trailside repairs. Your fitness should be such that you are comfortably able to ride 30km off-road at a moderate speed.
This two-day course is suitable for experienced mountain bikers. The first day comprises of a training day and the second is an assessment day. Price: £200. This includes logbook, MIAS registration, and certificate.
This three-day course is the same as the two-day course, but includes an additional day of skills tuition. The 'skills day' tuition runs prior to the MIAS course for riders who are less experienced. Cost £250. Includes all listed for the two day course plus a day of additional skills tuition.
Course Dates 2020
The level 1 & 2 courses are run over the same two day period. The instructor and candidate will decide on the training day which level the candidate will be assessed at. Level 1 is for individuals wishing to lead in non-technical terrain (canal paths, disused railway lines, forest tracks, etc…). Level 2 is for those wishing to lead groups across technical terrain (roots/rocks/drops etc…).
15th & 16th February
4th & 5th April
11th & 12th July
7th & 8 November
Additional courses can be arranged on request (min of 4 candidates). If this is of interest, please get in touch to discuss further. For more information on this course please contact the course tutor
- Group management & Communication
- Leader responsibilities
- Navigation & Route planning
- Access & Conservation
- Risk assessments
- Equipment checks
- Personal equipment
- Group equipment
- Riding skills
- Trailside repairs