CTC provides a range of skill awards and qualifications to suit a wide range of users to reward young people, enable the delivery of mountain bike activities, right through to instructing high levels of riding skills.
Go MTB Awards
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 is a partnership between CTC and Cycling Scotland, and has come about through our desire to see young people get more from mountain biking. Each award provides extended learning opportunities, proves abilities and can help lead to a career through the Leader Awards or Skill Instructor schemes.
Skill Awards are successfully used as part of school curriculum programmes, support systems, after school clubs, PE emphasis extensions and vocational programmes such as ASDAN.
Young Leader Award
Progressing from the Go MTB Awards, the Young Leader Award enables gains in confidence, communication, teamwork, independence and motivation.
A single day in duration, the Young Leader course is a great way to begin to develop those attributes required of full Leaders
Discover more on the Young Leader Award .
Leaders and Instructors
Leaders and Skill Instructors are able to provide defined levels of the Go MTB Awards, relative to their qualification. When qualified, you need to go through an orientation day to be able to deliver Go MTB.
Find out more about each strand:
- Go MTB Leader and Instructor Orientation  the vehicle all leaders and instructors need to complete before delivering the Go MTB Awards.
- MTB Leader Awards  for most group work, leading rides, delivering games and fundamental riding skills
- MTB Skills Instructor Urban  enabling riders to instruct and develop riders skills in contained environments like urban jump parks
- MTB Skills Instructor Award , CTC's flagship and high level system for delivering great rider skill development and understanding.