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Coaching

Coaching riders with a disability

The Coaching Riders with a Disability is a one day workshop aimed at developing the knowledge and skills of existing disability coaches and supporting those who wish to coach disabled riders for the first time.

The workshop will assist coaches with their ability to plan, deliver and evaluate a series of safe, ethical and effective coaching sessions for groups of riders with a disability and be able to integrate individual riders into their existing coaching sessions.


What are the benefits of doing the workshop?

Upon successful completion of the workshop coaches should become more confident and better equipped when working with riders with a disability. The workshop is a continuing professional development (CPD) module, and you will therefore not receive a qualification, however a certificate of attendance will be provided.

As a British Cycling member and licensed coach, you will have access to an impressive list of benefits. These include:

  • £5 million professional indemnity insurance.
  • The British Cycling Coaching Handbook: Coaching Riders with a Disability.
  • Access to free coaching and technical support.


What will I learn?

This is a one-day classroom-based and practical workshop which aims to cover the following topic areas :

  • Communication.
  • Disability categories.
  • Equipment and planning.
  • Managing behaviour.
  • The coaching environment.
  • Practical delivery of coaching techniques.


Am I eligible to attend?

You can attend the Coaching Riders with a Disability Workshop if:

  • You are enthusiastic about getting disabled people active and involved in cycling.
  • You are familiar with British Cycling Go-Ride Gears 1 and 2 content. If you haven't got a copy you can purchase one for £12.95.


Do I need to bring anything to the course?

Coaches are required to supply their own bike and helmet for taking part in the practical sessions. Bikes used in the session should be in good working order and have two working brakes.

Candidates do not need to be competent cyclists to take part in the activities. If you are unable to take part in this session for any reason (e.g. illness, no bike or helmet) please inform Coaching and Education prior to the course so that alternative arrangements can be made to involve you in the activities.

Dates and venues

Register your interest at coaching@britishcycling.org.uk


How much does the workshop cost?

The workshop will cost £95 (£100 for courses that commence after 01/04/2014)


How do I apply?

Please complete and return the following doucments:

Application form