The purpose of the Mountain Bike Instructors Award Scheme (MIAS) is to promote the safe enjoyment of mountain biking in an off-road environment. 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. The award integrates training, experience and assessment in a variety of testing conditions as well as some basic on road training.
CCAT Course fee: £40
Eligibility: Staff Cadets and CFAVs
Further information: The Mountain Bike Instructors Award Scheme website provides guidance on how to become a Mountain Bike Leader. It gives details on how to register for the award, the training syllabus, qualification remit, log book requirements and training and assessment course prerequisites.
Level 1: Non Technical Terrain – this award allows access into low-level terrain, with few potential hazards, i.e. country parks, canal towpaths, and non-wilderness areas where help is almost immediately accessible. Includes blue forest trail routes.
Level 2: Technical Terrain – this award allows access into open country, with the potential hazards that surround such terrain. The leader will operate within 30 minutes of cycling assistance. AALS may also require you to hold additional qualifications to work in this terrain. Includes red forest trail routes.
This award is used outside the UK in altitudes above 600 meters to lead groups on cycle/mountain bike routes that are defined by map and ground.
Please note, both Level 1 & Level 2 courses are run together. Candidates and the course instructor will decide after the initial assessment period which certification the individual candidates will undergo on the course.
Please speak to your detachment or contingent commander if you are interested in attending this course.