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Club offer to help fund British Cycling coaching qualification

BC logoCoaching is a vital part of a successful sports club, and we would like to assist club members who are experienced cyclists and who wish to gain British Cycling coaching qualifications. The BC Level 2 qualification is for those who are new to coaching - the cost is £395, and in addition those without current First Aid qualifications will need to attend an additional course which costs £80. There may also be a cost of £44 for an enhanced CRB check for those who wish to coach children or vulnerable adults. The club would like to offer members reimbursement of 50% of these costs in return for a commitment to support and coach FCCC members and groups at all levels, from beginners and improvers through to competition. See the BC website for more details. Please contact Nigel Fletcher in the first instance if you are interested.


The club has a number of qualified coaches that are happy to help members to develop to their best potential. The club also has a Technogym that can be used for fitness testing.

Coaches are:

Dick Poole (ABCC)  (who was instrumental in founding the ABCC)

"I am a Senior ABCC coach (actually helped to found it) I am more than happy to provide coaching at no cost. My speciality is time-trialling particularly long distance 12 and 24 hour events, but also coach for track racing."

Donald Ashton (ABCC)

Speciality - time trialling

Mark Ashton (ABCC)

Mark works shifts, so availability depends on work time.

Nigel Dickinson (ABCC and level 2 BC coach) 

Nigel has coached sessions at Calshot track and is an accredited coach there. He now lives in Germany but is happy to be contacted for advice by email on most aspects of cycling.

Simon Kidd

"I am an ABCC coach with a particular interest in time trialling and mountain bike riding. Having a Diploma in Sports Performance, I specialise in undertaking biomechanical and physiology assessments together with offering sports massage therapy. My qualifications include:

L3 ABCC Coach,

L4 Personal Training with specialism in managing lower back pain,

L4 Sports Massage Therapy,

Diploma in Sports Performance"


Nigel Fletcher

Nigel is now a Level 2 BC Coach and also is the club's BC representative

He is running the club's main junior and senior coaching sessions.


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