MBLA Entry Requirements

1.  MBLA Registration
Prior to any training course you must first register with the Cycling Ireland MBLA.  Your registration pack includes the MBLA Training Manual which contains all the topics covered in TCL and MBL training and assessment, TCL Logbook, together with all the documentation you require for the course, including log sheets and membership forms. 

2.  Logbook
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.

3. Select a Training Course
After registering for the MBLA Scheme you will need to select a course. Please go to the MBLA Course Dates section of the website for further information. After selecting the course you wish to attend contact one of our Registered MBLA Tutors.

Cycling Ireland Registered MBLA Tutors

Tutor Mobile Email Located 
Tarja Owens 086 0804417 tarja@biking.ie Co. Wicklow
Ian Bailey 0044 7803132381 Ian@rockandrideoutdoors.com  Co. Down
Kieron Selley 083 1566777 kieron@nailthetrail.ie  Co. Limerick

Please note that course fees are set by the Tutors. MBLA Registration and Cycling Ireland Membership are additional to the course costs.


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