Mountain Bike Leaders Award (MBLA) Scheme
The Mountain Bike Leader Awards (MBLA) was developed by Scottish Cycling (SC) in conjunction with the Scottish Advisory Panel for Outdoor Education (SAPOE) in order to provide a framework and qualification for leaders to deliver mountain biking as a safe and enjoyable activity.
The MBLA Scheme facilitates a non-competitive experience of mountain biking for groups of people with wide ranging abilities and aspirations. MBLA encourages participation in mountain biking through group led activities. The MBLA scheme provides training and assessment in mountain biking and leadership skills.
Cycling Ireland (CI) in agreement with SC will run the MBLA Scheme in Ireland (all 32 counties) as a Cycling Ireland MBLA Scheme somewhat independently of SC.