Scottish Cycling Cyclo-cross Coaching Seminar 2017

Scottish Cycling Cyclo-cross Coaching Seminar 2017

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Scottish Cycling In partnership with sportscotland and with the support of the Scottish Cyclo-cross Association is delighted to introduce the first Scottish Cycling Cyclo-cross coaching seminar. 

All coaches and non-coaches of all levels and disciplines from across Scotland are invited to attend and get involved with an exciting line-up of expert speakers who will deliver engaging talks and workshops on a range of fascinating topics. 

The primary purpose of the seminar is to develop Cyclo-cross coaches, with the support of our partner sportscotland, we are able to invest in coach development, providing opportunities (such as this) for coaches to progress and improve.    At Scottish Cycling we believe that coaching and quality coaching is critical to the development of the sport.  A better coach can develop better riders! 

The rise in popularity of Cyclo-cross is nothing but meteoric with events regularly attracting 400 – 500 competitors, in some cases more.  So to improve and develop all these competitors we need lots of new coaches.  Cyclo-cross is a fun, coach-able and rewarding discipline work in and it is amazing for developing young riders, it is inclusive, family friendly and best of all you do not need twenty hours a week to be good.

To support our coaches and riders further we are collaborating with the Cyclo-cross cluster sessions, run by Andy Strathdee from Edinburgh Road Club, to make a day of coach development; seminar in the morning and cluster in the afternoon.

More information can be found in the programme here.

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Venue: Carnegie Conference Centre, Halbeath Road, Dunfermline, Fife, KY11 8DY

Time: 9 am (8.45 am registration), Sunday 15th October 2017

Cost: There is a small cost to help support this and further development opportunities.

•             Non BC member - £30

•             BC member - £20

•             BC member + any coaching qualification - £15

•             BC member +  CX coaching qualification - £10

Cluster venue: Fife College, Pittsburgh Rd, Dunfermline, KY11 8DY

How to get there

The conference centre and Fife college is located at the east edge of Dunfermline and is only five minutes from the heart of the town centre, linked to by excellent public transportation.

If travelling by car, it is just off the M90 motorway and easy to find wherever you are in the Scotland.

The distance from the conference centre to Fife College and the coaching cluster venue is 0.3 mile and a quick 5 minute walk.


For those bringing riders with them, we are organising some cycling orientated activities to keep them entertained throughout the seminar.  This will be facilitated by a coach or appropriate adult and exact detail will be known soon.  On the booking form please add the number of riders you are taking.

Seminar Schedule

Time Session Speaker
8.45-9.15 Arrival and registration, coffee and a Belgium waffle Coaching coordinator
9.15-9.30 Welcome Head of Development & Coach and Education Manager
9.30-10.00 Keynote Speaker: The career of a Cyclo-cross legend Paul Oldham
10.00-10.30 Q&A: Paul Oldham Paul Oldham (facilitated session)
10.30-11.00 Rider development: supporting and developing talent in Cyclo-cross Paul Newnham
11.00-12.00 The physical demands of Cyclo-cross racing Mark Young
12.00-1.00 The inside scoop and various Cyclo-cross insights with local hero and national cyclo-cross racer David Lines
1.00-1.10 Final words  
1.10-1.30 Lunch provided by Scottish Cycling  
Cyclo-cross Coaching Cluster - all coaches are invited
1.45-2.00 Rider briefing Keith Stocker
2.00-5.00 Youth Cyclo-cross Coaching Cluster Keith Stocker and club coaches

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