MBLA Scheme Pre-Entry Requirements
1. MBLA Registration
Prior to any training course you must first register with the MBLA. Your registration pack includes the MBLA Training Manual which contains all the topics covered in TCL and MBL training and assessment, together with all the documentation you require for the course, including log sheets and membership forms. Registration can be done on-line our online shop, or download a Registration form and send it with a cheque to Scottish Cycling. Current Registration fee is £50.00.
Candidates must be over 18 years old and have Log book evidence of at least 20 mountain bike rides of 1.5hr duration in appropriate terrain, and in a variety of weather and riding conditions. Longer runs of 2-3 hrs duration, with at least one being 6 hours and 2-3 detailed route cards should also be included. The terrain covered should be appropriate to the level of award sought. Logbook sheets are provided within the MBLA Training Manual, included in candidates' Registration pack.
Evidence of having acted as an assistant leader with a group is recommended, to help acquaint the candidate with the skills and issues covered by the course.
Ideally candidates must have their own bike or at least have easy access to one, e.g. through their Centre or School. Bikes are not provided on the course.