Course content will include:

Group management + communication
Navigation + Route planning
Risk assessment
Equipment checks
Riding Skills
Basic / Emergency repairs
Weather

Assessment - You will be asked to navigate and lead the group between two pre-determined points. You will be expected to either teach a skill or coach an activity appropriate for the group. You will also be asked to demonstrate competence as a mountain bike rider, and have a sound understanding of basic bike mechanics.


Level 1 is for those wishing to lead rides on non-technical terrain (forest tracks, canal towpaths etc).
Level 2 is aimed at those who wishing to lead rides on technical (rocky / demanding terrain).


The Level 1 & Level 2 courses are run together. The candidates and instructor will decide during the training period which assessment the candidate will undergo; Level 1 or Level 2.  The course consists of training and assessment in two days.

In order to practice as a mountain bike instructor you will also need a relevant first aid certificate (preferably an outdoor course).

Cost: £220 which includes registration fee to MIAS. 

Candidates are to bring their own lunch. Hot drinks are provided when onsite.

Unfortunately accommodation is not available at Hollowford, should you require accommodation please visit 'Visit Peak District' Website.