Mountain Biking Courses Nationwide Cycling Academy Manchester


NCA are an accredited MIAS MTB Training Provider

We supply high quality, off road training to beginners and instructors alike.

Beginners and Intermediates

Courses are available to book as one off taster sessions, a series of progressive sessions or as part of a GCSE module. NCA also provide women specific sessions, led by a female Instructor.

The aim is to introduce the participant to the basic techniques required in off-road mountain biking. Completion of this coaching, will equip riders with the skills to successfully ride many of the permissible natural and purpose-built trails in the UK and Europe. The course will develop the rider’s ability and confidence and will also introduce and reinforce safety awareness.

What experience will the riders need? No off-road experience is necessary. Throughout the course, riders will benefit from first-class instruction by a qualified mountain bike Instructor, developing your skills alongside people at a similar level and great off- road riding.

Rider fitness level. If you are unsure of your fitness levels or have specific needs, please contact us as we are always happy to help.

The courses are instruction orientated where techniques are demonstrated and explained in detail; all participants will then attempt and re-attempt the techniques to optimise individual skill levels.

Depending upon the course you choose, the session will cover the following techniques:

  • Mountain bike preparation (safety checks)
  • Correct use of gears
  • Riding position
  • Drop offs
  • Front wheel lifts
  • Climbing and descending
  • Cornering techniques
  • Riding single track
  • Route planning

Advanced Level and Instructor training qualifications

A number of our MTB Instructors compete to a National and International level. Using their professional status and experience ensures a high quality of coaching to competitve levels. One to one specialised coaching sessions can be individually tailored to your requirements.

As a MIAS accredited training provider, we also deliver courses for Instructors or enthusiastic MTB riders who may wish to coach. Please contact our admin for further information on 0161 796 6221 or

Do you want to book a group onto our Mountain Biking Courses, no matter the level?