Coaching Team

COACHING AT DARTMOOR VELO

Our coaches all complete British Cycling coaching courses and/or British Cycling Ride Leadership courses.  Most of them are super keen cyclists themselves and have young people who are also riding within the club.  They consider themselves a friendly and approachable bunch so if coaching has been something you are keen to get into yourself do have a chat with one of the team.

OUR COACHING TEAM

Rich Eastmond

Rich joined the coaching team in 2020 and has completed his Level One British Cycling qualification.  He is a keen mountain biker and rides regularly on Dartmoor.  He also completes gruelling ultra triathlons and loves open water swimming!

Chris Day

Chris started coaching in 2018 and holds the British Cycling Level One qualification and is also a Mountain Bike Leader.  He loves riding anything on 2 wheels but mostly loves riding downhill trails at max speed!  He holds the coaches record for the longest wheelie!

Chris Skinner

Chris has completed his Level 2 Mountain Bike Leader qualification and regularly rides on a Wednesday evening with our 12+ riders.  He loves mountain biking and he raced at some of the South West XC races too!

Geoff Whitlow

Geoff was one of the founders of Dartmoor Velo and has been coaching for many years.  He holds the British Cycling Level 2 qualification and Level 2 Road and Time trial specific.  Geoff, like Andy, really enjoys coaching our newer riders and watching their skills and confidence grow.

 

Luke Francis

Luke holds the British Cycling Level One qualification and is also a mountain bike leader.  He loves adventure riding and often heads off onto Dartmoor and around the world to explore new routes on his gravel or mountain bike.  When he’s not coaching cycling he is teaching Geography!  

 

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Darren Foley

Darren is a Level Two Mountain Bike Leader who regularly leads our 12+ rides, usually on one of his brilliant routes up and around Burrator and on Dartmoor. Darren is a keen rider himself riding both road and mountain bikes.

Rachel Day

Rachel joined the coaching team in 2020.  She holds British Cycling Level 2 Coaching Certificate and also has the Ride Leadership award.  She loves all forms of riding and is also part of a local ladies club; The Widger Spoke Easies.  She is also the club’s membership secretary.

Andy White

Andy is a British Cycling Level One coach, having risen to the challenge when his two children showed a real flair for cycling, at a young age.  He has kept himself super fit to keep up with them and he regularly rides out with our 12+ aspiring riders on both mountain and road bike rides.

Mike Maguire

Mike completed his Ride Leadership qualification and runs the Dartmoor Velo road ride offering.  He is a keen road cyclist and enjoys taking part in sportives such as the Eden and Dartmoor Classic.  He also manages to get away for a cycling holiday each year, usually to somewhere exotic!

Chris Mabey

,Chris has been coaching since the very early days of Dartmoor Velo.  He heads up the coaching of our 12+ aspiring National racers.  He holds his British Cycling Level 2 coaching.  Chris has also raced on both road and, for many years on the SWCX circuit.

Rachael Skinner

Rachael holds the British Cycling Level One award and is also a Road ride leader.  She started cycling again after having her two girls and has thrown herself into coaching.  Rachael is also a qualified Early years teacher and also does some of the graphic design for the club!  

Andy Stone

Andy hold the British Cycling Level One qualification and has been coaching at Dartmoor Velo since the very early days.  He is most at home coaching some of our newer riders and enjoys helping them improve their skills and progress through the club.

OUR LATEST NEWS

Dartmoor Velo race! SWCX Round 5

Dartmoor Velo race! SWCX Round 5

Sunday 27th November saw the South West Regional Cyclo-cross Championships, held at Newnham park in Plymouth and hosted by Dartmoor Velo cycling club. Saturday saw a hardy bunch of volunteers led by organizer Chris Mabey, brave the continuous rain to set out and clear...

National Race – Torbay

National Race – Torbay

Wow what a weekend! Very big well done to Freddie and Aoife on their first national race, both raced well on a course that tested everyone to the max. Don’t let those blue skies deceive you the rain in the week had turned that red clay into a sticky gloopy soup,...

Thank you Co-op Tavistock

Thank you Co-op Tavistock

A huge thank you to the Co-op and all their members who chose Dartmoor Velo as their local cause over the last year. The photo below shows member Euan James being presented with a cheque for an incredible £2461.91 which will give a huge boost to the opportunities we...

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