Cycling Coaching Qualifications
Level 2 BC Coach
Level 2 BC track Cycling Coach
Coached Adults and children of all ages in Cycling, Triathlon and Swimming.
Represented Great Britain in triathlon in sprint and Olympic distances. Triathlon elite licence holder mid 90’s. Track cycling ‘sprint’ silver medal LVRC national champs 2011. Sleepless in the Saddle Mountain Bike 24hr race 2007 5th Solo.
Cycling Background; Took up cycling after lack of financial resources resulted in having to give up on her first sport of show jumping where she rode against the likes of Robert Smith at the Horse of the Year show. Was introduced to cycling and Time Trialling with the Walsall Roads CC by her father and finished 2nd in the National Time Trial circuit series in 1995. Her husband introduced her to track with her second time on a track bike being a ride in the National Track champs. After time out to bring up Emily and Sophie took up track sprinting at Masters level winning medals at National, European and World level but despite several National titles the rainbow jersey continues to just elude her.
Qualifications; Level 2 coach.
Coaching;Began by coaching own children and other very young children in the days of Curborough Jeunesse.More recently has assisted at Track RSR’s and with women specific issues. In 2012 was West Midlands team coach at the Sainsbury’s UK School Games.
Cycling background;Started out as a road cyclist rising to the dizzy heights of 2nd cat. but also dallied with track where arguably achieved greater success. Inaugural member of British para-cycling team represented GB for 13 years. Finished 4th at both the Atlanta and Sydney Paralympic games but was European 1km champion in 1999 and won bronze at the World track champs in 1994.
Qualifications; Club coach, level 2 road and time trial, velodrome accredited coach, ABCC.
Coaching; Coached a number of individual riders to road, masters track and mountain bike success at National level but says greatest reward is seeing members of Lichfield youth section surprise you.
Cycling background: I am very much a social cyclist, I’ve been riding trails and having fun on a bike since I had the longest paper round in Tamworth. More recently I have started to take part in competitive cycling and I particularly enjoy Cyclocross.
Qualifications: British Cycling Level 2. Basic first aid.
Coaching background: My coaching background stems from skiing where I worked at grass roots level developing juniors who went onto compete at national and international level. My coaching ethos is all about fun and developing people into the best they can be. I have diploma in Sports Science and I have worked in a number of coaching environments.
Level 2 coach
began triathlon/ time trial 1993
currenty competing in cyclocross and circuit racing.
Cycling Coaching Qualifications; Level Two Certificate and Level Two Mountain Bike Coaching Award
Coaching; Coached adults and children of all ages in cycling.
Cycling background; Started mountain biking in ’91 and raced cross country throughout the 90’s and early 00’s up to Expert Level moving into 24hr races, Enduro’s and general Trail centre riding over the last 10 years and now moving back into MTB and CX racing.
Started as a schoolboy many years ago with some success and as a junior had some success as third in Divisional Road Race on hilly course around Malvern rode for 2 years as a 1st Cat senior and then after a lay off came back to ride track and road,
Best success was Gold medal in VCRA 20k National champs. Rode at National level on track at sprint and Team Puursuit, and at 100km National Team Time Trial where best result was 8th place still competing (but not so well) on track road and cross and still picking up some LVRC medals
Level 2 club coach ABCC coach and track accedited at Calshot track
At club level and as other coaches best reward is coaching youth and junior riders achieve success at home and at races in Belguim
Background: I have been riding bikes since I was a kid and spent many years racing motocross before developing a real passion for cycling. I enjoy Mountain biking and enduro riding and generally do this for fun, although I have in the past competed in the XC Midlands series and XC National Series. I have also competed in the Gravity Enduro series and done a number of endurance races including the Torque Roughride and Wiggle enduro. I coach my own 2 children, my son aged 11 and my daughter aged 8 who love MTB and cyclocross.
Qualifications: British Cycling Level 2 Coach
Competed in mostly triathlon based events and time trials to a reasonable standard.
Level two ( to be completed)
Currently coaching LCCC under tens.