Coaches and Volunteers

The Committee.

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Chair

Jonathan Kemp

Treasurer / Acting Lead Coach

Andy McCaffery

Secretary

Graeme Robb

Lead Welfare Officer

Scott Morrison

Welfare Officer

Gordon Cairns

Social Convenor

Mareth Young

Social Convenor

Michelle Kelly

Parent Representative

Chad Butz

Child Representative

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The Coaches

 

Edd Shackley

How long have you been involved in youth cycling/Glasgow Riderz?

2005. (Edd was one of the founder members. ed) 

 

What coaching qualifications do you hold?

Level 2 + track and mtb DSU

 

What is your background in cycling?

Bit of touring/Audax/RRs/TTs/Track/Cyclocross and MTB

 

 What’s the best bit about being a coach?

The kids.

Graeme Robb (Club Secretary)

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I’ve been involved with Glasgow Riderz since 2010 and am the Club Secretary as well as a coach.

BC Level 2 coach with a Mountain Bike DSU and also have a Trail Cycle Leading Qualification

Most people think I only ride MTB but I am also a member of a road club, have always cycled either MTB or road bikes and take part in a number of road or off road sportives when I can fit it in.

The best bit about being a coach… seeing kids develop and progress, hopefully they will have a love of the sport for the rest of their lives.

Andrew McCafferty (Treasurer)


How long have you been involved in youth cycling/Glasgow Riderz?

 What coaching qualifications do you hold? I been involved in youth cycling and in particular Glasgow Riderz for about 6 years, became involved in them as my son took up cycling and have been a coach ever since.

I hold a level 2 coaching certificate with a discipline specific level 2 for track coaching.  I also have further training on performance coaching and sports psychology.

 

What is your background in cycling (ie are you/have you been a racer?   Are you a keen leisure cyclist? Do you tour?)

My background in cycling is in racing where I am a member of Glasgow Ivy, though when I was younger I was keen on touring and have toured around parts of Europe for a month on my bike.

 

What’s the best bit about being a coach?

The best bit about coaching is seeing a kid grasp a skill that they couldn’t previously do and for them to realise that by trying and practice they can actually achieve something they thought was unachievable.

 

Jason Barnes

I’ve been hanging about, helping then coaching since Paddy was a wee one (2011?).

 
 

  • I’m a level 2 coach with track and MTB DSUs,
  • I like the odd bit of racing here and there, some on the road, some off it, some inside, some outside,
  • I think gears are overrated (but don’t try that at home, kids),
  • I really should train more.

 
 

Best bit about coaching is RACING UNDER 10s ROUND THE PARK AND BEATING THEM! YAAASSSS! Or it’s helping a rider try something they don’t believe they can do, doing it, being amazed at themselves, suddenly filling with confidence, then immediately looking to do something more challenging. Either’s good.

 

Jim Brewer

 

How long have you been involved with Glasgow Riderz?

I’ve been a parent helper since 2011 and a coach for a year.

 

What coaching qualifications do you hold?

Scottish Cycling L2 coaching award.

 

What is your background in cycling ?

I’ve always enjoyed cycling, mostly road cycling for leisure and fitness. Since helping at Glasgow Riderz I’ve become more interested in off-road stuff. I can only think of 2 occasions when going for a bike ride was not a good idea. How many things in your life can you say that about?

 

What’s the best bit about being a coach?

The kids of course. They are rarely predictable (thats a good thing, isn’t it?)

 


 

Elizabeth Adams

I’ve been coaching with the Glasgow Riderz for three years now (with a L2 coaching award) and I’m constantly inspired by all our members, and how they seem to be able to do anything they put their minds to.  I’ve also been a Skyride leader for British Cycling and coached women who have never cycled before, to get them up on two wheels round town.  I like all kinds of cycling from road to track and even a bit of downhill mountain biking.  I love racing and can be found at road and track events, though my favourites are xc mountain biking and cyclocross. I also love big expeditions by bike, exploring wild parts of Scotland, with friends and plentiful café stops. I think there’s nothing better than seeing people  develop confidence in their cycling and getting out there having fun, so that’s why I got involved in coaching.

 (Elizabeth forgot to mention occasional forays into triathalon, including a triathalon world’s bronze medal!  ed)

Bryan Donnelly

How long have you been involved in youth cycling/Glasgow Riderz? I’ve been involved since 2008 following my oldest son Rhys watching the Beijing Olympics and wanting to try track cycling. Spoke to Edd and the rest as they say… Rhys has now moved on, Skye has replaced him and I’m still coaching

What coaching qualifications do you hold?

L2CCC (Pending paperwork)

What is your background in cycling?

I was primarily always a fan due to French family close to the Paris Roubaix route and also watching Robert Millar take the KoM in the Tour as a kid. I also cycled religiously when younger but never competitively, I think they call it touring these days. I now race Cyclocross and I’m a confirmed Cross addict. I’ve also done a few TTs and there may or may not be a crit race in the near future.

What’s the best bit about being a coach?

It’s great fun. It’s also great to see their confidence grow and skills develop. Always nice when a podium is filled with kids you coached at one point.

Simon Wilson 

I have been involved with Glasgow Riderz since March 2013.

I currently hold a SMBLA Trail cycle leader award along with a BC certificate in Cycle Coaching Level 2 (will be complete September 2013).

