Meet The Team

Coaches

Theo

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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. Passionate about teaching and guiding, he always aims to help his students achieve their highest potential.

Now living in Cornwall with his wife and children, he 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.

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Jane

       As a qualified teacher Jane has spent

 much of her 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.

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Emma (The Boss)

Emma  has always

enjoyed riding a bike and has been

delivering cycling in schools since 2013.


Her idea for the project stems from her passion to make cycling inclusive for everyone; with a particular focus on children and women.

Aside from the project keeping her very busy, Emma also spends her time 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 

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 after meeting Emma & Jane at a coaching session. Sarah spent 15 years at the same Primary School as a Higher Level /SEN Teaching Assistant and Outdoor Learning Leader - Keen to share her passion and encourage children and adults to ride; she ran the after school cycling club and can also be seen helping at events such as The Cotton Cup. She now dedicates her time to the Cornwall Bicycle Project - coaching, leading rides and helping Emma with the never ending admin :-)
Sarah is a qualified British Cycling Coach L1 and  MIAS Level 2 Leader🤘 and currently undertaking her BCCC L2

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Adam D

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Adam has been mountain biking since before secondary school. After going to Uni and relocating from the Midlands to the South West he got back into Mountain biking when in 2012 his colleagues suggested they all use the ‘Cycle to Work Scheme’ to purchase bikes. From there, the fire was well and truly reignited. As a Secondary school teacher, Adam not only teachers Art and Design, but is also the Head of Outdoor Education at Fowey River Academy. Adam has been leading Duke of Edinburgh award for 10 years through schools and holds a Summer Mountain Leader Award for walking and camping. His experience in Wild Country enables him to explore the more wild places in our local area as well as Nationally across England, Scotland and Wales. His passion for promoting the Outdoors to young people is what attracted him to coaching MTB and TCPB. After achieving his MIAS Level 2 in summer 2021, Adam started coaching with TCPB at Woody’s on Monday nights and since then has been involved in a season of winter racing at Gawton Gravity Hub and other events at locations across Cornwall.

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For nearly 20 years, Adam has been riding and racing mountain bikes. He spent much of his teens and early twenties driving to and from National Downhill Races. Adam has used this experience, and love, of all things bikes to teach others and is always looking to pass on his knowledge. In 2015, he started his journey to becoming a qualified coach and has picked up a number of qualifications on the way, including a degree in coaching and a Level 5 Mountain Bike Skills Instruction and Coaching Award. You will currently find him managing the Cycle Hire at Lanhydrock; encouraging new people into the sport with his passion for cycling

Ryan

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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 and Level 1 British Cycling Coach

RIDE LEADERS
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Lin - St Austell / Bodmin Area

Lin is a dedicated ride leader for TCBP, regularly leading several rides a week and also helps run the Adult Learn to Ride / Confidence booster sessions on Saturdays

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Emma - St Austell Area

Sarah - Newquay Area

As well as coaching and admin, Sarah is also one of our Ride Leaders for the Newquay area - exploring new routes around the back lanes or pedalling across Goss Moor for return to cycling rides.

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Dave - Bodmin Area

 

Dave is a keen cyclist and in his spare time you'll find him cycling between 4000 - 6000 miles a year and as an ardent member of One and All Cycling Club he regularly leads rides for them.  In 2006 he achieved riding Lands End to John ‘O’ Groats in five days!  

 

Dave's other passions include paddling his canoe and kayak and in the summer spending as much time on his boat as possible.  He also holds a Pilot’s License and until recently was a Flying Instructor

 

"I enjoy leading and guiding people along trails and being able to teach and pass on new skills to beginners, as well as helping and coaching the more experienced to improve their skills."

 

He is a qualified Bikeability and MIAS L2 Instructor, an Outdoors Activities Instructor, Qualified Ride Leader and L2 Bicycle Mechanic.  

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Jack - St Austell / Bodmin Area

Jack is a dedicated ride leader for TCBP, regularly leading several rides a week and is also often seen volunteering at events.

Karen - St Austell Area

Karen is from St Austell and works from home as a Childminder.  In her spare time she loves walking the coastal path with her dog and going out on her bike. She keeps fit by going to spin classes three times a week and breeze rides every Thursday evening.  Friday mornings she runs adult social rides either along the trail or on the road and this is a great way to keep fit and enjoy the company of others while taking in the scenery and maybe stopping for a coffee and slice of cake.  Enjoying new challenges, she recently started cold water swimming (which is becoming easier now the sea temperature is rising!)

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