MBCuk was founded by Chip Rafferty. He spent most of his coaching career in the Army Physical Training Corps coaching and training elite athletes in numerous sports as well as preparing soldiers fit for duty. Fifteen years as one of the original tutors for the ABCC Preliminary Cycling Coach Award PCCA (mountain bike leader) the longest established Coach Leader award in the UK. Now developed and rebranded MBCuk specifically for mountain bikers.
MBCuk is an Awarding Body and a course provider. MBCuk provides Nationally recognised Mountain Bike Leader Awards with coach-leader status and professional insurance by the ABCC. It is inspected and licensed by Adventuremark and also inspected and recognised by the AALS.
It is run by a professional panel of members, including the Managing Director, Secretary, and a highly qualified team of Tutors from world class mountain biking, international mountain guides, adventure activities insurance specialists and ABCC Senior Coaches. They hold regular meetings to provide and maintain the high quality of the scheme and respond to the ever changing demands of mountain bikers.
TO PROVIDE PROFESSIONAL MOUNTAIN BIKE COACHING, LEADER AND SKILLS AWARDS IN A SAFE, ENJOYABLE AND LEARNING ENVIRONMENT.
DEVELOPING AND SHARING BEST PRACTICE TO ENABLE AWARD HOLDERS TO PASS ON THEIR EXPERIENCES TO THE WIDER CYCLING COMMUNITY.