Club Coach Level 2 Track
Level 3 Track Coach
Club Coach Level 2 MTB
Club Coach Level 2 RTT
First Aid Certificate
Level 2 Cyclo-Cross Coach
Mobile: 07757 284814
Qualifying as a Level 2 Club Coach in 2001 I am a Level 3 Track Coach, and also qualified as a Level 2 Coach for MTB, Cyclo-Cross and Road and Time Trial. I am a member of the British Cycling Coach Tutor team training candidate coaches to their Level 1 and Level 2 qualifications. I am based in Brighton, Sussex nearby Preston Park Velodrome and was part of a small group of enthusiasts who kick started youth cycling at Preston Park in the late 1990s. Since then I have been at the vanguard of British Cycling programmes in coaching and in youth cycling.
With a passion for track racing my competition interests have included road, cross and mtb; though I ride unicycle well, though put me on any type of bike and I will be having fun.
I have been a licence category Veteran for some while with recent successes, relevant to my coaching work, include our youth cycling club being voted Brighton and Hove 'Club of the Year,' British Cycling 'Club of the Year,' and myself becoming Sussex 'Sport Coach of the Year.' In 2012 I led a youth team of Young Games Makers track centre at the Olympic Velodrome. In 2013 I became the Veteran Brompton World Champion which I repeated in 2014. More recently I think I have retired from competitive cycling.
I am highly interested in community cycle sport and, enjoy supporting the breakdown of personal barriers to success for riders from complete novice, through to longstanding dyed in the wool cyclists. I believe that all people can benefit from coaching advice and, that most riders have riding skills less well developed than they think, due to lack of consideration of cycling technique and lack of practice.
I enjoy working with groups, clubs and individuals on skill and training development and do so with a personable, analytical and supportive coaching style. I am accredited to coach at Calshot, Lee Valley, Manchester and Newport indoor velodromes but, due to having a day job as a teacher in an Outstanding Sixth Form College, I do not currently offer personal training plans unless there is a particular interest or connection with the rider’s goals.
To stay busy I also run a small wheel building company, called True Wheels, specialising in high quality and good value hand built wheels for track, road, off-road and touring cyclists.