Cornwall Outdoors Logo

01872 326360

Mountain Bike Instructor Award Scheme (MIAS) level 1 & 2

Mountain Biking is one of the fastest growing sports in Britain. It takes many forms, from Olympic disciplines and World Cup races to Novice riders on local trails and tracks.

Mountain Bike Instructor Award Scheme - MIAS

The Mountain Bike Instructors Award Scheme MIAS promotes the safe enjoyment of mountain biking in an off-road environment. The course provides technical and group management skills required by those who wish to lead groups into such terrain as mountain bike trail centres, countryside areas and wild country terrain, such as open moorland.

MIAS LogoTraining - Experience - Assessment

MIAS trains, logs experience and assesses candidates in a variety of testing conditions in off-road country. 

Training - is a two-day course where you will be coached in the essential skills of a MIAS Instructor. After training your instructor will provide a personal action plan to aid  the development of your log-book of experience, which should be followed before you return for assessment.

Experience - between training and assessment you will be expected to maintain a log of your mountain bike journeys, to demonstrate your experience of mountain biking. It is anticipated that a period of at least 3 months and up to twenty additional rides to consolidate your learning before your final assessment date.

Assessment - for your assessment you will be asked to complete a home-study paper and then to attend one further day with the assessor, demonstrating your technical skills and leadership qualities in an environment appropriate to the level of the MIAS award you have applied for.

  • Level 1 Pass - Gives approval for the leadership of mountain biking in country parks, canal towpaths and low level rides.
  • Level 2 Pass - Gives approval for leadership of mountain biking in all areas at Level 1 plus additional approval to lead groups on recognised bridleways up to 600 metres in wild country terrain.

Note: In our experience, splitting the training and assessment process ensures a more relaxed learning environment and the best possible outcome for the candidate. This system enables key skills to be coached effectively and different leadership strategies to be employed whilst removing any pressure 'to perform' away from the trainee candidate.

For further information on the MIAS award scheme please visit: Mountain Bike Instructor

Cost and Duration of the MIAS Training and Assessment Courses

Two-day training course - £220.00
Includes: MIAS registration, membership, logbook and 'Mastering Mountain Bike Skills' by Brian Lopes & Lee McCormack.

One-day assessment course - £100.00
Includes: Certification and MIAS administration fee

Dates, Times, Venue & Contact

For available dates or to express your interest please see (course code CLO14).

Time: 9.30 am - 5.00 pm each day

Venue: Delaware Outdoor Education Centre (Gunnislake), PL19 9EH

For more information on the course itinerary or technical details please contact the Course Director, Dougie Bruce:

To speak to the course administrator about booking this course please contact: Ann Kemp
01872 326368

Contact Info