About Get Mountain Biking

Get Mountain Biking was started by Helen in 2007 which makes it one of the most established mountain bike companies in the UK.

The company works with major high street names such as Boots and WH Smith to sell mountain bike vouchers and is also part of the Tesco Clubcard scheme for some of the skills courses and all guided rides.

Since 2007 the company has grown each year and now employs staff to deliver different levels of courses and guided rides across the South and centre of the UK, so why now come along and join in with a safe and responsible company having fun on the trails?

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Registered Office is Get Mountain Biking Ltd., Thistle Down Barn, Holcot Lane, Sywell, Northamptonshire, NN6 0BG. Company registration No. 07576356.

Mountain Bike Instructors


Helen Powell
Helen is a CTC and MIAS qualified mountain bike instructor and has been mountain biking and racing over 10 years. Having also worked for 6 years as a Fitness Instructor/Personal Trainer and Spinning Class Instructor and with her degree in Human Biology and Sports Science Helen is well placed to advise on training programs as well as coaching skills. Helen holds the following qualifications:

CTC MTB Instructor Award
MIAS Level 2 MTB Guide Award
MIAS Level 4 Bike Maintenance
National Standards Cycling Instructor
HSE First Aid at Work
CIEH Level 3 Supervising Health & Safety
QFF Group Cycling (Spinning) Qualification
BSc (Hons) Human Biology & Sports Science


Iain Johnson
Iain is a MIAS Assessor (level 5) as well as Instructor (level 3) and runs the Get Mountain Biking Advanced Skills Courses and rides in Yorkshire. He holds a wealth of knowledge and experience of the local trails around the Yorkshire Dales and his enthusiasm for mountain biking is, in our opinion unsurpassed.


Jim Tustin
A mad mountain biker who has biked across Europe and the UK. If you want to know new routes or see a mountain goat in action talk to Jim. Usually on the Intermediate Skills Courses Jim may also take some private group instruction as well.


Tim Green
Tim is our newest skills instructor who also guides the Derbyshire Mam Tor ride. Tim covers most outdoor sports so if you cant find Tim on the cross country bike go looking in the jump park, half way up a rock face or he may have escaped to the Scottish mountains for some walking.


Paul Garner
As well as riding in the Rockies and around Cuba, Paul finds time to undertake Instruction and Guided Rides for us. With a wealth of knowledge on everything cycling (and even crossing to the dark side occasionally!), if you want bike skills improvement or a great day out riding the local trails Paul is who you need to see.

Each Instructor with Get Mountain Biking is fully qualified and has Public Liability Insurance of at least £5 million.

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"just wanted to say a big thank you for the training you gave me yesterday, really enjoyed the day, and learnt a lot of new skills, will definately be back to do the next level"

"I've learnt a huge amount and am now much more confident, I'll definately recommend you"

"Small group size and great instructors - thanks"

"We had a fantastic course - couldn't have done the weeks holiday in Morocco without it"