Introduction to Coach Chris
In March 2015 Chris completed a 9,000km+ self supported cycling trip between Turkey & Australia, which involved cycling over the 2nd highest road in the world, the Pamir Highway & my highest mountain pass to date at 4,655m (on a 20kg bike with 20kg of luggage)!
Like many people Chris really loves cycling but is also really passionate about coaching & getting the best out of people. Chris believes in giving everyone a chance, in working with different needs & aspirations, putting each rider at the centre & running fun, social and progressive coaching sessions. Chris work with youth riders in cycling clubs, youth development teams, women’s teams & individuals.
Just like his riders, Chris wants to be the best he can be & so he’s constantly learning from others, connecting with other coaches, reading blogs and books & taking workshops. As part of Chris’ coach development he spends some time each year working with the track development team at the Western Australian Institute of Sport in Perth. He’s also a volunteer coach at Track Cycling WA’s youth track sessions, held at the Speed Dome, Perth.
When Chris is in the UK he love to coach track at the London Olympic Velodrome. Chris still gest a buzz every time he walks under the boards & sees the smile on people’s faces when they get to ride track for the first time!
Level 3 (Core) Cycling Coach
Level 3 Road & Time Trial Coach
Level 3 Track Coach
Level 2 Mountain Bike Coach
Level 2 Cyclo-cross Coach
Level 2 BMX Coach
Level 2 Triathlon Coach
Level 2 Disability Coach
Watt Bike Power Cycling Instructor
Power, Understanding Cycling Performance – British Cycling Workshop
Assistant Commissaire – Road Racing
Enhanced DBS check
HSE Approved 1st Aid
Sports Coach UK Workshops:
What is a Master Talent Coach – with Jamie Edwards, Trained Brain
Elite Communication – William Anderson, The Teamworks
Talent ID – Andrew Bradshaw, U18 GB Girls Hockey Coach
How to Coach Disabled People in Sport
The Self Aware Coach – Sarah Murray
Coach Clean – Sports Coach UK & UKAD