My background in cycling is mainly mountain biking although I have in recent years been doing more road cycling. Although I don’t ride competitively I have completed several mass participation events along with leading and organising two coast to coast trips over several days.

The most enjoyable bit about being a cycling coach is to see the progression and enjoyment of riders in a sport I’m passionate about.

Kenneth Morrice  (Some people call him the space cowboy)

How long have you been involved in youth cycling/Glasgow Riderz?

I got involved when my eldest daughter started to go age 5, I was a parent helper for about 6months then took the coaching training over the winter.

What coaching qualifications do you?

L2CCC (Pending paperwork)

 

What is your background in cycling?

Road riding from the age of 13/14, before heading off to uni, I raced as a junior (predominantly TTs) but gave up when ‘studies’ took precedence.  After a  gap I got back into cycling and now try to stay fit enough to race in the odd APR/TT as well as making the most of the velodrome when I can.

 

What’s the best bit about being a coach?

Seeing kids take on new skills and techniques that allow them to improve their capabilities and the sense of achievement that they get when something they couldn’t do before suddenly becomes possible.

David Whitehall (Best photo winner)

How long have you been involved?

Been involved with Glasgow Riderz since 2012.

 

What coaching qualifications do you hold?

UKCC Level 2, Level 2 Track DSU, Level 2 Road/TT DSU.

 

 

Former Scottish International rider on Road/Track, have represented Scotland at 2 Commonwealth Games (achieved 7th in individual pursuit), former British individual 4km track record holder and British Team Time Trial silver medallist.

 

What’s the best bit about being a coach?

Passing on the benefits of my knowledge/experience and seeing real enthusiasm and commitment from riders, while assisting them to achieve their full potential.

Richard Park (Best photo involving a swamp)

How long have you been involved in youth cycling/Glasgow Riderz?

I think I have been since 2009- I found a Glasgow Riderz group being coached whilst I was riding the trails at Pollok Park, I went the next weekend with my daughter and we were both hooked!

What coaching qualifications do you hold?

Currently I am a first aider and Level 2 Trainee coach as I haven’t yet handed in my final paperwork – oops! 

What is your background in cycling?

I have always loved 2 wheels, I raced as a Junior on the Road and TT before swapping my legs for engines, but I came back to bikes via mountain biking and loved all aspects of that from xc to DH.

What’s the best bit about being a coach?

Watching the young guns realise their potential and having a great laugh and love of being on their bikes. Sometimes it’s good to get sore legs from them too…

 

Sarah Mitchell

I’ve been involved with the club both as a rider and coach since 2006 when the club was still in its infancy. It’s been great to see it grow from 4 cyclists to over 100! I raced as a youth many years back, but stopped racing to go to uni in 2010 and have ye to get back onto my bike.

Through my personal interest in track racing, I’ve completed my level 2 track specific course and currently a trainee level 3 coach.

What’s the best bit about the club? It’s got a really inclusive atmosphere and it’s been great to see both the club and the riders develop over the years.

(Sarah doesn’t mention that she won Gold when she rode for the club as a Youth A in both track and road crit and has worked  part-time as a professional cycling coach at the Emirates whilst at University. ed)

Pete Shuttleworth

 

How long have you been involved in youth cycling/Glasgow Riderz?

Since about 2009, we found it via the website, started as a parent helper and have finally got round to doing my coaching qualifications…

What coaching qualifications do you hold?

Trainee L2 coach and a First Aider. Also Cycling Proficiency Certificate, Marus Bridge Middle School, 1982

 

Background in Cycling?

I was a keen cyclist as a child, BMX, MTB until sometime in my late teens when my head was turned towards things with engines… I re-discovered cycling when we had a child and now the whole family cycle together. We MTB and, following ideas from other Riderz, we’ve started touring in Scotland and Europe.

 

What’s the best bit about being a coach?

Teaching kids to cycle, obviously. Who wrote these questions*?
I can get quite evangelical about this – it’s an activity with no down side it’s fun, anyone can do it at any age, it’s a great way to get around and kids do it as equals to adults.

And having a group of kids tell me I was just like Daniel Craig.

Actually mainly that (I bear not even a passing resemblance to Mr Craig).

 

*You. Ed.

Robert Lappin

 

How long have you been involved in youth cycling/Glasgow Riderz?

I got involved when my son joined in early 2014 and, as cycling was a passion of mine, saw an opportunity to help out.

 

 What coaching qualifications do you hold?

 I completed part 1 of the British Cycling Level 2 Coaching Course in August ’14 and hope to fulfill the full qualification criteria by the time I complete part 2 in November.  I’m keen to expand my qualifications thereafter, especially in mountain biking leadership.

 

What is your background in cycling (ie are you/have you been a racer?  Are you a keen leisure cyclist? Do you tour?)

I have always enjoyed cycling but I suppose I only consider it to have been a passion from 2008.  I enjoyed a successful Army career for over 20 years up until then and I spent some of that time on outdoors pursuits including nordic and alpine skiing and overseas mountaineering adventures, a few of which I planned and led.  I took to mountain biking as my main interest when I left the Army and this soon led me to road biking for fitness and to take on longer sportive rides.

What’s the best bit about being a coach?

It’s a bit of a cliche, but seeing the kids grasp new skills and apply them is great. It’s good to see the young ones develop a passion that will hopefully usurp their playstation or TV as their No 1 interest

   
   
   
   
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