"The Mountain Bike Leader Awards (MBLA) scheme was developed by Scottish Cycling in conjunction with the Scottish Advisory Panel for Outdoor Education in order to provide a framework and qualification for Leaders to deliver mountain biking as a safe and enjoyable activity which would meet the needs of Local Authorities and The Activity Centres (Young Persons' Safety) Act 1995"
"Since 1997 over 3800 people have qualified as Trail Cycle Leaders and the MBLA scheme has become known as the industry standard for mountain biking leadership qualifications in the UK."
"The MBLA sceme is recognised by the Adventure Activities Licensing Service, Mountain Leader Training Scotland and British Cycling." Mountain Bike Leader Awards - official training manual
All MBLA Mountain Bike Leaders are members of British Cycling