Our Coaches...

We have six coaches who hold British Cycling qualifications. They are covered by £5 million professional indemnity insurance for coaching activities.  They deliver coaching sessions in a variety of locations including off-road terrain, hard surface closed 'road' circuits and velodromes. We also have 2 assistant coaches who are working towards qualifications. If you're interested in becoming a coach and helping at our sessions please come along and talk to one of our existing coaches who will be happy to provide advice. 

Andy Akers

  • British Cycling Go Ride Coach

  • Level 3 Qualified Coach

  • Level 2 Track Coach

  • Level 2 Road and Time Trial Coach

  • Level 2 Cyclocross Coach

  • Level 2 Mountain Bike Coach

  • NSIQ Bikeability instructor

  • British Cycling Go Ride Yorkshire coach of the year 2014/15

  • Lifelong cyclist, raced road, mtb, track, cx, commuter, tourist, completed etape du tour, gran fondo campagnolo, numerous uk sportives

  • Retired Police Officer, retrained as Chartered Physiotherapist. Qualified sports masseur. 

Tracey Coldwell

  • Level 2 qualified coach
  • Level 2 cyclo cross
  • Keen recreational and sportive cyclist

Peter Root

  • Club Coach and Level 2 Track Coach

  • Gave up cycling at the age of 17 but took it up 16 years later, riding mainly time trials but some track and road races.

  • Gained first coaching qualification in 1997 but gained British Cycling Club Coach in 2002 working mainly with young people on track and road

  • I coach mainly on the track but looking forward to coaching on the road in the future

  • Don’t remember ever winning anything but always enjoyed riding a bike.  Also, I’m a Regional Road Race Commissaire and a Coach Educator

Martin Turner

  • Level 2 coach

  • Bikeability instructor

  • Skyride leader

  • Started riding and competing at 14

  • Rode lands end to John o'groats in 5 days at the age of 16 with 3 mates, everyone thought I'd lost my mind, then I proved them right by riding the Anfield 100 mile time trial a few months later

  • Over the years competed in time trials, road races and cyclocross

  • Decided a life change was in order so became part time bikeability instructor, best thing I ever did. Just love to see how much kids can improve and all they need is encouragement

Martin Hambleton

  • Assistant coach working towards level 2 coaching qualification

  • I have been cycling for approx. 12 years.

  • I was a development engineer for a construction equipment company for 30 years before taking early retirement in April 2015. Having more time on my hands now, I wanted to get involved in cycle coaching & have really enjoyed helping at the club Go Ride sessions

  • Besides cycling I regularly play Racketball & Padel Tennis, love skiing & enjoy walking & gardening.

Owen Morris

  • Assistant coach working towards level 2 coaching qualification

  • A regular cyclo cross sompetitor

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