British Cycling’s Coaching and Education Manager was delighted to have been invited to speak at Cycling Ireland’s 2011 Pedal Fever conference at Dublin City University, 26th November.
The conference was aimed at coaches, team managers and cyclists and was a combination of Key Note Speakers and workshops.
Providing a Key Note presentation on Closing the Gap: Building a Coaching Culture in Cycling, Andrew Gillott spoke to the delegates about the British Cycling programme, coach education theory in practice and the lessons that have been learnt by British Cycling in the last decade as they have established Cycling’s coach education programme as the best in the world, having signed a 'Memorandum of Understanding' with the UCI in 2009.
Andrew said of the conference: “I was very honoured to be asked to speak at the conference and it provided an excellent opportunity to share ideas and to learn from coaches outside of British Cycling’s programme.
"It was great timing too, given that we have so recently signed an agreement to share our expertise with Cycling Ireland. The conference further marked the great relationship that is developing between our two organisations.”
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