Meet The Team
The project is run by a group of professionals with experience in business, education and sport, who all share a vision of improving lives and lifestyles through cycling.
Coach & Ride Leader
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
Admin - Cycling Development
Coach & Ride Leader - Newquay
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 and Additional Needs Teaching Assistant as well as an Outdoor Learning Leader - Keen to share her passion for cycling and the outdoors she encourage children and adults to ride; she ran the after school cycling club and could also be seen helping at events such as The Cotton Cup. She now dedicates her time to the Cornwall Bicycle Project - coaching and helping Emma with the never ending admin. A qualified British Cycling Coach L1, MIAS Level 2 Leader, Cytech Level 1 Mechanic and currently is undertaking her BCCC L2 and Bike Ability Instructor Training, 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.
Coach, Ride Leader & Race Team Developer
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 Level 2 MIAS Leader and Level 1 British Cycling Coach,
Coach & Race Team Developer
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 developing our Junior Race Team.
Coach & Ride Leader
Theo De La Soujeole
Theo has practised mountain biking since he was young, as he grew up in the South of France in the “Montagne Noire”- ideal MTB terrain. 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. During his 20 years in the French Alps, he developed his passion for MTB, practising regularly for both training and enjoyment. He moved to the UK in 2018, and has since mapped out MTB routes in South Cornwall, and explored Dartmoor, Exmoor and parts of Scotland on his bike. 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 Level 2 MTB-cycling coach. He has recently completed Cytec Level 2 Mechanic Course.
Coach & Ride Leader
As a qualified teacher Jane has spent much of her career working with Primary school children and previously ran an after school mountain bike club at her school. She currently works with young adults getting them into work or training and can often be seen supporting our mechanic on our learn to fix sessions. 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 achieved a children's mental well being diploma and is the projects deputy Safeguarding Lead.
Coach & BikeAbility Instructor
Our newest member of the team, Tracey is a qualified Cycling for Schools leader, British Cycling level 2 coach and B.M.X. specific level 2 coach, paediatric first aid trained, safe guard level 2 trained and have over 10 years’ experience working with children in the school environment.
Coach & Race Team Developer
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 or out finding new trails with Adam D & Ryan for our Junior Race Team.
Ride Leader / Mechanic
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 Outdoor Activities Instructor, Qualified Ride Leader and L2 Bicycle Mechanic who is often seen at our Learn to Fix and Dr Bike Sessions.
Ride Leader - St. Austell/Bodmin/Carn Brea
Jack is a dedicated ride leader for TCBP, regularly leading several rides a week around the county and is also often seen volunteering at events.
Ride Leader - St. Austell/Bodmin
Lin is a dedicated ride leader for TCBP, regularly leading rides and also helps run the Adult Learn to Ride / Confidence booster sessions on Saturdays
Ride Leader - St. Austell
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!)
Ride Leader - Newquay +
Bill is from Newquay and wants to develop cyclists to be the best they want to be whilst having fun! Recently semi-retired and now having more time to devote to all types of rides, Bill rides both Road and Mountain bikes and has cycled with several groups in recent years across both Cornwall and Devon racking up miles and experience.Also done a few local cycling Sportives and some cycling holidays. Also a member of Newquay Velo Cycling Club and now leading rides with TCBP in and around the Newquay area. Bill is also a regular at the gym, Spinning weekly as a cycle training activity and well as a keen hiker.
Ride Leader - Newquay +
Sue is based in Newquay, and has been teaching yoga in Newquay since 2015. She rides regularly in Cornwall and Devon with Newquay Velo, and also with British Cycling Breeze and Guided Rides. She is a level 1 Ride leader, and is looking forward to making more rides available in Newquay and surrounding areas, and also assisting with events for The Cornwall Bicycle project.
Become part of the team...
We'd like to hear from you if you have experience in cycle mechanics, coaching cycling or ride leading (or are interested in becoming one) or are able to volunteer at our clubs and events.
Contact Emma for more info