About The Cornwall Bicycle Project
The Cornwall Bicycle Project CIC is a Community Interest Company that was formed in July 2020. Profits from the activities we run go back into the project providing cycling equipment and cycling opportunities to all, with a particular focus on reaching those from disadvantaged backgrounds. The project is run by a group of professionals with backgrounds in business, education and sport - who share a vision of improving lives and lifestyles through cycling.
We believe that everyone deserves a chance to have a cycling journey whether it is for transport, physical fitness, mental health, socialising, competing or just being able to discover the enjoyment that riding a bike can bring. By taking part in our clubs and events you will be helping others to be able to access something that might not otherwise be possible for them to participate in.
25 years ago Martin came across off road cycling by chance but from that very first day he said "I was hooked" and since that moment he's never looked back. Cycling became his hobby first, then a job and in 2009 he decided to go full time as a guide, coach and instructor with his own business.
After over quarter of a century of skids and wheelies he still feels as passionate about the sport as he did that very first day and he thinks that's because he doesn't just ride or teach one area of cycling; Martin rides and teaches multiple disciplines, from road to the skate park.
So IF you don't see him out on a trail in Cornwall, then you may even get a glimpse of him on TV riding and helping a celebrity client achieve their own challenges as they raise money for worthy causes like Children in Need, Sports Relief or Comic Relief.
As a qualified teacher Jane has spent her work career working with Primary school children. She currently works with year 6 children and runs an after school mountain bike club at her school. Janes bubbly personality means that young riders quickly feel at ease and happy in her group - Jane is a qualified British Cycling Level one coach, level 1 MIAS MTB leader, Breeze Rider Leader and Balanceability Instructor. She has recently achieved a children's mental well being diploma and is the projects deputy Safeguarding Lead.
Sarah redeveloped her love of cycling after purchasing a bicycle to get to work 'some' years ago and from there, bought another bike and began her Mountain Biking journey - meeting Emma & Jane at a coaching session. Sarah is a Higher Level Teaching Assistant and Outdoor Learning Leader at a Primary School where she predominantly works within Key Stage 2 - Keen to share her passion and encourage children and adults to ride; she runs the after school cycling club and can also be seen helping at events such as The Cotton Cup.
Sarah is a qualified British Cycling Coach L1 and MIAS Level 2 Leader🤘
Emma has always enjoyed riding a bike and has been delivering cycling in schools for since 2013
She is passionate about making cycling inclusive for everyone but with a particular focus on children and women.
Emma spends most of her time in schools across Cornwall delivering Bikeability, Balanceability and running after school MTB clubs. Emma is always on the look out for new ways to encourage young riders out onto their bikes - She was the driving force behind a pump track being built in her local village park in 2017 and set up the popular annual primary school mountain bike competition - The Cotton Cup to encourage primary school aged children to have a go at a Mountain Biking race.
She is also a British Cycling Breeze leader in her local area of St Austell - leading out rides for ladies a Level 2 British Cycling Coach MTB specific, MIAS level 2 MTB Leader and an Indoor Cycling Instructor
Ryan has a passion for making sport fun for children evident in his work role, as a qualified Football coach and Sports TA, in a local primary school where he has helped to re-instate Bikeability as well as co-founding an after school mountain bike club. A keen mountain biker, Ryan is a qualified in Level 2 MIAS Leader.
Theo has practised mountain biking since he was young, as he grew up in the South of France. He has extensive experience in coaching and guiding children, teenagers and adults, as he is a French national ski and snowboard instructor, a career he has enjoyed for the last 16 years. He is passionate about teaching and guiding, and aims to help his students achieve their highest potential. He now lives in Cornwall with his wife and son and spends his free time building bike ramps in the garden!
Theo is a British Cycling level 2 MTB leadership and on the way to be a level 2 MTB-cycling coach.