CTC Centres of Excellence

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Dalby Bike Barn, North Yorkshire
CTC’s Centres of Excellence programme is building a nationwide network of high quality partners who enable the wide scale delivery of consistent and well recognised courses and qualifications.

National Centres of Excellence

The creme de la creme of mountain bike centres, combining outstanding location, access and facilities.

  • High spec provision
  • Virtually all courses
  • Onsite staff
  • Superb classroom and teaching facilities
  • Bike shop and Cafe on site
  • Local accommodation available

Our National Centres are:

Dalby Bike Barn, North Yorkshire

Belfast Activity Centre, Belfast

Welsh National Centre in progress.
Scottish centre yet to be determined

Regional Centres of Excellence

These venues have a proven track record in providing specialist courses in a fantastic environment.

  • Specialist venue partners
  • CTC staff
  • A range of CTC courses
  • Superbly located for the specific courses being delivered
  • Often include food and accommodation in cost package

Our Regional Centres are:

Blazing Bikes, Shropshire
Dales Bike Centre, North Yorkshire
One Planet Adventure, North-East Wales
Pixies Holt, Devon

Quench, Kent
Thornbridge Outdoors, Derbyshire
Young Bristol, Bristol


Affiliate Centres of Excellence

Our Affiliate partners offer access to CTC courses all over the UK.

  • CTC courses delivered by approved CTC qualified trainers
  • Delivery of specific courses
  • Good venues and facilities
  • Widely available across the UK
  • Book with the venue

Our Affiliate Centres are:

Bikespace, Plymouth
Grit, Track and Trail, York

Pedallers' Arms, Leeds
Velo, Staffordshire


Private Courses

In addition to these venues many CTC courses can be run at your venue with your group.


How to become a CTC Centre of Excellence

To find out about the benefits of being a CTC Centre of Excellence and whether your venue could qualify call 0844 736 8463.



You can see information on how the scheme works and can benefit you at the following downloads:

  • Centres of Excellence principles,
  • Requirements of Centres of Excellence,
  • Scheme layout
  • Costs




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