I have been on bikes for as long as I can remember. Started out going on MTB rides with friends, then progressed onto racing DH and building jumps. Had a break from riding then got back into racing DH in 2009. Have been known to win a race or two when I can stay on, have also been known to be injured…a lot.
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Unlike the other coaches, I didn’t start cycling till I was in my teens. I joined the cyclists touring club.
Started riding BMX: At the age of 10 and quickly got into racing at local club races, then moved to to regional and national races. From this point onwards action sports in general have been my passion in life, be it skateboarding, BMX or mountain bikes, as long as the wheels are turning, I’m smiling.
Before the advent of the internet, we used to spend all day on our bikes making ramps and jumping off them. Developing our flatland skills was all we did and this was the foundation for our love of BMX riding and for our mountain biking when we then started MTB.
Enjoyed riding bikes from a very young age, then racing in track leagues and cyclocross as my son started racing. I got into coaching many years ago, and was the initial coach when CSP started.
My personal goal with young riders is to develop cyclist for life and to help and support them in acquiring their potential. My sessions have a progressive focus and designed to be fun. This I believe will provide the motivation to get the miles in to meet their goals.
I’ve always been into cycling since a very young age and having grown up in the 70’s and 80’s
Like Manny, before the internet I was a bit of a tomboy. I swapped my perfectly good ladies shopper bike for a Raleigh Dirt Burner. My neighbours brother took me along to a BMX track ( RVR in Heywood) and away I went. Got as far as the 1986 British Championships.