This course is for aspirant mountain bike leaders/instructors.
Group management & Communication
Navigation & Route planning
Access & Conservation
course details can be found here:
Course fees and outline
2 day course: £180, includes logbook, MIAS registration, and certificate. The two day course is suitable for experienced mountain bikers. The first day comprises of a training day and the second is assessment day.
Candidates will meet at the Lulworth Visitor Centre (BH20 5RQ) on the first day.
Accommodation can be provided at additional cost – please Contact Us for details
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 (available on request). 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.
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…).