MIAS Courses

MIAS Level 1/2 course

This is a two day course suitable for people interested in taking groups of people out cycling. The first day of the course is a general training day suitable for both Level One and Two.

The course will cover the following subjects:

> Group Management
> Responsibilities of the Group Leader
> Navigation
> Access and Conservation
> General Skills
> Technical Skills
> Personal Equipment
> Group Equipment
> Weather
> Additional Interests

The second day of the course is the assessment day and you will be judged on your skill level and group management and after assessment the assessor will decide if you receive the Level One award or the Level Two.

Level One - Basic Skills - allowing access into low-level terrain, with little potential hazards i.e country parks, canal towpaths and non-wilderness areas where help is almost immediately accessible.

Level Two - Intermediate Skills - allowing access into wild country, with the potential hazards that surround such terrain. Candidates must be in possession of BEL Award or equivalent, such as Walking Group Leader Award (WGL), (APL). For low level rides on Bridleways below 600 metres in wilderness areas.

Pre requisites: You will need to have previous biking experience and arrive for the training with the relevant equipment necessary for leading groups mountain biking.


We did our MIAS course with Whitewater Active and I gained a Level 1 qualification. The course was very well run and I felt confident in all aspects. The assessment process was very relaxed and informal.

Cassie Bentley Jones

Whilst on your course you might need somewhere to stay. We can arrange that too. Here at Riverbanc we have a number of room storage suit and also Llangollen is a great place to stay with bunkhouses. B and B’s and Airbnb’s.

Price from £160

Non Residential. This doesn’t include a MIAS registration fee (approximately £65).

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