Coaching Team


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.


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!  



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.


Upcoming Regional Champs

Upcoming Regional Champs

Dartmoor Velo are hosting this years South West Cyclocross Regional Championships at Newnham Park on the 27th November. We are all really looking forward to running this event, let's hope the sun shines for us. If you are able to help marshall the course or help set...

SWCX Round 4 – Escot

SWCX Round 4 – Escot

Wow, what a fantastic turnout for Dartmoor Velo with 11 riders lining up to race this morning! Huge well done to Rosie, Harriet, Charlie, Emily, Bryony, Sam, Harry, Alex, Mabel, Toby and Freddie U.  A special mention to Harry Malthouse who rode in his first SWCX...

Race Report: Redruth

Race Report: Redruth

Mud, sweat and gears along with lots of steep ups and downs made for a really tough race today at Redruth School. Luckily the weather held out for us but the grass was very very boggy underfoot and the brutal headwind didn't...

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