Go MTB awards
When you start your first award (whichever level that might be), you get a handbook to show you how much you have already done, and what the next stages are. This helps record your experiences as well. Each time you complete a full element, or a complete award level, you receive a certificate to go with the satisfaction of success!
Go MTB has five levels, each split into four parts:
The riding section, develops good riding practice from starting, stopping, and being comfortable and safe when riding at level 1 through to jumps, line choice and pumping at level 5. Each level progresses and extends your riding skills ensuring your feel confident in the environment, and are able to practice the skill on your rides.
Sharing the outdoors
Sharing the outdoors is all about the environment we use when we ride. It's about how we consider others, our impacts and what our rights and responsibilities are in the natural environment we use.
Ensuring that you know what to do, not just if there is an injury, this section also includes how to help make the area and people safe. At higher levels, this section does include a first aid course.
Being independant and self supporting
This section of each award covers eating, drinking, trailside maintenance, where to go and what to wear and carry.
When you start your first award (whichever level that might be), you get a handbook to show you how much you have already done, and what the next stages are. This helps record your experiences as well. Each time you complete a full element, or a complete award level, you receive a certificate to go with the satisfaction of success!.
Your handbook also includes a section to record your riding experiences as you build your skills and capitalise on the opportunities that Go MTB presents.
Who can attend Go MTB Awards?
Go MTB Awards are designed primarily for children, young people and young adults, but are equally applicable to groups of more mature riders
Supported through a great handbook and certificates at each level, Go MTB is the way to get more from your mountain biking. Helping you develop all the skills you need from learning to ride all the way to jumps, drops and knowing how to head out with your friends and by yourself. As you go through the scheme, you can also access the Go MTB twitter and facebook pages to get the low down from everyone else involved.
How do I get to take part?
Find your nearest CTC qualified Leader. There are 5000 of them, so ask around if anyone you already know is one. Ask teachers, youth workers, group leaders or anyone you know who is into mountain biking. If you don't know any Leaders, you can seek out one of CTC's Skill Partners.
Ultimately, if you can't find anyone, contact us and we will see if we can put you in touch with some local providers.