Become a Guide

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Qualifying as a Mountainbike Guide begins with candidates applying for Trainee Guides status using the application form below.

It is expected that candidates are already highly experienced mountain bikers with overseas experience and at the least a recognised Level 2 Leader-Coach qualification Level 3 required before the ABMG assessment. Logged extended journeying and night riding are also desirable. Usually accreditation can be given for previous experience and qualifications gained through other recognised National Awarding Bodies.


The experience required to start the training scheme needs both breadth and depth. An applicant must be able to show a diverse and high standard, on a variety of mountain bike terrains, some of which may be classed as remote. Experience and competence in a hillwalking and mountain environment typical of the localities that many of the trail Centre’s are located is essential

Once accepted on the scheme, an ABMG Trainee Guide is supported throughout the process by a highly qualified ABMG Staff from a background of world class riders, ABMG Tutors, and High Performance Coaches.

The scheme comprises of three main stages focused on developing individuals towards the ABMG Guide qualification which holds equivalency with the EO-MTBing Award. The scheme is trained and assessed through a core syllabus and accredited internationally by EO-MTBing through their scheme:

ABMG Trainee Guide Status.

ABMG Guide Training Course.

ABMG Guide Assessment Course & EO-MTBing Examination

Apply to join the ABMG guides scheme

    1. Complete the Association’s application form (below) giving as much supporting information as possible.
    2. Scanned copies of your relevant qualifications should be attached.
    3. You will be contacted once the ABMG panel has considered your application.

    Note: If you have any queries then please contact the ABMG Office by email or telephone.

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Get in Touch

Call ABMG Administrator on 07889 751781
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