Go Mountain Bike is a mountain bike proficiency course developed by Cycling Scotland in partnership with Scottish Cycling and CTC.
The Go MTB Awards are a series of progressive achievement awards for mountain bikers from novice to expert.
All five levels comprise elements of Riding skills, Sharing the outdoors, First aid and Being independent, they can be provided by specially trained Leaders or Skill Instructors.
Go MTB awards are designed to:
help positively engage your participants in mountain biking
provide reward and evidence achievement
progress riders to become independant and be able to safely ride on their own or with friends
enthuse riders to include mountain biking as part of their life - for enjoyment, exercise and well being
lead participants towards the Young Leader Award and potentially on to other Leader qualifications and a career in mountain biking or cycling.
This course is provided by CTC throughout the UK at our partner venues, or through our bespoke course system for existing groups at their (suitable) venue.Back
Once an orientation day has been successfully completed, qualified Leaders and Instructors can provide Go MTB to participants.
These help you as a Leader give something back to your groups, assist in return custom and can even be used as educational development tools within schemes like ASDAN.
You will be able to assess candidates and issue certificates for the 5 levels of proficiency across the 4 themes.Back
A 1 day orientation into the key principles in leading candidates through the 5 levels of proficiency.
You will also learn how to administer the awards through Cycling Scotland’s excellent online database (very easy to use!)
You will be given an instructors manual which will detail what is expected of candidates at each level.Back
There is some post course admin to issue certificates, but this is kept to a minimum.Back
1 day orientation.Back
Depends on provider but it is generally around £90- £120Back
Yes, one of the great aspects of GO MTB is that each candidate is given a unique registration number which should be written in the inside of their logbook
If the candidate goes to a different centre they will not need to start the award again you can issue them with certificates from where they left off.Back
Around 20 orientation days in Scotland per year. These can arranged on demand for your centre or group.Back