Attending A Course

You Will Need….

We will provide you with the course content and hopefully a qualification at the end, but you will need…..

  • All payments should be made 14 days prior to the course commencing.
  • Mountain Bike & Helmet , spare tubes and tool for repairs. Any other item you feel you should carry as a potential leader.
  • Liquid & refreshment for long rides, camel back or bottles.
  • Dress for outdoor activity.
  • Pen and notebook.
  • Level 2 candidates APL (applied Previous Learning) or ML, BELA, WG or other logbooks you feel relevant.

Optional: a Change of clothes, just in case you get muddy and wet.

Keeping Warm: Bring extra layers as there is a fair bit of standing around when we coach the skills etc.

Sample Agenda

  • Day 1 – TRAINING
    • Morning: Start Time: 9am
      • Leave your bikes on your cars as we will be starting in the classroom with a cup of tea and a biscuit. Toilets are available.
      • MIAS Leaders & Instructors
      • Legal & Responsible Riding
      • Booking The Activity
      • Planning – Activity & Route
      • Meeting & Leading The Group
      • Kit To Carry
      • First Aid on the Trail
      • Bike Check & Trail Maintenance
      • Navigation – Theory
    • Lunch
      • Bring a packed lunch although their is a cafe within walking distance
    • Afternoon
      • Arrive back from lunch ready to ride
      • Bike Check
      • Skills & How to Coach Them
      • Keeping The Group Interested
      • Risk Assessing Trails
      • Debrief & Arrangements for Assessment Ride
      • We should finish no later than 5pm or when it gets dark whichever comes first
  • Day 2 – ASSESSMENT
    • Morning: Start Time: 9am
      • READY TO RIDE, we are out on the bikes all day. With the possibility of passing a cafe but have a packed lunch just in case we don’t.
    • Scenario Assessment
      • Navigation – Practical
    • Debrief & Feedback (back in the classroom)
    • Finish no later than 5pm